8 Oct BEMA Conscious Showcase BEMA
(Black & Ethnic Minority Arts) Conscious Showcase Across all 3 rooms this event will launch Black History Month including workshops, performances, exhibitions and film screenings. Daytime events include performances by GFM radio, Young Dancers from MDMD Arts as well as the Black Books Expo.Evening perfomances will feature Tubby T and Shystie performing and signing their latest singles. The World Citizen Band, Selah Collins and Don Ricardo are also on the bill. Age 14+ accompanied with adult.
Ocean Music Venue, E8 020 8533 0111 12pm -5pm & 7pm-2am (Evening Showcase) Free
9 Oct The Best Disco Town
Live Seven of the biggest artists from the disco era will come together to perform their huge hits all in one amazing show. Chic & Nile Rodgers were the overwhelming stars of the show on the 2003 tour and are, therefore, returning to headline this tour. The tour line-up is completed with the Pointer Sisters, the Three Degrees, Candi Stanton, Evelyn "Champagne" King, The Emotions & Boney M.
Wembley Arena, HA9 020 8902 8833 £36.50 0870 264 0264 for details.
10 Oct Crime Is Not a Game Youth Summit
Ocean Rising Tide along with Eastside Records presents the first ever Crime Is Not A Game Youth Summit. This one-day event will gather together under one roof top names in music, youth provision and crime prevention to increase young people's awareness of street crime. The celebrities and artists onboard to help drive this very serious message home include, Wiley, Shystie, Nathan, Klashnekoff, Demolition Man, Naila Boss and Gemma Fox. Also hosting the day and night will be MTV and Choice FM’s Kat (pictured) and Ras Kwame from BBC 1xtra. The highlight to this whirlwind of a day will be ‘Search For A Star’ showcase. Other features on the night will include an exclusive MC battle & Street Battle from one of London’s prolific Hip Hop nights ‘The Jump Off’ and USA fashion label Ruff Ryders will host their very own fashion show.
Ocean Music Venue, E8 020 8533 0111 12-5pm / 7-12midnight £5
Afrodizz, the eight-piece Montreal based Afro-funk / Afro-beat outfit, return to the Jazz CafŽ to launch their debut album Kif Kif (Freestyle Records). Jazz Cafe, N1 020 7916 6060 7pm Call box office for further info 10 Oct The Last Poets Groundbreaking Afro-American, political group and rap originators The Last Poets play a one off show. Jazz Cafe, N1 020 7916 6060 7pm Call box office for further info 20 Oct Penent Everett Peven Everett, the vocalist behind Roy Davis Junior's soulful garage smash Gabriel, plays one exclusive Jazz Cafe date in support of his latest album, Kissing Game. Jazz Cafe, N1 020 7916 6060 7pm Call box office for further info 24 Oct Lonnie Liston Smith Lonnie Liston Smith, the multi million selling jazz funk legend famed for 1975's Expansions, returns for a one-off exclusive Jazz Cafe date. Jazz Cafe, N1 020 7916 6060 7pm Call box office for further info 21Oct Amp Fiddler Detroit soul sensation and former George Clinton sideman Amp Fiddler is returning to the capital for a headline show at The Astoria following a sold out London Forum show. London Astoria, WC2, 020 7344 0044 7pm Call box office for further info 12 Oct GhostFace featuring Theodore Unit (Cappadonna) Ghostface of Wu Tang Clan fame makes his debut on the Def Jam label. After a two year hiatus Tony Starks is ready to hit the streets with more lyrical 'The Pretty Toney Album' featuring the likes of Missy Elliot and Jadakiss. He'll be sure to feature many of these tracks in his long awaited concert. Shepherds Bush Empire, W12 020 8354 3300 7pm £20.00 14 OCT Rahzel World renowned MC Rahzel comes to London to perform an exclusive live performance at Cargo in the heart of East London. Formerly a member of pioneering Hip-Hop Ÿber crew, 'The Roots', Rahzel has to be seen live to be appreciated Cargo, EC2 020 7739 3440 8pm-1am £12.00 22 Oct Junior Kelly Live and direct from Jamaica the brilliant and talented Junior Kelly supported by Chukki Starr, Ras Mac Bean, Super Flex & Stamina Li. Renowned for his massive 2001 hit ÒLove So NiceÓ, Junior Kelly has been arduously toiling the industry for almost 20 years, releasing a total of six albums. Junior Kelly has toured extensively and has cemented his name among the list of top reggae Ambassadors who are here to stay. Ocean Music Venue, E8 020 8533 0111 £20 9pm