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We Insist: NPR Timeline of Protest Songs

This series — titled We Insist, a nod to Max Roach’s 1960 protest album of the same name — attempts to document the songs and videos…

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Rollcall For Those Absent

With thanks to a recommendation from Richard Williams a piece by Ambrose Akinmusirere. Listen to more of his music as soon as you can. But…

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James Corden Learns about White Privilege

James Corden has a new segment on the Late Late Show, and one night this week, this was the third thing.   Share This:

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Mike Westbrook’s Citadel / Room 315

Just released the original live version of this huge piece. Westbrook was commissioned to write the Citadel for by Sveriges (Swedish) Radio with John Surman…

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Will We Come Back to Football When This All Ends?

From Rory Smith’s Newsletter March 20, 2020 “Routines switch, interests wane. Perhaps, as more of the world enters lockdown, other activities will not be available,…

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Music: Improvisation Books

​Morris, Joe. Perpetual Frontier. Fewell, Garrison. Outside Music Inside Voices. Share This:

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Tony Garnett (1936 – 2020)

Tony Garnett made so many of the films and TV programmes that brought ordinary people’s lives to wider notice, in a way that had a…

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Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Rulins

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Family Newsletter 2019

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English Chanson

9×2: Contemporary English Chanson Harvey Andrews: Manet and Monet (6.00) Harvey Andrews: The Waiting Room (3.28) Pete Atkin: Beautiful Changes (3.51) Pete Atkin: Star of…

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