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Mar 3, 2023

Jon Bickley talks to musician Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne for an ongoing podcast series marking the 250th anniversary of the writing of Amazing Grace. Its author John Newton was a slave trader and later an abolitionist. We all know that Amazing Grace is universally loved but how do we view the slave trade today? We ask three people of Caribbean descent how it impacts on their lives even now.

Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne is one of England's foremost folk musicians. His melodeon playing, singing and storytelling have made him a popular performer and in-demand musician. His trio, Granny's Attic, perform sell out gigs everywhere they go. Cohen has also produced a learning resource Black Singers and Folk Ballads which is essential reading on this subject.