PUPPETS, FEMINISM AND MUSIC …

The vocal is a sample from Blossom Dearie’s ‘It Amazes Me’ recorded in 1958.   Reinterpreted here by Les Balayeurs du Desert it assumes a feminist stance, never more so that when seen with this amazing video.   Think of the compromises women often make so as not to ‘offend’ (mostly) men, and the analogy with puppetryContinue reading “PUPPETS, FEMINISM AND MUSIC …”

Changing China

China, like India, is changing rapidly.   The drivers of the change and the reactions to it differ between both countries.   Rapid urbanisation, an increase in accesss to education and educational attainment and better health are just some of the causes and effects of these changes.   Add to the mix a transition from production towards servicesContinue reading “Changing China”