The folk music scene has always had a political, radical edge. This is a short, personal survey by Russ Chandler of the level of political engagement in the scene today.
The first two albums I have reviewed this month look at America from completely different musical and political perspectives.
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.