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Documentary about african-americans who're into/creating rock music and the problems it can create. Anyone seen this?

Someone in the forum said: "NO one thinks it's weird for a Chinese to be a Rocker, A Raver, A Mod,a Hip-Hopper etc.. or whatever,but being Black you are pigeonhole the most. That's it."

So true. The same goes for whites, obviously.

Boxcar (Crapstone), Tuesday, 16 November 2004 21:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

what? i think its weird for a chinese to be a rocker, raver, mode, or hiphopper.

phil-two (phil-two), Tuesday, 16 November 2004 21:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I assume when he said chinese he meant "asians" living in the US and Europe. If that's what he means I'm 100% with him on that.

Boxcar (Crapstone), Tuesday, 16 November 2004 21:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I saw a screening in Brooklyn over the Summer. Pretty good, sometimes funny, but not very compelling.

Nancy Boy (Nancy Boy), Tuesday, 16 November 2004 22:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

This was screened here for two nights. One was tagged as "open to euros" (!) and the 2nd night was "POC only"(!!) This made me skip it out of irritation with the promoters, obv, so hopefully someone else will bring it back.

superultramega (superultramarinated), Tuesday, 16 November 2004 22:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

what does "open to euros" and "poc" mean?

Boxcar (Crapstone), Tuesday, 16 November 2004 22:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

White folks/People of Color

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 16 November 2004 22:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm guessin "people of color"

(I myself am completely translucent)

x-post

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 16 November 2004 22:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

no Mick Collins! bah

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 16 November 2004 22:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

eight years pass...

Festival yesterday was a good time, very see and be seen crowd. Loads of beautiful people interspersed with a lot of middle aged white guys. I have little illusions as to which category I fit in.
Yesterday was Le1f, Rye Rye, Mykki Blanco.
Today is The Coup, Living Colour, Prince Paul, Chuck D, Death, Big Freedia, Danny Brown, ?uesto.

YOU FOOLS PAY OVER $2.50 for a comic book (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 25 August 2013 12:59 (four years ago) Permalink

day 2 notably better than day 1
trash talk was the most aggro pit I've ever seen; at the end, the lead singer incited the crowd to demolish the fire lane barricade
watched security knock a few idiots on their ass but surprisingly mellow. lotta bloody noses and road rash faces/arms/legs from the asphalt

YOU FOOLS PAY OVER $2.50 for a comic book (forksclovetofu), Monday, 26 August 2013 19:04 (four years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

I'm playing hooky from work for sunday in any case.
fishbone, sza, cakes, sliink, cro-mags.
wish i could do what looks like a better show at Saturday with Sharon Jones, Body Count, Trash Talk, clipping, Bad Brains, Theesatisfaction, Shabazz Palaces and a lot more

go ahead. make vid where u rap about this new TMNT movie. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 21 August 2014 05:20 (three years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...
two months pass...

Afropunk 2015 Lineup
Lenny Kravitz
Grace Jones
Ms Lauryn Hill
Kelis
Danny Brown
Suicidal Tendencies
Kele
Thundercat
Cakes Da Killa
Lion Babe
Goldlink
Raury
Petite Noir
Young Paris
Adia Victoria
Curtis Harding
Kaytranada
Everyday people
Soulection
Mobile Mondays
Mike Q
Brenmar
UNIIQ3
Nadus
Papi Juice
WC Kids

Lineup for the 22nd is Grace, Lauryn, Kelis, Danny Brown, Suicidal Tendencies, Lion Babe, Adia Victoria. Just bought my ticket.

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 2 June 2015 18:25 (three years ago) Permalink

the 23rd lineup is lenny kravitz, kele, thundercat, raury, jesse boykins... it's like they did a girls day and a boys day. The 22nd is gonna sell out in a minute, i dunno about the 23rd.
in any case, they're hard ticketing at $40 a head this year; the festival's been out of control for two years. Curious how this plays out.

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 2 June 2015 18:29 (three years ago) Permalink

I hear that Kravitz guy is like a combination of Little Richard and the Bad Brains...Not really obviously

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 2 June 2015 18:33 (three years ago) Permalink

$40 to see Lauryn Hill, Kelis and Grace Jones is a fucking steal imo

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 2 June 2015 18:52 (three years ago) Permalink

true

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 04:43 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

lauryn hill conspicuously missing from the website lineup all of a sudden...

