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Greetings Family,

Nyansapo - is an online community radio station hosted by the Ligali Organisation. It is designed to enable honest and progressive discussion of community issues. Our next Pan African Drum programme on 10 February 2009 will ask the questions;

Is arab leader Mu‘ammar al-Qadāfī (Colonel Gadaffi) the new Kwame Nkrumah? and what way forward for Pan Africanism?

Maisha Solutions: Ending Maafa


The Ligali organisation is a supporter of the NKRUMAH@100 season

Programme Timetable

There are several ways you can interact with the programme you can;

Call the studio phone line;

0208 1444 708 / 0207 043 7759

(If engaged 0208 986 1984)

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9pm - 10pm
Pan African News (International and Local)

Community announcements and contributions from listeners are welcome.

10pm - 11:30pm
Talk of the Day

There are two interrelated topics tonight. Gaddafi, the arab leader of Libya is now the head of the African Union. Last year he was farcically crowned the 'king of kings' by African kings across the continent and now he proposes 'his vision' for a United states of Africa. Is the arab leader Gadaffi the new Kwame Nkrumah? We will be speaking with Bro Asari from The All-African Peoples’ Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) and AJAMU on this and related issues.

Did you attend the screening of Maisha Solutions last Saturday. If so please give feedback. Did the film miss any topics you feel urgent? What way forward for Pan Africanism? This week’s programme will focus on Maisha Solutions and implementing practical ways of ending Maafa on an individual and collective level. Listen, interact and call in with your opinions, advice and questions.

11:30 - 12:00am
Loose Ends
Organic cook up flavoured discussion on recent media, films, books and cultural arts.


Nyansapo - The Pan African Drum

Toyin Agbetu

Maisha Solutions: Ending Maafa

“Every door has its own key” – African proverb, Swahili

Greetings, I know I’m supposed to be outraged about the ‘golly’ affair all over the British press but truth be told I can’t be bothered with it. The daughter of a racist former British Prime Minister (Margaret Thatcher of the Nasty Tory Party), with a racist son (who failed in his attempt to overthrow an African nation through an armed coup) also has a daughter who views African people as sub human. How is this news? Are we supposed to be shocked because she ‘won’ some Tarzenesque TV show based in a jungle? Lunacy. The BBC were right to fire her, end of discussion.

No more distractions.

What I really want to do is thank those of you that came down or offered your spiritual presence to the premiere screening of my new film Maisha Solutions on Saturday. I can now reveal to you that I was extremely nervous in baring my soul in such a public manner, thankfully the love and appreciation of my cinematic ideological vision was expressed collectively by the overwhelming majority of the films audience. This is the fourth feature length film I have directed and it remains important to me that my works accurately articulates my beliefs and opinions. I also seek to express Truth and give an honest, uncompromising interpretation of our history, culture in a manner that as the legendary film maker Ousmane Sembene eloquently puts it - reflects “the pre-occupations of my people”.

Below are a few of the comments submitted to us on the day. I would also appreciate any other views, opposing or otherwise before I finalise the production. There are too many people to thank, but a special mention must go out to my friends and family who worked tirelessly to ensure the film, event and my own spiritual well being remained healthy enough to deliver the goods and making the day the success that it was. Please don’t be shy, if you have something to say, good or bad please get in touch, constructive criticism is always useful.  Over the past few decades Pan Africanism has been given a bad rep due to jaded thought, ideologically weak leadership and ineffective socio-political action. It is part of my purpose to reclaim, rejuvenate and ultimately assist with the implementation of its progressive elements to help empower the next generation of young Africans who represent our future. In order to do this we all need to evaluate our past, be made aware of our mistakes, so we can recognise and avoid them in the future.

May the Ancestors guide and protect us. Ase.

Maisha Solution
Maisha Solutions:
Every door has its own key


Some of the comments on Maisha Solutions (Directors Cut);

'Congratulations on organising such a fantastic event, and a very informative, well-presented documentary'

‘Very informative and encouraging. Hope this gets widespread publicity amongst our community.’

‘Good inspiration, with new cultural views.’

‘Very good focusing on what we need to do next. Very powerful and emotional.’

‘Interesting topics/could be edited to give more comedic breaks for relief and concentration or include more positive depiction of the success of Africa.’

