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An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times. I think that is true of painters, sculptors, poets, musicians. How can you be an artist and not reflect the times? That to me is the definition of an artist.

Nina Simone

A Manifesto for a Choir
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 05:52

A Manifesto for a Choir

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Boff Whalley from the Commoners Choir was interviewed recently in the Morning Star. Here, he describes the background to the choir's manifesto. ‘Surrealism asserts our complete nonconformism clearly enough so that there can be no question of translating it, at the trial of the real world, as evidence for the…
Liar, Liar!
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Saturday, 27 May 2017 16:49

Liar, Liar!

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Captain SKA's "Liar, Liar" was officially released on 26 May, in an attempt to get the BBC and other radio stations to play it over the airways. Please download and share, share, share!!!!All money spent on downloads of the track between 26th May and 8th June 2017 will be split…
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 14:19

Music and Marxism: Part Two

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Mark Abel continues his analysis of how Marxists should appreciate and evaluate music. In the first part of this article, I argued that critique was at the heart of any application of Marxist theory, and that therefore a Marxist musicology must be a critical, rather than a disinterested (or complacent)…
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