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10 UK Artists to Watch This Year

Here's 10 Black British artists to keep an eye out for this year.

Last year saw us lose game-changing artists like Prince and Sharon Jones amongst a slew of other tragedies, including the election of a racist, misogynist and unqualified US President. Nonetheless, in such a testing climate music has the ability to question, re-focus and bring up for debate issues affecting us all.

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Africa Express Presents: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians

The new album from Africa Express & the Syrian National Orchestra is a bold alternative to the images of war torn Syria that flood our media.

It's the penultimate night of Africa Express tour of Europe with former and current members of the Syrian National Orchestra. On stage in Istanbul’s stunning Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre, Julia Holter’s boldly vulnerable voice skips above the soaring orchestral strings and Seckou Keita’s lightly percussive kora playing.

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On The Map: The London Musicians Redefining the Black British Experience

Our latest installment of On The Map takes you through the new revolutionary sounds coming out of London.

Kwabs, The Sound Of A Man Announcing Himself To The World

Kwabs opens up about his Ghanaian heritage, the exploration of dualities in 'Love + War' and the importance of being yourself.

How Ugandan Londoner Lizbet Sempa Gained Over A Million Soundcloud Followers

Lizbet Sempa talks about her Ugandan heritage and the classical piano-meets-modern sound of her new single "All The Things" and upcoming EP.

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