Prom 74: Staff Benda Bilili & Baloji

By dsw|August 2, 2012|Africa, Music, Media and Film Studies|0 comments

Baloji © Jerome Bonnet Thursday 6 September 10.15pm – c. 11.30pm Royal Albert Hall Late nights, World music and jazz Seats £12-£16 Price Band D Promming on the day for £5 About this event Staff Benda Bilili Baloji Staff Benda Bilili are like nothing you have ever seen or heard before: a group of paraplegic street musicians and ex-street kids from the Democratic Republic of Congo, making music rooted in Soukous

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By dsw|July 26, 2012|Africa, Music, Media and Film Studies|0 comments

3 Sep 2012 – 8 Sep 2012                    Event Details ALL ABOARD THE AFRICA EXPRESS Africa Express – the collective of African and Western musicians – will fill a train with dozens of guest artists and traverse the UK playing shows in Middlesbrough, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol and London. Hailed as the most revolutionary force in popular music, Africa Express brings together African

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Gilgamesh among us: Book review

By Mary Fisk|July 25, 2012|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Literature, Music, Media and Film Studies|0 comments

Professor Andrew George has reviewed Theodore Ziolkowski’s recent study Gilgamesh among us: modern encounters with the ancient epic (Cornell University Press, 2012) The book looks at “the cultural history of the reception of Gilgamesh in modern times, especially its popular reception and its impact on literature, art and music” To read the full review, go to the Institute of Historical Research’s Reviews in History  SOAS Library has a copy at QED892.1

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