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Mark Hudson

Mark Hudson
Mark Hudson is the world music critic of the Daily Telegraph, but also writes for the Observer Music Monthly, the Guardian and many other publications. His books include Our Grandmothers' Drums, Coming back Brockens and The Music in my Head, endorsed by Heat magazine as one of the great rock'n'roll novels.

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Cachaito: Buena Vista Bassman

Report and Interview by Mark Hudson, Daily Telegraph, June 2001

A TOUGH-LOOKING character in a back-to-front baseball cap slaps hard around a semi-circle of conga drums. An older man, small and self-contained, who could easily ...

Sandy Denny: Taken Too Early

Retrospective by Mark Hudson, Daily Telegraph, November 2005

Mark Hudson reveals the tragic tale of the British Joni Mitchell; Sandy Denny ...

Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti: Fela Kuti: A Difficult Fela To Follow

Report and Interview by Mark Hudson, Daily Telegraph, October 2004

As the Barbican celebrates the life and music of Fela Kuti, Mark Hudson travels to Lagos to meet his sons Femi and Seun, bitter rivals ...

Miriam Makeba

Profile and Interview by Mark Hudson, Daily Telegraph, March 2002

BEFORE MIRIAM Makeba's first venture outside South Africa in 1959, her mother, a sangoma or traditional medium, was warned by one of her familiar spirits ...

Youssou N'Dour: A Song and a Prayer

Profile and Interview by Mark Hudson, Observer, The, May 2004

As the first superstar of world music, Youssou N'Dour has consistently sought to reconcile Africa and the West, but his most personal record yet is ...

Eddie Palmieri: The Man Who Stirred Up Salsa

Interview by Mark Hudson, Daily Telegraph, March 2004

Eddie Palmieri, maverick genius and opening act in next month's Latin music festival at the South Bank, tells Mark Hudson why salsa is more than ...

List of genre pieces

Windsor 1974: The Forgotten Festival – I Was There

Memoir by Mark Hudson, Daily Telegraph, June 2004

A world away from today's money-spinning Glastonbury, the Windsor Free Festival of 1974 was illegal, drug-happy and absurdly idealistic, recalls Mark Hudson ...

ECM, World Circuit, Topic: Groove Is In Their Hearts

Report by Mark Hudson, Observer, The, August 2006

In the corporate world of modern music, some niche labels still thrive through their passion and commitment. As jazz pioneer ECM reaches its 1,000th release ...

How I Took On The New York Dolls

Memoir by Mark Hudson, Daily Telegraph, June 2007

As a new exhibition marks the 30th anniversary of punk, Mark Hudson, lead singer in a college band, recalls the once-in-a-lifetime feeling of the summer ...

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