Cultural Dissent

Vengeance is whose? Vengeance By E.P. Watts and Whistling in the Theatre Directed by Richard Murphet At the Gasworks Theatre, Melbourne, until August 29. Reviewed by Bronwen Beechey Vengeance, devised jointly by writer, director and

Inkanyezi Nezazi Ladysmith Black Mambazo Dolphin/BMG Records Available on CD and cassette Zulu Jive! Various artists Hannibal/Earthworks through Festival Records Available on CD and cassette Reviewed by Norm Dixon If there is a

Melbourne discovers Columbus The 500th anniversary of Columbus' "discovery" of America has aroused controversy around the world. People in Latin America are particularly upset at the celebration of what became a bloody conquest, leading to the

Sweet Honey In The Rock By Reihana Mohideen The music was sweet, dark, rich. I hadn't heard Sweet Honey live before, and I wasn't a great fan. But when I heard them live at the Convention Centre in Sydney, I came out dazed. I had never before

Delightful holiday Mediterraneo Directed by Gabriele Salvatores Screenplay by Vincenzo Monteleone Music by Giancarlo Bigazzi At the Longford, Melbourne, from August 28 Reviewed by Ulrike Erhardt Imagine a holiday on a Greek isle in the

Art for Timor "Our Silence — Your Silence" is the title of an exhibition by Artists for East Timor, August 25-September 6, at the Bondi Pavilion Exhibition space. When Archibald Zammit-Ross, president of the Sculptors Society of NSW,

By Zanny Begg SYDNEY — Ice-T and Public Enemy are both known for their uncompromising political stance and hard-hitting, angry lyrics. From that standpoint, the thousands of people who shelled out $40 for a ticket at the packed Hordern

Stompen Ground '92 Stompen Ground '92, the Kimberley Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Festival, is being held in Broome over the September 5-6 weekend. More than 40 different acts will take part. Participating will be Australia's top Aboriginal

By Bronwen Beechey MELBOURNE — A mix of established and unknown writers, poets and songwriters will be featured at the Writers Festival, held from August 29 to September 19 in conjunction with the Melbourne Fringe Arts Festival. Ken

Rap it in metal Body Count By Body Count Warner Bros Records Available on CD and cassette Reviewed by Alex Young This is an interesting album combining heavy, grinding guitar-oriented music with all the attitude and lyrical content of the

John Olsen: Journey through "you beaut" country Directed by Don Bennetts Distributed by the Australian Film Institute Reviewed by Yvonne Sorensen John Olsen's paintings are rather frenetic, full of convoluted lines and plenty of energy. The

Coming home to what? Homecoming: Images of Vietnam Collected by Jean R. Williams Homecoming Publications, 186 Coes Creek Rd, Nambour, 4560 $11.95 Reviewed by Denis Kevans This is a book of poems on and by the generation of Australian

St Oscar By Terry Eagleton Directed by Eric Venberg At the Organ Factory, Melbourne, until September 5 Reviewed by Mark Urban and Bronwen Beechey New Theatre's latest production St Oscar, by well-known British Marxist Terry Eagleton, is a

By Dave Riley BRISBANE — The days when Fortitude Valley was the major local night spot have passed. It's slim pickings down Brunswick Street, the main thoroughfare, in these times of recession after the Fitzgerald Inquiry. Nightclub sparkle,

Off the white beaches The Indonesia Kit By Elaine Brière and Susan Gage Available for $10 plus $2 postage and handling from Stephen Langford, 25 Comber St, Paddington NSW 2011 Reviewed by Michael Tardif Topical and current, The

No condom no start By Karen Fletcher SYDNEY — Building workers on 30 building sites around Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle will be thinking about sex, specifically safe sex, in their morning and lunch breaks from August 25 to September

Images of the Kimberley By Jon Lamb Fremantle — Home Country is an exhibition of paintings and photographic prints of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It brings together works by Aboriginal artists and a European Australian

Greenhouse strategies in the north The Greenhouse Effect: Science and Policy in the Northern Territory By Ian Moffat North Australia Research Unit, 1992 95 pp. $15 pb Reviewed by Yvonne Sorensen According to Ian Moffat, the key aim of

Riff Raff Directed by Ken Loach Written by Bill Jesse Starring Robert Carlyle, Emer McCourt, Ricky Tomlinson At the Kino, Melbourne, from late September Reviewed by Bronwen Beechey Ken Loach has been responsible for some widely acclaimed

Giving cities back to people Winning back the cities By Peter Newman and Jeff Kenworthy Pluto Press and the Australian Consumers' Association, 1992 Reviewed by Tracy Sorensen With colour photographs on almost every page and information

