As part of the BBC season marking the 200th anniversary of Britain's abolition of the slave trade, Neneh Cherry traces the evolution of black music from the African diaspora to urban hip-hop, with a detailed look at cross-cultural fertilisation across Africa, England, America and the Caribbean.
Contributors include Senegalese singer/musician Baaba Maal, songwriter/producer
Lamont Dozier. NYU music professor Jason King, Nigerian musician Femi Kuti , American singer/musician Odetta, US hip-hop star Wyclef Jean , jazz artist Courtney Pine , American singers Mavis Staples and Bill Withers , South African musician Hugh Masekela , ska/rocksteady guru Prince Buster and others. Producers Sue Clark and Vivien Goldman
The March issue of BBC History Magazine, out now, features a slavery abolition special
3/5. Songwriter and producer Guy Chambers presents a detailed guide to the many aspects of the "simple" three-minute pop song, aided by British and American songwriters, musicians, managers and historians. This instalment explores the second minute, the chorus, voices and interpretation.
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