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Fela Kuti ‘Gentleman’ & ‘Zombie’ with Rikki Stein and Colleen ‘Cosmo’...

Nigerian icon Fela Kuti pioneered Afrobeat and was a political and social renegade. He also led a life and had an impact that was uniquely singular. Listen to the story and music.

Erykah Badu ‘Mama’s Gun’

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy looks back at Erykah Badu's defining moment in our monthly Classic Album Sundays Worldwide Podcast.

Fugees ‘The Score’ Legacy Playlist

Spawning the solo careers of Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean, the impact the Fugees had on the 90s mainstream was immense. They were one of few groups to rap about what their life was really like, showing not every hip-hop artist is a gangster from the hood.

Beverley Knight on Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and ‘BK25’ Video

Beverley Knight looks back at two of her inspirations Chaka Khan and Aretha Franklin and the influence they have had on her own work.

Kathy Sledge on ‘Music For Isolation’ at Classic Albums at Home

Kathy Sledge runs us through the music that have been giving her comfort during an emotionally challenging era.

Gilles Peterson On His Favourite Lockdown Albums at Classic Albums at...

Gilles Peterson joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to lift the lid on the albums that have been getting him through these troubled times.

Sade ‘Stronger Than Pride’ with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Sade Adu's voice is indelibly linked with the 80's and with 'Stronger Than Pride', her band became one of the world’s most successful musical acts. Listen to the story and music.

Laura Mvula on ‘The Women of ’60s Soul’ at Classic Album...

One of contemporary soul music's most enlightening artists takes a look back to the Sixties female musicians that broke down social and cultural barriers and their challenges and their victories.

De La Soul ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ Musical Lead-Up...

De La Soul changed the game with 3 Feet High and Rising proving that hip-hop was more than just rapping about the streets, taking inspiration from pop, soul, disco, and even country music.

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