Listen to the Wrong Rock Show featuring Nakhane Touré

In August 2013 my wife and I went to Oppikoppi Festival 2013 – South Africa’s biggest, dustiest and most iconic music festival, now in its 19th year. Because I co-host the Wrong Rock Show on Bush Radio 89.5FM, I usually make contact with a few artists to buy their new releases and have a quick chat. One artist who amazed me three weeks prior to Oppikoppi with his debut album was Nakhane Touré and I managed to meet up with Nakhane after his performance to record an episode showcasing his album and his myriad musical influences.

You can listen to the episode below (press the green play button), or find it here. Since then Nakhane has been on the cover of Rolling Stone South Africa and will support Suzanne Vega on her South African tour in November. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the album Brave Confusion, you sure will after listening to his amazing music.

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SARUA Climate Change Counts in Mauritius on the news

On 11 and 12 September 2013 we held our Mauritius workshop as part of the SARUA Climate Change Counts mapping study (see a recent blog post I wrote on the study for CDKN here). The workshop was hosted by the newly established Université des Mascareignes and we were honoured to have the Hon. Dr Rajesh Jeetah, Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology as the opening speaker.

Below is a news clip that appeared on MBC3 news on 11 September 2013, reporting on the SARUA programme and the Mauritius workshop.

SARUA Climate Change Counts on Mauritian News
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Relaunch of

Relaunch of has rebooted. I started it in 2005, but it’s time for something new. Read more in “About” and check back soon – I will start adding content in October 2013.

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