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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

Park Jiha, Stone Nest, K-Music - timeless evocative East-West soundscapes

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theartsdesk Radio Show 34 - with post-punk visionary Lu Edmonds

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Frida Kahlo Through Indian Classical Music, Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall review - a strangely effective meeting of cultures

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theartsdesk Radio Show 33: Ukraine special - musicians and artists direct from Ukraine, with co-host Anastasia Piliavsky

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theartsdesk Radio Show 32: a conversation with Matt Johnson of The The

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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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Leonskaja, Staatskapelle Streichquartett, Wigmore Hall / Sec...

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Othello, Lyric Hammersmith review - Frantic Assembly's...

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Blu-ray: The War Trilogy - Three Films by Andrzej Wajda

Watching these harrowing films in rapid succession allows us to watch a great...

Ólafsson, LPO, Gardner, RFH review - spirit of delight

This concert was advertised as the completion of an Elgar symphony cycle, though in the absence of the reconstructed Third, that meant the second...

Sound of the Underground, Royal Court review - loud and triu...

Ever been to a queer club? You know, drag cabaret night at Madame Jojo’s, or the Black Cap or Her Upstairs. No? Well, not to worry – the...

Gerhardt, BBC Philharmonic, Gernon, Bridgewater Hall, Manche...

Ben Gernon’s calm and clear way of conducting an orchestra (something he once told me he’d observed in the work of his mentor, Colin Davis) is...

Album: Robert Forster - The Candle and the Flame

Reflections on how the past relates to now suffuse The Candle and the Flame. The album’s closing track is “When I Was a Young Man.” When...