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:31 (three years ago) Permalink

Ha, no surprise there.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 18:10 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Revised lineup for the NYC 8/22 date has Lauryn Hill back in the mix and adds Death Grips and SZA to go with Grace Jones, Kelis, Danny Brown, Suicidal Tendencies, Adia Victoria and Lion Babe.
That's what's up.

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 15:44 (three years ago) Permalink

anybody wanna lay an over/under on which artists will actually attend?

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 15:47 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

From the Paris festival which finished yesterday, a new duo called Tshegue have made a great EP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzDkyjkCt2o

sbahnhof, Saturday, 17 June 2017 09:02 (one year ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

This mix wasn't planned as "an Afropunk mix," but I'd say by virtue of many of the artists represented having been part of Afropunk festivals in the past/present, it's at least Afropunk in spirit. Really exciting music. Hope you'll dig it:

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/musicophilia_00_various_-_old-souls_2015-2018_cover.jpg?w=1536


Various – ‘Old Souls’
(2015-2018)

01 [00:00] Serpetwithfeet – “Bless Ur Heart” (‘Soil’, 2018)
02 [04:12] Solange – “Don’t Wish Me Well” (‘A Seat at the Table’, 2016)
03 [08:19] Melo-Zed – “Still Hungry” (‘Eleven”, 2018)
04 [10:50] Ill Camille – “Renewed” (‘Heirloom’, 2017)
05 [16:00] Pierre Kwenders – “Makanda” (‘Makanda at the End of Space…‘, 2017)
06 [20:31] Lagartijeando – “Otono” (‘El Gran Poder’, 2017)
07 [23:30] Ibeyi – “Faithful” (‘Ibeyi’, 2015)
08 [26:48] Sampha – “Blood On Me” (‘Process’, 2017)
09 [30:55] Kendrick Lamar – “Love” (‘Damn’, 2017)
10 [34:22] FKA Twigs – “I’m Your Doll” (“M3LL155X” EP, 2015)
11 [37:26] Jlin – “Nandi” (‘Black Origami’, 2017)
12 [40:56] Ibibio Sound Machine – “Lullaby” (‘Uyai’, 2017)
13 [44:44] Frank Ocean – “Pink + White” (‘Blond’, 2016)
14 [47:35] Thundercat – “Where I’m Going” (‘Drunk’, 2017)
15 [49:34] Tawiah – “‘No Way” (“Recreate” EP, 2018)
16 [53:28] Syd – “Smile More” (‘Fin’, 2017)
17 [57:28] Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – “Should Have Known” (‘Drool’, 2017)
18 [61:23] Spellling – “Bolt From The Blue” (‘Pantheon of Me’, 2017)
19 [64:09] Nadah El Shazly – “Palmyra” (‘Ahwar’, 2017)
20 [69:00] Saba – “Busy/Sirens” (‘Care For Me’, 2018)
21 [74:28] Moses Sumney – “Incantation” (“Lamentations” EP, 2016)

[Total Time: 1:18:06]

https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2018/06/10/old-souls/

Soundslike, Sunday, 10 June 2018 21:46 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

From the Paris festival which finished yesterday, a new duo called Tshegue have made a great EP:

First video by them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC91GYRqwH0

- http://pan-african-music.com/en/new-video-tshegue-muanapoto

Shot in Abidjan, capital city of The Ivory Coast, the striking new video harnesses the primal energy of ‘Muanapoto’s kinetic drumming loops, beneath the no-f*cks-given attitude of French-Congolese frontwoman Faty Sy Savanet’s rhymes, to articulate a story which is actually about silence and isolation. Speaking about the film, which tracks a profoundly deaf and mute young girl negotiating her way out of a world devoid of sound, Argentinian directors Pantera say; “From the moment we first heard ‘Muanapoto’ we knew we wanted to make something that did justice to its insane rhythm and trance feeling. ‘Muanapoto’ speaks for African immigrants in Europe who upon arrival are forced to deal with the unknown, surrounded by new customs, foreign languages, different food and climate, all of which can lead to feelings of alienation. Muanapoto also feels like a release, a letting go, and that translates to the girl in our video, who feels the need to express something and is able to do so through dance and her body.”

sbahnhof, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 09:23 (one week ago) Permalink

nice

Scritti Vanilli - The Word Girl You Know It's True (dog latin), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 09:25 (one week ago) Permalink

This is great, ty

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:14 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah I'm totally into this. track of the week for me

Scritti Vanilli - The Word Girl You Know It's True (dog latin), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 21:55 (one week ago) Permalink

muanapoto has such an incredible energy

ogmor, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 22:55 (five days ago) Permalink


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