Browsing Category: black music

  • David Blandy, From the Underground (2001)

    This film by David Blandy is to my mind haunted by the suspicion culture changes nothing. You can sing all the songs in the world, but you may never be a different cast of singer. From the Underground is nevertheless a well rehearsed feat, a perfect lip-synced rendition of one of the Wu Tang Clan’s …

    September 3, 2012
  • South London Black Music Archive @ Peckham Space

    If we accept the hypothesis that Africa was the cradle of the human race, it follows that black music predates the invention of the archive. Yet one of the most compelling aspects of the show at Peckham space is the newness of the exhibits: a Fugees t-shirt, a Cookie Crew album, an Amy Winehouse doll. …

    February 11, 2012