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‘He’s a man with a fork in a world of soup’: the bitterest music-duo spats
With Hall & Oates now saying ‘no can do’ to their partnership, we look at the other pop pairs who fell out of harmony

Dave Simpson

23, Nov, 2023 @3:47 PM

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Mobo awards for music of black origin to be held at Sheffield Arena
Exclusive: Yorkshire city will host event for first time to bridge north-south divide in funding and exposure

Robyn Vinter North of England correspondent

23, Nov, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Neville Garrick obituary
Graphic designer and friend of Bob Marley who created the sleeve artwork for many of the reggae star’s albums, including Exodus

Chris Salewicz

22, Nov, 2023 @2:56 PM

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Immersive survey of Black British music to open V&A East museum in 2025
Inaugural exhibition at new museum space will chart more than a century of musical development, from calypso and reggae to grime and drill

Aneesa Ahmed

01, Nov, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Gilberto Gil review – farewell London concert for a joyful musical great
At 81, Gil says goodbye to the city that was once his home in political exile, playing a set that hops deftly between bossa nova, tropicália, reggae and funk

John Lewis

12, Oct, 2023 @11:08 AM

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‘More delay! More reverb!’ UK dub legends Creation Rebel return after 40 years
With their audio collages and intergalactic scope, the group wowed the British punk scene. Back with longtime producer Adrian Sherwood, they explain their new album confronting ‘hostile environment’ policies

David Katz

03, Oct, 2023 @11:43 AM

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‘She spoke truth to power, always’: Sinéad O’Connor’s affinity with Black music – and liberation
The Irish musician expressed solidarity and an appreciation for Black music with gospel, rap and roots reggae recordings, which were often fuelled by her own experiences of marginalisation

Tara Joshi

14, Aug, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Sound footing: campaign promotes female DJs at Notting Hill carnival
Exclusive: pioneering DJ Linett Kamala sets up mentoring programme to bring more women into soundsystem scene

Aamna Mohdin Community affairs correspondent

14, Aug, 2023 @7:27 AM

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Skindred: Smile review | Dave Simpson's album of the week
One minute it’s riffs and political rage, the next it’s summery reggae. Thanks to their craft – and frontman Benji Webbe’s joie de vivre – the band’s barrier-breaking album is a treat

Dave Simpson

03, Aug, 2023 @11:19 AM

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‘I felt his vibration!’ Sonny Roberts, the UK’s first Black music studio owner
The Jamaican immigrant producer and entrepreneur, who is being honoured with a blue plaque this week, laid the foundations for a vibrant British reggae scene

Charis McGowan

26, Jul, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Lord Creator obituary
A star of the 60s Jamaican ska scene who found wider fame when UB40’s cover version of his song Kingston Town became a huge hit

Garth Cartwright

12, Jul, 2023 @4:39 PM

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Mikey John obituary
Other lives: Reggae DJ known as DJ Cuppa Tea and adventure playground leader who played a central role in his west London community

Carol John

06, Jul, 2023 @10:42 AM

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