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2015/12/11

JOURNEYS #1 China

JOURNEYS” is the first part of a documentary series by Jim Kroft. The first episode was shot during a 6 week musical tour through China. Exploring the country through the unique perspective of a touring musician, the documentary gauges the temperature of modern China. Journeys #1 challenges the stereotypes about the authoritarian state, not by by presenting a fixed agenda, but through simply experiencing life on the road, playing music with the people, and learning about the culture with an open mind. Beyond this, the documentary is in a exploration of the D.I.Y approach and attempts to push the limits of what one can do on one’s own.

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2015/09/25

A CONVERSATION WITH A FRIEND CALLED DOUBT

A late night chat with some of the questions which seem to be circling presently…

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2015/09/16

LOOKING AHEAD

I am very pleased to announce that I will be on tour in Italy, Austria and Germany in October! The full dates will be announced the Friday. Here is a video with an overview in the blog below ☞

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2015/07/23

Latvian Musings

I am back recently from my first tour of Latvia. My musical life continues to pursue its own course, calling from places unchartered to me. I spent some days wandering around Liepāja where I played my last show – an old Baltic coastal city, with a hugely depleted population since Soviet times, and deserted barracks and small ghost towns, sleeping poetically on the town outskirts, skeletons of history, seemingly unsure of their current place. Monuments to another time, adrift.

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2015/04/14

ARRIVAL IN CHINA

This week I continue my guest authorship in part 2 of the series for Nothing But Hope And Passion In it I describe the experience of playing the biggest festival in China – Modern Sky – on my first morning in Beijing, while jet lagged and pretty dam disorientated.

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2015/02/15

Alchemy in Nairobi

Some thoughts on the capacity of music to break down barriers, accepting what reality gives you, and 5 shows in a new city…

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2015/02/09

SAYING YES TO LIFE

We deconstruct to reform. We break down to rebuild. We fragment to become more whole than we had previously been. Thoughts while hiking to the summit of Mt Suswa, Kenya …

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2015/01/30

20 Thoughts on Creativity

Some thoughts on the nature of creativity, the joy of writers block and tips on how to improve….

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2015/01/27

Bagamoyo & the Importance of the Unknown

We step into the unknown because it has the power to transform us, because we know we are not complete until the world has tested our reaction to adversity or the challenges it throws up….some thoughts on traveling to Bagamoyo to meet the great Gogo musician Msafiri Zawose…..

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2015/01/19

Whirlwinds in Northern Tanzania

Some quick notes on St Joseph´s orphanage and my adventure in Arusha…

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