Watch: SHAYA! Amapiano Documentary (FULL)

20 November 2020 — Youtube

SHAYA! is Documentary about Amapiano music, lifestyle and culture in South Africa. The inside story about the culture and how certain things became the way they are. This 26 minute documentary features: Kabza De Small, MFR Souls,Tall Arse Tee, DJ Jaivane, JazziDisciples, Papers 707, Dimpie Dimpopo, Mbali Sibeko, Dinho Cafe, Kwiish SA, Pencil, Stokie and more…
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Gil Scott-Heron spells out why “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

6 July 2020 — MRonline —  Open Culture

by Josh Jones

Gil Scott-Heron (Flickr: steph1874)

Consider the influence of television, even in the digital age. Consider the power that networks like Fox and CNN continue to wield over that nebulous thing called public opinion; the continued dominance of NBC and CBS. These giants don’t really inform so much as sell packaged ideological content paid for and approved by corporate sponsors. There’s really no need to update poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron’s radical, 1971 classic “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” unless we wanted to change the names. His voice still speaks directly to the moment we live in.
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An Improvisation 2004 – The Andrew Hill Trio

31 December 2019 — Jazz on the Tube

[One of my favourite artists. I actually met him in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1975. WB.]

A dynamic performance by pianist Andrew Hill and his trio

Andrew Hill (1931-2007) was a masterful pianist and a very original composer whose music fell into the avant-garde but was really in its own category.

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Sur Baher home demolitions illustrate a vicious spiral of oppression in Palestine By Jonathan Cook

28 July 2019 — Jonathan Cook

The more the West represses criticism, the more Israel luxuriates in its impunity

The National – 28 July 2019

Recent events have shone a spotlight not only on how Israel is intensifying its abuse of Palestinians under its rule, but the utterly depraved complicity of western governments in its actions.

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Documentary – “Raíces (Bomba y Plena)”

5 July 2019 — Jazz on the Tube

Produced by Paradiso Films; written, edited and directed by Paloma Suau; and funded by Banco Popular in 2001.

Filmed in Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico North (aka El Bronx)

A beautiful mix of historic and contemporary footage paying homage to the Bomba and Plena.

Starring: Marc Anthony, Jose Feliciano, Danny Rivera, Ismael Rivera Jr, and more.

In Spanish, but even if you don’t have any Spanish you will learn a lot. As the great Bronx philosopher said: “You can observe a lot by just watching.”

If you don’t know this music, there is a hole in your American music education.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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COUNT BASIE Swingin’ the Blues, 1941 HOT big band swing jazz

3 December 2018 — YouTube

COUNT BASIE Excerpts from the oddly titled “Dance of the Gremlins” (thanks to mfb25890 & mbdavis10025 for the song I.D.), and “Swingin’ the Blues”, c. 1941. This is some of the HOTTEST big band swing of the 40s! Don Byas on tenor, Harry “Sweets” Edison & then later Buck Clayton, trumpet, Jo Jones drums.

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Remembering Jerry Gonzalez 1949-2018

21 July 2012 — Youtube

A tribute to the trumpeter, conga player and bandleader

United. Jerry Gonzalez y Pepe Rivero. Live at Clazz Latin jazz Festival 2012, Madrid

Lineup: Jerry Gonzalez (congas, trumpet) Pepe Rivero (piano), Reinier Elizarde “negrón” (double   bass) and Georvis Tip (drums) guest: Manuel Machado (trumpet) and Yuvisney Aguilar (percussion).

Trumpeter, percussionist and bandleader Jerry Gonzalez died on October 1, 2018 of a heart attack after a house fire at his home in Madrid, Spain.

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