The Women, War & Peace Conference, focusing on Mali, is taking place this weekend at VCU's Student Commons. It's jointly produced by VCU, the Richmond Peace Education Center, Virginia Friends of Mali and the Richmond Sister Cities Commission. The conference includes lectures, workshops, film screenings, music and more; you can find further information about it here:
I thought I'd participate in my own way by playing a set of recent Malian recordings, all made since the March 2012 military coup and the subsequent Islamist offensive, all of which have to do with women, war and peace. While Mali struggles to find peace, stability and prosperity, musicians like Rokia Traore (pictured above), Bassekou Kouyate and Tamikrest are making some of the world's most compelling recordings. Hear for yourself, this week on Global A Go-Go.
Also this week: music from Yemen for the first time on Global A Go-Go, Jamaican and Ivoirian roots reggae, and Afro-funk of the 1970s.
All the podcasts: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go
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September 20th, 2013
Posted In: Music Shows