During the 2011 revolution, Libya’s underground musicians emerged to help free their country from Gaddafi’s rule.
Check out this 2015 film. Music and politics go hand in hand. Stronger than Bullets directed by American Matthew Millanintroduces the musicians who are free to play at last, and follows them as they stand shoulder-to-shoulder, guitar to rifle, alongside rebel fighters.
Follow gonzo investigative reporter Greg Palast (BBC, Rolling Stone) as he busts the new Ku Klux Klan – the billionaire bandits that are behind a scheme to purge one million voters of color in November.
With the help of Willie Nelson, Rosario Dawson, and detectives Ice-T and Richard Belzer, Palast tracks down the secret billionaires behind Donald Trump. His investigation goes from the Artic where Palast is clued in to the heist by a foul-mouthed Eskimo, then on to a speed boat to a high class event in the Hamptons, and finally a jump on the ballot rustler known as “The Vulture.”
Who: Black Thought What: Black Ink Presents: The Last Dragon When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT) Where: Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Black Thought, lead singer and emcee of the iconic hip-hop band The Roots, will host a special film screening of The Last Dragon. The screening is the first in an expected series of events highlighting classic “throwback” movies with memorable soundtracks.Tuesday’s screening will be followed by Black Thought leading a first-time-ever conversation with the film’s star, Taimak and with El DeBarge, singer of the soundtrack’s biggest hit, “Rhythm of the Night.”
New music video for The Fever. Lifted from Jeri Silverman’s debut EP Leaflike (released nationwide in 2014), the video is an artistic collaboration between Silverman and Czech artist Radka Salcmannova.
The video follows the surreal, dreamlike quality of Salcmannova’s previous works, evoking a sense that the Fever comes from the darkest reaches of Silverman’s subconscious. The track has a haunting, restless quality, balancing the singer’s poetic sensibilities with electronic grit, and folky intimacy—a sound honed with producer Saul Simon MacWilliams (Ingrid Michaelson Band).
JACO tells the story of Jaco Pastorius, a self-taught, larger-than-life musician who changed the course of modern music. Never-before-seen archive unveils the story of Jaco’s life, his music, his demise, and the lasting victory of artistic genius.
JACO presents the world of the bass guitar phenomenon through the eyes of his family and various musical collaborators.