...perhaps followed up with a screening of Costa-Gavras' "Etat de Siege" (State of Siege), as relevant today as it was in 1973.
That made me think of the whole ConocoPhillips oil vs indigenous peoples of Ecuador issue. Anybody following this?
Btw, did anyone read the article about the missing...
Never been to Berlin, sadly, but there's a Berlin-based bunch who do all flavors of Antillean music, called Mash Up or Mash It Crew (or some variation on the theme), saw them do their stuff in Austria some time ago and they did some serious pan-Caribbean beat juggling. I remember the flyer...
This looks great zhao, I really wish you the best with this. If I were in Berlin, this is a party I wouldn't miss! International Booty Bass (c) all the way.
Hope it goes super well, and maybe "the road" can include Mexico too.
Zhao says it all, really, and much more eloquently than I could.
IMHO if there is any way out of the staleness of most Western (house) music it is things like this, echoes that make their way back to us after they've been refracted through the prism of another reality.
This is the stuff to...
For Gavin: Café Trinidad and Mr Lee G.
This makes complete sense to me now that you mention it. I'd definitely like to see more soca/dubstep cross-pollination!
Last Bug (Kevin Martin) gig I went to he dropped two or three heavyweight soca bits which nearly took some heads off, but it wasn't a...
From what I've gathered you live in NYC, right? Lucky you, because you probably have the highest concentration of roti shops and steel pan orchestras outside T&T!
Ali's Roti Shop on Fulton Street in Brooklyn is just awesome, go there very, very hungry for a late afternoon snack and sample all...
Gavin OTM about soca
(taken from an old thread)
Chutney soca / soca chutney
(=popular music of the Indo-Caribbean community of Trinidad and Tobago.)
JanuaryinGermany is OTM about bhangra (Punjabi/Sikh/North Indian) and indentured servants in the West Indies (who mainly came from Bihar, Uttar...
I just meant it in a general way, that's all. Apologies for not having caught the gist of your remark but it's terribly difficult to get nuances or tone across on a message board without recurring to smilies!
Unrelated, but this makes me think of some German-speaking MCs I know that can do...
But of all de special talents dat we Trinis possess, Is de way we talk dat ranks us among de best.
Classic bit of rhyming text on Trini speakhere.
Maybe if calypso, soca, chutney and all the rest were as well-known as Jamaican music it might not sound so odd.