‘I thought it was well presented and had a good range of speakers.’

‘Thoroughly enjoyed it. Very educational, insightful and thought provoking.’

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African History Month (Feb 09) @ BFI South Bank:
Maisha Solutions Premiere Screening

‘The film was solution designed taking our historical experiences and solutions to the Diaspora and Africa.’  ‘ Ligali has succeeded in creating an African communal learning event which catered for the children as well. Much appreciated.’

‘I thought the film was informative.’

'As currently edited, some viewers may be led to the conclusion that African leaders are not also workers. Is there a need to distinguish between 'genuine' and 'bogus' African leadership?'

‘Very enlightening and information giving.’

‘Reaffirmed current thoughts. Film covered too many themes to be fully appreciated and remember what was said.’

‘Message of Pan Africanism is confused. Varies from Black Nationalist to Socialists.’

‘Enjoyed the film very much. Thought there was too much time spent on youth crime in the first part of the film.’

'an insightful, informative and thought provoking documentary'

‘Very inspirational.’

'you've done a fantastic piece of work. Thank you.'

‘I feel that this was another brilliant production. It touched on many important topics from many parts of the world which I liked because it is holistic.’

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African History Month (Feb 09) @ BFI South Bank:
Maisha Solutions Premiere Screening

Toyin Agbetu is a writer, film director, poet, and founder of Ligali, the pan African human rights based organisation.

Comments, Feedback and Complaints


Nyansapo Update

Feedback (On the programme broadcast 3 February 2009)

1. Sound quality for callers trying to hear responses down the telephone is very poor and makes interaction impossible.

2. Some callers appear to be using the invitation to share news to call in and block the lines with lengthy speeches or general chat that reveals very little by way of actual news.

3.  Disappointingly limited number of callers - can anything be done to encourage people to ring in if only to make brief points?

Our internet connection is now successfully coping with the demands of our increased audience, buffering appears to be minimal.

Some new listeners have expressed an inability to connect to the station shortly after the programme starts. To fix this may require a flushing of browser cookies as one listener suggested the problem was solved after typing "Ligali Nyansapo" into Google to find a direct link for the radio/website in case it is an old link being used. Nyansapo uses windows media streaming and requires users to install the latest version of windows media player to have the compatible audio codecs to hear the programme.

You can download the software directly from;

Connecting - Mac Users
We have also received requests from mac users to incorporate a stream for their computers. Pending funds, Ligali will build additional media servers to provide for this extra demand. In the meantime we are working on a temporary solution. Please remember, we also archive broadcasts in MP3 podcast format to ensure greater compatibility across platforms.

We now have two extra phone lines for interaction although we are still receiving reports that it is difficult for some callers to hear the studio despite their own voice being transmitted loud and clear. The quality issue with calling through skype appears to be resolved. We are still working on permanent solutions.

Donations and fundraising
By increasing our bandwidth we now incur higher monthly costs running the station. We also need to build an additional two media servers, one for backup purposes. We are asking anyone who is interested in making monthly contributions to go to

A donation of at least £2 a week would help enable us to expand the station to better serve the community. Whilst the Ligali organisation does not take advertising we will consider programme sponsorship.

Community News


Home Education faces threat of new government restrictions

On 19th January 2009 the British government launched a review into home education. They intend to propose adding their 'Every Child Matters' controls to legally force and direct the manner in which parents educate their children even when outside the state system. Home education is illegal in some european countries.

Several home education bodies have written in opposition to these plans and appeal to all concerned community members to feed back into the governments consultation.

Announcement released by the Black and Other UK Home Educators:

Hi Everyone,

Here's a petition reminding the government that parents are responsible for their children's education. You don't have to be a home educator to sign, you can just show your support for another way of learning.

An e-petition has been set up against the review into home education:

'We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to to remind t his government that parents must remain responsible in law for
ensuring the welfare and education of their children and that the state should not seek to appropriate these responsibilities.'

If you would like to add your name to this petition, please go to the link below:

Here's a article regarding home education from Peter Hitches blog:

Rehena Prior
Black and Other UK Home Educators

Statement by Education Otherwise;

Press Release Monday 19th January 2009

Response to “Morgan: Action to Ensure Children’s Education & Welfare”

Education Otherwise (EO) has today expressed its dismay at the decision by DCSF to launch yet another investigation into home education and at statements contained in the press release announcing the review .

