Books
05 July 2007
When he received the Booker prize in 1972, John Berger used his acceptance speech to voice his distaste for literary...
09 April 2007
Bebel Gilberto was practically baptised in the gene pool of Brazilian music. Her father, the guitarist João Gilberto,...
Culture
19 February 2007
David Byrne has done it again. Ever since the former Talking Head released the first of his Brazil Classics series,...
Lifestyle
18 December 2006
But while Blair clung on and Gordon quasi-couped, change happened all over the place: the ice caps melted, Jamie Oliver...
Culture
18 December 2006
This year has brought the passing of some fine musicians. With the death of György Ligeti, the New York avant-garde...
Music and Performance
13 November 2006
In some parts of Africa you are born into music. Musicians playing in West Africa today share surnames - Diabaté,...
International Politics
06 November 2006
More than 80 per cent of Americans voting in these midterm elections will have used electronic voting systems. But,...
Music and Performance
16 October 2006
World Circuit is the remarkable record label which, with its 1997 hit Buena Vista Social Club, can claim to have made "...