Category Archives: Photography

KENZO SS14 “Dawn in Luxor” by Kahlil Joseph

Thundercat: “Evangelion”/”We’ll Die”

Thundercat: “Evangelion”/”We’ll Die” Video
Directed by: Mochilla

That 70s Soul! 12/16/12 in Los Angeles ~

http://www.artdontsleep.com

Soul music is timeless, but if there was one decade when it defined the times that would be the seventies. The style was born in the mid-sixties at a time when its creators were struggling to establish their place in American society. Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls, Solomon Burke, Curtis, Otis, Smokey, Marvin, James, Sly and Bobby Womack among countless others, sketched out a blueprint for a new, modern Black music that would soon sweep the nation from Harlem’s 125th street to rural Virginia’s Tobacco Road and as far as Watt’s 103rd street. Ironically, it took some Brits and Bob Dylan’s endorsement to hip whitestream America to what they were missing out on in their own blackyard. As the sixties turned into the seventies, and all but the Panthers deferred their dreams of racial revolution, soul music matured and flourished as if all the hopes, dreams, anger and disappointment of a generation of young Blacks found expression in the music of Stevie, Curtis, Marvin and Minnie.

We almost lost Detroit, but from this and many other cities’ ashes emerged a beautiful and bold music – a more personal, and therefore universal, expression – that evolved into one of the most dominant culture expressions of the decade. By the dawn of the seventies, soul music was mainstreaming with the crossover success of artists like Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, Minnie Riperton, Al Green and Michael Jackson. Just about everyone was getting in on the new trend of socially conscious lyrics, fatback drums and stop-on-a-dime horn sections. The popular and critical response to this music blew open the doors for a whole family of styles. Soul music was appropriated and incorporated into just about every other genre imaginable: soul-jazz, soul-rock, psychedelic soul, latin soul, and blue-eyed soul are just a few of the more popular hybrids.

And then there’s Funk. Like Metal is to Rock ‘n Roll, Funk is an extreme manifestation of Soul music that emerged in the late sixties and early seventies from the bold rhythmic experiments of Soul music’s pioneers like James, Sly, Curtis & Stevie. Soul music was the foundation and Funk was the attitude, the secret spice to get the people moving and it was applied liberally to songs by new and established artists alike. Some musicians, like Parliament-Funkadelic founder George Clinton, started their careers in the sixties singing Soul, but after Sly and James took their music to faster, funkier and blacker places, they followed headlong into uncharted funkmospheres, further expanding the sonic, social and sexual boundaries of Soul music. Herbie and his Headhunters, Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers to name but a few respected jazz musicians were helpless against this powerful new sound, giving us jazz-funk.

Sadly, America’s soul obsession wouldn’t last forever. Like a salesperson that didn’t understand its product or consumer, the music industry forced the soul into extinction by forcing it into platform boogie shoes and a rigid 4-4 dance beat. Some survived, but most artists’ careers tanked or they were forced to radically change their game. Forty years later, soul music is more popular than it’s been for decades with new talent and audiences gravitating to its sincere sentiment, heartfelt harmonies, and bad-ass beats.

ArtDontSleep will bring over two dozen timeless tunes and hi-fi highlights from 1970-1979 to life for one night only with That 70s Soul featuring Seu Jorge, Zap Mama, Alice Russell, Spacek, Coco O. (Quadron) and others. An all-star cast of musicians, including legends Ndugu Chancler and Derf Reklaw along with future legend Kamasi Washington, lead by multi-instrumentalist and arranger/composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, will breathe new life into these seventies soul masterpieces. These are many of the same creative and fearless musicians and promoters that brought you the recent East Side Story Show as well as the 2009 Timeless series featuring the music of J. Dilla, Mulatu Astake and Arthur Verocai.

On this special night some of the under-sung musical heroes that are still alive and with us today, like Leon Ware, James Gadson and others be honored through their music and presence.

Leon Ware is best known for the songs he’s written, Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You”, Quincy Jones or Average White Band’s “If I Ever Lose This Heaven” or Minnie Riperton’s “Inside My Love”, though he has no fewer than ten albums recorded under his own name for Motown, Elektra and most recently for the revived Stax record label. His sophisticated and sensual style of soul helped to define the influential quiet storm style.

