BBC interview goes viral

The bias apparent in my BBC interview about Fidel Castro was so appalling it reminded me again why I wanted to write the musical. Apparently many agree as it seems to have gone viral with 3 million views. I write about how an academic is driven to write a musical as the only way to put the story of Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution in context in 


Next round of the competition (free to enter)

We have launched another round of our competition to write new songs for Fidel the musical (deadline 3rd April 2016). The competition is free to enter. Check out the ‘Song Themes’ tab to see which songs we still need. We may extend the deadline till 24th July 2017 for selected song categories if we still need more songs.

Welcome to ‘Music for Fidel’


Ever Wanted to Write a Musical? Now’s Your chance!

This is a free educational competition open to UK schools, colleges and universities.  The project is about engaging students to compose and submit their own songs for ‘Fidel’ – a musical about Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution. We have outlined the plot and a brief for each song, and you can choose which songs you would like to work on. Each institution can submit their best 3 songs (see our competition tab for details). Deadline for submission is 6th November 2015 for the autumn term and 21st July 2015 for the summer term.  Schools/colleges can have joint projects between music and other departments (e.g. English, history, politics, Spanish) for the lyrics. Early registration recommended – see log-in. Continue reading