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Tuki: The undiluted sound of Venezuela’s barrios, Arts

Tuki: The undiluted sound of Venezuela’s barrios

Much of the world’s most popular music is homogenised in its sound with virtually no identifiable local influences, which is a shame but typical of our increasingly inter-connected cultures. Tuki is one such form of music, stemming from hard house and techno it primarily existed within the slums of Venezuela.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 22 November 2012 at 2:19 pm

“It’s not all about drugs”: A chat with Venezuelan duo Fur Coat, Arts

“It’s not all about drugs”: A chat with Venezuelan duo Fur Coat

Earlier this year video of DJ duo Art Department playing a track with the chorus ‘You and I, we are like…cocaine and ketamine’ spread like wildfire on the net. The infectious, and blatant drug-related lyrics striking a chord with many partygoers around the world. As with many exclusive, unreleased tracks, nobody knew who it was by and so the hunt began.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 7 May 2012 at 4:00 am

Venezuela; not another Libya, The Foreign Desk

Venezuela; not another Libya

Before the Libyan blood has even dried from the first few weeks of the Nato-led assault on their country, some politicians are hungry for another bout of foreign intervention. Last Thursday, US Congressman Connie Mack asked the Obama administration to “put an end” to the government of Venezuela, led by President Hugo Chavez.

By | The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 7 April 2011 at 11:23 am

The sullied name of Suriname, The Foreign Desk

The sullied name of Suriname

After just one weekend back in the saddle Desi Bouterse has made some interesting calls to kick off his first legitimate term in charge of Suriname.

By | The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 17 August 2010 at 1:51 pm

Harold Wilson’s peace pipe hits South America

Harold Wilson’s skill in fostering the United Kingdom’s early involvement in the European Community as well as his initial attempts to mediate the Vietnam War would have made him a handy man to have around South America at the moment.
One lasting legacy Wilson left us is the immortal words, “a week is a long time [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 11 August 2010 at 11:13 pm

Colombia and Venezuela’s stand-off delays South American progress, The Foreign Desk

Colombia and Venezuela’s stand-off delays South American progress

The 39th meeting of the Council of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) was overshadowed by the dispute engulfing two South American neighbours.

By | The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 5 August 2010 at 2:50 am

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