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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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Longlegs review - like its titular killer, this summer'...

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Album: Chris Cohen - Paint a Room

Paint a Room is idiosyncratic, but it is an absolute joy. Accessible too. Permeated with a summery vibe, its 10 songs glisten like the...

theartsdesk at the Buxton International Festival - power and...

Buxton International Festival offers one thundering success, one uneasy compromise and one surprisingly enjoyable experience, in its three...

Sleep review - things that go bump in the night

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Album: Catherine Russell and Sean Mason - My Ideal

Voice and piano.The combination can have a simplicity, a conversational freedom, a rightness...

Fly Me to the Moon review - NASA gets a Madison Avenue makeo...

It’s over 50 years since men last landed on our orbiting space-neighbour, but...

Album: AJ Lee & Blue Summit - City of Glass

In the world of popular music, tangential connections to success are profile-raising. They offer an immediate connection to an artist. It is...