Louis Jordan & his Tymphany Band - Early In The Morning From the movie ‘Look Out Sister’ 1947 http://ift.tt/21qJQOW Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Several months in the making, director Sigrid Lauren’s video for the hypnotic yet frenetic “Homonym” not only captures the dreamlike quality of the song, but also gives it an origin story. Set in a lush countryside, four androgynous dancers exude utopian bliss despite wearing gas masks: “Creatures born into whatever harshness will always find joy if this is all they know,” Drewchin writes in a treatment for the video.
DJ is a song about Berlin, about the state you can find yourself in in this city. The DJ in the video is Hannes Lehmann, whom Masha Qrella has known since he was 16 years old, with whom she shared her first apartment, and next to whom she stood onstage with MINA and CONTRIVA. Qrella leaves open which story is told in DJ – that of hers or that of her friend.
You See Me Laughin’: the last of the hill country bluesmen
(Mississippi Blues documentary - 2002) You See Me Laughin’ is a personal journey into the lives and music of the last of the hill country bluesmen who’ve kept their music alive on the back porches and in the tiny juke joints of the Mississippi backwoods. Director: Mandy Stein Stars: R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Cedell Davis, T Model Ford, Bono (U2), Iggy Pop.
Mikael’s music does not westernize or electronicize extant Ethiopian music. Instead, Seifu uses Ethio-Jazz’s spirit of brewing estranged styles for his own musical tincturing. Seifu’s passion above all else is to create something befitting of its time, yet “eternally Ethiopian.” The latter phrase was the mantra guiding Seifu through the creation of Zelalem, and a source of inspiration for the cover artwork.
The Alma Negra boys have done it again. Out soon on Sofrito.
“Purveyors of all things tropical – Sofrito are currently readying the release of the ninth instalment in their Sofrito Super Singles Series. For this outing Basel’s Alma Negra deliver three percussion heavy tracks at the crossroads between organic & electronic sounds, inspired by the Carnival celebrations on the Cape Verdean island of Santiago.”