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Around the World 31 May 2019

The Around the World running order and programme to download or stream from 31 May 2019

Playlist: Inflammable Material 28 May 2019

This is the planned running order for this week’s Inflammable Material on Slice Audio 7:00 – 9:00 pm UTC, 8:00 – 10 UK and Ireland and 9:00 – 11:00 most of mainland Europe.

Album review: Cecelia by Angélique Kidjo

This is the album I’m excited about this week.

Around the World 3 May 2019

This is the playlist for the show on Slice.Audio. It is updated with links to videos and the iTunes playlist.

Slice Audio Playlist 8 March 2019

This is the playlist (but not necessarily the order!) from my Around The World show on Slice Audio for International Women’s Day 8 March 2019.

Mediterranean Music – Morocco

The end of the journey and the music of Morocco. The music is real, the trip (as is the grilled fish sitting on a Moroccan beach) is imagined.

Mediterranean Music – Libya

Help! I can find hardly any music in Libya. Do you have suggestions?

Mediterranean Music – Syria

It has taken quite a while to write about Syrian music that I have found on this imaginary trip around the Mediterranean. After a slow start, I found at least two fabulous bands, and many other fascinating musicians.

Mediterranean Music – Greece

My hyper-superficial imaginary music tour of the Med. continues. We are in Greece this time.

Podcast: Stuart Bailie – Trouble Songs

Music journalist Stuart Bailie’s new book Trouble Songs will be officially published in May, but it’s already starting to stir conversations and commentary. He takes on difficult stories from our history since the mid-1960s at the place where music meets social and political change and through interviews and analysis tries to understand and explain what happened.

It will be in the shops around now, but you can also order it on the web at TroubleSongs.com

Funding creativity – from guitar strings to global exports

How do you fund creativity? If you are planning to make a business from your passion? Creativity and innovation needs support, funding and professional advice. Investment is the theme of this episode

Podcast: Episode 1 Pop Up’s Ross Moffett, Sonja Sleator and Chase the River’s Stuart Lunn

My new podcast finds people who are involved Creativity, Tech, Media, Innovation, Investment. The two key words are creativity and innovation. The first episode is about music. Pop Up’s Ross Moffett, Sonja Sleator and Chase the River’s Stuart Lunn are the guests in this first podcast which doesn’t have a name.

Returning to Podcasting

After much thought and deliberation (i.e. dithering) I have decided to revive my tech and media podcast – and extending it to music. Testing for the bathroom effect in the kitchen. (Audiophiles will get that one). 

First recording next week with Popup (Ross Moffett) and musicians Sonja Sleator and Chase the River). That should be available Thursday 8 March. Subscribe here.

First recording next week with Popup (Ross Moffett Sonja Sleator and Chase the River)

All the way to Venice (and Trieste)

Almost the last part of the of the Italian leg (sorry!) of this imaginary Mediterranean journey. Leaving Apulia and moving north, the plan now is to add “all of the rest” of the music that I have left behind so far, or can’t get a fix on exactly where musicians are from.  The playlist is varied and draws mainly from the north east of Italy, but a few additions picked up along the way.

Mediterranean Music – Western Italy, Rome, Florence and Naples

Finding music and literature from Rome, Naples and Florence on an imaginary journey around the Meditteranean.

Exploring the music of the Mediterranean

This will be a tour I would love to take in real time; I doubt if I ever will. Our starting point and finish line are The Pillars of Hercules. The route is Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Malta, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. I have all the time in the world.

Music: Amira Medunjanin

Amira Medunjanin is the finest exponent of sevdah, the melancholy and emotional folk music of Bosnia, and is remarkable not just for her clear, pained voice, but for the way she balances respect for ancient styles with experiment.

Here’s to Stuart Bailie the man who made Oh Yeah

Stuart Bailie the founding father of Belfast’s Oh Yeah centre hands over to a new CEO. Oh Yeah is a unique place were music is created, celebrated, remembered and the business around I taught. But it has only been one achievement of the man who might have invented the word “Britpop”.

Astor Piazzolla: The man who revolutionised the Tango

I came by Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla by chance. Last year I was given a private recording of the SFK Youth Orchestra performing at the Bled Festival in 2007. The opening was Astor Piazzolla’s Oblivion.

Time to be Proud Oh Yeah

I’ve never been so busy.  I mean never, ever in my life. But I’m more than grateful to William Maxwell for sending me a preview of “Time to be Proud”. I’ve 5 tracks of new versions of some classic ’80’s… Continue Reading →

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