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Google 11/13/2018 6:50:21 AM

Two-day celebration this weekend to launch Brixton's own summer festival - London News Online (blog)


London News Online (blog)

Two-day celebration this weekend to launch Brixton's own summer festival
London News Online (blog)
Big Narstie, Yungen and Sneakbo have broken into the mainstream recently, but other influential artists and writers regarded Brixton as their home: Linton Kwesi Johnson, David Bowie, Havelock Ellis, John Major, CLR James, Ken Livingstone, Danny ...

Google 11/8/2018 2:15:44 PM

A Sparrow, a Rose and the Empire Windrush at London's Barbican - Financial Times


Financial Times

A Sparrow, a Rose and the Empire Windrush at London's Barbican
Financial Times
Brother Resistance is a poet in the mould of Linton Kwesi Johnson, who does a poetry called rapsoul which is a kind of spoken-word militant calypso. We've got Ayanna Witter-Johnson, who's a cellist and dancer. We've got Gaika, who's a young UK artist ...

Google 11/7/2018 5:01:51 AM

Barbra Streisand's Propaganda Walls Tumble Down - National Review


National Review

Barbra Streisand's Propaganda Walls Tumble Down
National Review
Not quite knowing how to achieve the pamphleteering, rhetorical mode of Elvis Costello's Armed Forces, or Linton Kwesi Johnson's Tings An Times, or Morrissey's Your Arsenal, Streisand is off her game, like a tendentious late-night comedian. She is as ...

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Google 11/5/2018 3:46:41 PM

A huge celebration of UK bass culture has launched - Clash Magazine


A huge celebration of UK bass culture has launched
Clash Magazine
Bass Culture 70/50 - the UK's largest ever Jamaican music exhibition - has launched, highlighting the Windrush generation's impact on the UK. Marking 70 years since the arrival of the Empire Windrush and 50 years of reggae in Britain, the show uses ...

Google 11/1/2018 5:44:28 PM

John Cooper Clarke: 'My trousers? River Island or M&S. The skinniest they do' - The Guardian


John Cooper Clarke: 'My trousers? River Island or M&S. The skinniest they do'
The Guardian
I have another reason to thank Linton: we went on tour together in 1981, all around the UK, and when we appeared in Essex, that is when my wife was first introduced to my work. I didn't meet her then, but she was in the audience. So: thanks, Linton! I ...

Google 10/28/2018 9:32:31 AM

Jamaica turns back on Patois and plans to make Spanish an official language - Face2Face Africa


Jamaica turns back on Patois and plans to make Spanish an official language
Face2Face Africa
She even influenced other Caribbean authors and poets such as Linton Kwesi Johnson, Mutabaruka and Paul Keens-Douglas to avoid writing in English. Miss Lou, as she is affectionately called, could not live to see Patois become an official language in ...

Google 10/27/2018 4:58:03 AM

Berlin dub duo INRA announces sophomore album - Tiny Mix Tapes


Tiny Mix Tapes

Berlin dub duo INRA announces sophomore album
Tiny Mix Tapes
Premiering today, “The Content Consuming Its Form” is seven-plus minutes of club-wrecking revolution for the mind and body; like Linton Kwesi Johnson and Mutabaruka if they grew up on jungle and grime rather than indirectly help inspire those genres.

Google 10/24/2018 3:07:33 PM

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