Education Otherwise and home educating families have contributed to three major consultations on the guidance to local authorities since 2005. The latest guidance was issued in autumn 2007.
Annette Taberner, member of EO’s Government Policy Group said “It has become clear to us that the Department and many local authorities have a very poor understanding of home education and the law which applies to it. No other community would be expected to suffer the prejudice and discrimination which our community has to endure. Our community will be infuriated by these latest statements. Many hours of time and much public money has been expended in consultations. Ministers need to prioritise time to engage in meaningful discussions with our organisation which has thirty years of experience helping families who chose to exercise their right to educate their children at home.”

Statements on links between home education forced marriage and child welfare made in select committee hearings and by the London Safeguarding Board have already been challenged by Education Otherwise. The charity requested sight of the alleged evidence upon which the statements were made but no evidence has been forthcoming.

Education Otherwise continues to assert that the current legislation is adequate but poorly understood.

Education Otherwise finds the implication from Government and local authorities that home educated children are at risk purely because they are home educated offensive.

Ann Newstead, spokesperson for the charity said “The assumption that a child is safe and adequately educated if in the state system is simply not born out by an increasing number of families in the UK. “

The full statement can be read at:


2009 - The Year of Nkrumah: Ideology & practice

The All-African Peoples’ Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) and AJAMU (support wing in Britain Chapter) is dedicating 2009 to Nkrumah’s memory. This short statement sets out some of the objectives and suggestions for joint working. The AAPRP believes that Nkrumahism should be known by all Africans and that together, African organisations can stimulate & build a movement that can change the consciousness of a new generation of Africans.


  • To highlight the work of Nkrumah as a tool to recruit (build the AAPRP, AJAMU & other orgs)
  • To promote Nkrumahism / revolutionary Pan-Africanism - writings and practice as the framework for our liberation – incl broadening the understanding of his critical concepts – e.g. revolutionary African personality; primacy of Africa; need for industrialisation etc
  • To demonstrate that socialism and revolutionary Pan-Africanism cannot be separated
  • To reach a new generation of Africans with the theory and practice – particularly Ghanaians

We welcome feedback and pledges of commitment to the coordination of this work throughout 2009.


Contact AAPRP or AJAMU: or 07852.937.981

Community Events


Father Support Group

When: February 2009
Time: Thursday: 6.00-9.00pm / Saturday: 10.00-2.00pm
Location: Lewisham Way Youth & Community Centre, 138 Lewisham Way, New Cross, London, SE14 6PD
Contact: To reserve your place call Paulette: 0208 692 1577 or Everton: 07946 423 431

Whether you are fully involved with your child’s development, Absent due to circumstances, Absent by Choice and part-time involvement. Come along and meet others who share your concerns, i.e: Family Court, Educational System, Peer Pressure, Career Options and other issues.

Let’s Talk, Let’s Listen, Let’s Action

Refreshment also provided!
Be part of the solution. 


African Odysseys - From Archive Roots to African British shoots

Course: Black Britain
Explore the contribution of African and Caribbean community to the history of film and TV in the UK, Tutor Jim Pines will present an extraordinary range of rare footage, cutting edge documentary, cinema and television drama for your enjoyment and discussion in our digital studio cinema. There will be guest speakers and also the opportunity to learn how to access materials at our free public archive, the Mediatheque.

Ten weeks from Thu 22 Jan 2009, 18:30-20:30
Fees £86, Conc £43

Archive Africa
A monthly Saturday matinee series of feature films, documentary and world cinema.
Featured films are Night of Truth (21 Feb), White King, Red Rubber, Black Death (21 Mar), Africa Addio (25 Apr) .
Please book tickets in advance, special screening price of £5 for each matinee screening.

Box Office: 0207 928 3232

For more details go to;


New play on David Oluwale - 31 January 2009

A new play based on Kester Aspden's award winning book The Hounding of David Oluwale telling the story of one of the earliest recorded African deaths in police custody.

