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Peter Culshaw

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Peter is a music and arts broadcaster and has written for the Observer, Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Songlines, among others in the UK and internationally. He has written a recently published book Clandestino: In Search Of Manu Chao published by Serpent's Tail and has produced and compiled numerous CDs. He was a founding Director of theartsdesk, and is co-editor of the New Music section.

Articles By Peter Culshaw

theartsdesk Radio Show 31 - special guest: TV soundtrack maestro Dominik Scherrer

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London Bulgarian Choir, Kings Place review - dark Slavic tales in waves of sound

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GogolFest:Dream review - the best music festival of the summer?

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theartsdesk Radio Show 30 - podcast on Malcolm McLaren with Paul Gorman, his biographer

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theartsdesk Radio Show 29 - Morricone, Moroccan psychedelia and Sudanese techno

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Ennio Morricone 1928-2020: A lost afternoon in his apartment in Rome

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theartsdesk Radio Show 28 - Tony Allen tribute with guest Stephen Budd

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theartsdesk Radio Show 27 - direct from Sāo Paulo with guest stars including Chico César

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theartsdesk Radio Show 26 - with guest from the Amazon, the latest Brazilian star Arthur Nogueira

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theartsdesk Radio Show 25 - with bohemian chanteuse Anne Pigalle

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theartsdesk Radio Show 24 - hot subcontinental sounds with guest Viveick Rajagopalan

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WOMAD, Charlton Park review - a gloriously defiant global music celebration

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10th Odessa International Film Festival review - exquisite gay love stories and visionary new music

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Oumou Sangaré, Earth review - the new Mama Africa takes her crown

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theartsdesk Radio Show 23 - the hottest Brazil sounds for 2019 with guest Tiago Di Mauro

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theartsdesk Radio Show 22 - the autumn's newest global sounds

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