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Ben Mandelson


Ben Mandelson provides played a seminal function in the development of world music. A multi-instrumentalist, Mandelson provides performed on albums by Mag, the Pogues, Kirsty MacColl, Shriekback, as well as the Oyster Music group. An associate of early-80s punk/power pop music group, the Amazorbacks, he toured with Billy Bragg’s Blokes and presently plays electric guitar in Anglo-Ghanaian highlife music group, Orchestra Jazira. Despite rumours that Mandelson performed beneath the pseudonym of Hijaz Mustapha in 3 Mustapha 3, he stated, “the commonalities are remarkable, however we’re two differing people.” Mandelson’s biggest impact continues to be made as movie director of London-based GlobeStyle Information and GlobeStyle Irish so when the manufacturer of recordings by Varttina, Tarika Sammy, Boiled in Lead, Dembo Konte, Kausu Kuyateh as well as the Jali Move Orchestra, as well as the Klezmatics and Tiger Moth. Mandelson, who offered as director from the WOMEX Meeting on root base, traditional, and regional music, participated within the Oct 1977 press meeting, “Music Business And Lifestyle In Developing Countries.” Elevated on popular United kingdom music, Mandelson reached a turning stage in his musical understanding at age 15. Hearing an archive by African guitarist Mwenda Jean Bosco, he became enthralled with African music. This fascination was improved during a visit to East Africa in 1980. Time for England, he decided to assemble a two-volume anthology, Audio D’Afrique.

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Date Of Birth October 6, 1953
Profession Music Producer
Education University of Bolton
Spouse Emma Forrest
Partner Reinaldo Avila da Silva
Music Groups Magazine
Music Songs All You Fascists Bound to Lose, Take Down the Union Jack, So Lucky, The Honeymoon Killers, St. Monday, About the Weather, This Poison, England, Half English, Naked Eye, Suburban Rhonda, I Guess I Planted, Vigilance, The Garden, The Operative, NPWA, Thinking Flame, Come Alive, The Great Man`s Secrets, In the Dark, Mansion on the Hill, She Smiled Sweetly, Must I Paint You a Picture, My Flying Saucer, California Stars, The Milkman of Human Kindness, Christ for President, Eisler on the Go, Billericay Dickie, Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key, She Came Along to Me, Hoodoo Ska Voodoo, Distant Shore
Albums Magic, Murder and the Weather
TV Shows Bloodline, Tangle, Love My Way, The Henderson Kids, This Man... This Woman, Fame and Misfortune

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