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Month: September 2012

The Souljazz Orchestra – Solidarity

Solidarity is an eclectic, collaborative album featuring a range of unique artists from Canada’s vibrant underground scene, including Senegalese-Canadian artist Élage M’baye, Brazilian-Canadian singer-songwriter Rômmel Teixeira Ribeiro, and Jamaican-Canadian vocalist Slim Moore, better known for his work with the Mar-Kays. Rooted in rhythmically rich musical traditions of the past, the Souljazz Orchestra have kept their…

All I Can / The Art of Flight

I’ve had these two skiing/snowboarding documentaries for a while, but watched them again last week. Simply stunning visuals on both! Highly recommended! —————————————————————————————— All I Can unites spectacular cinematography with creative cinematic language to fuse the passion for skiing with the potential to help the environment. In bringing the planet to life and drawing parallels…

Cheikh Lô

Cheikh Lô‘s music is a blend of Latin, Reggae, African Funk, Mbalax and the vibes of Burkina Faso, Mali, Congo and Senegal. Read more about his life here and enjoy the refreshing, laid-back feeling and unmistakable sound of his records! Cheikh Lô – Né La Thiass; Nonesuch, 1997 Cheikh Lô – Bambay Gueej; Nonesuch, 2000…

Viva Joe Strummer

The sudden death in December 2002 of Joe Strummer, frontman of the legendary ’70s punk band The Clash, robbed the world of rock and roll music of one of its unique talents. This year marks the 60th birthday anniversary of Joe Strummer. Viva Joe Strummer features performance footage along with commentary from those closest to…

If A Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front

In December 2005, Daniel McGowan was arrested by Federal agents in a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) – a group the FBI has called America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.” For years, the ELF—operating in separate anonymous cells without any central leadership—had launched spectacular arsons against dozens of…