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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

Medicine Festival review - the new New Age gathers in leafy Berkshire

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theartsdesk Radio Show 35 - with writer/composer Amit Chaudhuri

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'The music business was created for people like me who are not criminal enough to go to jail, and not mad enough to go to the nuthouse'. Sinéad O'Connor, 1966-2023

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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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Hough, Hallé, Elder, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - a...

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Music Reissues Weekly: Andwella - To Dream

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Bavouzet, Manchester Camerata, Takács-Nagy, Stoller Hall, Ma...

There’s a sense of cheerful abandon about Manchester Camerata’s ...