ZIGGY MARLEY is a man on a mission, and for one so softly spoken, his words are strong. ‘I encourage humanity to rise up and do something about the problems of our planet,’ he says. ‘We are out of balance. Our environment is being destroyed and the people in charge don’t care. They’d sacrifice everything to economics. It’s down to music to spread the word.’
Tawai is a word the nomadic hunter gatherers of Borneo use to describe the connection they feel to their forest home. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, Bruce Parry (of the BBC's Tribe, Amazon & Arctic) embarks on an immersive odyssey to explore the different ways that humans relate to nature and how this influences the way we create our societies. From the forests of the Amazon and Borneo to the River Ganges and Isle of Skye, Tawai is a quest for reconnection, providing a powerful voice from the heart of the forest itself.
Six-time Grammy Award-nominated sitarist, composer and producer Anoushka Shankar released her debut EP, Love Letters. Love Letters reveals a new direction for Anoushka, a shift in style and subject, and comes at a pivotal time in her career as she signs to her new record label Mercury KX. Anoushka Shankar has been described by The Guardian as a “virtuoso sitar player”, she pushes the boundaries of how the instrument is heard and perceived and “uses it as a vehicle for creativity” (The Times)
I caught up with Sam Smith and his team following him winning 4 Mobo awards. There was no studio available at the BBC. We walked across the road and used the crypt in the church opposite to record the audio interview on the link below.
Sir Ken Robinson was born in the shadow of Goodison park in Liverpool. The home of Everton Football club. One of seven children he had aspirations to play for the football team but was struck down by Polio at the age of four. Although his brother Neil played football professionally for Everton and other clubs. His Father who played semi-professional football was also injured in a work accident on the docks in Liverpool. Although as a child he was confined to bed initially he was able to attend the Margaret Beaven Special School. Then later the Liverpool Collegiate School due to his accomplishments in school. He then attended Breton Hall College of Education were he was awarded a degree in Education. Completing his Phd at the University of London researching drama and theatre in Education.