Bombino brings banned music to Adelaide


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.

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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.

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ISIS not the only enemy for Iraqi Kurds


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.

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