The Revival of the SOAS Drama & Musical Society

By Hala Haidar, BA Global Development On 25 March, the SOAS Drama and Musical Society will be putting on their Cabaret show in the Djam Lecture Theatre — an evening full of performances from various musicals such as ‘Cell Block Tango’ from the highly acclaimed show Chicago, The Jet Song from West Side Story, Greased […]

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 […]