Tu Galala. Social Change in the Pacific Edited by David Robie Bridget Williams Books/Pluto Press 233 pp. $24.95 Reviewed by Norm Dixon Tu Galala — the title derived from a Fijian phrase meaning "sovereignty, freedom and

Women's Radio Network By Bronwen Beechey MELBOURNE — "Betty Blacktown" is how one Sydney news director of a commercial radio station described his audience. "She's not too bright and listens to the radio from home where she's looking after

Viva! Zimbabwe — Dance Music from Zimbabwe Various artists Hannibal records through Festival Available on CD and cassette Reviewed by Norm Dixon Mention Zimbabwean music, and the band that most people will think of is the Bhundu Boys. The

Doin' time behind bars Barmaids Written by Katherine Thompson Directed by Angela Chaplin Performed by Valerie Bader and Angela Punch McGregor Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney Reviewed by Margaret Allan Anyone who has ever "done time"

The Player Directed by Robert Altman Written by Robert Altman and Michael Tolkin Starring Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi and a galaxy of Hollywood stars National release Reviewed by Lee Wallace The Player, Robert Altman's take on Hollywood,

A successful Wollongong Cultural Dissent on August 15 featured the talents of local Irish-Australian singer-songwriter Vince Brophy (pictured), with support from Adelaide's Phil Doyle.

Through Murri Eyes Brisbane's community theatre company, Street Arts, will shortly be presenting Through Murri Eyes, a collaboration of dance, song and theatre. The performance takes the audience through Aboriginal history, from traditional

By Mike Karadjis SYDNEY — With two weekends still to run, the second Multicultural Theatre Festival is already a success. "Australian Accents" features 17 theatre companies of Australians from different cultural backgrounds. The opening

Refractory Girl Women and Sport edition, Winter 1992 Edited By Angela Matheson $5.00 Reviewed by Carolyn Beecham "It has been argued", says Shona Thompson, "that sport is a trivial and frivolous issue for feminism when lined up against

Modern Poetry em = By Rosemary Evans poetry = I can't stand poetry = poetry like this, poetry = which is really just poetry = chopped-up prose poetry = masquerading as verse. poetry = poetry is first cousin to music; poetry = it should

Making good use of the didgeridoo Didgeridoo Dreaming Alastair Black Jarra Hill/Larrikin Records Available on CD and cassette Didgeridoo Fusion BushGiants Jarra Hill/Larrikin Records Available on cassette Reviewed by Cameron Parker

Final Exit: The practicalities of self-deliverance and assisted suicide for the dying By Derek Humphry Australian edition prepared by Dr Helga Kuhse Penguin Books, 222 pp. $18.95 Reviewed by Mario Giorgetti After an extraordinary 18 weeks

By Sean Malloy A project designed to raise funds for, and awareness of, world refugees has been organised by Austcare and radio station JJJ for September 18 to 27. Titled "Australian music caring for refugees", the project includes around

Near Ms's Written and performed by Sue Ingleton Directed by Kerry Dwyer At the Athenaeum, Melbourne, until September 27 Reviewed by Bronwen Beechey At the beginning of Near Ms's, Sue Ingleton states that the reason for her bringing her

Melanie By Melanie Woss Edited and compiled by Fiona Giles Picador, 1992 Reviewed by Carolyn Beecham Melanie Woss committed suicide in 1989 at the age of 17. She was one of 380 young people in Australia, aged between 15 and 24, who took

The perfect couple, but ... Yellow Roses Written and directed by Roxy Bent Presented by Vitalstatistix in conjunction with the Festival Centre Trust, Adelaide September 17-19 and 22-26, 8.15 pm. Matinee September 24, 11 a.m. Reviewed by

Low, written by Daniel Keene, is showing at Adelaide's Red Shed until September 26. The play features Ulli Birvé and Syd Brisbane as two down and out lovers who turn to crime as a way of making their dreams come true. Photo by Lisa

The Proceedings of Ecopolitics V Edited by Ronnie Harding University of NSW Centre for Liberal and General Studies $40 ($45 to non-registrants) Reviewed by Carolyn Beecham The proceedings of the Ecopolitics V conference, held at the

Oedipus without the Freud Greek By Steven Berkoff Directed by Michael Gillett Designed by Robyn Buschmann Cast: Richard Lindsell, Hugh Devaney, Jennifer Don and Heather Simpson The Rep Theatre, Newtown Reviewed by Angela Matheson Oedipus

Life Is A Dream A play by Calderon de la Barca Directed by Jean-Pierre Mignon Performed by the Australian Nouveau Theatre At Melbourne's Gasworks Theatre until September 27 Part of the Melbourne International Festival Reviewed by Peter