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.
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 runs us through the music that have been giving her comfort during an emotionally challenging era.
Gilles Peterson joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to lift the lid on the albums that have been getting him through these troubled times.
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.
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 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.