Saturday 5th October | 2pm | Buttermarket | Free

Jenny Cathcart, who has just published ‘Notes From Africa’, a book about African music, will be signing copies in the Buttermarket on Saturday 5th October.

A former BBC TV producer, she writes about the period following the release of Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ album when western record companies signed artists from Africa and elsewhere and the term ‘world music’ was coined. Working with Youssou N’Dour and meeting all the top names, Ali Farka Touré, Salif Keita, Angélique Kidjo and the rest, she found herself sitting opposite Bruce Springsteen, touring with Peter Gabriel, spending a day with Stevie Wonder in Los Angeles and lunching with Sting and his wife Trudi Styler. Jenny describes all this and more in ‘Notes From Africa’.