Talking Musical Revolutions Goes Latin

If you haven’t been to one of Gavin Martin’s Talking Musical Revolutions events before, now’s your big chance. October 14th, upstairs at the Charterhouse, 38 Charterhouse Street, Smithfield, London EC1. Not only that, but how often do you get the opportunity to strut around in your cuban heels? Here’s the deal:

Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera will talk about his new album Corroncho and play a little on his Cuban 58 acoustic guitar.


A night of Latin Music, Talks, Big Screen Videos and A Little Live Music

John Armstrong on Orishas – the interchange between Africa and Latin Music

Sue Steward on Celia Cruz The Queen of Salsa.

James Maycock on the life – and death – of The Boogaloo, New York Latin.

Will Hodgkinson on Tropicalia, the Brazilian Psychedelia that sparked a revolution.

Stuart Kirham Djs
Gavin Martin Hosts
Event 7.30-11.30pm, bar and music until late
Free Entry.

And if you want to remind yourself of what Phil Manzenera was up to in the 1970s, let Pete remind you here.

King Crimson and Roxy Music: Fight, fight, fight, fight …

September 1972. Your older brother, back from college, is showing off his record collection to his old school friends. Listening very intently they all agree: King Crimson’s In the Court of the Crimson King is still unsurpassed, even though it is a couple of years old now.


Downstairs your little sister is watching Top of the Pops, drooling over Bryan Ferry, singing Virginia Plain.

You scoff at the makeup, the odd vocals and Brian Eno’s hair, ridiculous even by 1972 standards. You question how there can be a pop band containing two Bryan/Brians. But though you try to resist, still the song gets under your skin.

Later at supper your brother and sister have a heated debate. He sneers, ‘Yeah, you might think they’re good now, but who do you think people will still be listening to in 2010?’.

Bryan Ferry on Roxy 1

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