I Wish I Didn't Quit: Music Lessons

I Wish I Didn't Quit: Music Lessons gives you the tools and ideas to help your child succeed along their musical journey.

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White Violence vs Hip-Hop

It is undeniable that there is violence in some hip-hop, but should a few cases marginalise an entire genre?

‘African’ drumming, the homogenisation of a continent

It's time to challenge the lazy ways in which UK music education treats musical styles from Africa

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George Floyd - We Cannot Stay Silent

If we are serious about dismantling the systems of oppression that manifest themselves in many areas of society, how can we address these balances in our lessons?

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Where are the Black Classical Composers?

I’ve always wondered why, when studying music in school, we never learnt about music from western Africa or the Caribbean during the generally accepted years of western Classical music (1730-1820).

Politics & Calypso: Lord Kitchener, the Windrush-era musician who sang stories

‘Kitch’ should be celebrated as one of the great black British musicians of the 20th century

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UK Black History Month playlist

This guest post from musician, author and international speaker Nate Holder sets out ten tracks that show the diversity of black British music...

Music in education: a living relic of Western Europe’s colonial mentality

Since music entered the National Curriculum in 1988, the UK’s approach to musical education has been grounded in Western Classical traditions.

How women took over the London Jazz scene in 2017

2017 saw the beginning of a new generation of young women establish themselves as the new voices and faces of the male dominated UK Jazz scene.

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