Vivien Goldman

Vivien Goldman is a writer, broadcaster and musician who has worked extensively in print, radio and TV, specializing in punk and Afro-Carribean music and culture. She is currently writing a book called The Book Of 'Exodus' (3 Rivers Press/Random House) to come out in summer 2005. Starting out in record companies as the PR who helped break Bob Marley, Goldman soon switched to journalism and wrote his first biography, 'Soul Rebel, Natural Mystic'. As features editor of Sounds, the London music weekly, she championed punk and worked with the Clash, Sex Pistols, Slits and Raincoats. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, Interview, Spin and Rolling Stone. Her writing is widely anthologized. A pioneer of world music, she conceived of and co-produced the groundbreaking 80's TV music series, Big World Cafe, and has made several documentaries and videos for artists including Hugh Masekela, and Eric B and Rakim. Goldman is guest lecturer for Barnard's Forum on Migration, and curates their series of trans-cultural musical events. As a songwriter, she has worked with artists like Massive Attack, Cold Cut and Ryuichi Sakamoto. An original Flying Lizard (the 80's new wave combo), her solo single 'Launderette' (1981) co-produced with John Lydon, the she released independently and distributed through Rough Trade has recently been re-issued. A Londoner, Goldman lived in Paris and now resides in Manhattan. (Bio courtesy of Tisch School of the Arts)
Vivien Goldman - Laundrette
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