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Dave Randall looks below the bassline at the Brixton roots of a legendary music culture In these divisive and fraught times let’s take a moment...

A place for jazz

  If you had searched, as I did, for “Brixton” in the 68-page programme for last month’s London Jazz Festival, you would have drawn a...

Brixton Hill recording studio Octagon refurbished.

Step into Octagon London recording studio at the bottom of Brixton Hill, and you seem a world away from the mayhem. Having been making...

Let’s look out for those who aren’t at the party

Behind many a seasonal hit can be sadness, says Dave Randall Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, it’s hard to escape its soundtrack. A poetic...

Brixton Chamber Orchestra fundraises for tenants’ hall music recitals

Brixton Chamber Orchestra (BCO) is fundraising to bring a series of music recitals to tenants’ halls across Lambeth over the holidays, with the orchestra...

Windrush jazz at Brixton’s Market House

Windrush jazz and ska Sunday events at Brixton’s Market House that began at the start of November are to continue as a permanent fixture...

Where better than Brixton to dance away winter blues

Late autumn is always a busy time in the live music calendar and November in Brixton looks particularly bountiful. Connoisseurs of quality hip hop should...

Gala weekend for Grove Adventure Playground

Grove Adventure Playground in Loughborough Junction opened its doors for a Gala Benefit last weekend (end October) and put on a night to remember for...

Alabama 3’s Larry Love on Brixton, Brexit and beer

Brixton is becoming a home for creative opposition to Brexit. Alabama 3's Larry Love is planning to write a theme tune for Clarkshaw Brewery’s Brexit-bashing...

Musical feast with reggae legend Macka B at Brixton Jamm

In this season of harvest festivals it feels fitting to join reggae legend and internet sensation Macka B for an Ital musical feast. Macka...

Two autumn gigs not to be missed

Brockwell Community Greenhouses will host traditional music from the Balkans and chamber music based on Appalachian folk this autumn. On Sunday 16 September, Raka, whose...

Rock Against Racism 40 years on – an echo that must...

  Forty years ago this month the biggest party ever held in Brockwell Park took place under the banner Rock Against Racism. On 24 September...

Club 414 to host Mosaic Clubhouse fundraiser

Many top musicians, poets and DJs are signed up for an event to raise funds for and awareness of Brixton’s Mosaic Clubhouse. Organised by Bryan...

Young performers to play Brockwell Park

Brockwell Park is to host another music festival in September. But don’t reach for your lawyer … The Junior Open Mic Micro Festival will be...

Brixton Chamber Orchestra at Cressingham Gardens

  The Cressingham Gardens Rotunda – one of the many things that makes the demolition-threatened estate special – hosted a concert by the Brixton Chamber...

Pegasus choir to perform in Brixton library

  The community choir of Brixton’s Pegasus opera company, who opened the Windrush 70 celebration in Windrush Square, will be performing at Brixton Library on...

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