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Rhodes must fall

Sounds from the Rhodes Must Fall protest, Oxford

On 9 June 2020, following two weeks of global Black Lives Matters protests, and following the toppling of a statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol, UK, more than a thousand protesters gathered in Oxford city centre for Rhodes Must Fall, to demand the

Drumming with fireworks sounds

It’s time to celebrate, with fireworks sounds from New Year’s Eve. Join us for a huge fireworks display held in Prato della Valle in Padova, Italy – the largest square in Italy, and one of the largest in Europe. It’s midnight on New Year’s Eve

First ever Cities and Memory live show announced

We’re really happy to announce that this year Cities and Memory will be performing live for the first time – and our first live show has just been confirmed for Thursday 21 March in Oxford, UK. Excitingly, we’ll be opening up for Can legend Damo


The baboon dance, Senegal

When night falls in Niokolo Koba, the baboons start arguing over the best spots in the trees – as you can hear in this fantastic recording by George Vlad. This was reimagined by Ricky Milano, who created a full electronica track from the sounds of


The Blair Witch cemetery, Burkittsville

We visited Burkittsville, Maryland – the setting of The Blair Witch Project – on a horror movie pilgrimage, and a eerie fog descended over the town almost exactly as we arrived. From the cemetery in the town, this created a really spooky atmosphere leading to a