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Foundation FM (December 2018):
Natty is back for her second show, joining her is David Osafo where they play you their favourite tracks to get you through your Tuesday Evening.
In the second half of the show, she unpacks her Top 10 Music Videos of 2018, featuring Blood Orange, Childish Gambino, Jay Rock, Skepta and Seinabo Sey.
Foundation FM (November 2018):
Listen back to Natty Kasambala exploring politics, arts and culture through her favourite tracks & music videos.
With the theme of the show as ‘THE FEELS’, she’s focusing on Rosalia’s visuals & is joined by producer Cktrl in the studio for her first ever episode.
BBC Radio 4 (August 2018):
Spike Lee’s new film BlacKkKlansman is based on a true story from the 1970s. John David Washington plays Ron Stallworth the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself he sets out on a dangerous mission to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. Cultural critic Natty Kasambala reviews.
BBC Radio 4 (June 2018):
Superstars Beyoncé and Jay-Z, now billed collectively as ‘The Carters’, unexpectedly released their first collaborative album EVERYTHING IS LOVE over the weekend. Music critic Natty Kasambala reviews.
BBC Radio 4 (May 2018):
The Today Programme
Review and discussion on the instant phenomenon of Childish Gambino’s This Is America – Live with Justin Webb
(link coming soon)
gal-dem x Reprezent with Nubya Garcia & Moses Boyd (March 2018):
In case you missed it live on air, our very own Antonia and Natty chatted about Drake’s viral video for latest single ‘God’s Plan’, dissected the arguments surrounding Nike’s powerful Nothing Beats A Londoner campaign and played their Top 5 gateway tunes to introduce yourself to the world of jazz.
In keeping with the theme, they were joined in the studio by trailblazers in the young London jazz scene, Moses Boyd and Nubya Garcia. The musicians came through to chat about the latest 9-track compilation We Out Here released on Brownswood, which they worked on alongside the likes of Shabaka Hutchings, Theon Cross, Ezra Collective, Joe Armon Jones, Triforce, Kokoroko and Maisha!
They gave some insight into how the London jazz scene is growing behind the scenes, why the government need to continue to invest in young musicians and what it was like performing on stage with Richard Russell’s XL supergroup Everything Is Recorded.
With new music from Octavian, Madison McFerrin, Brent Faiyaz, Odie and bangers from Patoranking, Raveena and Frank Ocean, press play to hear the gal-dem girls talk intersectional feminism, festival season and Black Panther.
gal-dem x Reprezent with Vicky Grout (February 2018):
On this week’s Reprezent show Niellah and Natty talked about this year’s Grammy award winners and losers, finding out their personality types and they spun their Top 5 Valentines’ tunes to get you in the mood for the capitalist heteronormative hols. During this show you can find them discussing that old Stefflon Don tweet which was recently been unearthed, whether it’s okay to pull up old tweets at all and how colourism in the music world still prevails today.
The special guest joining them was highly reputable photographer Vicky Grout who has shot some of the biggest grime and hip hop stars and musicians in the game. She shot Jorja Smith, Skepta, AJ Tracey and many more. Grout talked about Chance the Rapper, her new project on intersectional feminism and what it takes to be a good photographer.
Press play to hear a world exclusive from Harve and some music from Anais, Tom Misch, Drake and many more.
gal-dem x Reprezent with Poppy Ajudha (December 2017):
In case you didn’t know yet, every other Sunday the gals of gal-dem grace the airwaves of the wonderful youth-run station at Reprezent Radio.
We bring you the newest and best in UK and international mellow vibes to as you rest up from the weekend’s indiscretions and fix up for the week ahead. As well as tunes upon tunes, on the show we also tackle the tough subjects and reflect on hot and spicy current debates, trending topics and the legacies of musicians past. Every time, we do so in the company of some of our favourite creatives out and about right now, ranging from the likes of afrobeats producer Juls all the way to French-Cuban alternative duo Ibeyi or jazz vocalist Zara McFarlane.
In the studio last week, we were joined by the incredibly talented modern jazz singer-songwriter Poppy Ajudha to catch her just ahead of her headline show at the Peckham Liberal Club and her journey into the world of jazz. We spoke about the diversity of London universities, acknowledging the validity of your creative career and whether anxiety dreams are a good or bad omen.
Produced by gal-dem resident DJ Lil C and hosted by me, Natty Kasambala, and Varaidzo, catch up with the giggle-filled episode via the Mixcloud link below.
gal-dem x Reprezent with Juls (November 2017):
Producer Juls joins us in the studio to talk about his latest album ‘Leap Of Faith’ and how afrobeats is giving a new lease of life to the UK scene.
Chicken Shop Date with Kojey Radical & Natty Kasambala (September 2017):