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Omar: Life Is Sweet

Interview by Lloyd Bradley, Q, 1991

"At least people know what I look like now." ...

Omar: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 5 January 1991

THE HAIRCUT speaks volumes. A multi-storeyed do with the sides shaved, it confirms Omar's refusal to exchange street fashions for something more upmarket. His has ...

Young Crooners Learn The Subtle Art of Seduction

Report by Amy Linden, The New York Times, 7 April 1996

A QUIET revolution is at hand in urban music. Gone is the boasting about the girl you seduced last night and can't remember today. These ...

Romeos of Record

Comment by Amy Linden, New York Times Special Features Syndication, 9 April 1996

Today's black singers conquer charts and hearts by crooning instead of crowing. ...

Omar: Fighting His Corner

Profile and Interview by David Burke, Classic Pop, August 2017

HE WAS A pioneer of the British soul movement of the 1990s, alongside Brand New Heavies, Young Disciples and Jamiroquai, but Omar claims the genre's ...

Courtney Pine

Profile and Interview by David Burke, All About Jazz, 16 October 2017

COURTNEY PINE didn't pick up his beloved tenor saxophone for more than a decade, until an album exploring the black British experience demanded it. The ...


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