Daniel Mburu Muhuni (left) and Sven Kacirek (right) against a backdrop of how global trade policies affect African farmers.

Mixed Media: Music

Economic Partnership Agreement by Sven Kacirek and Daniel Mburu Muhuni; Syrian Dreams by Maya Youssef.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Going places – TootArd from the Golan Heights.

Mixed Media: Music

We review TootArd, from the Golan Heights, with their second album Laissez Passer, and Live at Ronnie Scott’s, by Nitin Sawhney.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Saz’iso – about to hit the big time?

Mixed Media: Music

At Least Wave Your Handkerchief At Me by Saz’iso; Frost on Fiddles by Frigg.

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Wearing their oddness proudly, Colombia's gloriously unbounded Meridian Brothers.

Mixed Media: Music

¿Donde estás María?; Strangers

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017
Ifriqiyya Electrique – Sufi trance traditions meet industrial fuzz.

Mixed Media: Music

Mogoya by Oumou Sangaré; The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda by Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda: our music reviews of the month.

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017
Mali’s ‘songbird’ is a powerful advocate of women’s rights.

Mixed media: music reviews

Mogoya by Oumou Sangaré; The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda by Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda: our music reviews of the month.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017
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

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
The Equality Effect July, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
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
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