Bombino brings banned music to Adelaide

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Green Left Weekly, March 6, 2015: The son of poor villagers in Niger, Bombino was set to come a long way to perform at WOMADelaide, the annual world music and dance festival held in Adelaide from March 6 to 9. His unique blend of desert blues and hardcore rock ‘n’ roll was sure to fire up this year’s main stage.

Read more: https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/bombino-brings-banned-music-adelaide

WOMADELAIDE: AIRILEKE

 

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Alt Media,  January 27, 2014: His name is Airileke. His sound is an explosion, an eclectic mix of funky beats, hip-hop grooves and a blend of traditional Islander drumming and electronic music.

If past performances are anything to go by, the now Melbourne-based producer’s upcoming WOMADelaide set is going to be hot.

Read more:http://www.altmedia.net.au/airileke/89062

ISIS not the only enemy for Iraqi Kurds

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Eureka Street, February 10,  2015: Australian chemical engineer Geoff McKee says that he has never heard of such things as people having to be bussed away from a drilling rig emitting poisonous gases.

But this is a reality for Iraqi villagers living adjacent to an Exxon Mobil oil rig.

Read more: http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=42579#.WDLmKBMkFNI