1. Trailer for Vodoun Gods on the Slave Coast, a film by Hisham Mayet

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    Vodoun Gods on the Slave Coast explores the ceremonial splendor of sacred dance and ritual in Benin, the birthplace and cradle of Vodoun. Formerly known as Dahomey, Benin was also called the Slave Coast due to its importance in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Today, the worship and supplication of Vodoun gods remains integral to everyday life in Benin. Shot in January 2011 during the country's rich annual Vodoun celebrations, this film offers an impressionistic glimpse of the major ceremonies and delirious musical performances associated with this ancient religion. Guided by the otherworldly rhythms and colors of Vodoun pageantry, Hisham Mayet presents an intimate view of metaphysical dramas enacted in magisterial costumes: The cult of Sakpata, fearsome god of pestilence, disfigurement and healing. The Egoun-goun, ancestral visitors from the realm of the dead, who bring blessings and warnings for the living. And the Zangbeto nightwatchmen, ambulatory haystacks who serve as Vodoun's secret police. Traveling in a malarial fever dream from the clutter and bustle of village markets to the palace of Ahosu Agoli-Agbo Dedjalagni, the King of Abomey, Mayet provides an unforgettable portrait of secular and sacred life in Benin. Digipack with 12-page booklet of photographs from various Vodoun ceremonies throughout Benin; 48 minutes/color; all-region DVD, NTSC format. Limited one-time edition of 1,000 copies.

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    • Ancient Sufi Invocations & Forgotten Songs from Aleppo - Trailer

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      This video is about NAWA Short Promo

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      • The Stirring of a Thousand Bells - TRAILER - Sublime Frequencies dvd 094

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        Gamelan is one of the ancient music traditions of the world. In Solo, it’s still a part of everyday life, and an important cultural custom. A complex wonder of human invention, it comes from a timeless world of aural tradition, contemplation, and relaxed living. These films capture the essence of the gamelan tradition, in the context of the changing modern world. Come and experience Java through my eyes and ears. Feel what it’s like to be lost in a world of history. -MD 1. Sekaten - 35’15” - Experience Javas most cosmic music festival where the old world and the new are colliding, creating captivating images and sound. It attempts to put the viewer in the perspective of someone experiencing the Sekaten festival for the first time, leaving a sense of curiosity, and desire to learn more about Javanese culture. 2. Srimpi Muncar - 15’20” - Enchanting melodies and meditative dance from Mangkunegaran Palace, with arresting images from throughout Java. www.thousandbells.com www.thedoopdidoop.com www.sublimefrequencies.com

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        • CONCERT CONCERT #08 // GROUP INERANE // Live @ Sonic 24.11.2011

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          GENERATION SPONTANEE - CONCERT CONCERT #08 - GROUP INERANE (from Agadez, Niger) // http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/ - Live @ Sonic - Lyon // http://sonic-lyon.blogspot.com/ Jeudi 24 Novembre 2011 - Une vidéo réalisée par Adrien Mellot. Images: Adrien Mellot & Julien Vimeux. - Un concert Génération Spontanée // http://www.generationspontanee.fr - facebook.com/pages/CONCERT-CONCERT/263173407052024

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          • Group Doueh's FIRST EVER N. American performance

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            I don't think I can describe Group Doueh's Music any better than this excerpt taken from Sublime Frequencies's web-page about them- "The now legendary Group Doueh have been playing in and around their native homeland for over 27 years, the band morphing between acoustic and electric modes with members of their family and friends joining the band as the mood requires...... The group's ancient/modern sound is rooted in the traditional foundations of Sahrawi/Hassania music, but takes it in a direction that is also entirely its own. It shares its roots with the neighbouring styles of Mauritanian music - yet Group Doueh have managed to transcend the limitations of that music with a fiery, independent, and individualistic approach that incorporates a distinctly rock element anomalous in the region. This is a sound that can only come from the land that inspired it: the Sahara desert." So there you have it. This was an amazing show and Asheville's Grey Eagle Music Hall was very priviledged to be the FIRST date on this N.American tour. It was hard to choose which bit of the concert to edit and include in this documentary, so I just grabbed a couple of songs and went with it. (The second song in the film is a wildly danceable 15 min long jam.) So sit back and enjoy, IF, you can stay in your seat!! Tech info: Shot on Canon 7D, 60D. Sound was from house mix- captured into Zoom H4n (I shot the show solo)

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            • Robert Millis on the Chris Manz Show (Live)

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              Cecil B. DeMillis (a.k.a. Robert Millis) is an artist whose work traverses across many different disciplines. He is a member of the long-running and influential musical outfit Climax Golden Twins. He has also recorded as a solo artist under the name of R Millis and with a group called AFCGT. In addition, Robert is the man behind a unique body of striking and original filmwork. Robert Millis appears here as a guest on the Chris Manz Show. The taping of this episode took place in front of a live audience--a real-time performance which proceeded the world-premier screening of 'this World is Unreal like a Snake in a Rope,' his new film for the Sublime Frequencies label. During this episode we get to see an exclusive short film of his entitled 'Lemme Sleep Lemme Dream.' For some reason the recording quality of the show came out BEYOND lo-fi; as a result, the master tapes had to go through a labor-intensive reconstruction process (and would have been literally unwatchable without it). http://www.climaxgoldentwins.com/ http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/

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              • Hero

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                2000 - A film By Gregory Serpa In a time before cell phones I made this film. Its about the tribulations of a man buried in a telephone booth underneath the ground. I hope you like. Starring - Christopher Kuckenbaker (recently San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie 2010 award) Sound Design - Mark Porest from Sublime Frequencies And countless others who gave their time, energy and support.

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                • Omar Souleyman - Minneapolis November 2010

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                  Syrian musical legend Omar Souleyman performs his Jihadi Techno. "Here, classical Arabic mawal-style vocalization gives way to high-octane Syrian Dabke (the regional folkloric dance and party music), Iraqi Choubi and a host of Arabic, Kurdish and Turkish styles, among others. This amalgamation is truly the sound of Syria." - Sublime Frequencies

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                  • Omar Souleyman @ Kortrijk Congé 2010-07-10 [1 of 5]

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                    • Omar Souleyman

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                      Omar Souleyman at The Scala, London 17.05.10

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