Hanspeter Kuenzler

Hanspeter Kuenzler

Hanspeter Kuenzler left Switzerland due to the usual musical differences and arrived in London just as Rip Rig & Panic were tearing up the rule books. He stumbled into journalism more by luck than design. He has been earning his CD tokens by writing about music in particular and the arts in general ever since. Today, his features appear regularly in Switzerland's Neue Zürcher Zeitung, NZZ am Sonntag, Du, Annabelle, and Germany's Musik Express. For several years he produced and presented a weekly music show on the BBC World Service, and he appears frequently on Radio DRS in Switzerland.

Chinese Pop music has had little impact so far on Western listening habits. Sa Dingding, an elfish explosion of colour from Beijing, might be about to change all that

Many things are unusual about Martina Topley Bird – the way she organises interviews included. Instead of coming over all self-important and complicated, her record label, Honest Jon’s, simply informs the journalist that the artist will call him in the next couple of days. So she does, and we meet up at a café in King’s Road, London.

 

Femi Kuti, son of musician and activist Fela Kuti, releases his latest and best album, Africa for Africa, which coincides with a worldwide revival of interest in his father’s work.

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