Welcome to Accaliberation a two-hour celebration of the beauty of vocals, lyrics and songs. This month I’m in a Virgo and Libran mood, celebrating the birthdays of Gary Bartz, Archie Bell, Dee Dee Sharp-Gamble, Marlena Shaw and Taana Gardner. Dive in, the water here is lovely.
Sweltering in the current heat, I remembered Spike Lee’s ‘Do The Right Thing’ and thought ‘why not share some of my favourite black music from movie soundtracks for my show on Worldwide FM?’. So this is what I’ve done.
Welcome to accaliberation, my monthly celebration of the voice in all its guises and glory. This month I’m serving a post-St Valentine’s antidote of r n b, blues and soul, disco and house killer slings and Cupid’s arrows . Music this month comes from the mouths and minds of a genre-hopping roll call which includes Sofia Karlsberg, FKA Twigs, Unkle, Slum Village, Jill Scott, Millie Jackson, Dexter Wansel, Syreeta, Tamiko Jones, Goshawk and Erik Rico, Sunburst Band, Jansons, Conclave and many more.Who needs roses eh? On air Saturday 27th of February from 21.00 – 23.00 GMT. Come through.
Happy New Year and Welcome to the first Accaliberation of 2021. Since National Lockdown has been recommissioned for series 3, this month’s story time focuses on the theme of ’Never Alone’. I call on some soulful sages and wise wordsmiths from Soulclap, The Beatles, James Brown, Fame Gospel Choir, Marco Faraone, Bobbi Humphrey, Patrice Rushen, Brainstorm, Blaze and many more to channel a message of how we can make our way through this lockdown and the pandemic with dignity, a smile and a sweaty body. It’s a soul, funk, disco, house genre-hopper and tells an isolation story like only music and lyrics can.
Here’s my Christmas-ish (and birthday-ish) show for Accaliberation. I’ve popped some random thoughts about 2020 and my hopes for 2021 into a blender to make a fun, super smoothie. Everyone from The Avalanches, Clarence Carter, J Boogie, Donny Hathaway provide a tangential perspective on my isolation Christmas.
Keep on moving, don’t turn back the hands of time … Good news! My monthly ACCALIBERATION show continues every fourth Saturday from 9pm – 11pm (BST) on Worldwide FM from November and on into 2021.
Look behind you! It’s a Tier 3, tears before bedtime, Quarantine Halloween at the Accaliberation Academy for weird and wonderful vocal tunes this month. Tune in on Worldwide FM this Sunday the 25th of October from 16.00 – 18.00 BST for a sticky icky selection of freakin funky beats, tasty treats and things that go funky boompty bump in the night.
Yes those four weeks have certainly whizzed. Here I am again with another surprising selection of vocal tunes for September’s episode of ‘Accaliberation’ . This months theme is UNDER THE COVERS AND BETWEEN THE SHEETS – it’s all about cover versions, seductive lyrics and love songs. Lock on with me on Sunday September 27th from 16.00 to 18.00 BST on www.worldwidefm.net
I have taken a little break from planning my next DJ PAULETTE PRESENTS ACCALIBERATION show for Worldwide FM to give you a run down of show dates for the coming months. Save the dates and tune in on http://www.worldwidefm.net. I’ve got some belting themes for shows bubbling in my head already.
Accaliberation is where I let my nosey alter ego explore my obsession with and love of the voice and vocals. May’s theme is ‘Deep House’ – so grab a mic or a hair brush, your song sheet and your favourite patch of home dance floor for two hours of total accaliberation.
DJ PAULETTE PRESENTS ACCALIBERATION
NEW MONTHLY RESIDENCY STARTING
SUNDAY MAY 31ST, 2020
FROM 5PM – 7PM (BST)
Join me in song this on Sunday May 31st from 5pm – 7pm. This month’s theme is ‘Deep House’ and I’m encouraging everyone to grab a mic or a hair brush and your favourite patch of home dance floor for two hours of total accaliberation. Hit http://www.worldwidefm.net or tune in via the Worldwide FM app – ‘Listen’. I’ll be waiting.
It is a massive, massive honour to have been invited to provide a 30 minute Quarantine and Chill mix on a We Out Here festival tip for Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. Oh and as always – there’s a message in my music. Stay Home. Protect the NHS. Save lives. And love one another.
Tune your online dials to DJ Colleen ‘Cosmo Murphy’s ‘Cosmodelica’ show on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM this Friday August 2nd. Why? Your favourite little kitty from the city is appearing as a special guest in the last hour to promote the We Out Here festival. Show starts at 1pm and whizzes by till 3pm (BST).
This August, Gilles Peterson, Worldwide FM and Brownswood present their first ever UK festival: We Out Here, a Worldwide Family Gathering.