James Gadson is a living legend behind a drum kit. He’s played behind everyone from Bill Withers and Charles Wright and the 103rd Street Band to Justin Timberlake and Norah Jones, with Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and countless others along the way. Far from a one-trick pony, he’s also written, produced and sang on hundreds of records from the Doo-Wop era to the present day.

  • Allen Thayer

presale tickets ~ http://artdontsleep.com

ArtDontSleep presents: That 70’s Soul

Celebrating the music of:
Al Green, Bill Withers, Bob James, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Eugene McDaniels, Gil Scott-Heron, Isaac Hayes, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Minnie Riperton, Roy Ayers, Shuggie Otis, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder & More.

Performances by:
The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble:
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Ndugu Chancler, Derf Reklaw, Kamasi Washington, Brandon Coleman, Evan Francis, Philip Dizack, Sam Gendel, Elizabeth Lea, Marcel Camargo, Gabe Noel, Destani Wolf, I Ced, Joey Dosik, Jimetta Rose, Codany Holiday, Novena Carmel & More.

Featuring Special Guests:
Seu Jorge
Zap Mama
Alice Russell
Spacek
Coco O. (Quadron)

Guests of Honor:
Leon Ware, James Gadson, & More

Hosted By:
Garth Trinidad

DJ Sets by:
Quest Love (The Roots)
&
The Umoja Sound System (Daz, Jun, Destroyer & Monalisa)

Promotional Partners:
KCRW, LA Weekly, Wax Poetics, Fusicology

Sunday 12/16/2012 :: 6pm :: 21 + Wiser

The Mayan Theatre: 1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA., 90015, 213) 746-4674

Presale Tickets: www.ArtDontSleep.com
25$ Early Bird | 30$ Pre Sale | 35$ Day of Show

Presale Ticket Location: http://theartformstudio.com/
701 E. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA. 90013
213) 613-1050

That 70’s Soul Playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXAmCl5l1pRqgiODcnpN6QIFA6XIpVWQ8&feature=view_all

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/events/404431069625368/

MOPLA: An Evening of Photography + Music.

KCRW, Stones Throw Records, and The Lucie Foundation present…

An Evening of PHOTOGRAPHY and MUSIC

Featuring the photography of:
B+ | Eric Coleman | Joao Cañziani | Viviane Oh

Performances by:
Madlib (DJ) | Peanut Butter Wolf (VJ) | Jonti (live) | Gary Wilson (live) | Jonwayne (live)

Featuring the MOPLA Silent Auction to benefit
Lucie Foundation’s at-risk youth photography program, SNAPSHOP!
(Silent auction closes at 10pm)

PLUS: A special projection by the Los Angeles Times & Pro’jekt LA Part One AND: A Preview of the Create:Fixate Snap Flash Exhibition.

A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Pablove Shutterbugs.

Tickets: $25.00 available at http://mopla.eventbrite.com/

An official MOPLA event.

Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro (Mini Doc) by B+ | LA show details…

Quantic and Alice Russell will be performing LIVE on a heavy heavy lineup including the Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Bilal and King in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012. SECOND SHOW ADDED: Tickets Available: www.evfamusic.com | RSVP on FACEBOOK

AND
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 SOLD OUT
www.artdontsleep.com



you make me smile

http://stonesthrow.com/aloeblacc
http://itunes.com/aloeblacc

Directed by Eric Coleman
Production: Mochilla
Cinematographer: Rich Hama
Producer: Cat Jimenez

Mother by Nate Morgan

Nate Morgan
Aquarius, Fire Dragon. . .
Mentor, teacher, brother . . .
Horace Tapscott through Frank Zappa . . .
Gentle giant, humble and fierce – piercing, poignant, pointed, unabashed . . .
Cosmic chords that sing forever . . .
Nigritian Knight in space flight . . .
From his heart he speaks the truth, through his hands he plays our lives . . .
And to see him smile is truly beautiful!
We treasure you dear friend!

