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Terrakota - Social Insecurity (Oxalá, 2016)
"Social Insecurity" portrays the condition in which the human societies live in the beginning of the 21st century, where we pledge allegiance to a Money God and where the people totally lost their autonomy in favor of financial groups and multinationals. It's a satire as well as a real portrait of the principals that rule our lives in this "unrestrained neoliberal fascism" where everything is about money. Human rights, aesthetics, ecological consciousness, intelligence and a vision of the future were totally thrown overboard.
The video portrays the coming of "pirates that cleanse the waters" of the Lusitanian beaches. It breathes a "post apocalyptic" feeling in contrast to the marvelous landscape and summer light of the Portuguese coastline.
It was directed by Rafael Espinel, singer of the band La Chiva Gantiva, with photography by Nicolas Moins and figurines by Margarida Gomes and the Terrakota musicians.
The clip was launched on the 20th of February 2017.
Director of Photography:
Key Make up Artist:
Art / Scenic / Costumes / Construction:
Junior, Gonçalo Sarmento, Alex Louza, Nataniel Melo, Marc Plannels, Márcio Pinto, Paulo das Cavernas, Francesco Valente, Diana Rego.
Shot at Meco beach and Galápos beach, Setubal District, Portugal.
Mista Savona – 'Carnival' feat. Solis & Randy Valentine [Official Music Video]
Official Music Video for 'Carnival' feat. Solis & Randy Valentine.
* Filmed & Directed in Cuba & Jamaica by Rick Merecki.
* Produced by Mista Savona
This is the first single from the 'Havana Meets Kingston' album, due for release mid 2017.
iTunes: http://goo.gl/60y8H8 / http://ab.co/carnival
Bandcamp (WAV & all formats): https://mistasavona.bandcamp.com/
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Deezer : http://goo.gl/DuXBe5www.havanameetskingston.comwww.mistasavona.com
Sly & Robbie - drums & bass
Winston 'Bopee' Bowen - guitar
Bongo Herman - Jamaican Percussion
Changuito, Yaroldy Abreu, Oliver Valdes - Cuban Percussion
Rolando Luna - Piano
Jake Savona - Piano & Hammond
Julito Padron - trumpet
HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON: The Album & Film
World - Anna (firstname.lastname@example.org)
EU - Vianney (email@example.com)
'Picture this - Kingston Meets Havana!' Although the two islands of Jamaica and Cuba are only miles apart, there has never been a recording project that truly fuses the music of the two islands together - until now.
HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON is a world first album due for release in mid 2017. The project began in 2015 when Australian producer Mista Savona teamed up with Sly & Robbie, Bongo Herman, 'Bopee' Anderson and other legendary Jamaican musicians and personally flew them to Havana to work with members of the Buena Vista Social Club, Los Van Van, Havana Cultura & more. Alongside these highly experienced musicians Savona also scouted for young & up-and-coming artists from both countries, and it's this fusion of age, experience, culture and musical styles that makes this project so exceptional.
The joy in the studio and the sheer skill of the musicians involved has resulted in something truly unique and extraordinary. Recorded at the famous Egrem Studios in Havana, the project is called HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON and will be released in two parts - album #1 in 2017, with album #2 and a feature documentary following in 2018. Our first introductory video has already gone viral!
Watch here: https://www.facebook.com/havanameet... )
The first single to be unleashed from this amazing project is ‘Carnival', featuring Jamaican born vocalist Randy Valentine and Cuban singer Solis. It is a triumphant anthem and a song that speaks of the transformative power of music & dance. With its hypnotic rolling basslines, deep roots reggae feel and strong Afro-Cuban influence 'Carnival' is a song that may well open a new chapter in the history of Caribbean music. Sung in both English and Spanish, it switches effortlessly between the sounds and languages of the two islands and yet somehow feels completely natural and catchy - despite the very different rhythms and traditions of Cuban and Jamaican music.
‘Carnival’ is bursting with energy and originality and offers a great insight into the full length album – in which the magic of cross cultural collaboration can be clearly heard, felt & seen.
LYRICS (English & Spanish)
Welcome to Havana town
Cuba and Jamaica link up people gather around
Mr DJ turn up the sound
Yo Solis tell me how it sound!
Quiero bailar, reir gozar
en la orilla del mar (x2)
Hacer un carnaval
La tristeza borrar
Volver a comenzar
Bajo las estrellas
Un nuevo dia
[translation: I want to dance , laugh & enjoy
on the seashore.
