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Posts Tagged ‘Classical Music’

An interview with singer songwriter Roxy Rawson

Meet Miss Roxy Rawson, African aid worker by day and very talented musician by night. Her peculiar but highly infectious sound is influenced by the art house rock and folk of her childhood as well as her training as a classical musician

Written by Kat Phan


Roxy Rawson by Matilde Sazio.

Roxy Rawson isn't your average singer-songwriter, no. For a start, there's her quirky lyrics which cover topics as diverse as throwing apricot trees out of windows, philanthropy, pixies, cooks and thieves. Then there's the entertaining use of her onstage instrument of choice, the violin, to create compelling sounds, which include her using a pen to 'play' it or treating it in the same way as one would a guitar. And when the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is not in the studio or on stage flexing her musical and vocal muscles, she is working as a political activist, developing programmes on how to improve the infrastructure of African countries with the London-based NGO Justice Africa. Intrigued by this impressive young woman? So you should be.

A classically trained musician who studied at the Paris Conservatoire, Rawson first discovered her voice through joining an African choir (more on this later) and has since been wowing pretty much everyone who has had the… read more

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Frans Lanting and Philip Glass: LIFE: A Journey Through Time performed at the Barbican by the LSO

A review of the multimedia performance of LIFE: A Journey Through Time, performed at the Barbican by the London Symphony Orchestra on 21st February 2010. And a commentary on the Q&A session held afterwards with Frans Lanting, conductor Marin Alsop and Cameron Hepburn.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Frans Lanting. Illustration by Joanne Young. Way back in the depths of February I went for a very different night out in the middle of London Fashion Week. This was […]