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Category Archives: Music

AMY: Documentary + Q&A with Director, Asif Kapadia

Posted on by Janet Awe

I feel like my heart has been broken, just a little bit, this evening. Asif Kapadia’s two hour documentary about the singer, Amy Whinehouse, who died aged only 27, is a wonderfully personal and extremely moving portrait of a young woman, desperate FOR love and desperate TO love, whose internal demons were stoked by the [...]

London Film Festival Review: 20 Feet From Stardom

Posted on by Janet Awe

This is a documentary that’s been crying out to be made for decades. A tribute to the amazing backing singers from America who created the sound on many of the records we all know and love. From Ike and Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross; to Lou Reed, Joe Cocker, [...]

I have a dream: Mr Fingers’ “Martin Luther King Mix” of Can You Feel It

Posted on by Janet Awe

Today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s great speech, one of many made that day, towards the end of the March on Washington in 1963. The speech lasted nearly 15 minutes but the soundbite that has endured and is regularly repeated lasts about five minutes and begins with “I have a dream”.  Click [...]

Beyoncé sings The Star Spangled Banner at Obama’s public inauguration, for his 2nd term as President of the USA

Posted on by Janet Awe

Today, President Barack Obama was publicly sworn into his second term as American President. The historical importance of this day – and the positive message that it sends to young people, and adults, of all backgrounds and lifestyles – can not be underestimated. He used his inaugural address to “issue a powerful call to action, as [...]

Whitney Houston, RIP

Posted on by Janet Awe

I’ve spent the last three hours in a state of shock and heartbreak, as I found out that Whitney Houston has died. She was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel this afternoon. And she was only 48 years old. When I was growing up, she had a huge impact on my life. It was [...]

Dalston Cat helps Klaxons win 2010 Best Art Vinyl Awards

Posted on by Janet Awe

‘Surfing The Void’, the album from electronic dance rock band, Klaxons, has won the 2010 Best Art Vinyl Awards. Organised by Art Vinyl, the company behind the simple-but-brilliant framing system for displaying your record artwork, the Awards aim to recognise the best artwork around and are now in their fifth year. ‘Surfing the Void’ features lead [...]