Make a carnival
Clear the sadness
Under the stars
A brand new day]
Oh Lord! Eyes closed picture this:
Kingston meets Havana
Solis, Randy Valentine and Jake Savona
I take you pon a journey mixing music like the drink them call Cubana,
Mixing Cuban percussions and thoughts from Ghana
Free up yourself, do what you wanna
Roll it up, light it up, smoke your marijuana
When you there pon the corner
Nobody will bring no kind of drama
Today you need no ammo or no armour
I got to walk straight on this rocky road
Positive attitude whenever I'm on the move
Mi no want to tell you what to do
But them say if you show love then it comes back to you
So let the reggae music play on the beach tonight
Give me a signal if you feel the vibe
Give me a light, look alive
Reggae music in Havana everything is nice
Eyes closed I can feel the vibrations
Many think that I'm asleep
But when I speak let my lyrics take you to the highest peak
And when you reach, don't you dare take a seat
Just take the love that you receive and put it on repeat
And we can all gather at the sea
Like one big family, let's make some memories
And if I want to break away
I go to Santiago yes that is the sweetest place
Me and a Havana girl have a discussion
She's telling me she love percussions
And I say "what's your name?" she says "Sahida"
I say "Sahida link me for the fire I am the supplier"
And I'll be right there when you need me
If you can hear me my lady
Give me a light, come alive
Reggae music reach Havana everything is nice!
King Ayisoba - Africa Needs Africa (feat. Wanlov the Kubolor & Big Gad)
taken from: King Ayisoba - 1000 Can Die
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Born in Bolgatanga in rural Ghana, King Ayisoba was a prodigy on the kologo, playing locally until he’d outgrown the possibilities of the area. Moving to Accra, the country’s biggest city, he eventually released the song “I Want To See You, My Father.” There was nothing modern about it. No hiplife rap, no electronic beats. But somehow it conquered the country and brought the tradition firmly into the mainstream.
“It was Song of the Year and Traditional Song of the Year,” says album producer Zea. “He also had a song called “Modern Ghanaians” that said we shouldn’t forget the tradition. Instead we should use it to fight modern problems.”
With that mantra, King Ayisoba became the unlikeliest star. His music was a strong weapon for Ghana’s traditions. What he wanted, though, was to play with a band, to bring what he called the “man-power” to give the full drive to his sound. On the album Wicked Leaders, with Zea producing, that’s exactly what he did.
After that Ayisoba toured Europe together with Zea, opening up solo, providing guitar, vocals and live electronics on stage, and Francis Ayagama joined King Ayisoba's band on djembe and bemne drums
Alone or with beats, ultimately the power that propels 1000 Can Die comes from the band itself, from the sense of history that forms every piece of music. It’s there in every musician. They all go home and farm. They’re connected to the land, and the songs are part of the harvest they bring from the fields and from their own families.
“Ayisoba’s grandfather played the kologo,” Zea says. “But only in the house. He was a healer, a shaman. People would come and tell him their problems. He’d make a connection with the spirits, then play and start singing, and his stories would include solutions.”
On 1000 Can Die, King Ayisoba is digging a new future from Ghana’s soil.
Hoje vamos falar de coisa séria. Ou melhor: elas vão falar.
Os números da violência contra a mulher, infelizmente, são grandes: o Brasil tem a quinta maior taxa de feminicídio do mundo, segundo a ONU. O Ligue 180 é um canal de denúncia e de acesso à informações como direitos e serviços públicos para as mulheres.
Agradeço a cada uma das 24 mulheres que toparam fazer esse vídeo e dar o recado: ELES VÃO SE ARREPENDER DE LEVANTAR A MÃO PRA ELAS! E agradeço a Elza Soares em especial por ter cantado essa linda canção e ter também participado desse vídeo.
#RespeitaAsMina e denuncie.
E nós? Vamos ser amigos?
Direção e edição
Se inscreva no canal e não perca os próximos vídeos!
Mateo Kingman - Sendero Del Monte (Official Music Video)
Dirigido Por Camilo Coba Riofrio
Personajes Mateo Kigman, Taya Novoa Y Julio Achig Flores.
Productor Y Asistente De Dirección Daniel Romero R.
