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  1. May 17, 2013

    A walk with the FT: Ashmore Wood & Stubhampton Bottom

    Duckface isn’t the most endearing nickname but almost 20 years after filming Four Weddings and a Funeral, Anna Chancellor...

  2. October 27, 2012

    Catch a Fire, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

    The 1973 album Catch a Fire established Bob Marley and the Wailers internationally and launched reggae on to the world...

  1. August 31, 2012

    Is it just me?

    The Sage If I type “value judgment” into Google’s addictive Ngram viewer, I find the phrase hardly ever crops up in its...

  2. June 26, 2012

    Rokia Traoré, Barbican, London

    The hardest-working woman in Mali, Rokia Traoré pitched up in London with three completely different shows in the space of a...

  3. April 20, 2012

    Culture corner: Marley à la mode

    Marley, a compelling new biopic about singer Bob Marley, co-produced by his son Ziggy and directed by Kevin Macdonald, uses...

  4. April 19, 2012

    Charisma on a shocking scale

    Kevin Macdonald’s two-and-a-half-hour documentary about Bob Marley is too short. As the credits roll on Marley one must...

  5. February 17, 2012

    Bear essentials

    Each new day at the Berlin Film Festival has begun with a mass striptease. The audience arrives for the morning screening,...

  6. February 17, 2012

    Whitney Houston was worth Sony’s posthumous premium

    What price the grief of Whitney Houston fans? For a brief period in the early hours of Sunday morning, it seemed the answer...

  7. January 30, 2012

    Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Jazz Café, London

    In the late 1960s and ’70s, from his tiny four-track Black Ark recording studio in Kingston, Jamaica, Lee “Scratch” Perry...

  8. January 6, 2012

    Meditation vacation

    The guru looked troubled. A spry 75-year-old, who could have passed for 60, he usually wore an expression as pure as his...

  9. June 13, 2011

    Blackwell and Fuller get a band together

    Chris Blackwell and Simon Fuller, two of the biggest names in music, have formed a joint venture that aims to circumvent...

  10. January 13, 2011

    Authentic Brands picks up Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe’s name and likeness will soon appear on lingerie, curling irons and handbags. On Thursday, the rights to the...

  11. November 13, 2010

    King Sunny Ade: Baba Mo Tunde

    King Sunny Ade Baba Mo Tunde (IndigeDisc) Thirty years ago, Juju was nearly the new reggae, and King Sunny Ade a third world...

  12. July 3, 2010

    Sale of the week: Marianne Faithfull photographs

    Sale: Marianne Faithfull photographs by Dennis MorrisLocation: Snap Galleries, 8 Piccadilly Arcade, London SW1. Tel: +44...

  13. June 26, 2010

    K’Naan: Troubadour

    K’Naan Troubadour (A&M) Don’t judge K’naan by “Wavin’ Flag”, a woolly exercise in Bob Marley worship chosen by Coca-Cola as...

  14. June 16, 2009

    Virgin takes on online pirates

    Virgin Media, the UK cable operator, has teamed up with Universal Music to launch an "unlimited" music download...

  15. June 15, 2009

    Virgin and Universal launch anti-piracy drive

    Virgin Media, the UK cable operator, has teamed up with Universal Music to launch an “unlimited” music download subscription...

  16. FT Alphaville

    March 23, 2009

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Monday, - Krugman’s despair. - How Wall Street insiders are using the bail-out to stage a revolution. - And...

  17. January 3, 2009

    Live music

    Chris Brown January 3 and 11, O2 Arena, London then touring Slick songs and dance moves from Chris Brown, the US teenager...

  18. November 15, 2008

    The tower and the glory

    Come on we burn down Babylon one more time," sang Bob Marley. For him, and all Rastafarians, Babylon was the sink and...

  19. November 15, 2008

    Visions of Babylonian civilisation

    “Come on we burn down Babylon one more time,” sang Bob Marley. For him, and all Rastafarians, Babylon was the sink and...

  20. July 26, 2008

    Reviews Music - Monty Alexander

    Monty Alexander was already a successful young bandleader when his parents relocated to the US in 1961, since when he has...

  21. May 17, 2008

    World - David Honigmann

    Wasis Diop Judu Bék Wrasse The Senegalese singer Wasis Diop has been silent for a decade, but his new album sees him back...

  22. May 1, 2008

    The return of high-risk optimism

    Only at the Milken Institute Global Conference would one song played between financial debates be Bob Marley's "Three...

  23. March 22, 2008

    Theatre Sarah Hemming & Ian Shuttleworth

    Never So Good National Theatre, London SE1 Another very tempting opening: Jeremy Irons stars as Harold Macmillan in Howard...

  24. December 22, 2007

    POP: 2007 Re-ISSUES LUDOVIC HUNTER-TILNEY

    U2 The Joshua Tree: Re-mastered Mercury It's the 20th anniversary of the album that catapulted U2 into superstardom and...

  25. October 20, 2007

    Bad Brains

    By whatever yardstick you choose, Bad Brains is an exceptional band. Doyens of US hardcore, a bruisingly noisy brand of...

  26. October 19, 2007

    Bad Brains, London Astoria

    By whatever yardstick you choose, Bad Brains is an exceptional band. Doyens of US hardcore, a bruisingly noisy brand of...

  27. October 17, 2007

    Rihanna

    If any doubts remained that Rihanna owns the pop song of 2007, they were erased at the beginning of her encore last week in...

  28. September 8, 2007

    This time it’s personal

    A Writer’s People: Ways of Looking and Feeling By V.S. Naipaul Picador £16.99, 194 pages FT bookshop price: £13.59 In an...

  29. August 9, 2007

    Lauryn Hill

    For a few minutes after she took the stage at Brooklyn’s Wingate Park on Monday night, it was possible to mistake Lauryn...

  30. July 14, 2007

    'We are not owed guilt'

    K'Naan Warsame grew up in Mogadishu. When he was seven, his father, who was working as a taxi driver in New York, sent him...

  31. July 13, 2007

    ‘We are not owed guilt’

    K’Naan Warsame grew up in Mogadishu. When he was seven, his father, who was working as a taxi driver in New York, sent him a...

  32. April 28, 2007

    Culture Clash: Dread Meets Punk Rockers

    Culture Clash: Dread Meets Punk Rockers by Don Letts with David Nobakht SAF Publishing £16.99, 256 pages FT bookshop price:...

  33. January 27, 2007

    ANSWERS TO LAST WEEK'S QUIZ

    ANSWERS TO LAST WEEK'S QUIZ 1 Richard Nixon 2 The law 3 Bob Marley 4 Ringo 5 Police WINNER:Tony Miner, Kent Send your...

  34. January 26, 2007

    FT Weekend Berry Bros & Rudd Arts Quiz

    1. Who designed Diaghilev’s ballet ‘Parade’ and married one of his ballerinas? 2. Which artist painted: a) “Oberon and...

  35. November 2, 2006

    Cut-price music

    It is another sign of the times. Universal Music, the world's biggest music group controlled by France's Vivendi, yesterday...

  36. October 12, 2006

    Eliane Elias Jazz Café, London

    Following her most recent album Around the City, this gig presented Eliane Elias as a vocalist as much as as a jazz...

  37. October 9, 2006

    Pink

    Wembley Arena, London Pink set the tone for her show in the opening number, a ballsy rock anthem in which she sang - or...

  38. July 14, 2006

    No entrepreneur is an island these days

    Founding Island Records was easy enough for Chris Blackwell. Growing up in Jamaica, he loved reggae music and wished a wider...

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