Carlos Niño
December 1, 2011

Dispear (LIVE From Wembley Stadium, 2011)

M.E.D. – Blaxican

M.E.D. – Blaxican (Official Video HD – Stonesthrow) Directed by Eric Coleman (Mochilla)

http://stonesthrow.com/​med
Produced by Madlib, from the album “Classic”

Director: Eric Coleman (Mochilla); Editor: Luke Lynch; Camera Operators: Coleman, B+, and Mike Park; Producer: Marybell Chavez

Thundercat 105: Daylight Live at the Echo

Mochilla captures the record release party for The Golden Age of Apocalypse – September 5, 2011 at the The Echo in Echo Park L.A. We named it Thundercat 105 because all three of us only shot Nikkor 105 Micro/Macro lenses.

Photography:
Mike Park
Eric Coleman
B+
Editing:
Luke Lynch
Sound Recording:
Daddy Kev

sweet starry night by gaby hernandez | kickstarter

from warm sunny days to sweet starry nights. no matter how big or how small, be part of something beautiful. we are one. ♥ donate whatever you can from $1 to $500. view gaby hernandez’s video below for “sweet starry night” and donate on kickstarter! let’s see this beautiful project manifest!

love, blessings and many thanks in advance*

sweet starry night KICKSTARTER*


Braza! feat. B+ and Eric Coleman Party June 3, 2011 @ SOM SF

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Once a month, Braza! is taking a faithful crowd on a musical trip around Brazil to explore the rhythms and sounds of Samba, Funk, Batucada, MPB, Broken Beat, Tropicália, Hip Hop, Forró, House, Boogie, Soul, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Disco, Jazz, Bossa Nova, and so much more this great country has to offer.

Whether it’s Kento playing his recent finds from a Brazilian family visit or Vanka and Elan playing the contemporary rhythms of Baile Funk and Brazilian house you’re guaranteed to see groups of Brazilian transplants moving and socializing. But what gives Braza its lively reputation and charm is the addition of live Brazilian percussion players, iconic Brazilian images being projected onto SOM’s wall, and even food carts serving up native delights.. The party achieves the difficult task of not only bringing the sights, sounds, and tastes of Brazil but most importantly a spirit that usually can only be found 6,476 miles away.

Line up:
Special Guest:
B and Eric Coleman (Mochilla, LA)

Resident DJs:
Kento
Vanka
Elan

Hosted by Antonio Guedes

Visuals by 
Caasi
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myspace.com/​brazasf
som-bar.com

Music

Music & video clips taken from Obrigado Dilla – A tribute to Dilla at the Brasilintime premiere show at SESC Pompeii in Sao Paulo.

MED – “CLASSIC” feat Talib Kweli

MED – “CLASSIC” feat Talib Kweli produced by Karriem Riggins for
Stones Throw Records*

Directed by: The Qualities of Light (Shane Sakanoi & Rich Hama)

Cinematography: Rich Hama, Theo Jemison, August Bradley, & Grace Oh

Erykah Badu – Gone Baby, Don’t be Long – Directed by Flying Lotus

From the album New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh

Directed by: Flying Lotus
Post-Production: Beeple
Modeling: Beeple + Vince Ream
Director of Photography: Theo Jemison

Download the Cinema 4D project file: beeple-crap.com/​resources.php

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flying-lotus.com
beeple-crap.com
theojemison.com

Abstract Vision Female Perspective

“Abstract Vision Female Perspective” curated by Azul213 connects a group of highly inspirational and creative female energy into a fly Los Angeles gallery on February 11th, 2011.

 

Collective Perspective

Introducing @WeFlyInk to LA : http://weflyink.com (7p-10p) for a giant brainstorm : Collective Perspective – Los Angeles • CONNECT, INSPIRE, BRAINSTORM + CREATE VISIBILITY collectively for innovative projects worldwide.

The Mint Collective and Nu Soul Magazine present Collective Perspective – Los Angeles, a gathering to unite and inspire creatives in the City of Angels.

The goal is to CONNECT, INSPIRE, BRAINSTORM + CREATE VISIBILITY collectively for innovative projects worldwide.