Dirección De Fotografía Camilo Coba Riofrio y Nicolas Riofrio
Primer Asistente De Cámara Juan Herrera (Chope) - Segundo Asistente De Cámara Paul Valladolid -Tercer Asistente De Cámara / Data Manager Pablo Hurtado - Gaffer Rodian Ortiz - Grips Amahury Muenala y Martín Kingman
Dirección De Arte Claudia Hidalgo Guarderas
Vestuario Lila Penagos - Maquillaje Lucy Da Silva - Maquillaje Unidad 2 Emilia Davila - Diseño De Máscara Diego Herrera y Teo Monsalve - Asistente De Arte Valeria Guevara
Producción De Campo Daniel Romero y Grace Serrano Carmona - Asistentes De Producción Álvaro Almeida, Doménica Guarderas e Israel Montenegro
Guion Camilo Coba Riofrio y Daniel Romero R
Montaje Camilo Coba Riofrio
Colorización Jose David Ruiz
Locación Ilaló Don Carlos - Transporte René Albán
Auspiciantes: AYA Records: Grant C. Dull - Rental y Estudio: Zoom Film & Rent (Pablo Fiallos) - Cámara: Prometea Films (Nicolás Riofrío) - Catering: El Café De La Vaca (Marisol Guarderas) - Snacks: Monkey Hippy.
Con El Apoyo De La Comunidad De Zumbahua, Alfonso Ushco Laura Ushco.
Agradecimientos: Tatiana Maimbil, Valeria Coba Riofrio, Felipe Lizarzaburu, Andree Zevallos,
Guillermo Romero Carrera, Sara Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Segovia, Vanessa Teran Iturralde.
Otim's War is the debut single from Ennanga Vision.
Deconstructed musical forms from the kingdoms of Uganda lead by London producer Jesse Hackett, multi-instrumentalist Albert Ssempeke and singing legend Otim Alpha.
Available to pre-order here: https://soundway.lnk.to/EnnangaVisi...
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MUSIC FROM PLANET EARTH: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
Soundway Records was conceived in 2002 by label owner Miles Cleret whilst returning from Ghana with a hoard of dusty old 45s and LPs that had mostly not been heard outside the former Gold Coast since their original release. Planned on a whim the trip was not one of the carefully planned research expeditions that Miles would later embark on to any number of far-flung tropical destinations. On the contrary he left England with no idea of what he might find or that it might be the start of a career in the record business.
Although the label has it's roots in West Africa the scope has grown to include many other parts of the tropical belt with the aim of making available recordings that have in most cases never been available outside of their original countries and often not even there for over 30 years. Over the years Soundway's modus operandi has been to approach the music from a different angle from many of the more established "World Music" labels. By focusing on more obscure artists as well as big names and often concentrating on progressive recordings more in sync with Cleret's generation and background in DJ culture and dance-music. Styles have included afro-beat, funk, highlife, ethio-jazz, molam, calypso, cumbia, champeta, biguine, latin-jazz and disco as well as many unclassifiable recordings.
Since 2012 Soundway has begun releasing new material from a carefully selected handful of contemporary recording artists including acclaimed acts Ondatropica, Bomba Estereo and Ibibio Sound Machine
Thievery Corporation - Letter to the Editor (Official Video)
Official video for the song 'Letter to the Editor' feat. Racquel Jones from the latest Thievery Corporation release "The Temple of I & I" Directed by Richard Elgood, Edited by Andrew Labens. New album available at: http://smarturl.it/TempleBuy
Letter to the Editor
Pocket full a promises
Baby empty bellies
Poverty and Democracies
And political rallies
But who the rich a lobby for
Using me for votes
Pretend a mi yuh sorry for
Then win and its a joke
I'm sick of trick or treaters in costumes like dem as leaders
Charismatic public speakers
False prophets and fake healers.
Articulate perfect grammar scammer
Scamming us for votes
Infront of tv camera with an innocent approach.
