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My Style: Tawiah

Occupation: Soul singer
Age: 22
Personal Style: Urban diva

MC5/Primal Scream, Royal Festival Hall, London

For once, Primal Scream were happy to play second fiddle to their heroes – and, in the end, raised their game enough to play beside them. The band were last upstaged when Basement Jaxx took a Glastonbury 2005 headline slot above them after Kylie Minogue pulled out. Bobby Gillespie threw a hissy fit then; tonight he was more muted. After all, while Gillespie's stylistic magpies flit from one look to another, the MC5 have staked their claim as genuine anti-Establishment rabble-rousers.

Celebrating Independents Day

On 4 July, we will celebrate Independents Day, a new annual initiative from AIM in the UK designed to raise awareness and celebrate the importance and success of independently released music across the globe.

Cultural Life: Emmanuel Jal, musician

Books: I am reading Marley Legend: An Illustrated Life of Bob Marley by James Henke. It is about the early years when he was trying to make a band, and includes interviews with Marley's family. I am also reading Slave: My True Story, about the Sudanese girl Mende Nazer's lost childhood after she was sold into slavery, until she managed to escape in 2000. I have been reading a few books about child soldiers. I just finished writing about my own experience, so I didn't want my book to sound similar. Somebody gave me Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. It follows the story of a 10-year-old Irish boy and is written in a way that copies the way a boy would speak.

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A nifty return to form from Basement Jaxx leaves them three steps ahead

As the dance phenomneon of the late Nineties, Basement Jaxx duo Felix Burton and Simon Ratcliffe brought the pogoing, "punk disco" energy of their rowdy south London club nights to daytime radio, showing a popular touch largely missing since their heady days of rave.

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