Category: Features – Archive

April 3, 2019 / Features - Archive

It all happened in a flash. In 1964, aged 14, Emilio Castillo took up the tenor saxophone. Just four years later, when San Francisco was better known for turning hippy hair into flower-arrangements, he formed Tower of Power, the band that has remained a benchmark for super-funky soul for 51…

March 8, 2019 / Features - Archive

The great cellist Yo-Yo Ma has called Sandeep Das “a creator myths”, referring to the profundity of his tabla playing within Indian classical, orchestral and cross-cultural music (including with Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble). But he could also have been talking about Das’s capacity for dire-looking predicaments to become happy endings. When…

January 23, 2019 / Features - Archive

Director Simon McBurney walked into the first day of rehearsals for Beware of Pity with no script. He had Stefan Zweig’s 1939 novel of that name, and the task before him was to adapt it into a play with the input of the actors. The catch? The company was Schaubuhne…