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20 Albums To Begin A Journey into Jazz

Via udiscover.com

This is for you if you want to a journey into listening to jazz more seriously, or if a friend asks you what jazz records they should listen to in order to appreciate it more fully. It’s no good people starting to listen to jazz on the margins; it’s like giving a ten year old, Tolstoy’s ‘War & Peace’ to read, chances are they will not make it past the first page.
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Jazz, Nueva Era and Spirituality: An Interview with Daymé Arocena

Via: Sound And Colours
By Jessica Diaz-Hurtado – 08 June, 2015

There is a strong feeling of spirituality attached to the music of Daymé Arocena. Even with her all-white clothing style, she emphasizes faith and purity in her music, which she describes as finding a place between peacefulness and a storm. After gaining international attention thanks to the Havana Cultura EP which showcased her talents, Daymé speaks with Sounds and Colours about her new jazz-inspired album Nueva Era and her experiences in the industry since a very young age.

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“We Like It Like That” – The Story of Latin Boogaloo

Original article on http://www.filmlinc.org

We Like It Like That – The Story of Latin Boogaloo

Directed By Mathew Ramirez Warren
Boogaloo—which fuses R&B, doo-wop, and soul with mambo and other Caribbean styles and polyrhythms—is a vibrant sound that originated on the streets of New York in the 1950s and ’60s and went on to move hips all around the world. Reflective of the civil-rights struggles happening at the time, these scrappy teenage musicians openly challenged the powers that be and record labels representing buttoned-up Latin artists (who later collaborated to squash the movement). This fascinating piece of musical history is told through rare concert footage and visits to the old neighborhood with living legends Johnny Colon, Bobby Marin, and Joe Bataan.

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Panic, panic, panic: The Ninja Tune story

Written by Joseph Morpurgo on Tuesday, May 8 2012

via: FACT

Dog owners, so the joke goes, tend to resemble their pets. The same goes for Ninja Tune – a label forged in the image of its makers.

Throughout the eighties, Coldcut were making kaleidoscopic pop music that slung hip-hop, broken beat and Plunderphonics into an (audiovisual) blender. Since its inception in 1990, Ninja Tune has been a similarly freewheeling force for good. Its discography – sometimes arch, often kooky, invariably off-piste – remains one of the most diverse around. Artists like The Cinematic Orchestra, Mr Scruff and Bonobo have broken through into the public consciousness, but there’s always been plenty of room for oddities like Kid Koala and Daedelus. Factor in the various artists on sister labels Big Dada and Brainfeeder, and you’ve got one of the knottiest family trees around. It’s less a stable than a menagerie.

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BCN Rise&Fall – AFTER PARTY

Tenemos el honor de invitarte a la afterparty oficial de la premiere de BCN Rise&Fall en Barcelona. Sobre BCN Rise&Fall: Es un documental que traza un recorrido desde los inicios del movimiento de arte urbano de Barcelona hasta la actualidad Leer más…

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