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I mentioned this a couple of weeks back, make it out there tonight, if you can. Check the video below for more info…
January 30th 2009, Friends We Love Arts & Music Festival
Yes. The time has come! The first Friends We Love Festival series will converge the worlds of music, film and visual art presented by the Sly Art vs Robot City Soho loft space on January 30th. It will serve as a launch party for the Friends We Love Mixed CD, which was recently released by the Japanese label Toy’s Factory. We have six confirmed live performances – Jose James, Sarah White, Probe dms, Dhundee, Asen James and GAEA ft TK Wonder. The dance floor will be serviced by some of New York’s most sought after DJs – Bobbito Garcia, aka Kool Bob Love, Waajeed, Dhundee and Moni.
The Soho loft walls will exhibit artwork by The Neocons – a never-before-seen collaboration of three of the City’s best-known street artists who will also be creating live pieces throughout the night. The evening wouldn’t be complete without the premiere screening of three Friends We Love profiles, a filming station set up to capture the thoughts of our guests and performers as well as two filmmakers who will be documenting the event from beginning to end. All proceeds from the festival will be used for future Friends We Love video productions.
Vybz Kartel and Spice’s ‘Rampin Shop’ has been ordered to be destroyed and pulled from all radio, television stations and the Internet by EMI Music Publishing.
This following is the email sent to Kartel:
‘Ramping Shop’ by Vybz Kartel and Spice infringes the copyright in ‘Miss Independent’ (Smith/Hermansen/Eriksen). Clearance of this use of ‘Miss Independent’ has not been sought or obtained and I am informed that clearance will not be forthcoming. Accordingly ‘Ramping Shop’ cannot be released or exploited in any way. Please confirm your acknowledgment and acceptance of this, and that you will arrange that (i) all recordings of the infringing track will be re-called and destroyed and that no further copies will be issued, and (ii) that the audio and/or video will be taken down immediately from all Internet sites.”
So in the mean time enjoy it while it lasts…
If you’re in NYC tonight, and need something to do, hit up Karma with DJ Double 0, Mick Boogie & DJ Parler. Check out the info below…
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[ www.mickboogie.com ]
[ www.djparler.com ]
Sutra Lounge, 16 First Ave bet First & Second St., NYC
Doors at 10pm
Drink Specials: 10pm-1am
Recession proof cover: FREE w/ RSVP to TheBailoutParty@gmail.com
With a Stroke of the Chaveta
Dir. Pamela Sporn (2007) 28 minutes
The practice of reading classic works of literature to workers at cigar factories dates back to the mid-1800s. With a Stroke of the Chaveta explores this tradition.
More info after the jump…
After having his 14-year sentence communted by George W. Bush, Haitian-American rapper John Forté, finally came home, after 7 years. Check out video of his first day back below…
Check out more info straight from John over at The Daily Beast. Also, check out a freestlye featuring Talib Kweli after the jump…