Senufo Tradition

According to Wikipedia, the Senufo are "an ethnolinguistic group composed of diverse sub-groups of Gur-speaking people living in an area spanning from southern Mali and the extreme western corner of Burkina Fosa to Katiola in Côte d vour." Ever seen a sculpture similar to this?? More than likely it belongs to the family of what [...]

Miss Simone – The “High Priestess of Soul”

I just watched an absolutely terrific film! Ok, let me back up just a bit... There's a singer we all know as the "High Priestess of Soul", right?  How about songs like I Loves You Porgy and Mississippi Goddam, and her gut-wrenching version of Strange Fruit.  We even know of her daughter's album and the rough time she [...]

Artist Profile: Flying Lotus

Spaced out, zoned out, disgusting, eclectic, deep, grungy, bright, fun, challenging, confusing, bold, electric music.  I can't even begin to put Flying Lotus into a category... Why bother? To categorize Flying Lotus kind of ruins the experience.  It starts to raise a certain level of expectation.  And although I do expect a lot out of [...]

Urbanized – A Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit

I wouldn’t normally write a post on a single film, but this one moved me in a different way.  I can’t remember exactly who suggested that I watch it, but if you’re out there reading this and remember telling me about it, give me a shout!  Asante Sana!! “Cities are the physical manifestation of powers at work” How [...]