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MOVES 2022 Review

Updated: Jun 27, 2022

MOVES 2022 took place a couple of weeks ago at The Old Market in Brighton, it was the Third edition of QM Records’ mini festival. Thanks to everyone who came, artists who performed, teams of artists and partners who helped make the show happen. It was a fantastic show with so many highlights.

Brighton radio station Platform B broadcasted the magnificent performances on 105.5FM, DAB and online. Elagrimhouse and Ramnik Tatla from the station hosting the event leading the audience through the sets.

The event started with Brighton / London jazzers Beyond the Blue who absolutely brought an eloquence beyond their years to the show.

Running through their set with aplomb, the audience absorbed their instrumental laiden performance and the keys player wowed the crowd with his unique swagger and dance moves.

Madaliso came through next with his Roman / African energy mixing a set of dulcet tone raps in Italian mixed with English and cold beats of which the audience ate up gleefully like a bowl of jollof rice. Madaliso live has the swagger and presence, his beats speak for themselves and his performance was further enhanced because he brought out the MPC recreating the energy he has when he's crafting his sample heavy productions. He brought out 2 special guests for his performance which brought a great energy to the show performing a special version of Moon Signs with Mkudo and also bringing out singer Bessi for a song.

AFLO. The Poet was next up. Her performance included a special takeover with a collection of local poets. She stepped out first to run through some fiery poems before introducing an array of poets one by one to wow the crowd showing off the best of Brighton spoken word excellence. Spliff Richard, a poet of note for many years, made a guest appearance displaying his wily oratory and sharp delivery to fire up the audience. Erin James and Priss Nash also performed, bringing panache and flair to the affair.