Stone Rose Lounge @ Sofitel Hotel | 8555 Beverly Blvd L.A
Thursday, Jan 20, 2011
7p-10p
21+

||| THE PERSPECTIVES |||

• The Mint Collective

• Nu Soul Magazine

• Umoja Hi-Fi

• Andre Power

• Beats N Crates

• Friends We Love

• Soundwaves

• Jasmine De La Paz

• Tru Thoughts Records

• Andrew Quesada

• RedLight Promotions

• WeFlyInk

||| SOUND PROVIDERS |||

• DJ Destroyer • (www.destroyer.podomatic.com)

• DJ Seano • (www.soundcloud.com/djseano)

• DJ Spinorita • (www.soundcloud.com/angelablanca)

• DJ Moni • (www.djmoni.com)

This is the second installation of Collective Perspective.  Check out the footage by About Her Films from the first edition in San Francisco August 2010.  http://bit.ly/bGJH7B

||| ABOUT |||

• The Mint Collective • (www.themintcollective.com)
The Mint Collective is a group of people from different beats all using their blessings to promote, market & increase visibility for creative endeavors.

• Nu Soul Magazine • (www.nu-soulmag.com)
Nu-Soul is an online magazine that bridges the gap between the world of R&B and the underground sounds of electronic music, the common factor being an emphasis on funk, soul and urban lifestyle with a heavy focus in creating visibility through Nu Soul live events.

• Umoja Hi-Fi • (www.umojahifi.blogspot.com)
Umoja (Swahili for “unity”) reflects the diverse array of musical styles the soundsystem plays (abstract house, downtempo, hip-hop, jazz, reggae, electronic, drum & bass), unified in the spirit of dub, experimental and beat driven music. The Umoja Soundsystem, a DJ collective, was established in 1993 in Los Angeles by DJ’s Tomas and Daz originally as a club night called Umoja Jazz & Ragga Lounge, and later as a conglomeration of likeminded DJs.

• Andre Power •  (www.andrepower.tumblr.com/)
West coast transplant by way of Philly, Andre Power has a diverse approach to creative endeavors.   Bridging the gap between visual art, photography and graphic design with heavy universal inspiration rooted in music, Mr. Power is poised to elevate art goonery worldwide.

• Beats N Crates • (www.beatsncrates.com)
LA-based blog and radio series giving visibility to aspiring, emerging and established artists in the underground hip hop movement worldwide.

• Friends We Love • (www.friendswelove.com)
Founded in New York and recently planted in Los Angeles, Friends We Love (FWL) is a boutique production company and web TV station founded by filmmaker Mike Vargas and multi-media artist Moni Pineda. Their mission is to CREATE, EDUCATE & CELEBRATE through the arts.

• Soundwaves Radio • (www.soundwaveskpfk.wordpress.com)
Soundwaves Radio airs live on KPFK, Los Angeles (90.7FM) every Saturday night from midnight to 2am showcasing worldwide musical talent.  Headed by Abraham Beltran alongside his co-hosts Miss Cecilia and DJ Seano, the three partner to bring visibility to the best hip hop, nu-soul, funk, downtempo and overall eclectic under-the-radar sounds.

• Jasmine De La Paz / Tru Thoughts Records • (www.labelloveworldwide.bandcamp.com
(www.tru-thoughts.co.uk)
UK-based Tru Thoughts Records, the label behind artists like Quantic, Natural Self and Belleruche has been making serious waves amongst musical tastemakers worldwide since 1999. The imprint’s U.S. representation comes from Miss Jasmine De La Paz, the lady behind a plethora of creatively awesome, musically-driven projects.  Fusing her love of eclectic sounds with her wide-spread network has allowed Miss. Jazz to carve her own niche into the music industry successfully releasing the second installation of her compilation project, Label Love, expanding minds to new styles, vibrations and colors.

• Andrew Quesada Photography •  (www.andrewquesada.com)
This LA-based photographer provides gritty, colorful, diverse, 60’s-70’s vintage warmth in combination with current fashion-forward imagery adding his own unique old school flavor.

• RedLight Promotions • (www.redlightpromotions.com)
Founded by Jenn Laskey, RedLight Promotions is a full service event planning and production company specializing in nightlife, artist marketing and promotions and outside of the box creative and influential event marketing.