  • 31 January-21 February 2009, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UP
  • 25-28 February 2009, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP
  • 3-7 March 2009, Liverpool Playhouse, 13 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BH
  • 11-14 March 2009, New Wolsey Theatre, New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AS
  • 16-21 March 2009, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QB
  • 24-28 March 2009, Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London E8 1EJ
  • 31 March-4 April 2009, Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus, Nottingham NG1 5AF

NCV Trust in association with Mellow, East London NHS Foundation Trust and NVSC invites you to

A Minds Eye (Learning Event): Young African Men and Mental Health

Date: 11th February 2009
Time: 9.30 am to 3.30pm
Venue: West Ham Football Club Conference Centre, London E13
Contact: To register email: / 0208 519 9500

Several speakers will be talking about transforming practice to secure emotional well-being. They are Victor Adebowale, Paul Obinna, Barry Mussenden, Simon Letchford and Norma Johnson

Young African and Caribbean men over represented in mental health statistics. They are;

Far more likely to be forcibly detained
Far more likely to be diagnosed as schizophrenic
More likely to be given invasive treatments
Less likely to be offered talking therapies

To reverse these statistics require earnest, focused and earlier action from schools, health and social care providers, third sector organisations, the criminal justice system local authorities and the community.

This Event, which has been shaped by young black men will:
 - Be facilitated by the Mind’s Eye Steering Group of young black men.
- Draw upon the experience of national experts and local best practice to identify what works
- Assist delegates to shape an improved personal and organisational responses
- Facilitate the delivery of services that better match the needs and aspirations of young black men
- Enable earlier intervention to support the building of individual resilience
- Enable delegates to foster a focused and multi-agency response

This event is FREE and will benefit all practitioners who work with or are training to work wit or are training to work with young black men. Attendance by young black men is actively encouraged.


Pan Afrikan Society Community Forum:
Afrikan History Month - Malcolm X Workshops

Time: 6.30pm
Venue: 44-46 Offley Road, The Oval, London SW9 0LS
Adm: Youths are specially welcome – Supporting notes available - All free of charge

Dates: Various (See Below)
Friday 13th February 2009
The Legacy of Malcolm X: Afrikan Hero

Friday 20th February 2009
Linking Afrikan Greats: Kwame Nkrumah & Malcolm X

Friday 27th February 2009
What Would the Great Malcolm X: Make of Barack Obama

Nearest Tube: Oval (Northern Line): Buses: 3, 36, 59, 133, 155, 159, 185, 333, 436
For more info:
Ring 07940 005 907
email –
Website –

When we were oppressed under slavery and colonialism our ancestors knew it; they knew that they had to remove these oppressive systems in order to be free.  It is a massive contradiction that despite the fact that we are actually living in the neo-colonial phase of history, most of us do not know what it is.  The problem this poses is that if we do not know it, we cannot understand it; if we cannot understand it, we cannot consciously do anything to challenge it; if we cannot do anything to challenge it, we cannot get rid of it; if we cannot get rid of it, we will remain stuck in it; if we remain stuck in neo-colonialism, Afrika cannot be liberated and we will not be a free and self determining people.  The critical task before us therefore, is to raise our collective level of consciousness of the nature of neo-colonialism and how to defeat it in Afrikan communities everywhere.

Afrikan Liberation Day planning meetings – Same venue alternate Mondays @ 6.30pm

  Ancient Future & Muatta Books present…
The Science of Music, Drumming & Dance: A Day of Readings, Ritual & Divination

Date: Sunday 15th February 2009
Venue: Happy People Restaurant - 160 Page Green Terrace, High Rd Tottenham, London, N15 4NU
Adm: 3pm – 9pm - £7 / £5 Concessions
Contact: Ancient Future - 07983442876 / 07956134370

Soul - Sound - Healing - Movement

  • ·       Guest Speakers
  • ·        Workshops
  • ·        Psychic Readers
  • ·        Astrology
  • ·        Healing
  • ·        Tarot
  • ·        Numerology
  • ·        Arts & Crafts
  • ·        Books, DVDs & Spiritual Supplies


Bro. Kimani Nehusi- Libation: An African Ritual of Heritage
Afro Groove & Bro. Nia- Jazz & Spirituality
Errol “Lonestar” Gibbons - Hip Hop History through Imagery
Sis. Omilani - Rituals of an Oshun Priestess
Ifa Leke - Healing Vibrations of the Drum
Bro. Derick - The Singing Bowl
Bro. Dennis - African Dance & Martial Arts


