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Why do I have to like Mozart? The harmful objectivity culture in classical music

I don’t like Mozart. There, I said it.  For years I was ashamed to admit I didn’t like Mozart. Even...
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2nd Birthday Online Q & A Event with producer Elizabeth de Brito

The 1st ever gender balanced and racially equitable classical radio show is celebrating its 2nd birthday on 6th November. It's...
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Daffodil Perspective Fundraiser – The show needs your help

Hello everyone, The Daffodil Perspective needs your help to continue. Last month I was the victim of an accident. I...
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Recovery Update, BHM and Fundraiser

Hey everyone. Thanks for all the well wishes during this tough time. It's been really boring sitting at home doing...
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Show on hiatus until October due to producer accident

Hello everyone, I'm sorry to announce I was the victim of a serious hit and cycle accident last weekend. I...
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Pledges Made, Promises Kept: Revised Music Submissions Policy

Two weeks ago a new music submissions policy was introduced on The Daffodil Perspective. One of the rules stated that...
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Interview with activist and musician Nate Holder

Watch this fascinating conversation with activist musician and educator Nate Holder. We discuss music decolonisation, white invalidation, calypso legend Lord...
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Pledges Made, Promises Kept Part 3: Music Submissions Policy

The anti-racist audit and de-centring whiteness campaign continues here on The Daffodil Perspective as I unveil a new music submissions...
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Pledges Made, Promises Kept Part 2: Patreon

A thorough audit is underway to ensure The Daffodil Perspective remains anti-racist, committed to championing racial equity, championing all women...
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Pledges Made, Promises Kept

2 months ago I issued an apology statement to black women and women of colour for my discrimination and internalised...
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APOLOGY TO BLACK WOMEN: I’M SORRY FOR MY DISCRIMINATION, I FAILED IN MY MISSION AND I WILL CORRECT MY MISTAKES

Yes, I said it. I'm failing in my mission. The Daffodil Perspective champions women but I've not featured music by black...
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Is 2020 really just the year of Beethoven? 10 other important birthdays we should celebrate this year!

Last year the classical music world was going nuts over Beethoven's 250th birthday and this year is no different, still...
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The Inaccessibility of Classical Music Part 2: Interview with classical novices

The inaccessibility of classical music is quite a heated topic these days, however much of the literature and discussion comes...
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The classical music industry’s dangerous obsession with its past and why it’s killing classical music

Classical music is dying. No really, it is.  The classical music industry has stagnated; 70 years of neglecting the music...
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Why can’t we be friends? Thoughts on the battle between classical music and pop

Yet another derogatory meme is going round the internet comparing pop and classical music. What's wrong with this? Let me...
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The real reasons classical music is inaccessible and 10 easy ways to solve them immediately

"I'd like to get into it but I don't know anything about classical music" Every classical composer, musician, fan, conductor...
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The Daffodil Perspective’s Classical Recordings of the Year 2019

Recordings of the Year aren't just about being good or amazing. Everything I play on the show is brilliant. Plus...
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The Daffodil Perspective Needs Your Help

The 1st gender balanced show needs your help to continue. The Daffodil Perspective is the 1st of its kind, championing female...
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The Daffodil Perspective 1st Year Stats

And the stats are out. 1 year of a gender balanced classical music show, how did it go? 1 year,...
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