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 Real to reel2012-08-23 23:00:00
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242 What is British music?2012-08-10 19:50:00
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243 Religious art for atheists2012-07-27 16:25:00
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244 What's the legacy of the Cultural Olympiad?2012-07-06 15:10:00
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245 Spoken word: the rise of performance poetry2012-07-03 23:00:00
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246 Interview with playwright Simon Stephens2012-06-22 08:00:00
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247 Whatever happened to Britpop?2012-06-15 08:00:00
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248 The Great Gatsby now2012-06-01 16:46:00
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249 Who's afraid of Pina Bausch?2012-05-25 16:44:00
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250 Rappers and reality: has hip hop lost touch with its roots?2012-05-17 23:01:00
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Rappers and reality: has hip hop lost touch with its roots?

Hip hop may have started in the Bronx, but today’s rappers are millionaires with business empires that extend way beyond music. Ahead of Jay Z and Kanye West's European tour of their joint album Watch The Throne, Raphael Abraham talks to FT critics Ludovic Hunter-Tilney and Richard Clayton about the evolution and future of rap. With clips from The Sugarhill Gang, Jay Z and Kanye West, Evidence and DJ Shadow. Produced by Griselda Murray Brown…read more

251 Writing Britain: how landscape shapes art and literature2012-05-11 16:17:00
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252 The Bauhaus revisited2012-05-03 23:00:00
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253 Shakespeare: lost in translation?2012-04-20 17:10:00
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254 British design, then and now2012-03-29 16:27:00
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255 Madonna: still the Queen of Pop?2012-03-26 13:00:00
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256 Bright Young Playwrights2012-03-23 11:18:00
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257 How contemporary classical music got cool2012-03-08 18:18:00
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258 Louis de Bernières on how to film a book2012-02-20 19:10:00
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259 Bollywood now2012-02-13
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260 Leonard Cohen and Paul McCartney: is there life in the old dogs yet?2012-02-07 16:00:00
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