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[ Written by: | 15 Jul 2015 | One Comment | ]

“Violeta Parra was ahead of her time, a misunderstood libertarian, emancipated and free in the most acute sense of her work and with her words,” says the fierce and feminist hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux
Parra, revered as a founder of the Nueva Cancion movement and one of the best internationally known Chilean names, traveled the Chilean countryside to collect and interpret traditional folk songs. She was also a prolific composer who was dedicated to keeping folkloric song and dance styles like la cueca alive. After a period spent recording, performing and showing her paintings …

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[ Written by: | 23 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]
Cosmic Space Jazz Techno

Ricardo Villalobos & Jay Haze – Mellow Dee / Sunday Prayer

The other morning after arriving at work and doing the daily music discovery rounds, I came across a new Villalobos track that I hadn’t heard mentioned so decided I needed to grab it as it had been awhile in between Ricardo tracks for me.
It starts off somewhat non-chalantly with a rumbling scratchy bass & kick, then the pitter patter of some jazz snares, a piercing clarinette………all of it works really nicely. Then somehow the trippy space effects and filters surround you …

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[ Written by: | 17 Sep 2008 | 5 Comments | ]
Holiday Wrap – The Music Bit

Some of you poor people may have read my wee `What I did on my Holidays’ bit awhile back. Well you’re in for a treat today! Its instalment 2 – “The Music Bit”.
Lets us Hark back to the Halcyon days of the northern summer in Berlin…. Close ya eyes and travel with me…. Actually ya better keep ya eyes open cos I’m not reading this for ya.
Wed July 2nd  Bonnie Prince Billie – some theatre place far from everywhere, Berlin

First night in on tour, ably assisted by Mick (BMP hero) …

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[ Written by: | 7 Jul 2008 | 8 Comments | ]
BMP Long Weekend in Berlin

For me, the long weekend started last Tuesday when i saw Radiohead in Amsterdam. After arriving slightly late to find them already playing ‘Lucky’, I was hoping to see them play a more obscure set of songs from Hail to the Thief, Kid A, Amnesiac on top of what was obviously being toured. Don’t get me wrong, there were great moments like Reckoner and then they were ruined by middle aged women clapping along to the beat of Just. G’ah!
The next morning my friend Nick and me rise in our …