Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Music of Revolution

Live performance is at it its best when it surprises. What was I expecting when – a week last Tuesday – I attended a concert at Sheffield University by Anglo-Palestinian singer Reem Kelani? Well perhaps it was the somewhat formal … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of Gods and Kings (4)

[Voice recording made 31st January 2008]

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In the Footsteps of Gods and Kings (3)

[31st January, 2008] It is still not 9.00 a.m. and I am literally high on solitude. After taking photos and making a digital voice recording for posterity, it is time to set off for my next destination, the tomb of … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of Gods and Kings (2)

[Voice recording made 31st January 2008]

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In the Footsteps of Gods and Kings (1)

[31st January 2008] Beyond the guard post, and round a shoulder of the hill I have it at last – my first glimpse of the Valley of the Kings! It’s still early and the few visitors in the valley are … Continue reading

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