The shortlist of nominees for the 2004 Awards has now been announced at the annual WOMEX showcase which took place in Seville this week.
Real World artist Sevara Nazarkhan has been nominated in the category of Newcomer and Asia. Sevara has had an extraordinary year following the release of her album Yol Bolsin to great critical acclaim and she was one of the artists chosen to perform at a showcase concert in front of WOMEX delegates in Seville.
The 2004 Awards ceremony is moving this year and will take place on 9th March at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. For more details go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/world/awards2004/ As well as the usual nomination categories there will be new styl Listener's Award where voting will commence on 1st January 2004.
directed by Nichola Bruce
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The film music was created by Iarla O Lionaird and released on Real World Records. Find out more at www.realworldrecords.com/icrts
Part one of an interview with Martyn plus tracks from his album was broadcast on Tuesday 14th October and the show will be repeated on Sunday 18th at 1705.
The second part of Martyn's interview along with 3 or 4 more tracks will be broadcast on Tuesday, 21st Oct.
However, the show can be listened to at anytime 7 days after it is first broadcast on Celtic Connections website. Simply click on the listen again button.
Martyn Bennett is simply one of the most exciting, daring and innovative musicians working in Scotland today.
Grit, where deeply traditional Gaelic music meets unashamedly slamming breakbeats and 21st century production techniques.The result is brilliant - the freshest voice you have heard from Scotland in many years.
The record is not available until monday, but our feature is up now, so get ahead of the game and take a look have a listen and express your views in the forum.
Catch the extraordinary dub maestro supporting Blur on the UK dates of their forthcoming tour starting in Glasgow (Barrowlands) on 20 November and finishing in Bournemouth (International Centre) on 12 December. Full details of dates are on our tours section of the web site.
sensuous, danceable and sexy celebration of the modern Brazilian soul filtered through some expertly constructed loops and beasts, courtesy of UK producer Will Mowat, famous for his work with Soul II Soul. Altogether, a different vision of Brazilian music from the black pearl of Brazil.
Real world Notes 16 is now available as a hassle free, no subscription product in our store. Along with great articles on our releases from Daúde and Abdelli the issue is packed with news and Features on peter Gabriel, Real World and WOMAD.
The CD features previews of tracks from Daúde, Abdelli and the Afro Celts amongst it's 9 tracks and videos from Sevarra, Abdelli, Misty In Roots and Afro Celts amongst the ECD content.
Dan Rather won a 2003 Salute To Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) for his high profile American TV programme "60 Minutes II" report, The Blind Boys," which profiled the gospel group from Alabama. Awards were presented Aug. 6.
The Kilkenny Arts Festival presents an extraordinary video and photographic sound installation by the Dublin-based artist, Anna Hill. The exhibition, entitled Auroral Synapse? sees Hill using low radio frequencies collected from the Aurora Borealis on a recent trip to Lapland. The audience?s breath will interact with projected video footage of this celestial phenomena.
In Spring of this year, Anna Hill journeyed to Finland where she documented and recorded ambient sounds, local musicians and singers and interviews with scientists studying the geo-physics of the aurora borealis. Her aim was to use the majesty, myth and actual sounds of one of the world?s most fascinating natural phenomena to consider the inter-connectedness of life, death and celestial events through sensory perception, interaction and human emotion. Presenting the work as a work-in-progress at the Tate Modern in May, Hill has since collaborated with the legendary vocalist Iarla O Lionaird to further develop the research into a wonderful exhibition which is on show at Grennan Mill, Thomastown, as part of this year?s Kilkenny Arts Festival.
In a space devoted to her large format photographs (shot with a Hassleblad) and video projection of the Aurora and Lapland, a soundtrack built from a composition of O?Lionard?s voice, ambient recordings and low radio frequencies from the Aurora are designed to interact with the breath of the viewer - the deeper the breath, the faster and more intense the image of the Aurora. It is a fascinating example of human relationship with the natural world and the sublime.
"Auroral Synapse" at Grennan Mill, Thomastown. Saturday 9th - Sunday 17th August 2003. Admission Free.
Kilkenny Arts Festival 2003 - 8th - 17th August 2003
Tel: 353 (0) 56 775 2175 E: www.kilkennyarts.ie