mon 15/04/2024

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Spencer Jones: Making Friends, Soho Theatre review - award-w...

Lockdown feels more like a dream now: empty streets;...

Album: EMEL - MRA

At a time when conflicts in the Middle East are reaching fever pitch, Emel Mathlouthi represents hope. Her new album MRA, is titled for...

Music Reissues Weekly: Congo Funk! - Sound Madness From The...

Brazzaville is on the north side of the Congo River. It is the capital of the Republic of the Congo. Kinshasa is on the south side of the Congo....

First Person: Leeds Lieder Festival director and pianist Jos...

Everyone needs friends and everything is connected. As we throw the doors open on to the 2024 Leeds Lieder Festival I am struck by just how...

Ellie Goulding, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal...

For a singer so often sampled in electronic dance music, it’s a high-end...

Album: A Certain Ratio - It All Comes Down to This

After a long period of relative inactivity, the last five years has had A Certain Ratio getting the bit between their teeth, trying out new sounds...

Back to Black review - rock biopic with a loving but soft to...

Sam Taylor-Johnson has fashioned her biopic of Amy Winehouse with great care and affection, but sometimes, as she shows her subject...

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Philharmonia Chorus, RPO, Petrenko, RFH...

Purple patches flourished in the first half of this admirable programme: it could hardly have been otherwise given Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s devotion...

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