Category Archives: Music Activism

Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO) West Coast Tour

ALJO…The Power of Activism and Jazz: Resisting an Oppressive National Political Culture

Arturo O'Farrill & Afro Latin Jazz OrchestraOn Wednesday May 9, Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra kicked off a special five-city tour of California celebrating the power of activism and jazz in resistance to the oppressive national political culture currently taking shape in America..

Arturo O’Farrill and ALJO invited diverse communities throughout California to partake in their revolutionary musical movement propelled by the orchestra’s fiery big band compositions. Beginning on May 9, Stanford Live presented the West Coast debut of O’Farrill’s The Cornel West Concerto at Stanford University featuring Dr. Cornel West alongside ALJO. On May 12, O’Farrill headlined Radio-Active Resistance: A Benefit for KPFA FM and DACA Support Services with opening acts Bobi Céspedes Band and the Son Jarocho All Stars at UC Theatre in Berkeley, CA. Additional ALJO performances included concerts at Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts (May 11), UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures @ Campbell Hall (May 17), and a rare Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble (octet) performance at Bach Dynamite & Dancing Society in Half Moon Bay (May 13).  ALJO concluded its California tour with a live recording on the San Diego – Tijuana border on location at the Fandango Fronterizo Festival, joining together with noted Son Jarocho artists from Veracruz, México, and other special guest artists drawing from various countries and musical genres.

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Co-Opted by Neo-Nazis

The Alt-Right Creates More Chaos in the Music Business

By Dawoud Kringle

As reported n a recent DooBeeDoo article examining the music of the alt-right, young alt-rightists / white supremacists plagiarized 80s Synthwave, and use it to promote their political agenda. 

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The DIY Advisor

The DIY Advisor: Want To Make More Money with Music? (P.2)

Know These 12 Key Concepts Successful Musicians Understand to Generate Revenue (Continued)

The DIY Advisor: Want To Make More Money with Music? (P.1)

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The DIY Advisor

The DIY Advisor: Want To Make More Money with Music? (P.1)

Know These 12 Key Concepts Successful Musicians Understand to Generate Revenue

Text by Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan

One of the key discoveries from our years of music business research is: musicians who are successfully making a living off music approach their business and art differently than most musicians. Rather than focus solely on selling tracks or playing live, they instead broaden their thinking and work to create more income streams off of what they do.

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Sylvain Leroux

News From Ecole Fula Flute / Centre Tyabala De Guinee

Text by Sylvaine Leroux

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Because of your generous and continued help since 2014,L’École Fula Flute has secured a home in Conakry that is now humming with daily activity.

Recently, our students were once more invited at the Palais du Peuple to perform for the President. Our reputation is growing and our work is valued in Guinea.

Sylvail Leroux

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