Archive for November, 2009
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El Súper is the quintessential Cuban film. A dramatic comedy, it focuses on the domestic experiences of a Cuban family that left Cuba after the outbreak of the revolution. It tells the story of Roberto Amador González, his wife, Aurelia, and their daughter, Aurelita, in New York City. Roberto, a middle-aged man of humble origins and underprivileged background, works as a building superintendent in Manhattan. The film concentrates on his family’s experiences as marginal people in a country with a language and traditions different from their own. The fact that they live in the basement of the building where Roberto works underscores the sense of imprisonment and marginalization that the characters suffer. Cold weather and snow enhance the sense of desolation in the film….
As usual, there’s no cover for the event. Following the screening is a Q&A with original play writer Iván Acosta and a performance by Cuban Jazz and Salsa outfit UNity. For more info hit up the BX Museums’s site.
Peace to Asho for the info…
Here are some new artists on an old school riddim.
For those who want to do something different for breakfast, check out the recipe below…
- 3 Plantains (Ripe or Green)
- ¼ cup Half and Half (or Milk)
- ½ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
- ¼ cup Flour
- 4 tbsp. Sugar
- 5 cups Water
- ¼ tsp. Nutmeg (ground)
- ¼ tsp. Cinnamon (ground)
- Vanilla Flavoring (3 drops)
- Pinch Salt
I’ve had both of these in the pipeline for a minute, but only got around to getting them here now. Both tracks are from their upcoming free LRG-assisted Professional Leisure Tour EP, set to drop on December 8th.
Check out the audio below…
Another release from the Kidz upcoming freebie, Professional Leisure Tour. “All Night” continues on the same uptempo, up close pace established on “Grizzly Man” and features Marsha’s contributions (again so quickly?) in the vocal department. Despite the unassuming expressions worn in the picture above, these two are devils in disguise evidenced as Naledge espouses the finer points of manwhoring to the melody. The breakdown during the second verse makes it worth the while.
Kidz In The Hall – “The Grizzly Man”
Fans these days. Their appetite for new material insatiable. When pupils of Kidz In The Hall found out their 3rd LP, Land Of Make Believe, was pushed back to March 2K10, they threatened to drop out the course. Being the accomplished
scholarsmusicians they are though, Naledge and Double “The Hair” O bounced back and linked up with LRG to construct the freEP Professional Leisure Tour, set to drop right on your laptop December 8th, 2009. Naledge & Double-O craftily rework Grizzly Bear’s “Two Weeks” into a testosterone-filled, braggadocios Hip-Hop track, just like we like our music to be.
…both tracks via TSS.
Given the day, this one seems appropriate. Check out the audio and lyrics below…
“Right yah now I’m taking it easy
Check my steps, I’m not in a hurry
Soon I’ll have the things that I needed so bad
Morning sun rising behind me
Stars at night come out to remind me
To give thanks for everything that I have.
All is well I’ve got my health and in such good shape
Pockets broke and I’ve got nothing, waiting for the break
But I’m giving thanks, all I’ve got
Giving thanks, whether or not
Giving thanks for the life in me
Giving thanks oh God.
Right yah now by friends I’m surrounded
Are but few I’m glad I’m not crowded
Just enough, just enough for me to concentrate
One by one I’m counting my blessings
Getting close to goals that I’m setting
And if I make mistakes, correct me, don’t you hesitate.”
Download The Track Here: Beres Hammond – “Giving Thanks”.
New video from Bugle “Pearly Gates”.
The Marley Estate has made a deal that will make the brand a fortune through different merchandising products. I’m not so sure how I feel about the restaurant idea which seems cheesy but who knows, maybe they can pull it off.
Here is the story coming off of CNN Money…
A deal with the music superstar’s estate is set to generate more than $1 billion in worldwide annual sales by 2012.
Is reggae superstar Bob Marley bigger than Jesus? That’s debatable, but the music legend who died 28 years ago is about to challenge Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson for the title of richest dead celebrity.
Toronto-based private-equity firm Hilco Consumer Capital has struck a management deal with the Marley estate, which is expected to generate worldwide annual sales in excess of $1 billion by 2012. That seems like a huge number, but by some estimates the Marley name, sound, and image already generate as much as $600 million in pirated merchandise.
“Marley is a strong global brand,” says Mickey Goodman, a professional marketer and professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. “He enjoys a high level of awareness, and people feel positive about his music.”
Major licensing agreements for the Marley brand are about to be launched in two key areas: consumer electronics — including headphones, docking stations, and speakers — and health care, which will likely feature skin-care products and herbal supplements. Also in the works, according to Hilco, are deals for a Marley-branded calming beverage, a video game similar to Guitar Hero featuring Marley’s songs, and a chain of restaurants celebrating the music superstar.
Could this be commercial overkill for the Rastafarian whose spiritual songs about social injustice, hope, and redemption have become anthems for billions of fans, from Marrakech to Tokyo, and will it alienate them?
Just some music to get you through the start of the week. Check the details below…
Busy Signal – “Nuh Fraid of Them”
Rihanna feat. Mavado & Vybz Kartel – “Russian Roulette” Movie Star Remix
Download the music after the jump.
image via Pryere on Flickr.