Exhibition Review: ‘Amy: Beyond the Stage’ Doesn’t Venture Too Far Beyond Anything

By Frances Howe, LLB I don’t remember any significant moment growing up where I became conscious of who Amy Winehouse was. Born in 1999 myself, Winehouse’s albums are a component part of the sonic wallpaper that made up the sound of my childhood. The first sleepover party I ever went to when I was seven […]

Euphoria : A hyperbolic diary of teenage experiences

By Anisah Mahamoud, BA International Relations The first season of this improbable cult hit became legendary for how casually it hypersexualized adolescent life within the confines of a fantasy but ultimately explicit visual language. Season one received positive reviews, and Zendaya, who plays Rue Bennett on the show, earned an Emmy for her work last […]

Bye-bye Bmus: The End of Undergrad Music

By Jo-Gerard Re’Em, BMus The SOAS Bachelor of Music (BMus) undergraduate degree is in its final months and the last two students of the BA Global Music degree graduate next year. The programmes are being discontinued and their modules swallowed up by the broader BA Creative Arts degree. This is part of a cull of […]

Tributes paid to a cultural champion – Jamal Edwards

By Clayton Barrington Russell, BA Arabic and International Relations On 20 February this year, the UK sadly lost one of its greatest cultural contributors of the 21st Century. Jamal Edwards MBE was perhaps the most influential pioneer in establishing the UK’s urban music and grime scene, creating SBTV as a platform to showcase up-and-coming artists […]

‘Burn it All Down’: Sons of Kemet at the Roundhouse

By Mat Hick, MA Music Sons of Kemets’ Roundhouse debut marked their largest headline show to date, touring their critically acclaimed album Black to the Future. The group consists of saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, tuba player Theon Cross, and drummers Tom Skinner and Eddie Hick. Though nominally a quartet, all the musicians push the comfortable boundaries […]