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Celebrating diversity: Gilles Peterson


Interview with Gilles Peterson

With thanks to Olivia Peter, Tamaratare Amgbaduba and Louis Griffin at University Radio Nottingham.

Gilles Peterson talks about diversity and inclusion and the importance of music during black lives matter and the global pandemic. He focuses on his ‘top picks’ showcasing diversity in music and exploring how music can help embrace and celebrate difference.

Gilles' top picks include:

Carole King - it's too late; Bobby Caldwell - what you won’t do for love; The Slits - animal space; Slave - watching you; Amy Winehouse - take the box; Steve Reid - lions of judah; Nicolette - no government; Photek - consciousness; Gregory Porter - 1960 what? and STR4TA - rhythm in your mind.

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Gilles Peterson


Gilles Peterson is a broadcaster, DJ and record collector who hosts a weekly Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 6 Music that’s one of the broadcaster’s most popular music shows, helms independent record label Brownswood Recordings, and is the founder of online radio station Worldwide FM. Gilles also hosts the Worldwide FM radio station on the GTA V computer game.

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