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Sven Kacirek has travelled to Kenya many times, always on the quest for musical inspiration and collaborations. The most famous result are his “Kenya Sessions” from 2011 (Pingipung 020). With this new album, Kacirek and his musical partner Muhuni focus on an intercultural exchange which aims at more than beautiful music: Unveiling voices about global trade from a Kenyan perspective.

Interviews from Kenya about an “Economic Partnership Agreement” (EPA) mark the core of ten compositions by Sven Kacirek and Daniel Mburu Muhuni. They have spoken to dozens of people affected by this free trade agreement between the EU and the African Pacific Countries. While EPA is being negotiated mainly outside of the limelight of international attention, this album is an approach to shed a critical light onto the complex circumstances and inhumane side effects of global trade.
This is a musical oral history. The spoken words are the vocals of the tracks. The artists have left the rhythm and tonality of the voices untouched. The statements are simply collaged into subthemes. Subsequently, Kacirek and Muhuni have dubbed the voices with their instruments (mallets, piano, percussion, synthesizer, and many more).
The result is nothing less than a mesmerizing stream of consciousness.

released November 30, 2017 http://svenkacirek.de

Hier die das Gespräch mit ihm im difficult Radio des FSK Hamburg (http://www.fsk-hh.org)

https://www.mixcloud.com/difficultmusic/difficult-music-sven-kacirek-economic-partnership-agreement-...

Yes: Halloha zusammen, am Sonntag findet im Endstation Kino in Langendreer der Abschluss der Veranstaltungsreihe 24 Geschichten die Sekunde statt. Film des Abends ist - Life in a Day - Ein Tag auf unserer Erde Der Film besteht aus unterschiedlichen Beiträgen die rund um den Globus am 24. Juli 2010 gedreht wurden. Ich habe auch einen Film an diesen Tag gedreht und bei den Machen von Life in a Day eingereicht. http://endstation-kino.de/life-in-a-day-ein-tag-auf-unserer-erde.html Moon to Moon - End of Party 24 auf der https://youtu.be/QlaVVR_C7w8 Ich bin gespannt auch Euer feedback! Kommt vorbei Nach dem Film findet eine Diskussion und Umtrunk statt.

Hier ein Artikel aus der BSZ - Bochumer Studierenden Zeitung über unsere Veranstaltung Bilanz Assoziation zum im Naturfreunde Zentrum

report by Alex Carlin to be seen.

Organizing cultures of resilience: activism in the Anthropocene – Longreads

The biological, chemical, social and political reality in which all humans beings live is changing our planet and our culture exponentially. This is the Anthropocene – a new geological age characterized by the critical impacts of human activities on the Earth’s systems. As the physical world around us is transformed, so too movements for social change must evolve if they are to have the structural integrity to survive the coming waves, winds and wars.

UNESCO - Declaration of Ethical Principles in relation to Climate Change

The UNESCO Declaration of Ethical Principles in relation to Climate Change solemnly expresses the concern of UNESCO Member States that climate change could create morally unacceptable damage and injustice.

Some 195 states joined a UNESCO Declaration of Ethical Principles in relation to Climate Change on 14 November 2017, when meeting in Paris at the 39th session of UNESCO’s General Conference. They called for global partners to mobilize around these principles.

 

Cover photo: © Shutterstock.com/Romolo Tavani 
Graphic design: UNESCO  

Have a look @ medium | Oktober

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Hey I wrote an oktober story and series on the platform "medium" have a look.

 https://medium.com/@ballancier