Uniting hiphop-minded Arabs and Jews.

Make Room

Funked-up Hebrew rap, full of asides about booze, girls and – this is one you wouldn’t find with Enimem – gefilter fish.

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NI 420 - Mothers who die - March, 2009
Max Pashm, purveyor of KlezmerBalkanGreekGypsyPunk with electro beats.

Never Mind the Balkans

Pashm’s band – a judicious mixture of Greek, Jewish and Balkan musicians – belt along with brass, baglamas, woodwind and lyres at their disposal.

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NI 420 - Mothers who die - March, 2009
Mother-Earth! Father-Sky!

Mother-Earth! Father-Sky!

Mother-Earth! Father-Sky! by Huun-Huur-Tu featuring Sainkho

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NI 419 - Climate justice - January, 2009
Deserted Villages

Deserted Villages

Made in tandem with the Albanian accordionist / composer Dasho Kurti, the 11 songs on Deserted Villages offer a broad palate, and not all of it mournful.

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NI 418 - Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? - December, 2008
Gomidas Songs

Gomidas Songs

Certainly some of these songs may have once been heard over fields and cradles rather than concert halls, but their translation from private to public music is a beautiful one.

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NI 418 - Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? - December, 2008
In the House of Mirrors

In the House of Mirrors

New instrumental album by Hector Zazou and Swara

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008
Big Blue Ball

Big Blue Ball

Peter Gabriel threw open the doors of his Real World studios in rural England and invited an enormous bunch of musicians – Sinead O’Connor, Marta Sebestyen, Papa Wemba, Guo Yue are just a few of them – to come and jam.

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NI 416 - Wanted! For dodging tax justice - October, 2008
Hear, O Israel: A Prayer Ceremony in Jazz

Hear, O Israel: A Prayer Ceremony in Jazz

17-year-old rabbi’s son – and fledgling composer – Joseph Klein lured one of the greatest names in jazz (Herbie Hancock) to join in performing a jazz prayer ceremony.

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NI 416 - Wanted! For dodging tax justice - October, 2008
Umalali

Umalali

The Garifuna Women’s Project from Central America

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NI 415 - Drowning in plastic - September, 2008
Alive

Alive

Chinese Mongolian ‘Björk’ steps into Tibet controversy

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NI 415 - Drowning in plastic - September, 2008
Maldito Tango

Maldito Tango

This collection of prowling, _lunfardo_ slang-inflected songs concentrates on an imagined lowlife of Buenos Aires.

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008
Virtual Leisure

Virtual Leisure

The début album from the Israeli-born, London-based performance artist Anat Ben-David, is based on a grim paradox, leisure doesn’t exist – it’s virtual

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008
Acting in Concert

Acting in Concert

Sound advice for action, inspiration and organization.

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008
A Bragg to fit all moods.

Mr Love & Justice

Bragg tempers the unfashionable humanity of his songs with a sad acknowledgement of current realities.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
Mariza: an incredible talent.

Mariza Box

For anyone interested in the past, present and future of this uniquely Portuguese melancholy, the Mariza Box is a handsome object containing Mariza’s three solo albums.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
The Boy Bands Have Won

The Boy Bands Have Won

A yowl of fury against the Pop Idol-type mediocrity that seems so often to fuel cultural commerce these days.

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008
Daniel Variations

Daniel Variations

Steve Reich’s tribute to murdered journalist Daniel Pearl

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Mothers who die March, 2009
Mothers who die March, 2009
Climate justice January, 2009
Climate justice January, 2009
Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? December, 2008
Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? December, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Wanted! For dodging tax justice October, 2008
Wanted! For dodging tax justice October, 2008
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
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