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Radio Saudade: Episode 14

May 18, 2012

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“…At first there was nothing…then nothing turned itself inside-out and became something.” – Sun Ra. Komuso Crew digging crates for this global sonic gallimaufry. Press play to enjoy… or DOWNLOAD Radio Saudade: Episode 14 (mp3) here. Burning Spear – Travelling – Spear Burning, 2001. Prince Alla – Bosrah (Extended) – I Can Hear the Children […]

Radio Saudade: Episode 3

November 13, 2011

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Radio Saudade: Episode 3. “Devoção e paciência. Mixtape é como uma procissão de um homem só.”  – Rodolfo Viana. (“Devotion and patience. The Mixtape is like a procession of one man.”) Enjoy. or DOWNLOAD Radio Saudade Episode 3 (mp3) here. Ismael Quiñones – Control – Freak Off: Latin Breakbeats, Basslines and Boogaloo, 2001. Electro Côco – Quem […]

Richard Swarbrick: Making the Beautiful Game Even More Beautiful

October 5, 2011

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When does sport become art? When do athletic prowess and years of training transcend a battle of skill and become Shakespearean poetry personified? When Richard Swarbrick animates it, that’s when. Last year, for a lark in his free time, the London-based elementary school teaching assistant animated Gareth Bale’s single-handed demolition of Inter Milan in last year’s Champion’s […]

International Football: Dead at the Age of 139

July 25, 2011

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As a fine Uruguay are crowned the deserved Champions of the 2011 Copa América, the football world mourns the death of International Football after more than a century personifying on the pitch the hopes, dreams, culture and style of the nations it once represented. Fans of the beautiful game have noticed over the past handful […]

Something to Tide You Over

July 9, 2011

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Waist deep into the summer season, i.e. the European football vacuum, with not a single Galician team qualified for Primera División action next season (click here to read all the gruesome and horrific details of la pesadilla futbolística gallega) things are starting to feel a little bleak. Here are a few videos to get you through the […]

¡Jala Barcelona! Kung-Fu en Vivo (3-1)

May 28, 2011

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La Troba Kung-Fú

April 29, 2011

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Jesús brought these guys to my attention a few months back and the more I listen the more I find myself listening. Coming straight outta Cataluña, La Troba Kung-Fú epitomize the cultural bouillabaisse that makes Barcelona the cosmopolitan capital of the Iberian Peninsula.  Since 2005 this catalán band without borders has been ingeniously fusing rumba, […]