Articles by Colin

Not-So-Underground Economy

Not-So-Underground Economy

Each time a bee dies in my tea, Atef scoops it out with the back of a spoon.  Once he’s […]

Jun 25, 2011
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Filming Imanaren

Filming Imanaren

On Monday, we recorded Imanaren front man Hassan Wargui playing solo at our home base in Casablanca.  This evening, we […]

Jun 24, 2011
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Rural-Urban Refuse

Rural-Urban Refuse

Municipal solid waste management – urban planners’ term of art for dealing with everyone’s trash – is a wildly complex […]

Jun 21, 2011
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A brief history of Casa / Back-pocket Medina recordings

A brief history of Casa / Back-pocket Medina recordings

Like so many ports in Africa, Casablanca is a post-colonial palimpsest. To a casual visitor, it looks like a single city: blockish off-white buildings in the center, shanty towns at the periphery, satellite dishes everywhere.

Jun 15, 2011
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Colin McSwiggen

Colin McSwiggen

Colin McSwiggen is a DJ, writer, and design activist based in London, where he is pursuing an MA at the […]

Jun 14, 2011
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Bedroom Session with Gnaoui Instrumentalists

Bedroom Session with Gnaoui Instrumentalists

When he’s not out with the team interviewing elusive Berber pop stars, Maga Bo has been deep in the lab, […]

Jun 12, 2011
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