Chief Lloyd – Spiritual Medium
Osunwummi – Cowry Shell & Crystal Ball Readings
Bro. Clyde – Astrological Readings
Luis Fernandez – Tarot
Israel Ogun – Astrological Charts & Tarot

 Vendors Welcome


March: Stop Silent Genocide in Dafur

Date: Monday 16 February 2009
Time: 12:00 - 15:00
Location: Victoria Station to Parliament Square, London
Contact: Albert Mukendi - 07870540179

Declaraion from: Nomzama Nubian Women's Int'l Network

Mamafrika int’l

This declaration is an expressed pledge committing the signor to the call of duty to unite Africa.

As the first phase in addressing the brutal sadistic rapes of women and children of the DRC Congo daily carried out by western backed armed gangs in pursuit of controlling mineral wealth required by western countries.

To assist in networking all global Pan African Organisations for the purpose of establishing a delegation of peace negotiators as the voice of the voiceless people of the Congo, to hold talks with leaders of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Nations. To discuss the situation in the CONGO, how we can stop the sufferings of our race and forge peace and stability to the region.

To reiterate acknowledgement that the Afrikan race must represent their own race and solve critical circumstances themselves collectively. To end reliance on any other race to solve our problems, applying lessons learnt from the Rwanda genocide.

To organise peace full demonstrations on global scales that highlight the cause, and raise the voice of the sufferings of our race.

To establish a united front of Afrikan Caribbean and Pacific leaders and leaders of all Pan Afrikan organisations to discuss the sufferings of our race and to forge adherence to collective responsibility from our own leaders in responding to the Congo and other crisis affecting the security of our race.

To call for unity from volunteers to recruiting our men and women to form the international Afrikan community peacekeeping force of negotiators, ground security services and humanitarian workers recruiting a multiracial force of humanitarian workers to work under our administration

To establish the international Afrikan community humanitarian agency FUBU MOVE charity. That establishes collection
central points where supplies are collected and stored for central distribution to those of us in need.
To fund raise to support a supply of medicines, doctors, food and basic supplies to our people in need both in Africa and in the Diaspora.

To design an effective re-education program based on the teachings of Afrikan consciousness using books videos and the World Wide Web.

To forge an spirit of unity among all Nubian (Afrikan) people.


Open discussion: Do We Need Role Models?

Date: Thursday Feb. 19 2009
Time: 6.30-830pm
Venue: Willesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Road, Willesden, London NW10 2SF
Contact: (

Young people, parents, mentors and teachers are especially welcome.


Pynter Bender by Jacob Ross

Date: 20 February 2009
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Location: Borders, 94-96 Briggate, Leeds, UK, LS1 6NP
Contact: 0113 24 24 400 - Kadija George / 07980 269 138

Hear Jacob read from his fascinating new book, Pynter Bender in collaboration with SABLE LitMag At Borders in Leeds.

Set in and around the cane fields of Grenada in the Carribean 'Pynter Bender' is about the conflict between the world of men and women, men who walk away from their families and from the cane fields and their women who forbear. It brilliantly describes the birth of a modern West Indian island and the shaping of its people as they struggle to shuck off the systems that have essentially kept them in slavery for centuries.

With him, writers from Peepal Tree Press with new books, including Khadijah Ibrahiim reading from her poetry chapbook, Rootz Runnin. Based on her childhood, growing up in Leeds and Simon (symurai) Murray reading from Kill Yourself Now: True confessions of an Advertising Man (a novel as memoir detailing his time in the ad industry)

For more information contact: 0113 242 4400.


Conference: Remembering Walter Rodney - Revolutionary Pan Africanist

Date: Saturday 21 February
Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm
Location: London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB
Adm: Free - booking required in advance

October 2007 marks the 40th anniversary of Walter Rodney’s assassination.  His death was the catalyst which gave birth to the Bogle-L’Ouverture publishing house.  The 2009 conference will explore Walter Rodney’s influence and legacy.



African Victims of the Nazis

Date: Sunday 22 February
Time: 13:00-16.30
Place: Imperial War Museum
Adm: Free entry. First come, first served.

