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Tribute to Alan James

At the end of this week we said goodbye to Alan James, a dear friend and valued member of our music community. A sudden and unexpected loss of a young man, who devoted his life to discovering new music, that didn’t fit into the mainstream box.

‘Be The Change You Wish To See’ on International Women’s Day 2019

Here’s some new music from the young girls of the Women’s Cooperative in Kititi, Uganda. ‘Be the Change’ was written and recorded last month and is available to purchase on April 11th on all digital platforms. All money goes to Planting for Hope Uganda Group, a charity spearheaded by Kate Oakley, and Apollo Saku. Jackie Cartledge is hosting a fund-raising […]

Homeboy Industries in Chinatown Los Angeles

Yesterday I visited Homeboy Industries in Chinatown Los Angeles to meet Gregory Boyle, aka Father G, author of the book ‘Barking to the Choir: Radical Kinship’ who gave me a signed copy for the inmates at HMP Featherstone Prison where I work as Songwriter in Residence. Los Angeles is the gang capital of America with an estimated 120,000 gang members and home to 1,350 gangs. Many of the men I work with at Featherstone prison are serving long or life sentences for gang related…

Artrix, Bromsgrove 2017 by Ian Mann, the Jazz Mann

Deborah Rose / Mari Randle and Friends, Charity Concert in aid of Planting For Hope Uganda, Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove, Worcs. 19/10/2017. “A varied and highly enjoyable evening of music making in support of a very good cause” Welsh born, Worcestershire based singer, guitarist and songwriter Deborah Rose has been a frequent presence on the Jazzmann […]