vijayiyer:

Mandolin U. Srinivas. Rest in peace.

vijayiyer:

Mandolin U. Srinivas. Rest in peace.

bootsriley:

Throwback Thurs: @Blackthought, me, @TalibKweli, dead prez. 2001. Cape Town, South Africa. Black August Tour.

bootsriley:

Throwback Thurs: @Blackthought, me, @TalibKweli, dead prez. 2001. Cape Town, South Africa. Black August Tour.

  

raidersofthelosttrack:

Justice System | Dedication To Bambaataa [The Beatnuts Flamenco Mix] | 1995

Justice System was a hip-hop band with a jazzy feel that used live musicians to create the backing for their raps, similar to other hip-hop bands like The Roots. Their debut album, ‘Rooftop Soundcheck’ was released on MCA in 1994, but despite the good word of mouth and constant live shows, the label eventually dropped them. The group returned eight years later with ‘Uncharted Terrain’, on Ill River.

 
kambui:

JOE SAMPLE, 1939-2014
I’m going to miss you, Joe. Badly…

kambui:

JOE SAMPLE, 1939-2014

I’m going to miss you, Joe. Badly…

(Orko Eloheim)


(Kaigen - Translation)
Aiming for the mirage of evolution, hope launched from the desert of science
Went round and round and crash landed on a planet where people were occupied by greed
Even if human knowledge is further expanded
Through, taking a chained homo sapience brain and
Age it to an extreme in a territory off limits
If the internal encampment is closed the future remains primitive
Although troublesome to a degree, we possess the tools to communicate minds
But we neglect our job and in spite of repeated failures return to cheap outlets
To excrete emotions through foolish tendencies.
In addition, year after year the background increases
Complexity through branching
Fabrication of good reason in the shrubbery is a piece of cake.
However the root known as ego is in good health in all ages and countries.
No matter if competition is our instinct or not, running at the rate of the bait Of worldly desire will lead us to cutting each other’s throat
Unconditional love, unbound by national interest and friction
Like a mother sharing breast milk to a lost enemy’s child,
Is the overdue entrance fee to starship Earth
Centuries have passed but the continuous exchange of violence is the same as that of the prehistoric days
No matter how they change the name and face, war is an ugly unyielding traditional event


(Orko Eloheim)


(Kaigen - Translation)
Centuries have passed but the continuous exchange of violence is the same as that of the prehistoric days
No matter how they change the name and face, war is an ugly unyielding traditional event

from IN THE CLUTCH / GIVE MY ALL, released 11 February 2011 
written by Orko Eloheim & Kaigen
produced by Orko Eloheim 777beats / Mark Of The Beats (ASCAP)
cuts by Paso Bionic


(Orko Eloheim)

(Kaigen)
事の導火線は遡る事、1970年代
持たざる者の開放への渇望と欠乏を補う創意
工夫が結合しターンテーブルとマイクを行使した
未曾有の革命を成し遂げた
だがひとたび体制に取り込まれようものなら、その根底にある
大義は置き去りにされ斬新な手法のみが奴隷のように利用
されてきた 見返りにありついた甘い汁が麻酔となり気高き牙を
抜歯した崇高な闘争は娯楽へと堕落していったが、辛くも
致命傷を免れた俺はというと作品に付着した垢を
落とし音源の尊厳を取り戻すため アンダーグラウンド
と称する真摯な自主制作に根ざした頂き
を目指した 以来 営利的検閲の息のかからぬこの聖域
に忠誠を誓い志願兵として心眼による抜かりなき
監視を推進 魂を取引するバイヤーの手招き
もここから先は手をこまねき、じきに朽木となる幕引き
全身全霊を貢ぎ次なる進化への疼きに応ずる時

発想の転換を装填し、目覚しい発展を独占してきた音楽
様式がいまや自らの名の元に創造力の両翼
をへし折っている 芸術的良心を欺き、売れるレールに
ただ乗り滑走 ままごとアートの陵辱行為
掟破り それは痛んだ異端ではなく原点の一端だ
才能を食いつぶし枯渇するシーンの財源に渇を入れる新鮮な
地下資源 無限の供給源はOrkoとCurse Ov The Kaigen
が身を粉にして教鞭を取る不健全な同業者向けの体質改善
セミナーの開演はまもなく ご来場の皆様にはもれなく
禁じられた言葉遊びを韻字した金字塔をプレゼント
業界の着せ替え人形に成り上がったエリート層
思い出そう 最愛のヒップホップの産声の調べを

全身全霊を貢ぎ次なる進化への疼きに応ずる時

design-is-fine:

Sony, Stereo reel-to-reel tape deck TC-377, 1973. Japan. Source

"Whatever weird instrument your great-grandson will be playing, the Sony TC-377 will capture it."

smithsonianfolkways:

Today is the anniversary of the 1970 National Chicano Moratorium peace march in East Los Angeles, when an estimated 30,000 demonstrators from the United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico gathered to protest the Vietnam War. To remember the Chicano Moratorium’s quest for peace and social justice, listen to Vietnam Veterano by Al Reyes from the album “Rolas de Aztlán: Songs of the Chicano Movement.”

smithsonianfolklife:

Click on the map above to explore lesson plans about music from all over the world. This great interactive resource from smithsonianfolkways provides an international prospective on culture and music to incorporate into your curriculum. 
Check out more resources from the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage here.

smithsonianfolklife:

Click on the map above to explore lesson plans about music from all over the world. This great interactive resource from smithsonianfolkways provides an international prospective on culture and music to incorporate into your curriculum. 

Check out more resources from the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage here.

bootsriley:

harikondabolu:

This clip of my friend Boots Riley describing his band The Coup as a “Punk, Funk/ Communist revolution band” to unsuspecting reporters on Fox 8 in Cleveland is amazing!! Reminds me of that time I was on Fox 5 in NYC.

After the show, the producer sent an angry email to festival organizers that said:

“FOX 8 was not the time or opportunity for Boots to go on his political rant. With his statements he not only hurt our station’s credibility, but also the festival’s. I was looking to do a fun interview and it turned into something entirely different. We will not be reaching out for any interviews in the future.”

This letter is very telling about the intended function of mainstream media outlets.

adamsjackson:

Traditional Vietnamese folk singing called Ca Tru has flourished since the 15thc in northern Vietnam. Ca tru requires at least three performers. The singer is always a woman and plays the phach, an instrument made of wood or bamboo that is beaten with two wooden sticks. A musician accompanies the singer on the dan day, a long-necked lute with three silk strings and 10 frets. We went to a traditional Ca Tru concert in an ancient 1,000 year old temple, Hanoi, Vietnam.

adamsjackson:

Traditional Vietnamese folk singing called Ca Tru has flourished since the 15thc in northern Vietnam. Ca tru requires at least three performers. The singer is always a woman and plays the phach, an instrument made of wood or bamboo that is beaten with two wooden sticks. A musician accompanies the singer on the dan day, a long-necked lute with three silk strings and 10 frets. We went to a traditional Ca Tru concert in an ancient 1,000 year old temple, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  

aburinho:

Chico Hamilton - The Dealer
(1966) The Dealer - Impulse! Records

Arnie Lawrence (as); 
Larry Coryell (g); 
Richard Davis (b); 
Chico Hamilton (d);
Jimmy Cheatham (arr).

  

jazzpages:

‘Snafu’, by Yusef Lateef


Recorded on September 5th, 1961, Englewood, New Jersey.

Yusef Lateef: Tenor Saxophone
Barry Harris: Piano 
Ernie Farrow: Bass 
Lex Humphries: Drums