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    What contemporary music is there that seems to question and contest the nationalism that's caught up in things like Brexit?

    Drill seems to be austerity music to me in a sense, in that's it's paranoid, inward turning, angry, masked up. But what is there that seems to celebrate the non Brexit desiring UK?

    This thread partly inspired by listening to Sarathy Korwar's More Arriving, which has all this going on but is a bit more joyful. Not mad on the rapping but it's got something:



    The PA Salieu tune Corpsey posted the other day came to mind as a good example of what I'm on about, just in the collision of cultures:




    And if there's a paucity of these kind oi tunes, why is that? Is Brexit a concern of politics nerds and pretty distant from those who might be making music? Is there any truth in the idea that politics has absorbed a lot of energy that would otherwise have gone into cultural production? Thoughts?

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    A Brexit elegy? The combination of poetry and sonics here seems uniquely British:



    What appears to be disappearing in current discourses is Britain's epic colonialist racism and the lived experience of its subjects.
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    British saxophonist Jason Yarde did a Windrush Suite last year live, this video footage seems to be taken from that performance. Features some reflections on Lord Kitchener from Anthony Joesph, music starts after 3.50:

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