FT Life of a Song

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Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.

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FT Life of a Song

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241 What is British music?2012-08-10 19:50:00
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242 Religious art for atheists2012-07-27 16:25:00
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243 What's the legacy of the Cultural Olympiad?2012-07-06 15:10:00
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244 Spoken word: the rise of performance poetry2012-07-03 23:00:00
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245 Interview with playwright Simon Stephens2012-06-22 08:00:00
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246 Whatever happened to Britpop?2012-06-15 08:00:00
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247 The Great Gatsby now2012-06-01 16:46:00
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248 Who's afraid of Pina Bausch?2012-05-25 16:44:00
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249 Rappers and reality: has hip hop lost touch with its roots?2012-05-17 23:01:00
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250 Writing Britain: how landscape shapes art and literature2012-05-11 16:17:00
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251 The Bauhaus revisited2012-05-03 23:00:00
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252 Shakespeare: lost in translation?2012-04-20 17:10:00
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253 British design, then and now2012-03-29 16:27:00
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254 Madonna: still the Queen of Pop?2012-03-26 13:00:00
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255 Bright Young Playwrights2012-03-23 11:18:00
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256 How contemporary classical music got cool2012-03-08 18:18:00
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257 Louis de Bernières on how to film a book2012-02-20 19:10:00
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258 Bollywood now2012-02-13
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Bollywood now

The Indian film industry is famously prolific, turning out hundreds of movies of year. Some of these are "masala movies" – made to appeal to all ages, with plenty of melodrama and musical numbers – but others are very different. Like the rest of India, Bollywood is changing fast. Jan Dalley is joined by Rachel Dwyer, Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, and Prakash Bakrania, who distributes Hindi films in the UK for Reliance Entertainment. She asks them: is Bollywood escapist? Is it starting to tackle real life issues? And do different films fare well at the Indian and global box offices? Produced by Griselda Murray Brown…read more

259 Leonard Cohen and Paul McCartney: is there life in the old dogs yet?2012-02-07 16:00:00
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260 Death of the pop critic?2012-01-13 19:13:00
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