Archive for August, 2007

Australian playwright takes on The Smiths

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

david-forster-nude37_20070828.jpg‘Half A Person: My Life As Told By The Smiths’ a new play by Australian playwright Alex Broun will premiere at the Newton Theatre in Sydney, September 18 - 29th. The play chronicles the lonely and alienated life of William, who’s idol is Morrissey of the band The Smiths.
Half A Person

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Zanzibar’s living legend.

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Bi Kidude Bi Kidude is one of the legends of taarab music. Hailing from Zanzibar and in her nineties, Kidude performed most recently at the 23rd Tokyo Summer Festival this past July.
Bi Kidude

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Attakkari at Trafalgar Square

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Attakkari The dance and digital arts organization Attakkalari is touring their multimedia dance work ‘Purushartha’ throughout the remainder of 2007. The piece blends dance movement with digital and sonic arts to explore societies torn between the traditions of their past and vastly different present. Attakkalari has been commissioned by the Mayor’s office in London to perform at Trafalgar Square August 9th through the 12th.
Attakkalari

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Get your Gamelan

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

ss The Indonesian ensemble SambaSunda have been called “contemporary Gamelan with a kick”. They bring together a pan-Indonesian mix of instruments and influences to create a new style Gamelan orchestra. This summer they appeared at the Montreal Jazz Festival and the River2River Festival in New York.
SambaSunda

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