first_imgIn November 2015, essential Brooklyn DIY venue Cameo Gallery closed its doors for the last time. Cameo was a hotbed for up-and-coming talent, and was a home for young musicians like in Williamsburg, as well as a favorite for local artists whenever they wanted to play an intimate show.  Varied acts such as Turkuaz, The Juan MacLean, Eric Krasno & Chapter 2, and Frankie Knuckles all graced the stage at one point or another. Perhaps no band was as intertwined with the rise of Cameo Gallery as The London Souls.  The Brooklyn rockers performed at Cameo an estimated 25+ times, and spent many a long night using the space for rehearsals, recordings, and more.  They felt a true connection with the space, so it was fitting when The Souls were tapped for the gallery’s celebratory final show in Novermber 2015.The Souls have just released raucous pro-shot footage of them playing “The Sound” from this final show at the venue where they cut their teeth.  Check out the video below, and RIP Cameo Gallery!last_img read more

first_imgPresident of the Kickboxing Federation of Nigeria (KBFN), Abubakar Yakubu, a chief superintendent of police, is excited over the outcome of the maiden Rivers State National Open Kickboxing Championship held between November 12 and 18, 2018 at the Alfred Diete Spiff Civic-Centre, in Port Harcourt.The Nigerian Army team topped the medals table with nine gold, eight silver and five bronze medals ahead of the police team that placed second with five gold, one silver and four bronze medals.Delta State won four gold, two silver and two bronze medals to finish third position thereby coming first among the nine states that took part in the exercise. CSP Yakubu commended all the states and clubs that participated at the weeklong championship that was sponsored by the Plant-Geria Nigeria Ltd in conjunction with the Rivers Stated Government as packaged by the Kickboxing Federation of Nigeria and the Karate Federation.With 38 gold 38 Silver and 76 bronze totalling 152 medals available to be won in any organized kickboxing championship, the KBFN president assured that his federation will continue to pursue its developmental agenda in order to take Nigeria kickboxing to the zenith.According to the Secretary General, Mr. Peter Njoku, a total of nine states and seven clubs totalling 16 teams featured in the championshipThough the championship was in honour of late Kickboxing and Karate expert, Late Sensei Victor Bassey, CSP Abubakar Yakubu also used the opportunity provided to give meritorious award to deserving Nigerians due to their humanitarian services to the nation.They include the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Police Sports Officer, CP Aliyu Abubakar, and the GM of PLANT-GERIA Nigeria Ltd, Chief Marco Purgatorio among others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more