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Nina Simone
Culture  /  Published 27.01.22

Janis Ian lets her music speak her mind one last time

‘It is too easy to fall down that rabbit hole’ Ian was reared to raise such questions. Her father, a music teacher, and her mother, a secretary at a college, ran a progressive summer camp...
By Jim Farber

Books  /  Published 22.10.21

The music of others

In these pages, you will meet the archivist-performer, Zora Neale Hurston, cultural critic, Lorraine Hansberry, blues pioneer, Bessie Smith, fiction writer and arts journalist, Pauline Hopkins, writer...
By Chintan Girish Modi

Arts  /  Published 29.08.20

The man behind their music

He was hemmed in by the other four inside a Limousine with the glass separating them and the driver turned up. It was all too smoky inside. They were smoking. What? Never mind. Suddenly, while waiting...
By Shantanu Datta


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