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Jun
16
2018

Jim White dirties up Greek music

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The purists were probably sharpening their knives. Here, after all, was Jim White, famed Australian rock drummer, taking the traditional music of Crete back to Greece, and, being one half of just a duo with George Xylouris’s laouto and baritone voice, there was nowhere to hide. “I was apprehensive,” White concedes of that first time […]

Jun
10
2018

Sarah Snook unlocks her inner teen visionary

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She was improbable to her contemporaries 600 years ago, and she remains just as improbable, now. Joan of Arc bent France’s king, nobility, army and church to her will (turning the tide of the 100 Years War with England), all as a low-born, teenaged girl claiming to be an agent of the Almighty, and in […]

May
12
2018

Jacob Collier does it in his room

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Jacob Collier’s response to Quincy Jones’s offer to produce his first album was certainly novel: “Can we just be friends?” This was a London kid, whose ingenious reimagining of such songs as Stevie Wonder’s Isn’t She Lovely? had gone viral on YouTube, knocking back the producer of all those Michael Jackson hits, and the man […]