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  1. Comment on Keleketla! - Keleketla! 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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  2. 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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  3. Comment on The Shaolin Astronauts - Flight Of The Ancients 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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  4. Comment on Alpha & Omega - Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in ~music

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    UK Dub pioneers Alpha & Omega (Greensleeves / Steppas Records) represent a major part of the foundation of soundsystem culture and bass music migration from Jamaica, via the UK, to the world. Formed in the 1980’s and with over 30 studio albums to their name, A&O deliver us their latest production. Shadrach, Meshach And Abednego is a remarkable return to the mystical UK dub sound introduced by A&O in the 1980s. A powerful album in both word and sound featuring some of the greatest conscious reggae vocalists of our time; Danny Red, Joseph Lalibela, Wellette Seyon, Ras Tinny and Nai-Jah.

  5. Comment on The Lincoln Project was a giant grift in ~misc

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    This seemed fairly obvious to me from the get go, considering who was behind it. It really surprised me to see how quickly they managed to get centrists and "moderates" sucked in though.

    This seemed fairly obvious to me from the get go, considering who was behind it. It really surprised me to see how quickly they managed to get centrists and "moderates" sucked in though.

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  6. Comment on Terror attack in Nice: 'Woman beheaded inside church' as three dead in knife attack frenzy in ~news

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    I never thought I'd see a link to a publication as woeful as The Daily Star on Tildes. This story is covered by multiple reputable sources, all of whom do it better.

    I never thought I'd see a link to a publication as woeful as The Daily Star on Tildes. This story is covered by multiple reputable sources, all of whom do it better.

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  7. Comment on Fat Freddy's Drop - Lock-In in ~music

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    Fat Freddy's Drop present the ‘LOCK-IN’ album, a sonic moment in time as the band jam conscious songs of freedom and hope for a generation. 

    The studio session was captured at the iconic Michael Fowler Centre in the band’s hometown of Wellington during the pandemic lockdown. Devoid of audience, it’s a reflection of the surreal times that’s halted tour life 2020. The ‘LOCK-IN’ eight-track digital and vinyl release is Freddys way of giving back to fans worldwide.

    The band re-located their BAYS studio to the MFC and set up in a circle on the MFC stage for the recording, providing a unique space to jam slow burn classics such as ‘Soldier’, ‘Hope’ and ‘This Room’ as well as test drive ‘Avengers’ a brand new track in the making.

  8. Comment on What did you eat today? (pictures) in ~food

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    Last night I started making jerk chicken and rice, but this morning I didn't feel like having that, so I have a jerk/curry chicken hybrid with chips instead. https://i.imgur.com/zI24wVe.jpg

    Last night I started making jerk chicken and rice, but this morning I didn't feel like having that, so I have a jerk/curry chicken hybrid with chips instead.

    https://i.imgur.com/zI24wVe.jpg

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  9. Comment on Various Artists - #challengeaccepted: Alive in ~music

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    #challengeaccepted: Alive is a project that aims at raising awareness to the increasing amount of violence that women+ face in different forms in their daily lives. We started this project by being inspired by the solidarity of women all around the world, who were against Turkey’s possible withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention.

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  10. Comment on Pippi and the Moomins - The antics in postwar Nordic children’s books left propaganda and prudery behind. We need this madcap spirit more than ever in ~books

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    The Moomins were a big part of my childhood reading. I must have read each book at least ten times. I'm pretty sure that without those books I'd not have read a quarter as much as I have over the...

    The Moomins were a big part of my childhood reading. I must have read each book at least ten times. I'm pretty sure that without those books I'd not have read a quarter as much as I have over the years. I have been thoroughly disappointed by the TV attempts though.

    I remember my sister was a big Pippi Longstocking fan, but it wasn't really for me.