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  1. Comment on Al Jazeera to launch rightwing media platform targeting US conservatives in ~misc

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    I use AJ English, France24, DW.com quite a bit. I've gone very off BBC News over the last five or six years for various reasons. The Guardian gives good coverage on what it chooses to report....

    I use AJ English, France24, DW.com quite a bit. I've gone very off BBC News over the last five or six years for various reasons. The Guardian gives good coverage on what it chooses to report. There is a gaping hole in it's South American coverage, for example. And the transphobia is real on both. I also mostly avoid NYT and WaPo because I've seen them get a lot of stuff very wrong when writing about places outside the USA.

    I also read El Pais English, Straits Times, Japan Times and Reuters/Thompson Reuters amongst others.

    I think trying to read as wide a range as possible is the best option, rather than looking for one "main source"

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  2. Comment on Kyrgyzstan ballads, Okinawa folk, Ugandan hymns … the album rewriting global music history in ~music

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    Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History of the World’s Music https://dust-digital.com/shop/excavated-shellac The Dust-To-Digital Bandcamp listings are a combined gold, diamond, platinum, ruby and...

    Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History of the World’s Music

    https://dust-digital.com/shop/excavated-shellac

    The Dust-To-Digital Bandcamp listings are a combined gold, diamond, platinum, ruby and sapphire mine of treasure that someone has dug up for us

    https://dusttodigital.bandcamp.com/

  3. Comment on Dub Revolution - The Story Of King Tubby in ~music

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    28 January 2021 would have been legendary sound engineer King Tubby’s 80th birthday. The sonic experiments he created in his tiny studio in the ghettos of Kingston Jamaica during the early seventies helped create a genre that’s now part of the very fabric of contemporary music – Dub.

    Tubby’s productions pre-empted today’s remix culture, were instrumental in the creation of rap an inspired an eclectic mix of artists from Massive Attack to Primal Scream. Dub went on to inform Jungle, Rave,Techno, Ambient right up to Grime in the 21st century.

    Don Letts celebrates the godfather of Dub, with contributions from Dennis Bovell, Adrian Sherwood, Hollie Cook and Mad Professor.

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  4. Comment on Share a link to a song that tells a story in ~music

  5. Comment on Keleketla! - Keleketla! (2020) in ~music

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    Keleketla! is an expansive collaborative project, reaching outward from Johannesburg to London, Lagos, L.A. and West Papua, “Keleketla!” started as a musical meeting ground between Ninja Tune cofounders Coldcut and a cadre of South African musicians (introduced by the charity In Place Of War), including the raw, South African-accented jazz styles of Sibusile Xaba, and rapper Yugen Blakrok (Black Panther OST). From those initial sessions, the record grew to encompass a wider web of musical luminaries, including Afrobeat architects, the late pioneer Tony Allen and Dele Sosimi, legendary L.A. spoken word pioneers The Watts Prophets, and West Papuan activist Benny Wenda.

    Keleketla! was initiated by the Johannesburg based Keleketla! Library project and UK charity In Place Of War. Coldcut were joined by Nono Nkoane, Tubatsi Moloi,Thabang Tabane Sibusile Xaba and Gally Ngoveni. Plus contributions from Tony Allen, Shabaka Hutchings, Dele Sosimi, The Watts Prophets, Tamar Osborn, Miles James, Ed ‘Tenderlonious’ Cawthorne, Afla Sackey, Antibalas and others.

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  6. Comment on My Analog Journal - Guest Mix: 80's Brazilian Boogie & Electro with Millos Kaiser (7" Special) in ~music

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    Track listing

    Track listing

    Grupo Cogumelo - Robô Dançante
    Black Juniors - Mas Que Linda Estás (Instrumental)
    Peter Ritchi - Mutação
    Ton Saga - Estrela Brilhante
    Hora Certa - A Colegial
    Brylho - A Bruxa Tá Solta
    Espelho Mágico - Bola de Cristal
    Liuzinho - Traço
    Wilma Dia - La Massagiste
    Sabor de Mel - Vem Se Dar Pra Mim
    Fábio - Livremente
    Prêntice - Sou Louco
    Silvia Di - Sonhos Dentro Da Cabeça
    Lauro Salazar - Love Move

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  7. Comment on The Shaolin Astronauts - Flight Of The Ancients (2011) in ~music

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    From Bandcamp album listing:

    From Bandcamp album listing:

    The mysterious afro-soul of The Shaolin Afronauts first echoed across the dance floors of Australia in late 2008. Heavily inspired by the sounds of 1970's West Africa, Ethiopia and the pioneering avant-garde jazz artists of the same period, The Shaolin Afronauts draw on the this highly innovative and sometimes volatile era in music, using it as inspiration to create music with the same fire and intensity. Though there is something refreshing and original about the Afronauts, their music could be described as somewhere in between the heavy Afrobeat of Fela Kuti and the Ethio-Jazz of Mulatu Astatke. The key to the Shaolin Afronauts unique sound is the line-up, which comprises of a three piece horn section, 5 piece rhythm section and three percussionists, and this polyrhythmic approach layers the groups sound with a mesmerizing and hypnotic texture.

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