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

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

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

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>


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

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

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.

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

<strong>Carmen Jones</stro

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

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

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

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

I got away from it all
By Becky Hogge - 28 June 13:00

A weekend without my mobile phone was a blessing in disguise

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

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

How green was Glastonbury?
By Sian Berry - 26 June 12:43

Sian assesses the environmental impact of the famous festival

By Staff blogger - 25 June 13:00

Devo are an art-punk band from Akron, Ohio, best known for the 1980 hit “Whip It”. Their first UK to

The great escapist
By Alexander Larman - 21 June 13:00

<strong>Bit of a Blur</strong>
Alex James <em>Little, Brown, 274pp, £16.99</em>

A life less ordinary
By Ryan Gilbey - 21 June 13:00

The turbulent tale of Édith Piaf is rendered vividly by a clever director

<strong>La Vie en rose (

A feast for the senses
By David Smyth - 21 June 13:00

Music now blares through every public space - but sound art reminds us how precious our hearing real

Critical beatdown
By Louis Pattison - 21 June 13:00

<strong>Bring the Noise</strong>
Simon Reynolds <em>Faber & Faber, 400pp, £16.99</em>