Amazing Amazons, tackling FGM and other abuses

Mixed media: music reviews

A Common Truth by Satland; Les Amazones d’Afrique by République Amazone.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017
La Mambanegra – a break salsa band that will burn the house down.

Mixed Media: Music reviews

El Callegüeso y su Mala Maña by La Mambanegra; Luyando by Mokoomba.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017
Tunisia’s Emel – attracting considerable – and unwanted – attention.

Mixed Media: Music

Cruel Optimism by Lawrence English; Ensen by Emel.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
Orcadian artist Louise Bichan builds a musical bridge between memory and motherland.

Mixed Media: Music

Louise Gray reviews releases from Louise Bichan and Sun Ra.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
Kefaya – internationalists to the core.

Mixed Media: Music

Hologram Ĭmparatorluğu (Hologram Empire) by Gaye Su Akyol and Radio International by Kefaya.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016
Dolma Renqingi, one of the refugee musicians on this powerful, crowdfunded album.

Mixed Media: Music

Amerli by Refugees for Refugees and Anda by Melingo.

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NI 496 - World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories - October, 2016
The Greek ‘now’ – Kristi Stassinopoulou and Stathis Kalyviotis.

Mixed Media: Music

NYN by Kristi Stassinopoulou and Stathis Kalyviotis; ‘They Will Kill You, If You Cry’ by Khmer Rouge Survivors.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
Bitori – bringing the banned music back.

Mixed Media: Music

Hopelessness by Anohni; Legend of Funaná by Bitori.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Darren Hayman – creating a meditative, poignant mask.

Mixed Media: Music

Une Meeles by Maarja Nuut; Thankful Villages Vol. 1 by Darren Hayman.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
‘Sex and blackness’ are her themes, says samba sujo maestra Elza Soares.

Mixed Media: Music

The Woman at the End of the World by Elza Soares; Highlife-Jazz and Afro-Soul by Fela Ransome Kuti and his Koola Lobitos.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Malawi Mouse Boys in emotive action – beats selling roasted field-mice.

Mixed Media: Music

Forever Is 4 You by Malawi Mouse Boys; Wa Di Yo by Lakou Mizik.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Sainkho – accessing sonic places most people can’t reach.

Mixed Media: Music

Like a Bird or Spirit, not a Face by Sainkho Namtchylak; De Montevert by De Montevert.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
A rich conversation – Vieux Farka Touré and Julia Easterlin.

Mixed Media: Music

Touristes by Vieux Farka Touré and Julia Easterlin; Vesevo by Vesevo.

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NI 489 - Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better - January, 2016

Mixed Media: Music

From Sacred to Secular by Various artists; Impredecible by Bareto.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Captain Hume’s Journey to India – richly imagined, beautifully realized.

Mixed media: music reviews

Captain Hume’s Journey to India by Philippe Pierlot and Dhruba Ghosh; Rwanda Is My Home by The Good Ones.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
Ya Balad – Bachar Mar-Khalifé’s dramatic exploration of homeland

Mixed media: Music

Ya Balad by Bachar Mar-Khalifé; Try To Be Hopeful by The Spook School.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
Resistance – a knowing, cheeky defiant album.

Mixed media: Music

Resistance, by Souljazz Orchestra; and Amores Pasados, by John Potter and Others.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015
Electronic beats and a message of peace from Checkpoint 303.

Mixed Media: Music reviews

Louise Gray listens to new releases from Checkpoint 303 and Xáos.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015

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More Film, Music & Book reviews from the June 2015 magazine.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
From the streets of Kinshasa – the passion, verve and urgency of Mbongwana Star.

Mixed media: Music

From Kinshasa by Mbongwana Star; Delone by Sacri Cuori.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Supple and incisive – Thea Gilmore on Ghosts and Graffiti

Mixed media: music reviews

New releases from Thea Gilmore and Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld, reviewed by Louise Gray.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Goran Kajfeš – inimitably himself.

Music Reviews

Louise Gray listens to The Reason Why Vol 2 and Ba Power.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015

Mixed media: Music

War Is a Wound, Peace Is a Scar, by Hanoi Masters; Convoque seu Buda by Criolo.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015
Sweet harmonies, brutal message from Razia Said.

Mixed media: music

Reviews of Razia Said's Akory and Lucas Santtana's Sobre Notes e Dias.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Populism rises again April, 2017
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
African village January, 2017
The coming war on China December, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories October, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better January, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
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