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Amira Kheir – Music between the spaces and places

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Amira Kheir

We spoke to Amira Kheir about life, origins, destinations and love. Her debut album View from Somewhere is a stunning set infused with many influences but anchored in the sounds and identity of her parents’ homeland Sudan.

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Music Documentaries at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011 – 8-12 June, 2011

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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

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V/A – Next Stop… Soweto 3: Giants, Ministers & Makers: Jazz In South Africa 1963-1984

We love both previous editions of Next Stop…Soweto as both are totally brilliant and so different whilst the third in the series is just as good, if not the best of the lot!

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World Malaria Day – Jazz FM, Aril 2010

Jazz FM dedicates a weekend of programming to raise awareness about malaria following its recent announcement of a five-year partnership with Malaria No More UK to help end the suffering and death caused by malaria in Africa

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V/A – Next Stop… Soweto

Next Stop… Soweto, sub-titled “Township sounds from the golden age of Mbaqangwa” is the first of a three part series by Strut’s finest in the underground sound of South Africa in the 60s and 70s.

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Miriam Makeba – Mama Afrika (1932-2008)

South African vocalist Miriam Mekeba was known as “Mama Afrika” and this beautiful double CD of her best work is a fitting celebration of life in music.

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Miriam Makeba – Mama Africa Dies

Miriam was one of the 20th Century’s most extraordinary women. A musical giant, a campaigner and someone whose life was inextricably linked to the fight against Apartheid and for the civil rights movement and African liberation

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V/A – Fred Deakin Presents The Triptych

The Triptych is a mighty 90 tracks on 3 CDs — some 4 hours of Fred Deakin’s favourite tracks — that would be an ego trip in lesser hands but this is a trip worth undertaking

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Gilles Peterson in Africa

Gilles Peterson in Brazil was a huge success so it comes as no surprise that Ether Records are repeating the formula for an African outing. Gilles is not only a world class authority on Brazilian music, he has created an entire mini industry around him devoted to diggin’ in the crates from São Paulo to Belém, so how does he fare in Africa?

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