Monthly Archives: June 2018

Dizraeli, Tim Matthew and Eliza Carthy

For my second examination of the use of poetry within modern music I will delve into two albums by Eliza Carthy. Last year, Big Machine – a storm of an album by Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band – won … Continue reading

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Benjamin Zephaniah

In the first of my explorations of poetry used in modern music, I will shine the light in the direction of top UK poet Benjamin Zephaniah. Benjamin Zephaniah appeared on the first Imagined Village album, where he performed a retelling … Continue reading

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Restavek; le choix

I will begin by giving the story in English. Nearly 200 years ago, the slaves of Haiti revolted and threw their colonial masters, the French, off their island. This is a cause for admiration and pride. However, a documentary that … Continue reading

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