• Betty Davis: Different Strokes

    By Chris Wells on July 24, 2018

    Kevin Le Gendre talks to Phil Cox, director of Betty Davis: They Say I’m Different. 1] When did you...

  • Tina – The Musical

    By Chris Wells on April 20, 2018

    Aldwych Theatre, London If you’re going to stage an all-singin’, all-dancin’, rags-to-riches bio-jukebox musical, then few life tales come...

  • Ceci N’est Pas Noire/Clay/Izindava

    By Chris Wells on April 3, 2018

    Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London. These three dance shows are a striking example of the increasingly adventurous programming at...

  • Walk In The Park

    By Chris Wells on March 16, 2018

    Former Tonyies man Elijah “E.B.” Baker is out of jail and back on Park Avenue. Story by Dan Dodds...

  • Reflections On Black Panther

    By Chris Wells on March 8, 2018

    Now that we’ve all seen it, Echoes Deputy Editor, Kevin Le Gendre has some thoughts on the significance of...

  • Imagenes That

    By Chris Wells on October 13, 2017

    Jorge Montiel gives Kevin Le Gendre an insight into Imagenes. When was the label founded? JM: I am a...

  • Basquiat: Boom For Real

    By Chris Wells on October 10, 2017

    Barbican, London until January 28, 2018. The music events that accompany this retrospective of a major figure in 20th century...

  • Ledisi: Not Playing By The Rules

    By Chris Wells on October 6, 2017

    Ledisi’s ninth album Let Love Rule has just been released by Verve Records. Once again overseen by the artist...

  • Welcome To Jamwax

    By Chris Wells on October 3, 2017

    Kevin Le Gendre gets some answers from Joe at Jamwax Records. When was the label founded? Joe: The label...

  • Nao Is The Time

    By Chris Wells on May 6, 2016

    Chris Wells meets Nao Yoshioka. Supported by Debra Debs’ band, Nao Yoshioka’s UK stage debut at Streatham’s Hideaway club...