Peter Gabriel

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'It was like we'd gatecrashed someone else's party': how Britpop stars Menswear came apart at the seams
Back in 1994, the sharp-suited quintet could do no wrong as record labels fought to sign them. But in-fighting, drug abuse – and knocking a Coke can over on Peter Gabriel’s mixing desk – led to a rapid demise

Dave Simpson

23, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Womad 1985: the qawwali star invokes rapture
Revellers on Essex’s Mersea Island were transfixed by the sheer spiritual power of Khan’s first performance outside south Asia

Ammar Kalia

15, Jul, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Womad 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic
Festival co-founder Peter Gabriel said many artists billed to play this year’s festival have pledged to return in 2021

Laura Snapes

08, Apr, 2020 @12:13 PM

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'I should have grown out of this': how pop fandom shaped us
As Pete Paphides publishes a memoir of his life in pop, our writers reflect on the childhood musical loves that made them

Pete Paphides, Alexis Petridis, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Laura Snapes, Hannah J Davies and Michael Hann

05, Mar, 2020 @8:54 AM

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Hossam Ramzy obituary
One of Egypt’s leading percussionists who was an arranger, composer and entrepreneur

Robin Denselow

23, Sep, 2019 @2:07 PM

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Alan James obituary
Maverick concert programmer and manager with an impressively eclectic taste in music

Robin Denselow

16, Apr, 2019 @12:45 PM

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Womad festival struggling to book artists due to Brexit uncertainty
World music festival director says acts worry they will face visa problems this summer

Sarah Marsh

28, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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British cultural figures urge BBC to boycott Eurovision in Israel
Vivienne Westwood, Mike Leigh and Julie Christie are among those calling for coverage to be cancelled, citing human rights violations

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

29, Jan, 2019 @4:59 PM

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Why Kanye West and Nicki Minaj are hooked on tampering with their finished albums
In the age of streaming, an artist can endlessly tweak their masterpieces – but where does it end?

Sam Wolfson

24, Aug, 2018 @11:59 AM

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More synthetic bamboo! The greatest preset sounds in pop music
Christine and the Queens has been criticised for using prefabricated loops from software, rather than coming up with new sounds herself. But from Kate Bush to Kendrick Lamar, these presets are actually the foundation of modern pop

Dave Simpson

14, Aug, 2018 @3:49 PM

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Let’s welcome musicians to Britain – not pull down the shutters | Chris Wright
The Womad artists denied access to the UK are a worrying sign of things to come, writes Chris Wright, chairman of Chrysalis Records

Chris Wright

03, Aug, 2018 @8:00 AM

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'A Brexited flatland’: Peter Gabriel hits out after Womad stars refused entry to UK
Festival co-founder urges government to make it easier for international artists to perform in Britain

Laura Snapes

31, Jul, 2018 @1:02 PM

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