Brave Ear Radio – Jason Honea talks with Michael Northam

The introduction: "Since his earliest memories of family journeys through desert state of Utah, Michael Northam has been intimately and directly inspired by vast geographies, severe weather and other impressive natural events and places. This life long fascination of the phenomena of perception and experience faced with intimidating scales (large or small) continues to the … Continue reading Brave Ear Radio – Jason Honea talks with Michael Northam

Mamman Sani – Songs from his album Unreleased Tapes 1981-1984

from the sahelsounds website: "His first and only album was recorded in 1978. Mamman stepped into the studio of the National Radio with his organ, where it was transposed and overdubbed in two takes. In coordination with the Minister of Culture, the album was released in a limited series of cassettes showcasing modern Niger music. … Continue reading Mamman Sani – Songs from his album Unreleased Tapes 1981-1984

Tallawit Timbouctou – Songs from their Album Hali Diallo

From the website: "This is the music that long ruled the North of Mali, performed at festivities, blasting out of dusty boomboxes, and beaming out from village radio stations. Its origin is shrouded in mystery, and though purportedly dating back to the Songhai Empire of the 15th century, takamba’s heyday was in the 1980s, with … Continue reading Tallawit Timbouctou – Songs from their Album Hali Diallo

Isn’t Everything Poetry? – Poetry Readings

"Isn't Everything Poetry?" is a monthly event featuring poets, authors and spoken-word performers. It is hosted by Curious Fox Books. Situated in the heart of Neukölln, the poetry evenings have become a popular feature in the Berlin cultural life. Expats and locals from nearby and faraway come to listen to poetry and sometimes step up … Continue reading Isn’t Everything Poetry? – Poetry Readings

Electro Haram and Beyond, part two

With Electro Haram, a collective from Moscow, other Russian sounds will reach your ears. Sounds that evoke images which bring us back to Soviet times. The poetic language of Tarkovski, the sense of an other not yet explored world or the sense of the unknown is are amongst the expressions that electro haram brings together … Continue reading Electro Haram and Beyond, part two