Best Foot MusicAug 28, 2023
India Soundscape 2023 Part 06: Hyderabad, Qutub Shahi Tombs, 23rd August
Sounds recorded approaching, in and around the Qutub Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad. The 7 tombs were built between 1550 and 1667. The large domed structures create a natural reverb and are stunningly beautiful to walk around.
India Soundscape 2023 Part 05: Nagpur, 13th to 16th August
Soundscape from Nagpur, including a musician outside Deekshabhoomi, where B. R. Ambedkar converted to Buddhism as an action against the caste system and street sounds from the Itwari market district.
India Soundscape 2023 Part 01: Hyderabad to Balharshah Train, 29th July
Soundscape made on the train journey from Hyderabad to Balharshah.
India Soundscape 2023 Part 04: Gadchiroli District, surrounding villages, International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, 9th August
Gond people drumming, Chatgaon, Maharashtra, Jungle sounds and music from Markbodi. All recorded during events taking place on International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 9th of August.
India Soundscape 2023 Part 03: Gadchiroli 17th to 21st August
Our last few days in Gadchiroli include; a candy floss vendor arriving outside the house, monsoon rains, a school choir, distant drums from a funeral on the far side of the river Kathani, morning sounds and insects on our final evening before making the journey to Hyderabad for our flight home (Hyderabad will be in the next episode)
India Soundscape 2023 Part 02: Gadchiroli 29th July to 13th August
Soundscape recording made in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, whilst visiting family. Includes street and nature sounds, Sunday market and Tajuddin Muhammad Badruddin parade.
Amnesty International UK Student Conference, 29 Jan 2023
We were invited along with our friend and collaborator Polina Shepherd to discuss music as a form of activism, at the Amnesty International annual UK Student conference, at the Amnesty UK headquarters in London. Thanks to Poppy Sheward Skelton for arranging this, conducting the interview and all her hard work and interest in what we do, also thanks to Amnesty for giving us a platform at their event.
Polina's work is here:
the 150 Voices project is here (we worked together on the UK recordings)
They are waiting for us to become civilised, while we are waiting for them to turn human.
Conversation with Jacinta Kerketta, Felix Padel & Laila Kadiwal, on Adivasi & minority rights, democracy, protest, environmentalism, & colonialism in India.
The title of this episode is from the poem by Jacinta.
With support from:
Decolonising The Creative Space: Chapter 4
The 4th and final part of this series. Intersectionality, the 5 'R's & concluding thoughts.
Decolonising The Creative Space: Chapter 3
Kamla & Laila discuss their own experiences with arts-related projects.
Topics include; Unlearning, decision-making processes, the 'right' voice, micro and macro biases and thinking from the margin.
The 4th and final part of this conversation will be published Friday 31st July 9.00 am UK time.
Coming Soon: Decolonising The Creative Space
Trailer for Episode 3 (of 4) of Decolonising The Creative Space, with Kamla Jo Braithwaite & Dr Laila Kadiwal.
Polina Shepherd: 5 Choirs, 150 Voices, Russian & Yiddish songs & Cultural Activism
Decolonising The Creative Space: Chapter 2
Part 2: Kamla Jo Braithwaite & Dr Laila Kadiwal from Trinidad and Tobago and India, discussing their own experiences of working in creative spaces. Chapter 2 includes; Problematic terminologies 'the other', who can tell a story? Black Lives Matter and the creative spaces in Trinidad and Tobago.
Decolonising The Creative Space: Chapter 1
Part 1: Kamla Jo Braithwaite & Dr Laila Kadiwal from Trinidad and Tobago and India, discussing their own experiences of working in creative spaces. Chapter 1 includes, Setting the context; what do we mean by decolonising the creative space and why do we need it? How did we get here?
Links to some of the discussions in this chapter:
Jane Austen & Edward Said
Best Foot Music: Pilot Episode: Influences and Beginnings
This episode is about how we started Best Foot Music.
It features the music of Anna Lazareva.
You can find the full recording session with Anna here: https://bestfootmusic.bandcamp.com/album/anna-lazareva
Record labels and musicians mentioned in this episode
Double Moon Records