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    Eric Roberson: Hear This!

    By Chris Wells on April 7, 2020
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    Eric Roberson has record and released a new album when almost nobody else has. And he’s done it in...

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    Monophonics: Lockdown Soul

    By Chris Wells on March 26, 2020
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    By Chris Wells Kelly Finnigan, frontman of Californian vintage psychedelic-soul band Monophonics, is holed up at home, like most...

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    Morgan James: Magnetic South

    By Chris Wells on February 5, 2020
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    Morgan James has made a great soul album in Memphis. It’s all Chris Wells needed to know. Pic by...

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    Tunde Jegede & NOK Orchestra

    By Chris Wells on January 20, 2020
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    Tunde Jegede & NOK Orchestra Emmanuel Church, London. The second instalment of the Salon Concert series is timely. Into...

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    Give Me The Night

    By Chris Wells on January 9, 2020
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    Into The Night By Kevin Le Gendre In recent years reports of the death of club culture...

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    Moon Child

    By Chris Wells on November 14, 2019
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    Keisha Thompson: Man On The Moon, Part of the well-programmed Tottenham Literature Festival, this excellent...

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    Book Review: Absolutely Massive

    By Chris Wells on June 3, 2019
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    Massive Attack Out Of The Comfort Zone The Story of A Sound, A City And A Group Of Revolutionary...

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    Freedom Sounds

    By Chris Wells on March 26, 2019
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    Freedom Song Hackney Empire, London. Louis Armstrong’s beaming smile in the corridor of ‘London’s most beautiful theatre’ serves as...

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    Shakespeare’s Sistas

    By Chris Wells on March 14, 2019
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    Richard 11 Shakespeare with an all-women-of-colour cast has become the main, perhaps inevitable,...

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    Drums & Colours

    By Chris Wells on August 1, 2018
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        Drums And Colours Knowledge Centre, British Library, London. Just a stone’s throw from this packed lecture theatre...