Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #8 – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Words: Giulia Lombardo Set in a music studio between the 1920s and 1930s, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ tells the story of four musicians kept under control by Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), a highly esteemed legend in blues music or else, if you ask me, the queen of blues. In the movie the characters put in the foreground are presented, ready to clash and defend their … Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #8 – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #7 – Selena: the series

Words: Giulia Lombardo A month ago, Netflix blessed us music lovers with a series entirely based on the life of the one and only, Selena Quintanilla. The story of Selena Quintanilla Perez is very touching and inspiring: raised under the aegis of a father who dreamed of being able to see her become a great singer, and driven above all by her not being able … Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #7 – Selena: the series

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #6 – Jingle Jangle

Words: Giulia Lombardo ‘Jingle Jangle’ is one of Netflix’s last releases, and – even if it came out just a few weeks ago – it prepared us for a dreamy Christmas.  Thanks to its rhythm and its inventive force ‘Jingle Jangle’ has the sole purpose of becoming the ideal film for the whole family to watch, next to the fireplace when decorating the Christmas tree; … Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #6 – Jingle Jangle

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #5 – The Prom

Words: Giulia Lombardo ‘The Prom’ is an original Netflix film under the full direction of Ryan Murphy (director of ‘Glee’, ‘American Horror Story’, ‘Ratched’ and ‘Hollywood’): based on the musical of the same name created by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin – who also edited the script of the film – it tells the story of Dee Dee Allen (Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (James … Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #5 – The Prom

DJing: It’s Now An Official GCSE Option

Words: Bethan McConnell A new set of formal exams on DJ decks has been accepted by London College of Music Examiners, allowing students to delve into the art of electronic music production. FutureDJs is a music education initiative, set up by Austen and Scott Smart. As a result of their experiences in ‘traditional’ music education, they began to try and get DJ decks recognised as … Continue reading DJing: It’s Now An Official GCSE Option

Self-Care Sunday #4: DIY Facemasks

Words: Emily Cliff December, a time where the wind blows colder and the fires burn warmer. Here at Self-Care Sunday, we won’t judge if you’ve forgotten to give your skin and hair the TLC it needs in winter. So grab your mixing bowls and a large brew, this week we are making facemasks! And not the kind that you need to leave the house! So … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #4: DIY Facemasks

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #4: The Great Gatsby (2013)

The music was a fundamental element in the conception of ‘The Great Gatsby’ (2013), directed by Baz Luhrmann, as it is easy to imagine; not only from the inspiration and variety of the music that is always possible to detect from the creations of the Australian filmmaker, but also because music, in this case, serves – more than ever – to make tangible the romantic, … Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #4: The Great Gatsby (2013)