Plaque to mark 40 years since Bob Marley’s last London appearance

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Forty years ago this month, Bob Marley and the Wailers performed their largest UK concert in South London as part of the 1980 “Uprising”...

Album of the week: Funky Kingston by Toots and...

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Each week our music editor Dave Randall picks an album (with a local connection) you need to hear … Funky...

Raves in a time of Coronavirus

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The future of the UK’s underground music scene is a vital issue for Brixton. Medya Gungor considers what lies ahead, speaking with event organisers...

Album of the week: Old Wow by Sam Lee

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Each week our music editor Dave Randall picks an album (with a local connection) you need to hear …

Brixton teenagers create anthem for freedom on mobiles

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Brixton teenagers Youthsayers have used their phones during lockdown to record a version of Sam Cooke's civil rights era anthem A Change Is Gonna...

Album of the week: Dread Beat an’ Blood by...

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Each week our music editor Dave Randall picks an album (with a local connection) you need to hear … We...

Essential Lockdown Beats 2.0

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Medya Gungor shares her current favourite tracks to spice up your lockdown playlists in June

Still singing along

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Helen McDonald is still singing, but for her being online is no substitute for the live gigs in Brixton. She misses the atmosphere at POP,...

Album of the week: Treasures Untold by Tom Brosseau

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Each week our music editor Dave Randall picks an album (with a local connection) you need to hear …

Album of the week: Sistahs by Big Joanie

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Each week our music editor Dave Randall picks an album (with a local connection) you need to hear … https://youtu.be/iE6Ji3dGHO4 Big Joanie describe themselves as Black...

Brixton’s Errol Linton releases new album

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Music editor Dave Randall talks to Brixton resident and performer Errol Linton about his new album   There are some advantages to conducting interviews remotely in the...

Album of the week: A Work Of Heart by...

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Each week our music editor Dave Randall picks an album (with a local connection) you need to hear … https://youtu.be/DvH6SGAxhF8 I, like so many others, was...

Should you be on TV in The Voice? Act now!

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Medya Gungor meets two local women who are helping The Voice look for local talent SouthSounds was founded two years ago as a community-based creative...

Ty: Friend and mentor to Brixton’s creative community

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We are deeply saddened to hear that 47-year-old Brixton hip-hop pioneer Ben Chijioke, AKA Ty, died on Thursday from pneumonia having contracted Covid-19. He was a...

The Reggae Ticket: take a journey through jazz

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Medya Gungor looks at a celebration of the influential reggae and ska label Trojan Records that was halted in its tracks by lockdown – fortunately,...

Tootawl story of musical journey to vinyl

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Folk songwriter and singer Richard O’Gorman aka Tootawl’s journey from Cork to Streatham has been an unusual one. Along the way to performing in...

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Brixton music hall history – can you help?

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The wonderful Loughborough Road Histories website is involved in a project, already generating enthusiasm, to research Brixton’s...

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