• WeFlyInk • (www.weflyink.com)
A collaborative source/platform for music, art, education, expression, motivation, and love fused by Rocio “WyldeFlower” Contreras. We’re all interconnected in our projects, visions, dreams – we create to share, express, educate, grow and expand…. Los Angeles is a melting pot of beauty, where vibrant colors and sounds pour from the core and bless us on the regular. We educate, ourselves and others via this and many other forms of communication. +WE representing community +FLY representing freshness, as well as a jump and dive into our hopes, dreams & goals +INK to trace the stages of the ages.

Hope Road

HipHopDX Presents This historic trip of Nas and Damian Marley to Bob Marley’s Hope Road home, filmed by B+. Nas takes it all in with a Cuban cigar, while Damian looks around home… [READ ON]

»»» Read On + View Video at http://www.hiphopdx.com

L.A. Speaks : Censorship

peep this heavy video featuring some very influential artists as they express their views on art, war and censorship (of the BLU piece above) on the Museum of Contemporary Art.

[A short series of interviews with some folks who care at the Downtown LA BLU Moca whitewash protest using laser gaffiti // 01.03.2011] via @Crewest

Everything In Its Right Place (((AllDay)))

+++ultra nice Radiohead cover by Bilal with Robert Glasper on the keys, always a treat and followed by one of my favorites, Sometimes, coming in at 8:18 ~ w/a fresh photo by Eric Coleman of Mochilla who also took the cover for Bilal’s recent album “Airtight’s Revenge” Out NOW!

A Decade of Mochilla (Parts One and Two)

these two exclusive downloads are sneak-peak gems from Mochilla to you in celebration of the 10 years of Mochilla double CD coming out in 2011* Both are mixed by Eric Coleman of Mochilla. Right click on the link [save link as..], download, enjoy and TURN IT UP!!

♥wyldeflower*

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VTech Presents: A Decade of Mochilla (Part One)
***Download: A Decade of Mochilla (Part One)

VTech is proud to present, A Decade of Mochilla, an epic mixtape, spanning Mochilla’s 10 Years Mixed into one mixtape and shared with you in two parts. This is Part One…

Mochilla is really more than ten years old. It was 1998 when Coleman and I explained to our Mexican producer on the set of the Control Machete video for Ileso that we would only shoot with the equipment that fit in our backpack. It was a Jansport (for clarity!). He replied… “Oh ok, you guys are the Mochila guys, Mochileros”. Of course we loved the word mochilla (the Spanish for backpack) but apparently didn’t know how to spell it thus the two Ls!

In 2001 we released our first project commercially under that name. Keepintime was a photo-essay that under the tutelage of Adam Glickman at Tokion became a short film. He initially thought of it as a piece to put on that new thing – the internet. But when it ended up being 12 minutes long we decided it was too long so we made a VHS to sell – we pressed up a thousand and they flew out the door.

Keepintime: Talking Drums and Whispering Vinyl became a Film Festival favorite and then the calls started. In the ten years since then Mochilla has grown. We have an office now and a micro staff of dedicated, talented people. We have travelled the world, made films about all kinds of music, crossed all kinds of boundaries, worked with people from 5 to 95 years of age and we are having a lot of fun the process. Along the way we have made an archive of photos, videos and audio. It is filled with glorious performances, tough breaks, ambitious harmonies and a lot of soul.

Early in 2011 we will be releasing a two CD Mix of these performances – one live and one live in studio.

As a seasonal gift to our friends at VTech we have decided to sneak you this first 20 minutes of the first volume. This is truly only a sneak peak in to the vast musical vaults of Mochilla. Coleman has sat thru many hours of music, digging in and around multi-tracks of kicks, snares and scratches. It is almost unfair to try to encapsulate all of this wonderful music into 2 CDs, but he did. Next week we will have another 20 minutes from the second CD, the studio sessions.

There’s a lot of memories here. A lot of magic.

Download, enjoy and you know – turn it up!

B+
December 2010

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VTech Presents: Mochilla: 10 Year Anniversary Part 2 (The Studio Sessions)
***Download: Mochilla: 10 Year Anniversary Part 2 (The Studio Sessions)

The response to the first part of this mix has been incredible. Thank you for all the support and retweeting, reposting. Mochilla loves the love. Part two here today for download is stepping the game up and to quote Coleman “I wanted this mix to slap everyone in the face and get them to pay attention.” It is purely rhetorical of course, our version of a slap in the face is the caress of bossa nova, the thump of cumbia or the heart stopping wind sucking gaps of great syncopation. This mix has all of that.

