WOMEX 11 is taking place from Wednesday, 26 to Sunday, 30 October in Copenhagen,
Denmark. If you are involved in the music business, there’s a raft of stuff during the day but for all music fans, you can turn up in the evening for a range of exciting concerts each night. Continue reading WOMEX 11
I’ve been checking out Paul Bradshaw’s new blog ancienttofuture and came across this arresting music doc by Danilo Parra of Kalaparusha – an aging jazz man from back in the day – and the recording of his new album, in which he manages to channel John Coltrane to his own surprise. Continue reading The Unknown Story of Kalaparusha
This year’s programme is packed with docs about musicians and subjects ranging from Hole drummer Patty Schemel, to A Tribe Called Quest, to Genesis P-Orridge, to a record shop in Newcastle Upon Tyne, to Roma gypsies and Slovakians, to 2 men who shout a lot at each other (not so much music as a cult phenomenon), to Queen, to Justin Bieber, to Miriam Makeba, to Michael Nyman, to Siddheswari Devi to more
If you haven’t managed to fall in love with J??hann J??hannsson’s modern classical music yet, this is the album that will convert you as it’s monumental!
Darfur is a story that makes the headlines every few months but things only seem to be getting worse for the people living in a situation that was recognised by the United Nations way back in 2004 as “the number one humanitarian crisis in the world.”
Bob DeBrino came to Caracas to make a documentary film about Simon Bolivar. If it works out, he’ll film the Carabobo Battle scene on the land where it took place. DeBrino’s project represents a welcome investment in the local film industry and tells us what Latin America means to Hollywood.