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Save the under 18s London free travel

The government is planning on cancelling the under 16s long free travel. The bus pass mainly catered to children from less privileged homes. Not having this free travel means that they might have to be walking to school .This could have a bad impact on many as they will have to wake up early to walk to school and getting home late .here is a petition you could sign to stop this from happening :  petition.parliament.uk/petitions/331453

BRIXTON NEWS

Last weekend in Brixton.

 Over the weekend a coalition of different groups gathered in Brixton. The gathering was led by ‘Stop The Maangamizi’ and the ‘Afrikan Emancipation Day reparations committee’. The groups urge the government to form Parliamentary commission of reparatory justice .The gathering had people from all different backgrounds fighting for justice and human rights. The gathering got a lot of people attention because they were uniformed with stabbing vests and they also had their face masks on and of-course social distancing was in place. It was believed to be a beautiful sight as it was peaceful and well organised.


Brixton basketball court transformed with artwork inspired by area

This was one time mazy dribbles were banned on a basketball court.

An art crew has reclaimed its neighbourhoods with paint transforming a community space with art inspired by the people and the surroundings.

The project, on the Canterbury Estate basketball court in Brixton, is part of an initiative to make the court more user friendly, and was led by local crew, L.N.i.P. (Last Night in Paris), a collective of musicians, artists, fashion designers and tattoo artists from the surrounding areas.

The inspiration for the mural came about through street interviews and community meetings, where the art collective spoke with residents and neighbours about the culture of their district, translating it directly into an art piece.

The main structure of the Brixton mural, commissioned by L.N.i.P, is made up of the letters spelling out ‘Brixton’, accompanied by subtle nods to the South London community.

Within the piece, a cyclist performing a wheelie and a football pitch represent the strong sporting presence in the community.

Brixton Tube station is an essential part of the area, a vital organ of London that connects people, and this is represented by a child playing with an Underground train.

On top of the letter ‘T’ is a boy picking an apple from a tree. The ‘T’ is representative of the teamwork required to maintain and preserve the nature around us for future generations.

Brixton is known to many as ‘Little Jamaica,’ and to pay homage to the Caribbean culture present in Brixton the art crew featured the Jamaican flag.

Taurean Roye, L.N.i.P co-founder, said: “We’ve really enjoyed working as a team and collaborating with Foot Locker and Adidas to create this bespoke mural for the Brixton community.

“It was inspiring meeting and speaking with members of the Brixton community, hearing them talk about the neighbourhood, creativity, landmarks, insights and what Brixton means to them.

“Brixton has a very prominent community, and so we really wanted to capture this tightly knit community spirit, by centring our design around a townscape.

“It’s great to see our final artwork on display in the heart of the Brixton community, and we’re looking forward to seeing the full refurbishment of the basketball courts, which will help sports lovers in the community to come together.”

Pictured top: Some of the artists on the Canterbury Estate basketball court in Brixton


MUSIC NEWS

BLACK IS KING BY BEYONCE

Beyonce released her visual album for her Lion king playlist and it is what everyone has been talking about. Black is King represents so many different African cultures and countries. in the abulm She also had features from Africa’s big stars such as (Nigeria ) Wizkid, Burna Boy , ,Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi, (South Africa) Busiswa ,G(Ghana) Shattah Wale and many more. The storyline is about a young African king on a journey of love ,betrayal and understanding the importance of his own history . Some of the visuals were filmed in South Africa , West Africa and London too this really helped with the narrative of the film . This short film has helped many black people feel in touch with their roots as many people can relate to at least one of the cultures being represented .So far the film has got really good reviews and I recommend you to watch as it is a very good representation on Africa its and I think everyone needs to know or learn a thing or two no matter where you’re from .

Afro house (what’s going on)

Is Afro House going main stream ? Many of South Africans Afro house artists featured in the visual album of Beyonce’s Black Is King and the reception for them has been great. It is no doubt that after another feature in Black Panther SA house became quite well known and now with this Beyonce feature they have deffinately reached a different type of audience. The artists featured in the album where Dj Lag,Busiswa  and Moonchild Sanelly . These are also new upcoming house artists that you should be looking out for SHASHA, Samthing Soweto,Kabza De Small and many more . This is just the tip of the ice bag and we should just stay turned for what’s to come

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