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VIDEO: Nelson George/Diane Paragas — "A Walk Through Fort Greene" (trailer)

...ke you back.  Nelson George and Diane Paragas co-direct.  From the Vimeo page: A feature length documentary of the black arts movement that exploded in Fort Greene from the mid 1980s through the 90s as intimately told by writer, historian and director, Nelson George. The film features Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Rosie Perez, Branford Marsalis, Vernon Reid, Carl Hancock Rux, Saul Williams, Lorna Simpson, Alva Rogers, Kevin Powell, Toure,...
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Alternative, compared to what?

...st looking for artists who are defying convention by doing more than just being a little different. And it would've been easy to fill this category with Black artists who really challenged conventions in 2008. Santogold. Saul Williams. Most importantly, where is TV On The Radio, whose album “Dear Science” was just named Album of the Year by both Rolling Stone and SPIN magazines? Ultimately, it's problematic to put traditional artists...
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UPCOMING: Sanford Biggers @ MASS MoCA—February 5

...film Space in the Place. In 1975 George Clinton formed his bands Parliament and Funkadelic, which took Afrofuturism to new often absurdist heights. Today the movement is still strong, encompassing contemporary musicians like Saul Williams, Janelle Monae, OutKast and DJ Spooky along with writers like Paul Beatty, films like The Matrix, Blade and Chronicles of Riddick and visual artists like Sanford Biggers. The Cartographer’s Conundrum will be up...
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The BRC’s Million Man Mosh III — NYC & DC

...York City. Dragons of Zynth have been Afro-futurist punk rock pioneers for nearly a decade, working with prominent figures such as Massive Attack and TV on The Radio’s David Sitek. The band has performed with Yeasayer, Saul Williams, Modest Mouse, Television and The Roots. Tamar-kali has been a long-in-demand multi-faceted, explosive artist and performer for over two decades. She has collaborated an performed with such renown artists as...
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REVIEW: Bad Rabbits — “American Love”

...re also grown up enough to know that they’ve got to live with any consequences thereof. Every album needs a strong opener, that music equivalent of “Call me Ishmael.” Watch The Throne had “No Church In The Wild.” Saul Williams’ Volcanic Sunlight had “Look To The Sun”. American Love opens with “We Can Roll” and you’re immediately struck with the band’s tightness and power. The song’s vibe almost makes it a rock joint. “Can’t Fool Me”...
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Afropunk Announces 2016 Lineup

...CeeLo Green Flying Lotus Janelle Monae The Internet SUPERJAM Featuring Members from Bad Brains Fishbone Living Colour George Clinton Earl Sweatshirt Skunk Anansie Skye & Ross from Morcheeba Young Fathers Benjamin Booker Saul Williams Angel Haze Kelela Trash Talk Shabazz Palaces Thundercat Sango Esta Gallant Prayers Radkey Seinabo Sey The Suffers Sir The Baptist Sate Downtown Boys Roman GianArthur Joe Kay The Whooligan SPZRKT Eden Hagos This...
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Analogue Atlanta: A conversation with CufRock

...-Alt music for decades. This episode I speak with Cufrock, formerly of Atlanta-Based Major Label (Virgin/Arista)group El Pus. We talk about the beginnings of his sound, the early 90s Atlanta scene and how his sound graduated into fusion from Hip Hop. We talk about connections to Tony Rock (Atlanta Hip Hop pioneer), Anthony David, Proton, Hollyweerd, The Dolldaze, Heavy Mojo, 100 Monkeys, K.I.N (Sol Messiah, Saul Williams, et al), The Micronauts...
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Can Black Rock Save Black Culture?

...g out of what was readily available.  But we have to begin to ask, “At what cost?”  The question is: How would hip hop have been different if we’d never lost those music programs in the 80s?  The words of poet Saul Williams are appropriate here: The current standard is the equivalent /of an adolescent restricted to the diet of an infant./The rapidly changing body would acquire dysfunctional and deformativesymptoms and could not...
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CX Kidtronik joins Atari Teenage Riot

...8220;i’m on tour now in Europe, and the shows are brutal, and the music very fast and loud- if you didn’t know. This is also by far the most similar music to my old early 90’s Atlanta group K.I.N , of which Saul Williams was a dancer for.” Atari Teenage Riot North American tour dates 09/23: New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater 09/24: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar 09/26: Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel 09/27: Austin, TX @ Red 7 09/28:...