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J Dilla – BBC Documentary – Broadcast October 2011 – Recorded At NeoSoulWW, Jazz Cafe London & Other Locations

In October 2011 as part of the UK’s Black History Month the BBC broadcast a documentary on J Dilla.
Hosted by Benji B & featuring many of J Dilla’s colleague’s inc. Dwele, Plug 2 from De La Soul, Mos Def, Questlove from The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, J.Rocc, Slum Village, T3, Wajeed, his brother Illa J and his mother Ma Dukes & more.

Recorded at NeoSoulWW, Jazz Cafe London & other London locations.

You can hear an archive of this documentary via this link:

Here’s a description of the Documentary:

“It’s a name you might not recognise — but you’ll certainly know his music… James Dewitt Yancey, Jay Dee or more commonly known as J Dilla, is one of hip hop’s most influential producers and artists, but his genius was cut short at 32 after battling the incurable blood disease, lupus.

As part of the Gone Too Soon series, Benji B presents this 1Xtra story celebrating the incredible music J Dilla created during his lifetime which includes tracks for Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, The Pharcyde and De La Soul to name but a few.

Through interviews with Plug 2 from De La Soul, Mos Def, Questlove from The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, J.Rocc, Slum Village members T3 and Wajeed, his brother Illa J and his incredible mum, Ma Dukes, we learn about how he made those beats, what he was like as a person and the legacy he left behind. Benji also pays his own tribute to the man he knew for almost ten years and is his favourite producer of all time. ”

Thanks to all the artists & staff at BBC who put this together, also Jazz Cafe, London for facilitating the recording of this.

R.I.P. J. Dilla, your music lives on.

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” NEOSOULWW ” Launch Event At Jazz Cafe, London Feat. SY SMITH, ZO! First Ever UK Solo Shows: Sunday March 6th 2011

SY SMITH | ZO! – First Ever UK Solo Shows, KTF “NeoSoulWW” At Jazzcafe, London, Sun March 6th 2011

SY SMITH & ZO! …. Live at JAZZCAFE, 5 Park way, Camden, London, NW1 : SUN MARCH 6th 2011, 7pm-11pm, £19 Advance or more on the door; …. UK DEBUT live show DOUBLE BILL by these respected USA NEO SOUL acts. 2 full, live sets from each artist inc. Sy Smith’s solo work & Zo!’s “Sunstorm” album set live + support from UK Soul Star Elisha La’Verne, Rachel Huggins & KTF residents. ….. Part of KEEP THE FAITH Events “NEO SOUL WW” Live series at Jazzcafe. All show enquiries – please email: keepthefaithful@gmail.com , Info also@: www.KeepTheFaithEvents.com
FULL EVENT INFO:

