Sampling, Stealing and Influence: Music and Cultural Appropriation

On first listen, the soft-spoken melodies created by Australian rapper Genesis Owusu (born Kofi Owusu-Ansah) don’t immediately ring as political. Yet, his creative pursuits in both music and fashion speak out against racial inequalities and misguided preconceptions of his culture, with his lyrics consciously stemming from his own upbringing as a black person in the […]

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Profile: Angus Farquhar

One of the final events of Turl Street Arts festival took place a little further afield last Monday afternoon: Angus Farquhar, artist and Creative Director of NVA, gave an intimate and impassioned talk about his work at the Ruskin. The main topic of his talk was the restoration of St Peter’s Seminary; a construction unique […]

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