Magazine article New Internationalist

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Magazine article New Internationalist

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MUSIC Matana Roberts describes her compositional practice on her Coin Coin project as 'panoramic sound quilting'. River Run Thee (Constellation) is the latest instalment in her brilliant series that uses the full range of voice and electro-acoustic effects as a way of approaching African-American history and experience.

A New Day (World Village) from Senegalese singer Carlou D possesses a similar dignity. The former Positive Black Soul rapper brings his melodious voice and new band, one crammed with international talent, back to its African roots with considerable panache.

FILM Open Bethlehem shows the relentless intrusion of the neighbouring Israeli state's encircling settler townships, separation wall, and callously hostile soldiers on the people of the Palestinian city and province. Leila Sansour's film documents the injustice. On DVD Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky's Watermark is an awesome, stirring doc about the human need of water, and our planet-altering use of it. The Chinese Xiluodu dam, six times larger than the Hoover, almost seems too large to be possible. …

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