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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
Continue reading Music Documentaries at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011 – 8-12 June, 2011
A profoundly moving documentary about a miscarriage of justice so grave that it is hard to imagine it could have happened in modern times, let alone accept that is continues to this day
Continue reading In the Land of the Free – Human Rights Watch Film Festival
En anglais this translates as No One Knows About Persian Cats and the film by Bahman Ghobadi won a special jury prize at Cannes Film Festival last year and this is the equally good soundtrack with the film on release later this week.
Continue reading V/A – Les Chats Persans (OST)
Gilles Peterson was only last week moaning about the lack of soundtrack releases these days and whilst there’s a football element to this, based on the book Run With The Pack by Kevin Sampson, you wouldn’t have thought the post-punk soundtrack would be his thing?
Continue reading V/A – Awaydays (The Soundtrack That Inspired A Film)
Quite who would want to recreate the fear, torture and sexual violence of Tropa de Elite is a mystery but if you’re strong enough to banish its harrowing images from your mind then the soundtrack provides a good snapshot of Brazilian music
Continue reading V/A -Tropa De Elite (The Soundtrack)
England and Brazil have always had something of a special relationship, and judging by the range of Brazilian cultural events coming to the capital in next few months it is as healthy as ever. To ensure it persists and you don’t miss out, Fly has been sifting through some of highlights.
Continue reading Brazilian autumn round-up ’08
The new single from the forthcoming Slime & Reason is a monster tune that’ll you’re just want to be hearing again and again as Roots does it again (and again).
Continue reading Roots Manuva – Again & Again
In an ideal world, everyone should have a Grandad who calls tomatoes “tommyartoes”, birds sing on the allotment and church bells ring in the background, welcome to the Sunshine Philosophy
Continue reading Future Loop Foundation – Sunshine Philosophy EP
Tsotsi, a new film from South Africa, may just be the best film to have come out of the country.
Continue reading Tsotsi – South African Film Magic
Fans of the Fort Knox label are going to be a little surprised by their latest release, a jazzy samba with some serious remix action
Continue reading Rex Riddem – Salvador Diaspora
The soundtrack to the new Jim Jarmusch film is a heady cocktail of rock, opera (but no rock opera thankfully) and ethio-jazz courtesy of Mulatu Astatke
Continue reading V/A – Broken Flowers (Soundtrack)