What we know today as the Holocaust was researched, rehearsed and refined in Africa with African people long before 1939. Although it is hardly mentioned, German people in their colony of Namibia stole land from African people and when they fought back, built railroads, labour camps and medical experiment labs in Namibia in order to work them to death or experiment on their bodies to see how they were able to cope with heat. This happened in 1906 and the German government even apologised in 2004. This underviewed documentary states the case with detailed testimony from Namibian and German people and evidence from German secret files.

There were also Black people in Germany before, during and after WW2 . Some even joined the army, some were entertainers, thousands were sterilised and a vast number were sent to the gas chambers. Curator Nia Reynolds, author of Black Victims of the Nazis, will give an illustrated talk about these issues.


Seminars/talks on African (Black) Britain

Venue: Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, 28 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DS
Time: 6 to 7.30pm

February 19 - Julia Bush, Northants Black History Association and University of Northampton: Sharing the Past: community historians at work

March 18 - Miranda Kaufmann, Christ Church, Oxford: The African Presence in Britain 1500-1640

April 15 - Maghan Keita, Villanova University: The return of the Black Knight: the African in the construction medieval and renaissance European identity

May 13 - David Clover, Librarian, ICS: Dispersed or destroyed: archives, the West Indian Students’ Union and public memory

June 10 - Cliff Pereira Black and Asian Community voice and Local History - The Bexley example


Annual Huntley Conference

Date: Saturday 21st February, 2009
Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue:  London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB


A Charmed Life: Eddie Noble Film

Dates: 26 February 2009 - 26 February 2009
Times: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Hackney Museum, 1 Reading Lane, Hackney, London, E8 1GQ
Admission: Free
Contact: Please book your place - 020 8356 3000.

The film premiere of the life and times of Hackney resident Eddie Martin Noble (1917-2007).
The documentary examines Eddie's perspective and values of inspiring young people and gives a historical perspectives and values of inspiring young people on issues around colonisation of the Caribbean racism in the RAF during the war, the colour bar and racial inequality in post-war Britain.

Director: Ros Gihan Williams & Patrick Vernon / 64min /2008 / UK.

For more information on the film visit


Alliance of Afrikan Women Invites the afrikan family to a...

African (Black) History Ball

Get out your finest clothes and come share the evening with one another
Date:  Saturday 28th February 2009
Time 7.00pm until late
Venue: Karibu Centre, 7 Gresham Road, Brixton, London, SW9 7HP
 Tickets: £20.00 - includes food and non-alcaholic drink, wine available for sale
Tube: Victoria Line to Brixton
Buses: 35, 45, 3, 196, 133, 333, 159, 109

Entrance will be by ticket only
Contacts: Nzingha – 07908203533 -, Valerie - 07507581517, Winona – 07985618771


Season of Lost Love II

Date: Saturday 28th February 2009
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: New Initiatives, 55 Wellington Road, Stockwell, London SW9 0NB
(Nearest Station: Clapham North on the Northern Line)

Ladies and Gentleman, on behalf of the BEST KEPT SECRET welcome to the near year. 200-9 or 200-mine… LET THE YEAR BEGIN…

I can’t believe it’s been a year since the SEASON OF LOST LOVE LP was launched. And to be honest I and the BKS team really appreciated and loved the spirit the discussion the performances and the food that emanated from last year’s event and we would love the opportunity to hit you with part II.

I thank you for all the comments recommendation critique and feedback I’ve had over the CD. And would like to share an evening with you all again.

We have been thinking of different ideas to include that can take the creativity, the discussion and performances up a notch so get ready.

SOLL II will also serve as a partial fundraiser for ADROP a new project planning to be built in Ghana to assist the education and development of young people, which will be connected to the New Initiatives project in South London that runs its own programs for young people. You will hear more about that in the coming weeks of our correspondence and of course on the night.

Two guest panelists will be...
Bro. Pablo head of Origin and founder of New Initiatives Youth and Community Association

Patricia Benjamin Life Coach & Motivational Speaker...  

To confirm attendance and qualify for concessions email

If you want to get on the open mic please email in advance...

As of last year there are limited places available will be guaranteed through confirming your attendance via email as the places are limited. The first 10 MALES and 10 FEMALES to confirm their places will guarantee concessions entry. More packages will be available and will be announced as the time draws near.

