There has been nobody like Nina Simone. But too few realise today what a towering artistic figure she was in her lifetime and what an inspiration she can still be.
A 15-year love affair with Japanese experimental, jazz and psychedelic rock music – plus Tony Benn’s foray into deep house…
A few weeks ago I was wandering around a disused pub yard off east London’s Brick Lane when I spotted the piece of street art above.
A hundred miles north of Calais is the Belgian city of Antwerp – there nestling within its huge docklands is the tiny village of Doel.
Martin Luther King and his supporters fought a titanic battle for suffrage in Selma, Alabama. Brian Jackson was Gil Scott-Heron’s writing partner and pianist. Together they produced some of the most insightful music of the 1970s. Here, Nick Grant reviews the new film Selma and Brian Jackson’s gig in London.