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Watch an exclusive excerpt from a film based on Sun Araw's trip to Jamaica, as reported in The Wire 332

The above is an excerpt from forthcoming documentary film ICON EYE by Tony Lowe (aka Far Eye), which uses footage of Sun Araw's visit to Congos HQ, due for release in early 2012 by RVNG.

Sun Araw's Cameron Stallones recounts his trip to Portmore, Jamaica to record with The Congos in his Global Ear article in The Wire 332. Sun Araw & M Geddes Gengras Meet The Congos's Icon Give Thank will be released in January on RVNG. Duppy Gun Productions will release dancehall tracks by Early One, Dayone, Ijahbar and Lukani over the coming months through Green Machines Studio and Sun Ark (Sun Araw's own label).

Dancity Extras

Two days of music, supported by The Wire, in the ancient town of Foligno in the Umbrian hills, 1–2 July.

John Surman video

Watch an excerpt from John Surman: Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop, April '69.

Netaudio 2011 Extras

Netaudio London promotes the work of artists who use digital and network technologies to explore new boundaries in music and sonic art. Part of the Short Circuit festival, Netaudio's programme encourages participation in all forms of music and art making, from interactive sound art installations to conferences, workshops, collaborative online broadcasting and headline shows.

Global Ear: Burkina Faso

Check photographs and video documentation of Trevor Watts's collaborative tour through the west African republic.