Funding and Financial Sustainability for Non-Profit Organisations in Ireland

I attended an event advertised on Facebook and organised by Bluefire Dublin called 'Igniting Change: Funding & Financial Sustainability' on Thursday 29th June 2017. The event was aimed at voluntary and community organisation, social-enterprises, individual artists or community-based project managers, and small-medium NGO's. Bluefire organises 'igniting change series' every last Thursday of each month: http://www.bluefiredublin.ie/igniting-change.html The guest …

Nigerian b-boy music in videos

Today, I’m going to share with you some mixed tapes for break dancing from Nigerian artists. But before doing so, if you don’t know yet the general origins of b-boy music and dance themselves, just have a read at these articles  http://www.globaldarkness.com/articles/history%20of%20breaking.htm http://breakdancingninja.com/bboy_history.html In Nigeria, Hip-hop music and dance only began to gain popularity in …

Fundraising gigs’campaign for abortion rights (IE)

For those who do not live in Ireland, you may not know that still up to today abortion isn't allowed under most circumstances. Women are discouraged to abort regardless of circumstances and must travel to UK or other EU countries if they want to abort. The gigs took place last Friday 10th March 2017 at …

Various music styles benefit concerts to end homelessness

I attended the 'Home Sweet Home' Benefit concerts on Friday 20th January 2017 at Sin é pub, Dublin 1 (Ireland) to raise funds for homeless people in Ireland.   Apart from contributing to a wonderful cause, I enjoyed discovering new bands and singers-songwriters 🤓! The event is organised over 2 nights: Friday 20th and Saturday 21st …

Angola – Kuduro music and dance

I just discovered some real cool dance performances and dug deeper to find out more about this dance style. Kuduro (or kuduru) is a type of music and dance originally developed in Angola in the 1980s. It is characterized as uptempo, energetic, and danceable. Kuduro began in Luanda, Angola in the late 1980s. Initially, producers …

Plinny Phoenix and Dario Rodighiero- Live Jazz/Bossa Nova concert in Dublin (IE)

To my readers, apologies if I haven't been writing too many blog posts lately, I was very busy! But tonight, I'm catching up with all of you :). Last Saturday 2nd January 2016 I attended this amazing concert at Jazz Cafe Dublin, 17b Asdill's Row, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 and got the chance to meet both the …

‘Trash’ award-winning UK, Brazilian and German co-produced film

  This film is an up-lifting, and energetic drama based on the novel by Andy Mulligan, at 80 % in Brazilian Portuguese and 20% in English with both Brasilian and American actors. If you do not live in an English-speaking country, you may be able to view it dubbed in your language. I have personally …

‘Profound’ and ‘Hare Square’ bands’ live concerts (February 2015)

I recently won a pair of tickets to go and listen to new Irish-based bands at Sugar Club, Dublin 2 (Ireland) on Wednesday 11th February 2015. I had absolutely no expectations whatsoever as I didn't know these bands. I only thought their music styles would probably be either hip hop or soul. But I truly …

Dub Investigation Irish reggae band on Reverbnation and Amazon

Since the first time I have been organising a fund-raising gig for them back in August 2010, the Dub Investigation reggae band has made huge steps forward in promoting their music to the public. Indeed, their fan base on Facebook has been growing since then and they also have joined the Reverbnation artists' community. To check them …

Gig with DJs Dale Turner and Ras Rob in aid of Beautiful Gate South Africa charity

This is an event I have organised few years ago to raise funds for a very actively involved charity doing great things for these vulnerable children and families and children orphans. The fundraising music gig took place in Dublin at the Q Bar (now River Bar), Burgh Quay on Thursday 16th September 2010 and showcased …