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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

Culture for All: Why Jazz Matters
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 11 April 2022 12:01

Culture for All: Why Jazz Matters

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 As part of the Culture for All series, supported by the Communication Workers Union, we're proud to present a short film about jazz written by Chris Searle, with voiceover provided by Mike Quille. Why Jazz Matters by Chris Searle I grew up in the skiffle and trad era of the…
Gutsy, Punkish Sound-Bombs: On the Radicalism of Fontaines D.C.
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 23 February 2022 10:43

Gutsy, Punkish Sound-Bombs: On the Radicalism of Fontaines D.C.

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On a red carpet in February 2020, Grian Chatten, the front-man and vocalist for Fontaines D.C., was asked about the recent general election in Ireland, which had seen a historic plummeting of support for both of the traditionally dominant (centre-right) parties, Fine Gael and Fianna Fail. The election was proof,…
La Musica Sandinista
Saturday, 20 November 2021 11:25

La Musica Sandinista

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On the 7th November, the Nicaraguan people went to the polls. Though met by the outcry of ‘sham’ and other nonsensical accusations, the Nicaraguan people returned Daniel Ortega to office, continuing the renewed Sandinista Government’s rule. Since then, Britain, Canada, and other lackeys of the US have stamped up their…
The dedicated life and music of Mikis Theodorakis
Wednesday, 15 September 2021 08:54

The dedicated life and music of Mikis Theodorakis

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Mikis Theodorakis (1925-2021) has left the mortal plane, and one can only imagine he is flying the red flag in the heavenly realm – agitating alongside the great working-class heroes of history. He has been remembered warmly by the socialist world, by his own Greek party (KKE) and almost every…
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