Remember of course these are 20 minute teasers for the full mixes coming in 2011.

Just a quick note on the photo that we used on the cover – I snapped this one at the great “La Marcha” way back in 2001. It was taken in the Zocalo in Mexico City and Maldita Vecindad were performing in solidarity with the EZLN. The kid on his friends shoulders with the El Che shirt embodies all that we wanted Mochilla to be way back in 01 – engaged, excited, energetic and happy. Our brother and design guru Keith Tamashiro flipped it into our first logo and Stephen Serato has reflipped it into our 10 year mix cover.

This will warm your ears, brighten your heart and remind you of the strength of good music, download, hit play and you know – turn it up…

Thanks for all your support and happy holidays,

B+

for TRACK LIST please visit http://music.vtechphones.com

*follow Mochilla on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mochilla

Top of the Dome 7 – Photographic Review*

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“These artists got so creative. Never thought you could tweak a skull a hundred different ways. From graf to jewels to esse skulls, how dope.” -Ani Yapundzhyan

The following photos are what Ani calls her “skull rant” from Crewest‘s Dia De Los Muertos art show in DTLA:

Two of the illest skulls of the entire skull show:

Different as night and day: skulls

When skulls cry…

This skull is a WyldeFlower creation. Please peep the detail:

Sideview of @WyldeFlower‘s skull:

Krylon skull! Whaaat?

The Crewest gallery.

Look into its eyes…

I just called…to say…I skull you….

My eyes have seen you…

Hands down, my favorite skull from the entire art show.

I conclude my skull rant with this question: Do you bang with the Red or do you bang with the Blue?

All words and photos taken from Aninomous twitter feed*

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www.crewest.com | The show runs until November 28th, 2010. Crewest: 110 Winston Street Los Angeles, CA 90013-1424 (213) 627-8272

Dia De Los Muertos Exhibition – Los Angeles – Photos

Great moments captured_my fave shot of the night 10.30.2010*

[WyldeFlower & photo-realistic artist, Antonio Pelayo – October 30th, 2010 – Los Angeles]

 

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+++Although the photo above isn’t from the same set – please visit Gino Espinosa‘s  photo booth set from the Day of the Dead Exhibition! I was Gino’s fill in photographer for part of the night. twas ultra fun*

Self Help Graphics & Art 37th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration [11.02.10]

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration, Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 – Self Help Graphics & Art -Since 1972!

Self Help Graphics & Art‘s 37th annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration!

Nov. 2nd, 2010 | 5:00 p.m – 11:00 p.m. | FREE to the community!

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Noche De Ofrenda , Saturday, October 30, 2010 6-9 p.m.
Self Help Graphics & Art 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave. East L.A., CA 90063

Led by premier altar maker and community resident Ofelia Esparza and assisted by the entire Esparza Family. Everyone is invited to contribute ofrendas to Self Help Graphics & Art’s Community Altar. We encourage you to bring copies of photos of revolutionaries in your family.

Please visit: http://www.selfhelpgraphics.com/events/diadelosmuertos.php for more info*

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Day of the Dead Celebration- Nov. 2, 5-11 p.m.
East Los Angeles Civic Center 4801 East 3rd Street, East L.A., CA 90022

4 p.m. – Day of the Dead Procession
– Join us with Calacas and face painting at Belvedere park’s Virgen de Guadalupe Mural Located at, the corner of Cesar Chavez Ave. & Mednik Avenue

5 p.m. – The event begins at the East Los Angeles Civic Center.
Come celebrate Day of the Dead with Self Help Graphics. This years celebration will feature music, community altars, many food vendors and local arts & Craft vendors!

MC’d by Felipe Esparza NBC’s 2010 Last Comic Standing.

