Western record hunters race to the past

Reader in Music and Media at the University of Gloucestershire and author of PJ Harvey and Music Video Performance Abigail Gardner, writes an interesting take in Quartz on the recent trend of collecting and reissuing African music. Are Western crate diggers the new colonists? John Peel liked the freshness of The Bhundu Boys, they were contemporary. He didn’t live […]

Rough around the edges

Things are more interesting and potentially more truthful around the edges. This applies to anyone, from politicians to musicians. Politicians that speak the truth become outsiders. But politicians who abuse the ‘outsider’ status to pander to populist voters squander their authenticity. They can be as thoughtful as Bernie Sanders or as morally corrupt and downright offensive as Trump. Truth is in […]

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