Links To Organisations
The Rough Guides
The Rough Guides publishes nearly 200 titles spanning travel, music, the internet, European football and beyond. Visit the Web site, where you'll find full accounts of over 20,000 travel destinations, as well as a magazine and discussion areas.
11.11.11 is a Flemish umbrella of Non-Governmental Organizations, social movements, trade unions and youth organisations of various ideological views and backgrounds, all of which are concerned with analysis of the North South or development issue. 11.11.11 has a mandate to set up political actions and influence the official Belgian and European development cooperation policy.
New Internationalist magazine exists to report on the issues of world poverty and inequality, to focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and powerless in both rich and poor nations and to campaign for the radical changes necessary within and between those nations if the basic material and spiritual needs of all are to be met. As well as the magazine, they produce books, CD Roms, and other publications.
World Development Movement
The World Development Movement (WDM) campaigns to tackle the root causes of poverty. With their partners around the world, they strive to win positive change for the world's poorest people. WDM believes that charity is not enough. They lobby governments and companies to change the policies that keep people poor and are currently campaigning to rewrite global trade rules to put people before profits, end Third World debt and promote sustainable development for all.
Music For Change
Music for Change is a music charity working with music from around the world promoting cultural respect through music.
FREE MUSE is an independent international organization advocating freedom of expression for musicians and composers worldwide.
Project Trust is a gap year charity that sends 17–19 year old volunteers overseas for a year. Visit the website to discover how to experience world music 'live', by living in a developing country for a year.
Your African Australian online resource, providing links and information on arts, community, lifestyle and news sources.
Links To Education & Courses
SOAS - University Of London - World Music
Why not study for a degree in the largest European centre for world music studies? SOAS run flexible BA, MMus and PhD degree programmes in the music of the world, focussing especially on Asia, the Middle East and/or Africa. Students can gain high-level training in performance as well as studying the cultural context.
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Links To Music Magazines
Songlines is the world music magazine covering the world's most exciting music from traditional and popular to contemporary and fusion. Songlines is packed full of the latest CD reviews, artist interviews, guides to particular world music traditions, concert-listings and travel stories.
Interviews and features from major and emerging artists from around the world. The number one online world and jazz music site.
Founded 1979, fRoots is the planet's leading roots, folk and world music monthly. From Anglo trad to Zanzibar pop,via the great mixing desk in the sky.
Mondomix is a world music magazine with interviews, sound clips and radio, available in English and French.
An online magazine of music from around the world, Rootsworld puts an emphasis on local sounds and new ideas.
Links To Music Sites
Rumba On The River
A fantastic website full to the brim with brilliant information on Congolese music. The book of the same name published by Gary Stewart, is an insightful snapshot of the region's unique music. The website presents musician profiles, history, essays and more.
Konimusic is dedicated to raising the performing & recording profiles of emerging UK-resident African & World Music artists on the British & International circuits, and to stimulating & resourcing the rapidly expanding live performance network in the UK through its NuRootsLive tour productions, programming, education and agency brokerage work.
Contact Konimusic for live bookings of Mabulu, Dilon Djindji, Shiyani Ngcobo and Hassan Erraji & Arabesque.
The UK's only multiethnic radio station broadcasting to 23 different ethnic communities.
PBS 106.7FM - Melbourne, Australia
For 25 years, PBSFM has been a beacon of independent, freeform, passionate, real and unpretentious radio. Click on the banner to visit the website and listen to the station's live stream.
Far Side Music Ltd
Run by Rough Guide compiler Paul Fisher, on-line store for music from Japan, Okinawa and East Asia. Contact for live bookings of Takashi Hirayau, Bob Brozman collaborative projects and Ryukyu Underground.
The World Music Ring
A growing link page for world music lovers.
Links To Artists