1. Uli


    from Wasabi Produzioni / Added

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    https://wasabiproduzioni.bandcamp.com/album/uli-ep-live-in-studio www.wasabiproduzioni.com facebook.com/ulialice “La vita è solo un sogno e noi siamo l’immaginazione di noi stessi” (Bill Hicks) «Se dovessi scolpire un motto sul frontone di un fantomatico tempio di cui io, Uli, sono unica sacerdotessa, userei le sovra citate parole di Bill Hicks, comico e filosofo fuorilegge. Questo video è un’ ala del tempio della mia immaginazione.» (Uli) Un “video EP” suonato dal vivo e registrato in presa diretta, una dimensione estremamente materiale che si fonde e sprofonda in una serie di sogni, visioni e incontri incredibili. Pezzi nati ukulele e voce, scritti dalla stessa artista, che vengono poi arrangiati da Federico Branca Bonelli e Filippo Cuomo Ulloa (Wasabi Produzioni), mescolando le atmosfere di un songwriting blues con una psichedelia deviata. Il risultato è un genere contaminato, con influenze della musica nera (Nina Simone) e che rimanda ad un cantautorato più moderno e sperimentale (PJ Harvey). La scelta del Video EP è proprio legata alla necessità di esprimere il sostrato onirico da cui nascono le canzoni, e di mostrare l’artista esattamente come è, senza trucchi: l’intento è di creare una connessione diretta con il pubblico, che possa immediatamente capire se vorrà approfondire il legame durante i concerti live. La band: Uli - Ukulele e voce Filippo Cuomo Ulloa - Chitarra e tastiere Federico Branca Bonelli - Batteria Luigi Napolitano - Sax Roberto Boldi - Contrabbasso Regia di Davide Colombino Assistente alla regia Valeria Piras Screenplay di Alice Protto, Federico Branca, Marta Mangiarotti, Davide Colombino Direttore di Produzione Marta Mangiarotti

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    • "The Amazing Nina Simone" Documentary Kickstarter Campaign - Final Week


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      A new Documentary Film exploring the origins & artistry of the great Nina Simone - Pianist, Singer, Songwriter & Civil Rights Activist. Directed by Jeff L. Lieberman www.amazingnina.com With musical proclamations like “Mississippi Goddam” and an iconic style, Nina Simone was both loved and feared throughout the 1960s for her outspoken vision of Black Freedom. Today, Nina is more popular eleven years after her death than ever before. President Barack Obama listed “Sinnerman” in his top 5 favorite songs, and whether re-mixed, re-sampled or in its pure form, Nina’s music continues to empower people around the world with its unrelenting appeal for justice. With new insights into her musical journey from Classical Music and the segregated South, the worlds of Jazz and Civil Rights, through her erratic behavior and self-exile, Nina’s legacy is chartered all the way to the place where she found freedom. "an extraordinary film that combines the story threads of her musical genius/evolution with her personal family/love story, political consciousness and significant involvement with the civil rights movement, and finally her tragic mental illness." - Lauri Maerov, Writer

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      • Pirate Jenny Logs: A Timely Matter of All Life, Rather...#LovePJ


        from OluShola A. Cole / Added

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        Late night, last minute, pre holiday deinstall performance experiment/log after all the electronic media came down from this installation (Mt. Royal School of Art Fall Show, 2014). A Lobby gallery wall makes a great canvass at MICA. Paying some homage to folks, writing the words on the wall to tthose brought this song to life, bringing me on this journey - and in response and solidarity to the tense times we navigate. Thanks Kurt, Nina, Lotte, Brecht and many others - Love, Pirate Jenny #BlackLivesMatter

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        • Pirate Jenny Shorts 2014


          from OluShola A. Cole / Added

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          I'm currently developing some mix discipline artwork around the theme of time travel, piracy, slavery and society. This has formed its way into a project called Jenny.Was.A.Pirate.Hater, in which my alter ego, or persona Pirate Jenny a time traveling pirate has emerged. Based on my own experiences as an Afro-Caribbean female living in the UK and the USA, Pirate Jenny aka PJ a time traveling pirate is also a culmination, or rather the meeting point of the Golden Age of Pirates and the Atlantic Slave Trade. This project formed during my first semester at Mount Royal School of Art at Maryland institute College of Art while listening to Nina Simone reapropriate Kurt Weill's Three Penny Opera song, Pirate Jenny. As I still form and figure out PJ's journey's and adventures in my second and final year of graduate school - I've started collaborating, filming, editing and mostly producing shorts with experimental video artist, Cola Lola Marie and recently Lani Asuncion. They've helped me to bring Pirate Jenny, to a point where she can begin her adventures and set sail. Hometown S/hero. Pirate Jenny meets Shola Cole in her hometown of Stratford, CT. Pirate Jenny: Early Explorations – Shola Cole explains Pirate Jenny – in an early discovery of PJ and her tools. Ships Logs: Pirate Jenny briefly talks about her crew while writing in her ships log. For more work: www.piratehaterjenny.com

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          • Laura Mvula with the Metropole Orchestra Trailer


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            This is an outstanding debut album that really does leave you looking forward to what may come next. On this showing, the girl from Birmingham really could develop into a soul legend. POPMATTERS:COM

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            • Vœux’15 /// New Year's e-card


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              Carte de vœux 2015. © 2015 - Tous droits réservés

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              • What More Can I Say


                from Chris Forbes / Added

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                "What More Can I Say?" by Nina Simone with original video.

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                • Black Culture Now and Yesterday - American Catharsis


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                  Touching on themes which affect the present generation of African Americans resulting from the legacy of slavery, we asked black Americans how their life has been shaped by segregation and white domination - they talk of what hopes exist and outcomes can be expected for future generations. We visited classmates of the well-known Jazz singer Nina Simone in her hometown to see what has changed and why she had to get out of America to fulfil her destiny. We spoke to DeWayne Barton about his 'Community Peace Garden' Project, and the sisters Regina Duke and Catherine Cobbs about their lives and great-grandfather. Filmed in Asheville and Tryon, North Carolina in September 2012, by Natalia Laska and Grant Hennessy, this short film presents another Episode in the series on the 'American Catharsis', All rights reserved, Apple Republic Films, 2012 Interviews: Natalia Laska Camera, light and sound: Grant Hennessy Editing: Natalia Laska and Grant Hennessy

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                  • Project 3


                    from Elizabeth Diaz / Added

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                    Made in school. Just an observation of our world today.

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                    • Police Brutality Short film


                      from A.W.O.L. All Walks of Life / Added

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                      This short film was created by AWOL Inc's My Block Fall 2014 class. The concept of this film was created after students watched the Melissa Harris-Perry episode covering unarmed black males killed by police. Students chose to use poetry and music to express their views on police brutality in the African-American community. The music used is "Strange Fruit" by Nina Simone. The students also used videos from protests in Ferguson, Missouri as well video from Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. Credit is given for all photos and videos used throughout the project. This video is the opinion of students enrolled in the course.

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