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Songs doesn’t know the score

Article relating to an exhibition, 1987
Year published: 1987

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Original cutting from newspaper/dated 12 January 1987/No newspaper cited/From the Agenda section

Title: Songs doesn’t know the score
Author/subtitle: Salman Rushdie on what’s missing from Handsworth Songs

Article is accompanied by 3 images with the caption - ‘More to life in Handsworth than race riots and police brutality.’ From the article: “Down at the Metro cinema in Soho, there’s a new documentary starting a three week run, Handsworth Songs, made by Black Audio Film Collective. The “buzz“ about the picture is good. New Socialist likes it, City Limits likes it, people are calling it multi-layered, original, imaginative, its makers talk of speaking in metaphors, its director John Akomfrah is getting mentioned around town as a talent to watch. Unfortunately, it’s no good, and the trouble does seem to be one of language.”

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»  Salman Rushdie

Born, 1947 in Mumbai, India

Related exhibitions

»  Handsworth Songs

Film at Metro Cinema. 1987

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»  Metro Cinema

London, United Kingdom