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WIN! A Pair Of Tickets To See Bilal Live in London


Any Bilal fans in the house? If so, you could be in with the chance of winning a pair of tickets to see the soul singer when he heads to London for one night only on Thursday 24th October. Brought to you by Keep The Faith Events, Bilal is appearing at the Islington Assembly Hall, Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 2UD. 

Considered one of the great voices of soul fusion, Bilal released his debut album 1st Born Second in 2001, which boasted the popular single Soul Sista. The follow-up, Love for Sale (2006), was shelved but leaked entirely online and has since become an underground classic. In the following years, Bilal has collaborated and performed with some of the industry’s most prominent artists including Beyonce, Common, Jay-Z, Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, Boney James, Musiq and The Roots among others. He also covered Radiohead’s High & Dry for the 2006 Radiohead tribute, Exit Music: Songs With Radio Heads. Bilal also appears in Dave Chappelle’s Block Party. Bilal has recently released his third album “A Love Surreal” ( BBE ) to worldwide acclaim.


To win a pair of tickets answer the following question:

What’s the name of Bilal’s debut album?

Send your answer to 

The closing date is Tuesday 22nd October at 12pm, the winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.

Good luck!

If you wish to purchase tickets visit here 

And for further details visit Keep The Faith Events 


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Cocoa Preview: Bodyguard The Musical

When the film the Bodyguard was released in 1992  (according to Google) it was during the height of my Whitney fandom. I’ve been a fan ever since she emerged on the scene looking all cherubic with an angelic voice to match in the early 80s, but there’s no doubt that Nippy’s star power ascended to the heavens when she starred alongside Kevin Costner in the sappy romantic thriller ‘The Bodyguard’.

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Cocoa Dates: UK Soul Jam feat Terri Walker, Sunday August 1st

The Cocoa Diaries will be in the house for tomorrow night’s UK Soul Jam taking place at The Jazz Cafe. The night will mark the triumphant return of British R&B songstress Terri Walker. Although the singer has been off the scene for a while she recently announced that she has been signed to Roc -A-Fella Records in the US. Since then Terri has done a series of gigs and created a buzz in anticipation of her new material. UK Soul Jam is a celebration of the best established & new talent in the UK. Hosted by Hosted by Harlano, Adeola and founder of the event – Paul Aaron, there will be also be live performances from:


For further information visit www.UKSoulJam.Com

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