Nuh mo lies and fallacies
Try nuh ask please when a squeeze and yuh pan yuh knees
Justice or else says the minister Farakhan
Suh me stand up a Gordon house
Wid my Glock Inna me hand
If I take it literally, fuck it geez I'm kinda sorry
But smaddy need Fi answer
Gimmi Di microphone and Mek mi rep di innocent paying recompense for money spent to feed the governments
Yo! Gimmi Di microphone get the people riled up too much fuckery Piled up get di ting dem oiled up
Parallel universes in the same Ol' hemisphere
Authorities they don't care with dem nose up in the air
Cause our bombs dem metaphoric
We talk Di truth and mek Di youths dem better for it
Cause I'm a fighter, yeah
If you agree put up yuh lighter, yeah
Mek the stench from ghetto fences permeate dem residences extend up through the trenches up to where the presidents is
Karma pan Di ones and twos yes it turn the tables
had enough a you with your parable and fables
Jamaican bad gal queen and revolutionary
Neva quick Fi start a war but shoot whenever necessary
Product of the inner city
Where me come from it nuh pretty
Survive the nitty gritty
Ain't nobody taking pity
Survival kinda sticky
In New York Cali and philly
A di same ting a gwaan in a Kingston
These are the da days of the last days, pan the last page of Di book of the dark age
We a path ways wid oppressors
Wake up ancestors
Den we team up together
We will meet we will meet pan Di battle Di battle ground
Trade mi microphone
For a shottie and some copper stones
Just be ready When Di gavel sound
Bun a folly ground fus
Jah surround us
So We never nervous
Was a mental war now this shit turn physical
From long time scar we a reap the residual
From slavery to now, now the ting get critical
Dem CyAh kill we soul cause dem sight sey we spiritual
So They be like, hey,
prod the bull under Sykes as subliminal, get them mad
Then chastise dem as criminal
Give wi drugs under guise sey it clinical
"Sastanàqqàm" from the album 'Elwan,' available now
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directed by Jeremiah, assisted by Celidja Pornon / (c) 2017 Wedge / Anti- / Coop / Pias
“A thousand miles from their homeland in northern Mali, across a vast expanse of desert, the music of Tinariwen has found shelter in the hearts of six young musicians from M’hamid el Ghizlane. They were only boys when the desert rockers first visited their home, back in 2006, but they saw an immediate reflection of their own dreams and aspirations in the music they heard. In the years that followed they learned the Tinariwen songbook note for note, word for word, even though they couldn’t speak a word of Tamashek, the language of the Touareg.
When Tinariwen returned to M’hamid in 2016 to record a new album, those young disciples from M’hamid had achieved a remarkable mastery of the desert guitar repertoire. The torch had been passed from hand to hand and heart to heart across the great desert. The young musicians from M’hamid were invited to perform Abdallah’s ‘Sastaqanam’, standing in for their older brothers and playing with uncanny fidelity. But first the members of Tinariwen wrapped new turbans around the heads of their young acolytes, marking not only the passage from boyhood to manhood according to ancient desert custom, but also the transmission of their music across the generations, a transmission that is taking place in the hearts of youth from every corner of the great Sahara.”
SASTANÀQQÀM (I QUESTION YOU)
Ténéré, can you tell me of anything better
Than to have your friends and your mount,
And a brand new goatskin, watertight,
To find your way by the light
Of the four bright stars of heaven,
To know how to find water in
The unlikeliest of places,
And enlist the momentum of the wind
To help you move forward.
Tell me, Ténéré, how you and I
Can remain united, with no hate for each other.
Ténéré, I can now admit that
I have travelled far through this wide world.
Ténéré, I give you my oath
That as long as I’m alive,
I will always come back to you.
La Dame Blanche - Dos Caras (feat. Celso Piña & Serko Fu)
La Dame Blanche & Babylotion presentan "Dos Caras"
Con la participación de Celso Piña & Serko Fu
From the upcoming new album out 2017
Filmado en Monterrey (Mexico)
Dirigido por Wolff
Producido por La Tuna Films & Boa Viagem Music
Director de fotografia - Guailo Sattva
Produccion ejecutiva - Alejandro Zea, Adan Pérez & Shaman Castruita Produccion en linea - Rudo Peña & Aleks Ochoa
Director de arte - Tavo Murder
Vestuario - Alexiz Sylvania
Asistente de direccion - Carlos Ramirez & Anahi Guajardo
Guion y edicion - Mauricio Alanis & Arturo Carcaño
Correccion de color - Edwin Lara
Locaciones - Mauro Cantu
Casting - Minerva Contreras
Coreografia - Lianne Valdes Lamar
Bookings --- http://boaviagemmusic.com/
Yorkston Thorne Khan - Bales (Official Video) taken from Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars available April 7 2017.
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Yorkston/Thorne/Khan are an experimental group that includes James Yorkston, one of the most “influential singer/songwriters on the Scottish folk scene”, Suhail Yusuf Khan, award winning sarangi player and classical singer from New Delhi and Jon Thorne, best known as jazz double bass player with electro outfit Lamb.
