Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 @ Electric Brixton 2nd March

Having seen Seun previously at WOMAD last summer, I knew I was in for a treat. This afrobeat pioneer is renowned for charismatic and energetic performances, and this Friday night -essentially a release party for his new album ‘Black Times’, his first full LP in over five years- was no different. The cavernous Electric Brixton […]

Yazmin Lacey Rich Mix Review April 5th

Thursday night’s gig at Rich Mix in Shoreditch was a bit of a homecoming concert for Lacey. Lacey’s career began when she was picked up by Gilles Peterson’s Future Bubblers project, so she is currently based in Nottingham. However, she grew up in East London and her music fits perfectly with the pot of nu-jazz […]

‘Qawwaal & Dhamaal’: Fostering friendship through music

By Ahmad Jamal Wattoo, BA Economics and Politics On Friday the 9th of February, SOAS witnessed one of the biggest Late License events in its 102-year history, aptly named ‘Qawwaal and Dhamaal’. The event was organised by the International Pakistan Students Association, the SOAS India Society and the SOAS Students’ Union and took place in […]

UCU strike against proposed pension cuts

By Ali Mitib, BA Law and Politics Members of the Union of Colleges and Universities (UCU) at 61 institutions across the UK have taken strike action against proposals by Universities UK (UUK) that would see a reduction in the pension income of up to 60%. The strike, which is operating intermittently, began on Thursday 22nd […]

Launch of May’s review of higher education fees

By Sumayyah Daisy Lane, BA History On Monday, February 19, Prime Minister Theresa May set out the details of the Tory government’s delayed long-year review of the UK’s higher education fees. During the speech, May admitted to the UK being home to “one of the most expensive systems of university tuition in the world”, with […]