“ Echoes of school ”is a song from the album YaoBobby which occupies an important place in the concerns of the artist.
This title exposes the gaps and despairs of education in Africa. He called for a political and popular start for children in Africa, their right to learn, to know, to discover .
The objective of the project is to make a clip of this song directly to the heart of the subject, Togo. The idea is to involve and collect images of these children, but also their voices, their dreams, their wishes.
Hache ST and Quilomboarte present ZAFRA (Album release May 3rd), the title of its most recent album; a project consolidated under a lucid discourse on Quisqueya, whose principal subject matter is the plea of the excluded, highlighting their struggles against hegemonic culture.
The artist underscores the subject of dominicanidad (dominican-ness; the Dominican national identity) and the construction of identity from the point of view of the the Haitian-Dominican predicament, delving into a deeper history than that which is popularly taught in elementary schools. In that sense, ZAFRA pays homage to well-known figures, such as Sebastian Lemba, in their struggles for emancipation; in that way the album picks up cross curricular issues on a cultural platform that allows you to visualize the versatility and interpretive strength of Hache ST’s current album which moves through subject matters such as the vindication of celebration, the importance of self-determination of women in the patriarchal setting, and the distorted educational system.
Musically, ZAFRA expresses a balance between soulful beats, neo-soul, jazz, drum sequences notably divergent from the 4/4 beat, and haitian “Gaga” percussion. In addition, the backing vocals sung by feminine vocals give the album a touch of sensibility through smooth melodies while energetically charged at the same time, similarly to those small details of synthesizers over samples, scratches, and live saxophones.
The album features collaborations with artists such as Frank T (one of the first and most respected MC’s in Spain), Bocafloja, Cambio, Favi, Lianna (Colombia), Acentoh (Dominican Republic), Alexandra Blakely (Seattle), Jonatan Piña Duluc (Jonás), Kwesi Ernesto Rodríguez (percussion), Ari Why (scratches) and DJ Bobby Bob (scratches). Producers include Jim B, Gas Lab, Best Quality, Andino, DJ Manuvers and Oscar Da Great.
Hip hop artists from around the world gather at the Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival 2012. Nomadic Wax was there to capture them in two epic ciphers. This Day #2 (Saturday) cipher features artists from USA, Mexico, Canada, Dominican Republic, Columbia, Brazil, Lebanon and Cape Verde.
Artists: Self Suffice, Hired Gun, Decora, Jarabe Del Sol, Hache ST, Bocafloja, Mystic, Rah Zemos, Avalon, Shokanti, Loe Pesci, John Moon, Tim Hicks, and Eli Efi.
Percussion: Dan Cantor (Dumbek), Dj Boo (Snare Drum), Sam Lavine (Box)Video Series Producer: Nomadic Wax
Exec. Producer: Magee & Greg Schick
Producer: Amanda Macchia
Translations: Shokanti, Jarabe Del Sol, Bocafloja, Dj Laylo
Recording: Notable Productions
Mixed/Audio Post Production: Notable Production
Live Recording Team: Daniel Cantor, Matt Lloyd, Charles Anastasia, Allison House
Cameras: Magee & Amanda Mansson
Venue: Trinity College International Hip Hop Festival
The 8th Annual Trinity Hip Hop Festival is almost upon us!
BAM adds NYC Youth Poet Laureate Ashley August and Palestinian-American poet Suheir Hammad to Poetry 2013: Game Changers line-up
Line-up includes host and poet Baba Israel, poet and playwrights Dominique Morisseau, Mahogany L. Browne, Steve Colman, and others; live music by The Mighty Third Rail and sets by DJ Reborn.
Poetry 2013: Game Changers
Directed by Monica Williams
BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St)
Mar 15 & 16 at 7:30pm
Artist Talk: Includes full line-up
Moderated by Baba Israel
Mar 15, post-show (free for same-day ticket-holders)
Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased by calling 718.636.4100 or at BAM.org
Brooklyn, NY/Feb 21, 2012— This year the well-received poetry showcase returns to BAM for two evenings of dynamic interdisciplinary performance incorporating spoken word, music, and dance, directed by Monica Williams. Previous sold-out performances have featured a diverse group of stellar, nationally recognized talent. This year, poet Baba Israel hosts a stunning line-up that includes award-winning poets and playwrights Suheir Hammad, Dominique Morisseau, Steve Colman, NYC Youth Poet Laureate Ashley August, and others, with music spun by Brooklyn-based DJ Reborn, and spoken word and musical performances by The Mighty Third Rail.
Date: Friday & Saturday, March 15-16, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
City: Brooklyn, New York
Venue: BAM Harvey Theater
Address: 251 Fulton St.
Don’t miss the opportunity to catch Native Sun performing live at the Shrine!
Sunday, April 18, 2013 at 8 PM
Date: Sunday, April 28th, 2013
Time: 8 PM
City: Harlem, New York
Venue: The Shrine
Address: 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
Admission: Free Entry
Come to the next No Pulp Showcase to hear FORE perform!
Doors open at 7 PM & Fore takes the stage at 10:30!
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/213492058782479/
Date: April 16, 2013
Time: 7 PM
City: New York, New York
Venue: Arlene’s Grocery
Address: 95 Stanton St. (@ Orchard)
Age restrictions: 21 + Only
Admission: $8 cover charge
Ten years of performing all over the world has strengthened DAM’s commitment to continue living in their hometown of Lyd – fifteen minutes from Tel Aviv – working to provide the youth of the city and neighboring communities with programs and opportunities that have otherwise been denied to Palestinian citizens of Israel. In addition, they have conducted workshops for young people from the West Bank to the US, Canada, and Europe.
DAM’s music is a unique fusion of east and west, combining Arabic percussion rhythms, Middle Eastern melodies, and urban hip hop. Their work has been influenced by artists as varied as Ghassan Kanafani, Ahlam Mosteghanemi, Mahmoud Darwish, Naji al Ali, Tupac, Biggie, Public Enemy, MBS, K’naan, and Pharoahe Monch.
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Mahogany Jones – American Music Abroad
Mahogany Jones, a New York based Hip Hop artist, recently participated in the 2012-2013 program of American Music Abroad, a cultural exchange program sponsored by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by American Voices. We interviewed Mahogany to learn about her experience.