Mavis Staples

Poet Hanif Abdurraqib on curating at Brooklyn Academy of Music: “We’re building a world around the vastness of Black performance”

The curator at large, series performer L’Rain, and BAM gave NME a behind the scenes look at live music’s return to America’s “epic and historied” oldest performing art center

Jarvis Cocker, Grace Jones and Tom Misch announced for first ever Kite Festival

The coronavirus-delayed event takes place in Oxford next summer

Beabadoobee and Massive Attack lead additions to Primavera Sound Festival 2021 line-up

Over 35 more names have been added to the bill for next year's Barcelona-held festival

Watch David Byrne perform Talking Heads’ ‘Slippery People’ with Mavis Staples

David Byrne performed Talking Heads' 'Slippery People' with Mavis Staples during her 80th birthday celebrations. Check out the footage below. READ MORE: Mavis Staples...

Hozier talks new album ‘Wasteland, Baby!’ and the legacy of ‘Take Me To Church’

Hozier has discussed how his forthcoming album 'Wasteland, Baby!' saw him working with soul icon Mavis Staples and the pressure involved in following up...

She’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples Is Still Kicking Ass At 79

Why is NME writing about Mavis Staples in 2018? That’s a reasonable question, and it deserves an honest answer. We’ll get into that in...