Magazine article New Internationalist

[Various Artists. Seka, Vol 2]

Magazine article New Internationalist

[Various Artists. Seka, Vol 2]

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Or, as an alternative title may have it: 'Indie labels in support of women and children in the former Yugoslavia.' Seka -- an affectionate Serbo-Croat word meaning 'sister' -- is also the name of a project situated on the island of Brac, just off the Croatian coast. The project focuses on supporting women and children who are victims of the war and bolstering peace initiatives by emphasizing the role women can play in them.

A compilation of 22 tracks -- with stand-out contributions from Tom Waits, Loudon Wainwright III and Mary Chapin Carpenter -- Seka the album is a work of indirect action. Many of the songs were either written specifically for it or carefully selected from the archives. Certainly the most direct piece comes from Wainwright, a writer whose 1999 album Social Studies has only confirmed his stature as a social commentator; think Woody Guthrie, with a bit more tune and a sharper humour. A 'Pretty Good Day' is, as Wainwright sees it, one in which the electricity works and you don't get shot. …

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