Performances by:

– Cantos De Los Muertos featuring Ollin y Las Cafateras
– Los Jornaleros del Norte
– Concepto Tambor
– La Bestia
– Hard N Da Paint featuring Special Guests
– Electric Current Eccentric Kaos
– DJ Toks & DJ Rob Free

East Los Angeles Civic Center 4801 East 3rd Street, East L.A., CA 90022

Please visit: http://www.selfhelpgraphics.com/events/diadelosmuertos.php for more info*

enter the void

 

[Video] dublab X teebs X grace X theo

Sounds of Al-Mashriq: The Land Where the Sun Rises

Mochilla Brings You An Exclusive Music Mix From The East

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Sounds of Al-Mashriq: The Land Where the Sun Rises

Mochilla has brought you some beautiful mixes over the past twelve months: Hear the World, Addis to Axum, and the Verocai retrospective, Arranjos e Compisicoes. We value the idea of new old music, treasures that most likely haven’t found their way to your ears yet, and today’s mix is no different.

This past summer, Coleman and myself, along with Jay Electronica and his DJ, TJ the King, Ommar Offendum, and Will Quantic had the chance to go to the Middle East and play. We even made it to Egypt and linked with Kutmah there, but that’s a whole other story… This mix represents some of what we learned. It’s a group effort, but Coleman made the whole thing seem magically coherent…

Please click HERE, on album images or follow link below to download this mix and read the liner notes.

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[http://music.vtechphones.com/2010/09/mochilla-brings-you-an-exclusive-music-mix-from-the-east]

FREE DOWNLOAD

+beautiful audio slideshow by quantic and b+

Exclusive Mochilla Petronio Alvarez Audio
Slideshow by B+ and Quantic

[Click HERE or on Image to view Slideshow]

The Petronio Alvarez Festival is a 5 day music event and competition held annually in Cali, Colombia. By a process of application and selection over 90 groups are invited each year to compete for the winning title. Across several evenings, bands perform in different musical categories as five judges mark them on appearance, composition, delivery and sound. The diversity is astounding, but all music presented is rooted in the traditions of the Pacific: marimba lead currulao from the south of the coast, home made violins from cauca and cutting dual-clarinet chiramia music from the choco region. As well as strictly folkloric groups, the festival also plays host to more urban interpretations of the Pacific sound, fusing tradition with salsa, reggaeton and rap. The Petronio experience is band focused, but the crowd give so much to the event, a great sense of unity and pride is shared by all who attend. A songline sung on stage soon becomes a thousand strong sing-along echoing around the shaky concrete frame of the bull ring it is held in.

People arrive ready to represent their origins in the Pacific and both celebrate and illuminate African heritage in Colombia. The festival also serves as a tremendous opportunity to see groups from rural regions who often travel several days by water and road to get there. It would be near impossible to see such a cross section of groups at any time of the year without traveling for several months by boat throughout the Pacific rivers and jungles, a part of Colombia increasingly known for its guerilla and paramilitary presence.

The Petronio Alvarez festival, relatively speaking, is still in its infancy. But like so many events of its kind, commerciality and business interests can so quickly change the aesthetics beyond recognition. For the meantime, Petronio remains an event for the people, people who for a long time have been excluded or isolated from mainstream Colombian identity. It’s not the most organized event, nor the biggest, but it’s certainly one of the most vibrant live music experiences you’re ever likely to experience.

Will “Quantic” Holland,
Cali, Colombia August 2010.


Click HERE or follow link(s) below to view slide show and listen to the fabulous audio from
the Petronio Alvarez festival in Cali, Colombia!!!

Link to SlideShow/Audio: http://music.vtechphones.com/2010/09/exclusive-mochilla-petronio-alvarez-audio-slide-show-by-b-and-quantic

*Full Screen: http://music.vtechphones.com/video/4683/fullscreen

The Narcicyst featuring Shadia Mansour “Hamdulillah” Official Music Video

To buy ‘The Narcicyst’ LP, please go to
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/the…

Ridzdesign Presents
The Narcicyst feat Shadia Mansour – “Hamdulillah” (Official Video)

Directed and Edited by Ridwan Adhami  | Written by Yassin Alsalman and Shadia Mansour | Original Track produced by SandhiLL | Piano by Stefan Christoff | Additional production and arrangement by Doctor Dinar and The Narcicyst

To say ‘Hamdulillah’ is to be grateful for what one has.

The images of the past decades have cast a veil on our identity as a people. We, as international brothers and sisters, are now witness to injustice in real time. We watch our Wars in HD. Injustice is played in real time.

