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We asked readers of our blog to send in their five favourite tracks/albums of the year.

29 December 2014 | In depth

It’s been a long time coming, 14 years to be precise. D’Angelo released his last studio album, “Voodoo” in 2000. Then like a bolt from the blue and with very little fanfare “Black Messiah” by D’Angelo and the Vanguard was released last Monday (15 December).

22 December 2014 | In depth

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”.

13 December 2014 | In depth

This website, Dream Deferred, is named after a poem by Langston Hughes. So we are delighted to feature a guest post by Tayo Aluko, playwright and performer of the acclaimed Call Mr Robeson, who explains how his eyes were opened to Hughes’ work – and that of artist and director Steve McQueen, the Turner Prize and Oscar winner.

10 December 2014 | In depth

I have had a busy and exciting month and have had no time to write up my tracks of the month, so apologies for the delay.

15 October 2014 | Tracks of the month

“Their questions hit home, and I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today — my own government.”

10 September 2014 | In depth