By dsw|October 18, 2013|Africa, Films and Sound Recordings, Music, Media and Film Studies|0 comments

Film Africa is the Royal African Society’s annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent. Launched in 2011, Film Africa is now the UK’s largest festival of African film and culture. Every year, Film Africa brings London audiences a core programme of fiction and documentary films alongside a vibrant series of accompanying events, including director Q&As, panel discussions, talks, workshops, master classes, family activities and Film Africa

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Films and Sound Recordings – May 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|June 19, 2013|Films and Sound Recordings|0 comments

Africa dances [sound recording]. Bui Hangi, the deity’s human wife [videorecording]: analysis of a myth from Pura, Eastern Indonesia / Susanne Rodemeier and Martin Hocker. Fixer [videorecording] : the taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi / HBO Documentary Films presents a G Films and Subdivision Productions film produced by Christian Parenti, Ian Olds, Nancy Roth directed by Ian Olds. A bottle in the Gaza Sea [videorecording] / a film [directed] by Thierry

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Films and Sound Recordings – March to April 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|June 11, 2013|Films and Sound Recordings|0 comments

Sound recordings Afrique, une histoire sonore : 1960-2000. Les chants du grelot et de l’arc Welcome to Mali / Amadou & Mariam. Khalifa Ould Eide and Dimi Mint Abba : Moorish music from Mauritania Rhythms of the Nile / Hossam Ramzy. Music in North India : experiencing music, expressing culture / George E. Ruckert. Traveller / Anoushka Shankar. The living room sessions, part 1 / Ravi Shankar. Chine : Musique

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Films and Sound Recordings – February 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|March 11, 2013|Films and Sound Recordings|0 comments

Films One day after peace / a film by Miri Laufer & Erez Laufer directed by Erez Laufer edited by Miri Laufer co-produced by Steven Markovitz, South Africa. Gāv = Cow / director, Dariush Mehrjui. ‘Are’ are music;  +, Shaping bamboo / [Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique] 2 films by Hugo Zemp. Une fanfare africaine / Hugo Zemp. The revolutionary / Stourwater Pictures presents a film by Irv

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Films and Sound Recordings – January 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|February 21, 2013|Films and Sound Recordings|0 comments

Films Susahnya jadi perawan  Kamulah satu-satunya The Tarix Jabrix  Ill gotten gains / Spats Films written for the screen, produced and directed by Joel Ben Marsden. The middle passage / HBO Films presents a Kreol Productions and Raphia Films Production script by Claude Chonville and Patrick Chamoiseau narration written by Walter Mosley director, Guy Deslauriers produced for HBO by David Gaines. Adanggaman / a New Yorker Films release ; Tiziana

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World Radio Day

By Farzana Whitfield|February 13, 2013|Development Studies, Films and Sound Recordings|0 comments

  Image provided by UNESCO: 13 February is World Radio Day  —  a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information and freedom of expression over the airwaves. As radio continues to evolve in the digital age, it remains the medium that reaches the widest audience worldwide. This multi-purpose medium

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The World Digital Library

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|January 15, 2013|Africa, Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, China and Inner Asia, Films and Sound Recordings, History, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. There are, as of today, 6600+ items spanning from 8000BE to present, in a variety of formats (photographs, books, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, sound recordings, etc.) and languages, and covering a wide-range of subjects. Items on the WDL may easily be browsed by place,

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Mediterranean Memory : Med-Mem

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|November 29, 2012|Africa, Anthropology and Sociology, Films and Sound Recordings, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Music, Media and Film Studies|0 comments

Recently Launched: Med-Mem Online Archive of Mediterranean Video, 4000 Digitized Items Available “Sharing our Mediterranean Audiovisual Heritage (Med-Mem)” – co-funded by the European Union as part of the Euromed Heritage IV programme – offers the general public the largest online video archive library devoted to the historic, cultural and tourism heritage of the Mediterranean, free of charge. The TV and radio archives, set into their historic and cultural context, are

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