Desert sounds
By Rachel Aspden - 04 October 13:00

The Bedouin Jerry Can Band, raucous rock stars of the Sinai, are on a mission to share their extraor

Lost in a century
By Alice O'Keeffe - 27 September 13:00

Manu Chao's catchy, multilingual pop tunes became the soundtrack to the anti-globalisation movement.

Seeger turns on Uncle Joe
By Nicholas Wapshott - 27 September 13:00

Observations on Folk Music

Robert Wyatt
By Staff blogger - 27 September 1:00

Artists tackle ten existential questions

King of the swingers
By Christopher Bray - 20 September 13:00

Frank Sinatra's singing sounds perfectly effortless - but three biographies reveal the hard work and

All woman
By Alice O'Keeffe - 20 September 13:00

Leaving gender-bending rock behind, P J Harvey has produced an album of fragile beauty

Malcolm X and me
By Anthony Thomas - 14 September 12:43

In his final Faith Column on Hip Hop Anthony Thomas gives his personal testimony of how book he read

The history of Hip Hop
By Anthony Thomas - 13 September 13:07

Hip Hop is the culmination of 'Black' thought, born centuries ago, out of the struggles of African s

No one slept in 1990
By Ben Davies - 13 September 13:00

Observations on Pavarotti

The spirit and philosophy of Hip Hop
By Anthony Thomas - 12 September 11:12

Hip Hop has no bible - it is best thought about in the same way as radical western philosophical mov

The power of pop
By Frances Morgan - 06 September 13:00

<strong>Japrocksampler: How the Postwar Japanese Blew Their Minds on Rock'n'Roll</strong>


England’s dreaming
By Phil Meadley - 06 September 13:00

A star-studded musical collaboration is bringing English folk into the 21st century.

By Staff blogger - 06 September 1:00

Ninja is vocalist for the Brighton-based Go! Team. The band’s second album, “Proof of Youth”, is out

Young Marble Giants
By Staff blogger - 30 August 1:00

Stuart Moxham of the influential Cardiff-based band Young Marble Giants answers our existential ques

Cultural apartheid?
By Brian Coleman - 28 August 19:59

The Proms remain a resolutely all-white, Middle English affair

New world order
By Daniel Trilling - 23 August 13:00

MIA adopts the feisty sound of the slums, but she is strongest when closer to home.

King Creosote
By Staff blogger - 23 August 13:00

Also known as the Fife-based singer-songwriter Kenny Anderson, King Creosote is an acclaimed member

Farewell to the Proms
By Nicholas Kenyon - 23 August 13:00

How to avoid coming down with "cancellitis", finding time to eat, and nearing the end of an extraord

The most commercial of music festivals
By Alexander Larman - 21 August 13:35

Alexander Larman reports from this year's V Festival, the music festival for pop lovers and a mecca

Making a song and dance about it
By Rosie Millard - 16 August 13:00

Royal Festival Hall reopens with a breathtaking version of Carmen Jones

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Swinging Addis
By Rachel Aspden - 16 August 13:00

Ethiopian pop was killed off by dictatorship, but left a rich and eccentric legacy.

Scaling the heights
By Alice O'Keeffe - 09 August 13:00

Venezuela's pioneering classical music programme for children has produced world-class artists such

Where the real thing clings on
By Mark Ellen - 02 August 13:00

At the muddy rock festivals and the low-budget pub gigs, you can hear something that doesn't come of

To Russia, with dub
By Daniel Trilling - 02 August 13:00

Want to fight racism in Russia? Send in Lily Allen, some reggae bands and an outspoken Muslim rapper

Rocking the world
By Daniel Trilling - 26 July 13:00

Heavy metal was born in the West Midlands, and has developed a global following matched only in hip-

Picture perfect
By Sukhdev Sandhu - 19 July 13:00

Sukhdev Sandhu on graphic revolutionaries and imaginary pop stars

More than a music festival?
By Alexander Larman - 17 July 11:43

Latitude offered a rather mixed standard on the theatre and literary side but the music produced som

The sound of resistance
By Rick Jones - 05 July 13:00

Using folk melodies and bracing discords, Baltic composers railed against Soviet dominance

Alan Johnston
By Ben Davies - 04 July 16:04

Delight the BBC correspondent has been released and other issues

Beatles and before
By Eric Hobsbawm - 28 June 13:00

How the Beatles peaked in 1963 according to New Statesman music columnist Francis Newton