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Rag’n’Bone Man, O2 Academy

Bumping along on the bus to Rag n Bone man I didn't have a whole to go on in terms of expectation which I love - I take great joy in discovering an artist after they've blown up. It was the same…
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Chineke! Orchestra: Classical music diversified

"I could count on my hand the amount of people of colour I’d played with in the past 35 years... That’s not good." Fresh off the phone from BBC Radio 4, Chi-chi Nwanoku walked me…
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Chineke! Orchestra, St George’s

'I want black and minority ethnic musicians to walk on stage and know they belong' After speaking to Chi-Chi Nwanoku I was more than a little excited to watch Chineke!…
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Postmodern Jukebox, Colston Hall

"A whirlwind of emotions, I laughed harder than should be allowed on a dreary Monday evening" Postmodern Jukebox came to play at Bristol on the first day of spring. In true British style the day's…
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Sound Industry: Bristol Women in Music

Bristol's music scene is a popular one. Respected worldwide for its wide range of genres and influences, its output is both diverse and varied. Unfortunately, though, it’s still heavily…
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Lemonade: Beyoncé’s sweetest lemons

Pray You Catch Me The album opens with Beyoncé looking down with graffiti in the background, presented in fur and corn rows. A vulnerable admission of infidelity begins: 'I'm praying to catch…
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Dear Beyoncé

I downloaded Tidal apprehensively. I'd seen the hype and knew I'd experience something both visually stimulating and musically mediocre but tried to keep an open mind. The first shot of…
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Red Bull Culture Clash, The Passenger Shed, Bristol 2016

  There are 3 clashes from Red Bull this year in Bristol, Manchester and London - but in my opinion Bristol got the best teams (admittedly London's teams haven't been announced yet...but our…
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Little Simz, O2 Academy

Little Simz has been one to watch for a while, but she doesn't shout about it. At this stage if you know about her, you know - but if you don't there's a chance you won't find out until she's…
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Akua Naru – My Heart Is Broken

Akua Naru was at The Lantern last month - a spoken word artist that has been on my radar for only a year or so after a friend compared one of my songs to hers (massive compliment) but who I thought…
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