Rhythms and melodies against the Economic Partnership Agreement

Sven and Daniel

German percussionist, Sven Kacirek and his Kenya counterpart, Daniel Mburu Muhuni have put together a record about how global trade and the Economic Partnership Agreements imposed by the European Union exploit the weakest most marginalised people struggling to survive. They interviewed diplomats, farmers, civil servants, academics and NGO workers to call Western politicians to task and the musicians use loops, squawking saxophones and pulsing rhythms to add emphasis to the points being made. It can be downloaded for as little as $1.00 from the following bandcamp site: <www.pingipung.de>under the title, Economic Partnership Agreement.

We plan to play a series of these pieces over the next few weeks. Be sure to check some of the visual pieces they did on YouTube.