The Soul Power Party 16th Aug 2009!

It's been a minute since I put a party together but hopefully it'll be worth the wait! I'm so excited about this - Soul Power is the best film I've seen this year - moving, hilarious (occasionally feels like Spinal Tap but real), and of course the music is unbelievable - it's a must see. I hate watching amazing films like that then having nowhere to party afterwards - so I teamed up with Jez at Shook and Eric Lau at Pause and we did something about it. Check out the event on Facebook for full info!

Pause and Shook Magazine have teamed up to present this special event inspired by the Soul Power film which came out this summer. Soul Power is an amazing documentary about the three day festival which took place in Zaire in '74 prior to the infamous Ali/ Foreman "Rumble in The Jungle" fight, and featured performances from James Brown, BB King, Bill Withers, Miriam Makeba, Celia Cruz, the Fania Allstars and more. We were so inspired by the film we wanted to encourage everyone to see it, then bring it to life and throw a party to celebrate powerful afro/funk/soul music from '74 to '09. It is also a launch party for Shook # 6 which features an article about the movie.

We've roped in Charlie Dark (Blacktronica), Eric Soul (Afrogroov), Bemi (Amplified), Eric Lau, Juven and H!ts (Pause) to provide the soundtrack to a serious hot and sweaty dancing session that will make the Market Place feel like Kinshasa whatever the English summer is saying. We will also have an Afroboutique and in-house stylist who will be making you all look fine - it is the Market Place after all.

To make sure you get the full experience we've arranged a limited number of discount tickets for a screening of the film at The Electric Cinema on Portobello Road earlier in the day at 3pm. Tickets go on sale on 7th August so we will send you the discount code as soon as we have it, or you can email me at to receive it. You can then hop on the bus or a couple of stops on the tube afterwards to the Market Place for the afterparty. We will also have some t-shirts and DVDs to give away on the night, and maybe even a few more surprises...

See you in the middle of the dancefloor!