on SUNDAY 6th MARCH 2011
KEEP THE FAITH Events  “NEOSOULWW” Live Series Presents Live:
SY SMITH     |     ZO!  (“Sunstorm” set)
+ Elisha La’Verne
+ Rachel Huggins
+ KTF “NeoSoulWW” residents Paul Aaaron, DJ Kay, Harlano, Adeola & The CK Band
Venue Address:
JAZZ CAFE
5 Parkway,
Camden Town,
London
NW1
Nearest Tube:
Camden Town
Running times:
7pm – 11pm
** PRICES: **
£19 Advance, or More On The Door,
Upstairs Balcony Restaurant Table Seats Entrance + £16.50 Min Menu Spend
PURCHASE YOUR TICKET ONLINE FROM TICKETMASTER AT:
(search “SY SMITH & ZO!” “KEEP THE FAITH EVENTS” “JAZZ CAFE” “MARCH 6th” or use this direct link to Feb 6th tickets:
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004594CD268F05?brand=jazz_cafe&camefrom=CFC_UK_MAMA_JAZZCAFE
ORDER ON PHONE from TICKETMASTER on: Tel: 0870 4000 700
Alternative Online Ticket Agents:
BOX OFFICE, IN PERSON & CASH PAYMENTS:
To order in person or for Cash payment at JAZZCAFE( frontdoor) box
office 5 Parkway Camden, NW1 (Mon – Sat 10.30am-5.30pm).
Table Seats On Balcony with £16.50 Set Menu – Call Jazzcafe Restaurant Line For Tables On: 020 7688 8899 (Lines Open 10.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat)
Web info:
Line Up:
Live Performances From:
ZO! – Full live “Sunstorm” set with live band
SY SMITH – Full live set with live band
+ UK Soul star Elisha La’Verne, Rachel Higgins, KTF “NeoSoulWW” Residents Paul Aaaron, DJ Kay, Harlano, Adeola, The CK Band
UK DEBUT SHOW DOUBLE BILL:
First ever live sets by each of these respected USA Neo Soul acts.
SY SMITH:
Sy Smith from DC by way of LA, USA brings her Eclectic Syber Soul which
has elements of Jazz, Hip Hop and Funk, with 3 albums already
completed and countless work with artists ranging from Me’shell N’degeocello, Macy Gray, Eric Benet, MdCL, & F.E.
Sy is a talented multi-instrumentalist songwriter, as also seen with F.E. & Jazz artist Chris Botti.
Sy’s music has aspects of traditional Soul, Electronica, and solid pop
song writing with hints of Prince.
ZO!:
Zo! is the talented instrumentalist and producer from The Foreign
Exchange production family who features on F.E.’s latest album
Authenticity. Zo!’s own new album “Sunstorm” which features guests from F.E.:
Phonte, Darien Brockington, Nicolay, & also Eric Roberson, Sy Smith, Lady Alma, Monique Bingham has received wide
critical acclaim from pundits and the general public. Zo! brings a
fusion of Soul, Nu Jazz, Funk & Electronica. Zo! will perform his “Sunstorm” album live for the first time in the UK.
Be in the Jazzcafe to witness some Nu Soul history as these 2 great
artists make their hotly anticipated UK debuts. There will be a full
live set from each of the 2 artists complete with full live band.
+Also On The Night – ”Neo Soul WW” Live Resident DJs:
PAUL AAARON (Keep The Faith / Groove Lineage)
DJ KAY (Keep The Faith / UKSoulJam)
+ELISHA LA’VERNE + RACHEL HUGGINS
Hosted by:
KEEP THE FAITH Events ft. HARLANO, ADEOLA, The CK Band & PAUL AAARON
Event Summary:


“Neo Soul WW” Live Series is a new series of live events from Keep The Faith featuring some of the most exciting Neo Soul, Nu Soul, Credible Hip Hop & R&B & Nu Jazz acts from the USA & other global places outside the UK. Inspired by belief in these artists & the need for the UK to hear these acts live & in the era they are making their great, contemporary music. You can expect the quality & consistency you’ve come to expect from our UKSoulJam live events together with anticipation and enjoyment of seeing these great contemporary USA & WW live acts, some for their first ever live performances in the UK at the artists & attendees venue of choice – Jazzcafe, London.
Part of Keep The Faith’s “Neo Soul WW” Live event series
For all show enquiries please email: keepthefaithful@gmail.com
Keep The Faith Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31947270894
Keep The Faith Twitter: www.twitter.com/keepthefaithful
A KEEP THE FAITH Events Production – www.KeepTheFaithEvents.Com
SY SMITH & ZO! YOUTUBE CLIPS:
SY SMITH “WELCOME TO SYBERSPACE”:
SY SMITH: “FLY AWAY WITH ME” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6v-N_G4Pwk
ZO! (ft. Eric Roberson, Phonte, Big Pooh, Darien Brockington) “THIS COULD BE THE NIGHT”:
ZO! “GREATER THAN THE SUN” (ft. The Foreign Exchange & Phonte): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHb-dWCU9pI
SY SMITH & ZO! “GREATEST WEAPON OF ALL TIME”:

SY SMTH vs ZO! & Friends (also feat. Eric Roberson, Phonte & more) Mixtape Free to download. Listen via the Youtube clip below, or download the MP3 from the mediafire link:  http://www.mediafire.com/?06pjh5az0bw85b7

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