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Frederick is in South America. He has worked for AP, the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, VICE and others, recently reporting from Antarctica, Uruguay and Argentina.

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Barbacana / Troyka - Vortex, 5/3/10

Barbacana / Troyka – Vortex, 5/3/10

The bassless Anglo-French quartet Barbacana made strong impressions right from the start: James Allsop’s supple tenor sax led the way, as the others gradually joined in to create a compelling collective improvisation with tight melodic interludes. This was the story of their set. A constantly shifting dynamic spectrum, ranging from full-volume, rowdy sax blasts and...
Downhill with a Difference: Moscow’s Real Wacky Racers

Downhill with a Difference: Moscow’s Real Wacky Racers

An unclassified dispatch from the 2009 'Tazovy Downhill' annual bowl race, a colourful event organised by Muscovites to raise their dreary winter spirits.
Alexander Mashin

Alexander Mashin

Charlie Wright’s, London, 10/2/10 www.jazzmashin.com
Acoustic Ladyland // Pete Wareham

Acoustic Ladyland // Pete Wareham

Vortex, London, 6/2/10 myspace.com/acousticladylandmusic Click here to read my interview with Pete Wareham, published May 2008.
Requiem for a jazz great

Requiem for a jazz great

George Garanian, 1934-2010 On January 11, Russian jazz icon George Garanian – a musician who nourished jazz as part of Soviet culture – suffered a fatal heart attack while on tour with his popular big band. He was 75. A productive career spanning more than half a century has ensured that Garanian, a highly renowned...
Running for the exit

Running for the exit

Instant club, Budapest, 12/1/10
Moscow’s needy receive a gift of kindness

Moscow’s needy receive a gift of kindness

If you would like to support the OPORA cause, please contact Dr Gezahgn Wordofa on opora2003[at]yahoo.com. Any donations of clothes, food or time are always highly appreciated. Broadcast on Prime Time Russia (RT), 24/12/09 – click here for archive.
A Traveler’s Road to Enlightenment

A Traveler’s Road to Enlightenment

Hitching rides became a way of life for Jack Kerouac’s Beat Generation. Decades later, Anton Krotov is leading a movement of Russia’s globetrotting “free travelers.” With over 30 years of travel experience and 17 books under his belt, Anton Krotov doesn’t lack in tales from the road. “One of my favorite stories comes from a...
Olympic challenge for Sochi games

Olympic challenge for Sochi games

Officially the Winter Olympics are non-politicised – but the reality is that wherever Russia goes, politics will follow. Russia will be holding a national referendum to select its mascot for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Contenders include a dolphin on skis, a potential revival of the 1980 games’ popular beaming bear, and a giant-eared...
Manuel Mengis – Dulcet Crush

Manuel Mengis – Dulcet Crush

HatHut Records / Hatology 684 Release: October/November 2009 Manuel Mengis – trumpet Reto Suhner – alto saxophone, alto clarinet Roland von Flue – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet Flo Stoffner – electric guitar Marcel Stalder – electric bass Lionel Friedli – drums 1. Plant Life 2. End Of A Record Breaker 3. Bling Bling Cowboy 4....
Football’s red armies are growing stronger

Football’s red armies are growing stronger

On any Premiership match day in pubs and homes around the UK, football fans of all creeds gather to drink, socialise and cheer on their favoured club. The majority of teams have a strictly local following, while others – generally the most successful sides like Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea – possess a nationwide...
The Price of Indifference

The Price of Indifference

Russia’s Young Are Too Focused on Attaining Material Well-Being to Partake in Human Rights Activism On a grey, dreary Monday evening in Moscow, pre-autumnal rain dully patters down as a group of human rights supporters convene to solemnly remember a champion of their cause. Activist and lawyer Natalia Estemirova’s body was found in the Republic...