“Ritual pop” is the name , Francine Thirteen gives to the genre/aesthetic she explores in her new song and visual track, ‘Live In My Grace.’ The song is in her words, an exploration of the virgin/whore dichotomy. And more largely the power of a woman who owns her own pleasure. Creating space in the physical and ethereal … Francine Thirteen explores a genre of her own making with “Live in My Grace”
Tonight, 8PM, Cafe Istanbul, $15 2732 St. Claude Ave The international project BOW’T TRAIL (UNESCO Slave Route Label) is an innovative choreographic, documentary and interactive experience that tells how African cultures and rhythms have unfolded – following the resistance movements of the deported African peoples in the Americas. In each country, the choreographer stays 30 days … BOW’T – NEW ORLEANS by Rhodnie Désir & Spirit McIntyre
Offbeat magazine’s Best of the Beat awards are in just a couple weeks (January 31). And while I would like to see them expand their categories a bit (i.e., giving bounce artists and rappers their own separate categories, for one). I was also very excited to see some familiar names and faces on their list … This Is a Journey Into Sound: DJ Legatron Prime talks scratches, practice and primetime!
“I was thinking about stories that weren’t being told. I saw how excited people were talking about the shoes and I was like, wow, this is really important to people.” (Animals director, Benjamin Simmons) Launched in 1991, the original collection of Bally Animals celebrated the 700th anniversary of the Federation of Switzerland. However, their bold … CRAZY ‘BOUT THEM ANIMALS: Documentary Director, Benjamin Simmons talks culture, commodification, and preservation.
“I think everyone is living their own Myth and must become the Hero, the Archetype, the Prodigal Son. I think we also Co-Write this Myth we live and we can allow it to be a Tragedy or a Triumph. When I reflect on songs I record, they sound like soundtracks to my own personal Myth … SHRINE AND SOUND 00001: “OTHERSIDE” (MUSIC VIDEO & SHORT FILM)
“How do you know if you’re innovating, if you don’t know that you’re imitating?” (paraphrased from Kiese Laymon’s Facebook page). I’m starting this month off with this paraphrased quotation for a few reasons. For writers and thinkers, social media definitely exists as a legitimate space for writing and the hashing out of new ideas. Paradoxically, the internet … SOUND
When we think of Louisiana music, often genres such as Zydeco, Jazz, and now Bounce music are at the forefront of these conversations. These cultural movements are preserved by their practitioners and globally recognized as part of the exotic fabric of music in the Gulf South region. However, classical music is hardly ever mentioned in … Bloodline: The Power of Music and Memory
If you are not a myth whose reality are you? If you are not reality whose myth are you? Sun Ra, Prophetika : Book One SOUND—It has been the principle creative organizing tool of the Black community in New Orleans for centuries. This month, violinist, composer, and scholar, Sultana Isham explores the history of Black … SOUND