For more info visit: http://www.yorkstonthornekhan.com/
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yétskelikhhh ce dine
Ourtheli tougda ourtheli
yékkelikhhh ce dine
Damousnaw ne dine
Mâtché becif arrakameunar
Rabi ouryili gouliwe
Yal yiwoune yillak'nivran
Noukeni dtcheutch ournoud doukoul
Al ouarch el ravan
Al ouarch el ravan
Ouryelite alla signa
Chante ta version mais chacun à la sienne,
On n’a rien en commun mais je te dis « pas de problème »,
Chacun ses convictions, chacun sa mise en scène.
Même couleur dans nos mains malgré notre épiderme,
Les consonnes peuvent se lire s’il y a des voyelles,
Le futur de nos vies se conjugue au pluriel.
Maché becif arrakeumenar
Je n’ai aucune réponse, que des questions,
Rien ne me convient dans toutes les explications.
Ce qui s’annonce, n’est pas ma direction,
Et si je me trompe d’où viendra la sanction ?
Qui peut croire nous imposer,
Un seul regard sur notre idéal ?
On ne fait que rechercher,
Un équilibre entre le bien et le mal.
Quand l’eau est trop profonde je reste sur la rive,
Noyé dans un désert, une terre aride !
Et quoiqu’il arrive, il faut trouver l’équilibre
Entre accepter nos chaines et rester libre.
Et tant qu’il le faut !
Prévenir les autres de la dérive,
Car beaucoup d’entre nous sont unanimes.
Et tant qu’il le faut !
On le dira dans toutes nos rimes,
Le monde sera celui qu’on s’imagine.
Damousnaw ne dine
Qui est dans le faux ? Je ne sais pas.
Chacun ses convictions mais respecte la mienne
Qui est dans le faux ? Je ne sais pas.
De l’or entre nos mains, nos différences nous l’enseignent.
Ourtheli tougda ourtheli
It's kelihhh ce dine
Mâtché becif arrakameunar
Rabi ouryili gouliwe
Yal yiwoune yillak'nivran
Noukeni dtcheutch ournoud doukoul
El ouarch el ravan
BaBa ZuLa: XX // OUT NOW
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A kaleidoscopic, two-disc, career-spanning compilation from Istanbul’s revered psychedelic explorers. Esteemed collaborators include Sly & Robbie, Mad Professor, Dr. Das of Asian Dub Foundation, Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) and more. Without a doubt one of the planet’s great musical adventures.
All too often these days, the world can feel like a dark and dangerous place. But music remains a light in the bleakness, offering a constant sense hope and joy and celebration. In Turkey the ominous shadows have been growing longer for several years but Baba Zula have been a shining beacon for 20 years, bringing the West and the Orient together in a glory of Istanbul psychedelia. To celebrate those two decades of existence, XX brings together tracks from across Baba Zula’s history, along with a second album of dubs created by artists like Mad Professor. Dr. Das of Asian Dub Foundation, and Dirtmusic.
“We wanted to have a compilation that was a little different,” explains group founder and electric saz player Osman Murat Ertel. “None of the pieces here are in their original forms. Instead, we picked remixes, re-recordings, collaborations, live tracks, all the possibilities, but none of these have been released before. And it’s a mix of recording techniques – digital, analogue, tape, mp3.”
Formed by Ertel and Levent Akman in 1996, Baba Zula took Turkish psychedelic pioneers of the 1960s like Moğollar as their inspiration and foundation for what they called Istanbul psychedelia, the fathers of a scene that’s since grown up around them.
Since then Baba Zula have played all over the world, won awards for their work in film and theatre, often been rewarded at the Turkish Billboard awards, and had their albums counted among the most prestigious ever released in Turkey. They’ve also built a global network of like-minded performers, experimental souls in all genres of music, working with people as varied as Turkish opera singer Semiha Berksoy, dub mixer Mad Professor, and Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit. And that, to Ertel, is one of the band’s great successes.
“It’s exciting to collaborate with people you listened to when you were young. It’s a great inspiration and a huge fulfilment in dreaming something and having it come true. And it becomes a link of friendship.”
And now, with 20 years behind them, what’s next for Baba Zula?
“I never thought it would last this long,” Ertel admits. “Maybe another 20 years is possible, maybe not. But living here in Turkey, I don’t know about the future. I hope the band could continue without me. We give our messages very carefully for those who can understand them. But I do know it’s important to carry on; you can be gone anytime.”