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Charlotte aka DJ Chaka Kant is London Fields Radio’s resident roving reporter out and about getting the low down on all things music, arts and events. She culture vultures it up round east London and beyond with oodles of interviews and live music to top it off.

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Auteur Reporter, Vol. 4, The Boa Vista Social Club

Charlotte aka DJ Chaka Kant is London Fields Radio’s resident roving reporter out and about getting the low down on all things music, arts and the like. Culture vulturing it up round East London and beyond – with oodles of interviews and music to top it off.

This month, Charlotte goes further afield and brings back live recordings of the music of Boa Vista island in Cape Verde – the Portuguese-Creole speaking tropical archipelago off the west coast of Africa. Jazz singer and Cape Verdean music fan, Laura Yogasundram joins Charlotte to share some her favourite musicians and translate some of the more interesting lyrics. So relax and enjoy, as they say in Cape Verde – No Stress!

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Posted on: January 16, 2012

Auteur Reporter, Vol. 3, ATP Special

Charlotte aka DJ Chaka Kant is London Fields Radio’s resident roving reporter out and about getting the low down on all things music, arts and the like. Culture vulturing it up round East London and beyond – with oodles of interviews and music to top it off.

Ahead of this month’s All Tomorrow’s Parties festival, Charlotte has a special report from the ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror festival at Ally Pally in the Summer. With interviews from Geoff and Adrian from ATP curators Portishead; Grinderman’s drummer at large, Jim Sclavunos; as well as talking all things Beck and Prince with Aaron from The Liars. Not forgetting adventures in the jazzy Rose Garden, scurrilous drunken vox popping lashings of amazing ATP-esque msic, sage advice from a friendly magician.

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Posted on: December 5, 2011

LFR Pop-up: Chaka Kant’s Disco Loft

London Fields Radio is on tour again and this time we’re broadcasting, pop-up style, from a slick suite in the brand new Aloft Excel hotel in London. Expect the usual LFR banter and great music selections, with guests from the Aloft party dropping by for a chat.

In this episode, London Fields Radio’s resident Auteur Reporter, Charlotte Kingston, takes her disco alter ego, DJ Chaka Kant, to the ultimate New York Loft Party in, err, Canning Town. Room 326 in the swanky Aloft hotel experiences an unsubtle ‘disco-lation’ of the norm and a stupendous amount of D.I.S.C.O. to get your sequinned hot pants swinging. Joined by the delightful disco-house lady Sophie Lloyd, it’s a right proper Studio 54 East End knees up.

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Posted on: November 21, 2011

Auteur Reporter, Vol. 2

Charlotte aka DJ Chaka Kant is London Fields Radio’s resident roving reporter out and about getting the low down on all things music, arts and the like. Culture vulturing it up round East London and beyond – with oodles of interviews and music to top it off.This month,Charlotte has entered the celluloid android world of indie music documentaries. A massive shoe-gazing nostalgia trip to the mid-nineties ensues as she meets Mark Gardener from Ride to talk about the Upside Down – The Creation Records Story. As well as the story of the Oxford music scene, Anyone Can Play Guitar, in which Ed O’Brien from Radiohead, Gaz Combes from Supergrass and Mark from Ride (again!) talk about the trials and tribulations of being in a rock’n’roll band. Plus, a brief foray to the freaky Edwardian Grand Grotesque Parade in Bournemouth – oo-er missus!

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Posted on: November 8, 2011

Auteur Reporter, Vol. 1

This month, Charlotte reports from the rather stonking brand new Sound Tracks festival in venues along the East London Line overground – as well as bands on the trains! She chats to Mercury nominated maestro Ghostpoet and young electro whizz kid Fantastic Mr Fox. As well as the enviable pleasure of catching music from the Dulwich Ukulele Band in Dalston tube station; jazz impresarios the Sons of Kemet; folkie popsters First Fleet and, of course, the Hackney Colliery Band brass blasting their way through LFR’s patch.

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Posted on: October 11, 2011