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Brittany Howard: ‘I think back and I can’t even recognise that kid now’
Continuing our series where stars recall their teenage obsessions, the Alabama Shakes frontwoman remembers fishing, home recording and leftfield spirituality

As told to Stephanie Phillips

01, Jul, 2021 @1:56 PM

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Laura Mvula’s teenage obsessions: ‘I thought a briefcase was the most buff thing ever’
The singer-songwriter recalls the life-changing joy of playing in an orchestra, the beauty of her first braids and being empowered by Eternal

As told to Stephanie Phillips

17, Jun, 2021 @1:00 PM

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A year since Blackout Tuesday, has equality in music improved?
Amid the BLM protests of 2020 came a call to make the music industry accountable on race – but while new initiatives are helping, real change is still slow in the UK

Stephanie Phillips

01, Jun, 2021 @12:52 PM

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Valerie June: 'Black women have always been eclectic. We just didn't make the headlines'
Named by Bob Dylan as a contemporary great, the versatile songwriter straddles folk, R&B, bluegrass, soul and more – and her creative freedom has been hard-fought

Stephanie Phillips

16, Mar, 2021 @10:20 AM

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