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Peter Culshaw

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Peter is a music and arts broadcaster and has written for the Observer, Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Songlines, among others in the UK and internationally. He has written a recently published book Clandestino: In Search Of Manu Chao published by Serpent's Tail and has produced and compiled numerous CDs. He was a founding Director of theartsdesk, and is co-editor of the New Music section.

Articles By Peter Culshaw

theartsdesk Radio Show 26 - with guest from the Amazon, the latest Brazilian star Arthur Nogueira

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theartsdesk Radio Show 25 - with bohemian chanteuse Anne Pigalle

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theartsdesk Radio Show 24 - hot subcontinental sounds with guest Viveick Rajagopalan

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WOMAD, Charlton Park review - a gloriously defiant global music celebration

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10th Odessa International Film Festival review - exquisite gay love stories and visionary new music

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Oumou Sangaré, Earth review - the new Mama Africa takes her crown

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theartsdesk Radio Show 23 - the hottest Brazil sounds for 2019 with guest Tiago Di Mauro

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theartsdesk Radio Show 22 - the autumn's newest global sounds

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'I read French from left to right and Arabic from right to left': remembering Algerian rebel rocker Rachid Taha

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BaianaSystem, Village Underground - the new Brazilian contenders

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WOMAD 2, Charlton Park review - rainbows and rumba

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David Byrne, Eventim Apollo review - twice in a lifetime?

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Ismaili a Go-Go: How the Aga Khan funded a music renaissance

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Africa: A Journey Into Music, BBC Four review - too little, too late?

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theartsdesk in Ramallah - the music biz turns its sights on Palestine

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Tim Maia tribute, The Jazz Café review - the Brazilian wild soul legend revival continues

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Sphinx Organization, Wigmore Hall review - black performers...

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Travels Over Feeling: The Music of Arthur Russell, Barbican...

Last night’s Travels Over Feeling: The Music of Arthur Russell (a concert in part accompanying the recent publication of a book about his...

Album: Richard Thompson - Ship to Shore

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Music Reissues Weekly: Jon Savage's The Secret Public -...

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Punt and Dennis, The Marlowe, Canterbury review - satire and...

Ten years after their last tour Steve Punt and High Dennis are back on the road with We Are Not a Robot. It comes after their long-...

Album: Jihye Lee Orchestra - Infinite Connections

Brooklyn-based composer and bandleader Jihye Lee’s story really does take quite some telling. Having been an indie pop singer in her native...

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga review - just as mad without Max

In the way of Batman being overshadowed by his villains, in his last outing, Mad Max: Fury Road, the erstwhile hero of George Miller...

The Beach Boys, Disney+ review - heroes and villains and goo...

It was – let’s see – 63 years ago today that Brian Wilson taught the band to play. Fabled for their resplendent harmonies and ecstatic hymning of...