‘…where hipsters slum, debate and talk
through my mat’es estate I walk,
I’d swear I was in East New York‘
These are lyrics from ‘(Sometimes These South London Street Remind Me Of) Brooklyn‘ which is out now Sat 8 October 2016. Available on iTunes, Amazon Spotify, TIDAL and all major online outlets.
‘(Sometimes These South London Street Remind Me Of) Brooklyn‘ is featured in the award winning movie A Moving Image: A Film about Gentrification had it’s UK Premiere Sat 8 Oct 2016 Vue Cinema West End Screen 5. There are two more SOLD OUT screenings at the Ritzy Cinema (Fri 14 October) and the Hackney Picturehouse (Sun 16 October)
You can also find an extended mix of song (dubbed simply ‘Brooklyn’) on Yinka’s modern urban funk album ‘Whirlwind Since the Day’ on I Blame The Parents records here.
Yinka’s role in the film has also been recognised in the international press:
‘One particular character, Big Ben (Yinka Oyewole), shines as the penultimate Brixton resident, providing the backdrop commentary of Brixton’s essence through song.’
Hollywood Black Renaissance, US
‘The film also features a host of direct addresses to camera, another distinctly Lee-esque touch, and a community focal point – known in the film as Big Ben – who acts as a troubadour-cum-Greek chorus. “Big Ben to me is the spiritual essence of Brixton,” says Amoo. “What’s interesting is that the song he sings, (Sometimes These South London Streets Remind Me Of) Brooklyn, was written by him before he knew about the film.”’
The Guardian, UK
Get your tickets: http://ow.ly/u49Z304suO6
*UPDATE* Tickets are now SOLD OUT! But check the link for any returns,
Complex UK selected the film as one of 13 films to definitely see at this years London Film Festival.