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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

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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'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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Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Harry Baker, Noisenight 13, Jazz Cafe...

The elation in the queue was palpable as people stood laughing and chatting in the November cold waiting for the doors of the Jazz Café to open...

Arms and the Man, Orange Tree Theatre review - a rollicking...

For his final bow as artistic director of the...

Justin Adams & Mohamed Errebbaa, The Jam Jar, Bristol re...

Justin Adams has been exploring music that produces trance or near-trance states for a number of years. Along with being Robert Plant’s lead...

theartsdesk Radio Show 34 - with post-punk visionary Lu Edmo...

Welcome to the latest edition of Peter Culshaw’s occasional radio show, which normally has a global music focus. This week’s guest for...

Park Jiha, Stone Nest, K-Music - timeless evocative East-Wes...

Even those with the most tangential connection to pop music will be aware that K-Pop is all conquering, and the likes of BTS and BlackPink are on...

Blu-ray: Son of the White Mare

Son of the White Mare (Fehérlófia), a 1981 Hungarian...

Remembering Wilko: unforgettable encounters with the Dr Feel...

Looking back on the most exciting, atmospheric and musically challenging gigs I’ve seen to date, there are several contenders in each category....

An open letter from Dame Sarah Connolly and colleagues to Ar...

The decision of Arts Council England to withdraw funding from the...

Matilda the Musical review - a dizzying, smartly subversive...

I bow to no one in my affection for Matilda the Musical onstage, which I've loved across multiple iterations, from Stratford-upon-Avon to...

Baghdaddy, Royal Court review - Middle-Eastern magic realism

What is the best way of talking about the Middle East? Should plays take a documentary or verbatim approach, all the better to educate and inform...