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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 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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'I read French from left to right and Arabic from right to left': remembering Algerian rebel rocker Rachid Taha

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BaianaSystem, Village Underground - the new Brazilian contenders

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WOMAD 2, Charlton Park review - rainbows and rumba

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David Byrne, Eventim Apollo review - twice in a lifetime?

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Ismaili a Go-Go: How the Aga Khan funded a music renaissance

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Africa: A Journey Into Music, BBC Four review - too little, too late?

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theartsdesk in Ramallah - the music biz turns its sights on Palestine

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Tim Maia tribute, The Jazz Café review - the Brazilian wild soul legend revival continues

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theartsdesk Radio Show 21

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Norah Jones, Ronnie Scott's review - heartfelt music that transcends bland

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WOMAD 2017, Charlton Park review 2 - utopian globalist festival dances through the rain

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Yasmine Hamdan, Scala review - sultry, epic and doom-laden

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theartsdesk Radio Show 20 – from Mali to São Paulo

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Caetano Veloso and Teresa Cristina, Barbican

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