Magazine article New Internationalist

Economic Partnership Agreement

Magazine article New Internationalist

Economic Partnership Agreement

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Economic Partnership Agreement by Sven Kacirek and Daniel Mburu Muhuni (Pingipung Records, Pingipung 59, LP and digital)

This record about global trade and the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) from the viewpoint of Kenyan farmers and others is an important and impassioned focus on real problems and real injustices.

Sven Kacirek has featured in these pages before (NI 442). The Kenya Sessions (2011) was an ethically sound jamming travelogue, during which the German musician met fellow percussionist Daniel Mburu Muhuni. Kacirek had come across the EPA and was curious why Kenya had baulked at the free trade agreement proffered by the European Union to the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. He soon discovered the reasons behind Kenya's refusal. Teaming up once more with Muhuni, the two sought out dissenting voices to the EPA and it is these spoken narratives, set to music, that form this extraordinary record. …

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