Please reply with your names and email addresses. If you put down any guests that plan to come with you, please put their email address also so I can correspond with them.


Ps Please feel free to fwd far and wide…
Contact 07702 784 246 for any information or interviews regarding event.

Purchase Season of Lost Love through
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bfm Film Club: NO! The Rape Documentary (UK Premier)   

Date: Sunday 15th March 2009
Time: 4pm
Venue: Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall (just off Trafalgar Square).
Tickets: £8 non-members / £7 concession / £6 members                             

International Women’s Month Special

If the Black community in the Americas and in the world would heal itself, it must complete the work [NO!] begins.  
Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, The Color Purple

One out of three women in the United States will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. NO!  an award-winning documentary, unveils the realities of rape, other forms of sexual violence, and healing in African-American communities, through intimate testimonies from Black women victim-survivors.  Formed through commentary , archival footage, performance poetry and dance;  NO!  sheds public light on what is a rarely discussed topic , including incest  and the way in which rape has been used as a weapon of homophobia .

NO!  will be introduced by Ayanna Serwaa, an Empowerment Therapist who actively works with groups, organisations and individuals to 'heal the scars of violence'

Winner “Audience Choice Award” at the San Diego Women Film Festival, and the “Best Documentary Award” at the India International Women’s Film Festival.   


Dir: Aishah Shahidah Simmons
94min / US, 2006
Language: English
Cert: 12A
Book: 0207 930 3647 or online at
By Tube: Charing Cross or Piccadilly Circus
By Bus: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 77a, 88, 91, 139, 176

BFM: or contact Film Club Co-ordinator Nadia Denton at 


African Market Day in May 2009

Date: Saturday 25th April 2009
Venue: Woolwich Town hall

As you may already know this is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to exhibit and sell goods, promote a service and network with like minded people and is a superb occasion for the community to engage with one another. The event is free to the public and will have a variety of activities through out the day and you will have the opportunity to participate in the “Business Spotlight”. The Business Spotlight gives businesses or organisations the opportunity to have a segment where you will be ‘interviewed’ live on stage and tell the public about your business or organisation. There is also a range of advertising packages in association with AMDNetworks to suit your business needs. There are limited spaces available so if you or your organisation is still interested in exhibiting, performing, “Business Spotlight”, advertising or partnership working please contact us using the details below.

0203 393 57 35 / 07908 144 311



Images of Black Women Film festival

Date: 27 -29th March 2009
Location: The Tricycle Theatre 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR (nearest tube Kilburn on the jubilee line)
Contact: Box Office 0207 328 1000

Friday 27th march 2009 - 8.00pm (85 mins)

Saturday 28th March -" Secret Life Of Bees"
2.45 pm - 4.35pm(110 mins)

Saturday 28th march"Hair Piece" + "Alma's Rainbow"
4:45 - 6:30pm (10 mins + 85 mins)

Sunday 29th March - 11:00am-1:00pm Adult workshop by DFG:  Documentary film production

Sunday 29th March
1:30pm - 2:15pm Short Film Competition Award

Sunday March 29th 2:30pm - 4:15pm
AFRO SAXONS By Rachel Wang(84 mins)

Sunday March 29th 4:30pm - 6:30pm(97mins.)
Johnny Mad Dog by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire

Nyansapo - The Pan African Drum broadcasts live every Tuesday between 9pm - 12 pm. We discuss pan African news, current affairs and feature reviews of cultural media and events. It is an interactive programme so please feel free to call and join in.

Thank you for your patience as we redevelop our internet communications infrastructure, we are currently working on solutions to address all issues of buffering and audio quality. We expect to resolve all our other issues, technical and otherwise soon.

As ever, your support and feedback, especially constructive criticism is welcome.

Ligali - in service to our family, with the spirit of our Ancestors

Ligali is a Pan African, human rights organisation founded by Toyin Agbetu in early 2000, it was named in remembrance of his beloved late father Ligali Ayinde Agbetu who taught him to take pride in his African heritage and challenge those opposed to universal human rights. The Ligali and African History Month websites were subsequently co-developed by former Ligali member emma pierre for our community, to be used by our community. It is maintained and funded entirely by the Ligali organisation but we do need your help to keep it running.

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