Reggae, dancehall, and identity: how Jamaican music transformed British society.
Nights out dancing! How African and Caribbean music and dance have shaped British culture.
Chinese boy band TFBoys performing in Nanjing City.
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In social media posts during the pandemic, fans posit their idols as loyal to the nation, the people and the party state.
Rapper Offset apologized over a homophobic slur.
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Greater representation in rap from LGBTQ artists comes as mainstream artists atone for past lyrics.
Puerto Rican singer Residente performs in Havana in 2010. His back reads, ‘We receive flowers and bullets in the very same heart.’
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Latino artists have been forging their own paths in hip-hop for decades, giving voice to young peoples’ pain, faith and demands for change.
While the Roy siblings are shielded by their wealth, the show’s music chips away at their armor.
Composer Nicholas Britell festoons earnest Romantic music with sounds that gleefully desecrate it, underscoring the show’s emotional core: a lust for power joined by immense self-loathing.
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Recent coments by ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd reveal a jarring discrepancy between our support for Australian musicians and our actual listening and spending habits.
From the first frame of the theme song, it is clear craft and imagination are deeply valued throughout the show’s entire soundtrack.
Turner has died at the age of 83.
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Her music can be found on dad rock compilations and on the set lists at drag nights.
The legendary singer has died at 83. Her performance practice exemplified fierce hard work.
Kendall Roy listening to music in season four of Succession.
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Hip hop’s swaggering braggadocio acts as a counterpoint to the Roy family’s rarefied worlds of high finance and plutocratic untouchability.
There is something truly ineffable about art in its metaphysical otherness.
Edwina Preston reflects on the lost art of hanging out – which feeds creativity – and the need to reclaim time from the pressures of productivity. She draws on new books by Jenny Odell and Sheila Liming.
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It’s a matter of taste.
Barbara Kingsolver’s protagonist, Demon, is much more than his drug habit.
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author is just one of many artists from Appalachia who are probing the crisis in their work, while taking pains to ensure that it doesn’t define the region and its people.
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Perth synth-metal band Voyager was voted ninth in the world at the 2023 Eurovisions. Was the keytar the secret to their success?
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Sweden’s Loreen is now the second person to win Eurovision twice, the first woman to win twice, and the first LGBTQIA+ artist to win twice.
The stage of the 67th annual Eurovision Song Contest at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.
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2023 sees the UK host the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine. But what role does the stage itself have to play in the musical spectacle?
Research shows that policing music and musicians often criminalises or marginalises young people, particularly young people of colour.
Gordon Lightfoot was one of Canada’s most renowned folk singers.
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Canadian folk singer Gordon Lightfoot passed away on May 1. His legacy includes songs that memorialize tragic shipping disasters and the 1968 Detroit Uprising.
Coastal residents of Accra have a spiritual connection to the sea.
The ban on noisemaking in Accra has been known to cause tension in the city.