Music

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Rihanna angers Hindus with 'disrespectful' Ganesha pendant
Comments on singer’s Instagram account say wearing likeness of god is cultural appropriation

Priya Elan

18, Feb, 2021 @11:09 AM

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Tash Sultana: ‘The kicks in the gut don’t hurt so much any more’
After surviving drug-related psychosis, the teenage busker-turned-overnight global sensation has found space in the pandemic to slow down

Janine Israel

17, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Joni Mitchell: how rock misogyny made me into a militant fan
It took Joe Muggs until his 30s to get into Mitchell’s grown-up music, but once it clicked, the whole history of music was rewritten in his head

Joe Muggs

17, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Her name is Rio: Aunt Ciata, the guardian of samba who created Carnival culture
Hiding musicians in yards and back rooms, this fearless community leader protected Afro-Brazilian music and traditions that live on a century later

Beatriz Miranda

17, Feb, 2021 @8:44 AM

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Johnny Pacheco, co-founder of New York's Latin label Fania, dies aged 85
The Fania All-Stars player and record label-impresario worked with Latin music giants including Celia Cruz and fostered a more intense, political salsa sound

Laura Snapes

16, Feb, 2021 @10:17 AM

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Save and rave! How a compilation of pirate radio adverts captures a lost Britain
Fashion boutiques, shop-fitters and others advertised alongside raves on early 1990s pirate radio. Now, a new compilation is rediscovering a slice of the underground

Simon Reynolds

16, Feb, 2021 @9:48 AM

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Female UK jazz musicians face sexual harassment and discrimination, says report
Trumpeter Yazz Ahmed and singer-songwriter Amahla weigh in on the findings which include scepticism about women’s musical ability and pregnancy prejudice

Tina Edwards

16, Feb, 2021 @8:23 AM

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'The drum needed a blood sacrifice': the rise of dark Nordic folk
Heilung jam with Siberian shamans and play with human bones, while Wardruna record songs submerged in rivers and on burial mounds. Now this vibrant undergound music scene is finding a wider audience

Dannii Leivers

16, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Hilton Valentine obituary
Animals guitarist whose inventive playing on hits including The House of the Rising Sun pioneered a new rock’n’roll sound

Adam Sweeting

15, Feb, 2021 @4:56 PM

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How we made: Nick Lowe on Cruel to Be Kind
‘When the record company liked it, I was embarrassed – I was a hip new wave producer by then. I said I had a better song about a woman who was eaten by her dog’

Interviews by Jack Watkins

15, Feb, 2021 @3:47 PM

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'He was the Steve Jobs of audio': how Rupert Neve changed the sound of music | William Stokes
The late audio engineer revolutionised recording with an innovative EQ design, his innovations used by everyone from the Queen to Dave Grohl

William Stokes

15, Feb, 2021 @2:46 PM

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From the sublime to the ridiculous: our critics best and worst of Wagner's Ring Cycle
Ahead of Radio 3’s broadcast of all four operas, we asked our writers which moments of the epic they love the most – and which they hope to never hear again

Tim Ashley, Andrew Clements, Rian Evans, Erica Jeal, Martin Kettle, Fiona Maddocks, Stephen Moss, Rowena Smith and Flora Willson

15, Feb, 2021 @12:01 PM

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