Black beat
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Black beat

When singer Ray BLK topped the BBC’s Sound of 2017 she became the first unsigned artist to win an honour that had previously gone to the likes of Adele and Sam Smith. For journalist and author Lloyd Bradley it once again underlined how black music continues to make waves on its own terms, forcing the … Continue reading

The Grenfell factor
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The Grenfell factor

Two weeks after Anna Minton’s latest book was published in June the Grenfell Tower  went up in flames, illuminating in stark relief her damning analysis of  London’s housing crisis. “It is really shocking that such a catastrophe should happen in one of the richest parts of London, in one of the richest parts of the … Continue reading