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Video: Truth | Kamasi Washington

Directed by AG Rojas, the music video features a series of scenes that appear to have one foot rooted in everyday life, and another reaching for something beyond it.

April 9, 2022 · 2 Comments

Video: Odetta | Waterboy

Martin Luther King Jr. called Odetta “The Queen of American Folk Music.”

April 2, 2022 · 2 Comments

Norman Solomon: Bob Dylan and the Ukraine Crisis

I’ve learned to hate the Russians
All through my whole life
If another war comes
It’s them we must fight

February 23, 2022 · 7 Comments

Video: Bob Marley | Redemption Song

How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look?

January 29, 2022 · 4 Comments

Patricia Spears Jones: The Devil’s Wife Explains Broken “45s”

The devil hates Black genius. Made him work harder than hard to render
it witless and dope stung.

January 17, 2022 · 6 Comments

Video: Starlight & Other Sounds| The music of Alexina Louie

This short sensory film explores the internal process of the artist, whose unique sound has established her as one of Canada’s most performed and highly regarded composers.

December 19, 2021 · 1 Comment

Video: “Hope” by Emily Dickinson | A Film by Robert Isenberg

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –

November 26, 2021 · 2 Comments

Video: Martha Redbone sings ‘Sleep Sleep Beauty Bright’ by William Blake

In an enchanting lyrical rendition of William Blake’s poem “Sleep Sleep Beauty Bright,” singer Martha Redbone blends rhythm, blues and soul with traditional Native American music.

October 30, 2021 · 2 Comments

W.S. Merwin: Remembering

There are threads of old sound heard over and over
phrases of Shakespeare or Mozart the slender
wands of the auroras playing out from them

October 8, 2021 · 3 Comments

Video: The Frisian Islands

In this short documentary, the Dutch filmmaker Paul Klaver chronicles the circle of life within the islands’ rich ecosystem, capturing their flora, fauna and perpetual drift via a combination of observational and time-lapse filmmaking.

September 25, 2021 · 4 Comments

George Drew: The Poem about the Beatles (with video)

This is the poem about the Beatles that
I never wrote, and now there are more
yesterdays than tomorrows

September 16, 2021 · 4 Comments

Video: What it’s like to have Tourette’s — and how music gives me back control

Listen along as Alwani explores the power of music and delights the audience with an ethereal performance of her piano ballad.

September 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Video: Rediscovering Ancient Greek Music

Armand D’Angour has spent years re-discovering the mysterious sounds of Ancient Greek music. In 2017, his work culminated in a unique performance at Oxford.

August 22, 2021 · 2 Comments

Video: Come As You Are (Nirvana)|Playing for Change|Song around the World

Join us along with 16 musicians from Hungary, Morocco, the USA, and more, for this global rendition of the #Nirvana classic “Come As You Are.” Honoring 30 years since the release of Nirvana’s album ‘Nevermind,’ witness the beauty and magic that’s created when we unite. As the philosopher Aristotle said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Turn it up and embrace who you are, just as you are!

August 14, 2021 · 1 Comment

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