It is time for us to claim our faces back.

This video is a global collaborative effort by 10 photographers- from London to Lebanon, Cairo To Canada, Abu Dhabi to America- to create a portrait of the New Global Citizens. They are DJs, MCs, poets, architects, teachers, doctors, parents and children. Most of all they are people.

Thank you to everyone that was involved. We are blessed to have each other.

Follow Narcicyst on Twitter

Bilal Airtight’s Revenge [Album Art&Tracklisting]

Bilal‘s New Album | Airtight’s Revenge | Out September 14th, 2010 (PreOrder on http://Amazon.com)

Photo by Eric Coleman

Tracklisting:
1. Cake & Eat It Too – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
2. Restart – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
3. All Matter – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
4. Flying – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Nottz
5. Levels – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Shafiq Husayn
6. Little One – Produced by Conley “Tone” Whitfield
7. Move On – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
8. Robots – Produced by Bilal Oliver
9. The Dollar – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
10. Who Are You – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
11. Think It Over – Produced by 88 Keys

Magento Commerce

R.I.P Rammellzee. June2010.

Gothic Futurism http://www.gothicfuturism.com

Photo by Brian Cross aka b+

*Great Article on: The Wire

(http://www.thewire.co.uk/articles/4501#RIPRAMM)

TIMELESS : Verocai Screenings (w/Q&A) & LIVE Performance Dates*

Project Luz

About the Project:

We are 20 students in Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico prepared to start our own community news project with daily broadcasts and online posts to our community (and you!) using various platforms. We already possess basic photojournalism skills thanks to Project Luz.

Over the course of 6 months, we will set up the platforms and begin news reporting, writing and publishing our stories to our worldwide audience. Our mentor, a San Francisco-based journalist, audio producer and sound artist, is ready to spend her time, energy and resources to turn us into youth journalists within our community.

Now, we just need your backing and you can watch it all unfold!

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Students will be informed of project success at the completion of their summer audio/photo workshop.

Budget for 20 students / 6 months includes professional equipment for every student includes SLR cameras, field recorders, microphones, headphones, laptops with editing software. Additional expenses for web designer, printer, projector, cell phones, website, housing, food, transportation.

PLEASE VISIT: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1746007727/nezahualcoyotl-youth-news-project

DONATE. LIGHT. FIND. A. WAY…

production junction.

while digging on the web today i ran into images that took me back to 2007…
i absolutely loved working this shoot. big ups to retna and juxtapoz!
hidden trac(k) memories*

Although the Original Mural was only supposed to stay up for one night due to location regulations, Retna flipped the OG type and aged it quite beautifully for this Juxtapoz spread (dusk remained intact until the location was remodeled). Peep the original mural by Augustine Kofie and Retna for Hidden Trac(k) Vol.1 (c) 2007:

Words on the left read: “Now of course I want peace on the streets- But realistically painting perfect pictures ain’t never worked- My misery was so deep.” ~2Pac —-The names in gold read: “DJ Dusk, Verse, Ayer, Kev” Fallen Soldiers.~Kofie

Tons of love to The Captan Family!

Keepintime: Talking Drums and Whispering Vinyl

timbiqui, colombia.

Quantic and his Combo Barbaro – Un Canto A Mi Tierra

some scorpios and an owl.

Timeless Promos.

Peace to a beautiful week(end). I spent the last few days sorting thru contacts, labels, stamps, press releases, usps to get our (Mochilla) Timeless promos out to the hands of DJs, writers, radio personalities, producers, promoters, friends and fam… some new and many familiar names. Super excited for the box sets coming out April 2009. The future is so incredibly bright!

xx.

~wyldeflower


*photo courtesy of Cognito for frolab.


PRE-ORDERS NOW AVAILABLE: MOCHILLA.COM/TIMELESS

HVW8, UNION LA & FROLAB present: MOS DEF Ecstatic Moments

The exhibit will be open to the public Sat 1/30-2/6 Exclusive images from the making of the “Ecstatic” to tour photos & more.

This Saturday, 7- 11pm at the HVW8 Art + Design Gallery, 661 N. Spaulding Ave, 90026.

for more info: http://www.frolab.com/ecstatic

Model Evolution With Makeup And Photoshop