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Green Gartside discusses politics and cultural theory in pop music with Mark Fisher.

Wire contributor and author of Capitalist Realism, Mark Fisher discusses politics and music with Scritti Politti founder Green Gartside at the 2011 edition of Off The Page festival, which took place 11–13 February at The Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable.

The 2012 edition of Off The Page festival takes place 24–26 February at the same venue – the Playhouse Theatre in Whitstable. Speakers confirmed include Simon Reynolds, Vicki Bennett, Evan Parker, Jonny Trunk, Gavin Bryars, Dave Tompkins and more. Full details here, tickets available here.

Watch a solo drum performance by Ikuro Takahashi

In February 2010, Japanese percussionist Ikuro Takahashi performed at Akebono Art and Community Centre in Sapporo, capital city of Japan’s northernmost main island Hokkaido. Film maker Mikio Saito was there to capture it