Fans of Brazilian culture! There's lots of exciting news to share with you:
In anticipation of Brazil's iconic singer-guitarist Gilberto Gil's concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA tomorrow, hear a new interview with the Grammy-winning godfather of the Tropicália movement on Sergio Mielniczenko's radio show, Brazilian Hour (heard locally in LA every Saturday and Sunday on KXLU 88.9FM from 9:00 to 10:00am). Just recorded last week, the interview includes Gil talking specifically about this concert and the music he will perform.
KCET's "Arrival Stories" weekly column/blog featured Sergio Mielniczenko, the host/producer of the Brazilian Hour, just yesterday here. The engaging story is subtitled, "It Wasn't Like This in São Paulo."
Broadcasting since 1978, check out the Brazilian Hour in any of these 5 languages - English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Mandarin - on its new site, which just launched on September 7th and soon through its new app for iPhone/iPad/Android.
For a chance to attend Brazilian legend Gilberto Gil's show at Walt Disney Concert Hall tomorrow, leave a comment with your favorite Gilberto Gil album or song. A random winner will be picked today, at 5 pm PST, thanks!
MOCA has launched the first and only dedicated contemporary art channel to be part of YouTube Original Channels:
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents MOCAtv, a new contemporary art
video channel for the expanding, international, online audience
interested in visual culture. Developed as a digital extension of the
museum’s education and exhibition programming, MOCAtv is the first and
only dedicated art channel to be part of YouTube’s original channels
announced October 2011, and is part of YouTube Education, a collection
of more than 700,000 videos on a wide range of educational topics from
math to science, history to geography. Views of educational content on
YouTube more than doubled during 2011 and in just the last year, the
number of subscribers to YouTube’s educational channels also more than
doubled. MOCAtv will add curated and original videos to inform, educate
and engage this global, interactive audience about contemporary art and
its intersection with film, video, music, performance, dance, music,
comedy, and more.
The YouTube Curated By Chris Johanson clip is one of many videos I'm excited about. So stoked for the upcoming programming.Tune in... art is for everyone, especially you!
You may have heard that I have a new project called Atoms for Peace.The name comes from some shows of The Eraser that happened a couple of years ago with Mauro, Joey, Nigel and Flea.We got a big buzz from them and discovered loads of energy from transforming the music from electronic to live, and so afterwards, we carried on for a few days in the studio and decided to make it a loose, on-going thing. Immersed in the area between the two…electronic and live.The first tune we'd like you to hear is DefaultA 12" vinyl version will follow next month and an album will eventually follow that next year.
Featured music, in order of appearance: — See Thru To U (feat. Erykah Badu) — Hunger (feat. Niki Randa) — Getting There (feat. Niki Randa)
Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes Short Film - Credits: Directed By -- Kahlil Joseph Music by -- Flying Lotus Cinematography by -- Mattew J. Lloyd Produced By -- Omid Fatemi Video Commissioner - Laura Tunstall Underwater Cameraman / 1st AC -- David Edsall Edited by -- Luke Lynch Steadicam by -- Dana Morris VFX by -- Josh Foster @ Synapse FX Andrew Curtis @ Square Pixel Color by -- Sean Coleman @ Company3 Titles by -- Stephen Serrato Styling by -- Elizabeth Birkett-Gibbs Production/Camera Assistant -- Marcus Reposar Location Manager -- Big Flip Featuring -- Solomon Gibbs, Storyboard P, Ishmael Gibbs and Edwin Marcelin Special
Thanks to -- Laura Tunstall, Chris Gibbs, Alan Algee, Rodney Passe,
Patrick O'brien-Smith, Panavision and the community of Nickerson Gardens Filmed on 35mm in Los Angeles, CA
What a bad ass music/art collab by young people. LOVE:
Over 100 high school students drew 3000+ frames for this new video for the new single “Bubbles In Space” by Michael Andrews. His full album "Spilling a Rainbow" comes out on Everloving records Aug. 2012.
There's no denying that the Beat Junkies are one of the most influential DJ crews ever assembled. With collaborations with some of the most defining acts and individuals in a variety of genres, it's only right to celebrate the twenty-years since the crew emerged from the Los Angeles and Bay Area underground. LRG is pleased to announce For the Record -a short-form documentary that places a needed spotlight on the Beat Junkie's influence and progression lent towards hip-hop and DJ culture. In addition, an LRG x World Famous Beat Junkies Tee and Limited New Era Snapback will be available when the Beat Junkies kick off their world tour which gets started Saturday, June 30 at the Echoplex in Los Angeles. For now, let the teaser trailer serve as a warmup for the July 2 release date of For the Record.
While I am not a fan of modern dance. I am a hug fan of Sigur Ros and while I'm confused by this too-cool-for-school experimental project, I watched most of Fjögur píanó by Alma Har'el with my mouth agape. I am pleased by how this video makes me feel.
The Avant/Garde Diaries presents Transmission LA: AV CLUB, curated by Mike D, an interdisciplinary festival featuring the work of 16 contemporary artists, musicians, designers, filmmakers, and chefs, including Peter Coffin, Jim Drain, Will Fowler, Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Takeshi Murata, and Tom Sachs. The presentation will include the international debut of the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupé and an evening concert and DJ series featuring performances by many special guests, including Santigold.
The 17-day festival will illustrate how audio and visual art forms complement and influence each other, through various exhibitions, concerts, DJ nights, performances, and installations,. The event’s logo embodies Mike D’s artistic concept, depicting the letters A (for audio) and V (for visual) as inextricably fused.
Phil Frost is an artist's artist. He taught Shepard how to wheat paste. He is legend. To get to peek his studio, I want to weep (can you tell I ♥ him)?! More about this clip:
In celebration of the upcoming release of MARLEY, Kevin Macdonald's epic feature length documentary on the life of Bob Marley, artist Phil Frost (who's known to be incredibly reclusive) participated in an terrific short video in which he for the first time talks about how his work and life has been influenced by Marley. MARLEY hits theaters and all the digital outlets (including Facebook) on 4/20 and includes never before seen footage and music.