How to Write About Africa is a satirical essay by the Kenyan writer, activist and wit, Binyavanga Wainaina. It’s an interesting and illuminating read – a perfect antidote to the colonial narrative.
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Clarion Call was a large scale sonic artwork along Ipswich Waterfront in October 2018.
I recently took a two-week trip to Bologna. This was a much-needed sustained break after a couple of years of almost non-stop 7 days a week work. One of the down sides of being restless and creative is
Massive Attack [Teardrop, with Elizabeth Fraser]
Great dubstep reworking by Phutureprimitive of a superb song from Massive Attack and Elizabeth Fraser. … and then this by Vaeya which transports the song to Goa.
London – I love thee …
This is the work of a genius mind, taking London underground station names and weaving them into something akin to the Lord’s Prayer.
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 …”
Ben Okri: Lines in Potentis
I love words. I love words because they carry meaning.