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  • Found Art at School 1

    A short documentary following the months prior to the creation of Freedom Square, when students at School 1 in North Troy, New York, created artwork to adorn the stage and at the same time learned more about themselves and their peers.

    Created by Youth Media Sanctuary Intern Ben Daniels in the Spring of 2013.

    Posted 5 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Connecting with the Land Through the Senses: YMS School To Farm Project

    Youth Media Sanctuary visited School 2 in Troy over a course of 4 weeks to take an urban walk and a field trip to a dairy farm. We investigated our surroundings through the senses using photography and video to document our experiences.

    Posted 6 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Mural Making with Marcus Kwame Anderson

    A short documentary about a mural of heroes being painted in North Troy, NY. Workshop was lead by Marcus Kwame Anderson and sponsored by Troy Alley Action and the Sanctuary for Independent Media. The mural is on the side of the Hot Spot Jamaican Restaurant. Part of Uptown Summer 2013. www.mediasanctuary.org || www.troyalleyaction.org

    Posted 6 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • # Occupy Guitarmy 2012

    Tom Morello and his Guitarmy weren't deterred by the NYPD on May Day 2012, as they took over Bryant Park and then took off down 7th Avenue to Union Square. How many police officers did it take to guard against the peaceful protesters that day? 17,000! But they couldn't stop the Guitarmy... www.mediasanctuary.org

    Posted 6 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Mohamed Issa and his band Imharhan perform "Aicha Talammomt"

    At the Festival au Desert 2012, the Touareg group Imharhan perform "Aicha Talammomt":
    "In an oasis in the afternoon in the desert with a friend and a little water and the sun is setting, its sad that we cannot stop the time." A people without their culture are a people without faces.

    Posted 7 months ago

    By chrisanolan3

  • Soul Power - Trailer

    Trailer for SOUL POWER, the all-new documentary about the Zaire 74 concert held in tandem with the Ali-Foreman Rumble in the Jungle, featuring James Brown, B.B. King, Bill Withers and many more. Directed by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte .

    Posted 7 months ago

    By SonyPicturesClassics

  • Art In Action

    A short documentary about a mural project in 2011 at Taylor Apartments in Troy, NY. Video Produced by Media Alliance. Mural project organized by Troy Alley Action.

    ?Alley Action? is a grass roots movement focusing on ?Increasing the quality of neighborhood life by providing inspiration and guidance to accomplish alley improvement projects.? This movement is funded through a grant from the Lewis and Hortense Rubin Foundation, as well as support in kind from neighborhood organizations and local businesses.
    http://www.troyalleyaction.org/

    Posted 7 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • "M.N.D. (Music Never Dies)" M.A.K.U. Sound System live at Freedom Square

    www.mediasanctuary.org

    Recorded live at Freedom Square in Troy NY

    M.A.K.U Sound System is a New York-based Colombian band playing music that is traditional at its core, but with a futuristic spin that is distinct. Basing their rhythmic foundation on Colombian folkloric music, the band diverts from tradition by inflecting their sound with decidedly more modern synthesizers, and musical influences ranging from jazz, psychedelic rock, punk, afro-beat, reggae, and soul. This 8-musician ensemble was born in Queens in 2009 and uses an array of instruments in heavy rotation on stage and in the studio, including drums, Colombian drums, guitar, bass, vocals, horn, clarinet, trombone, traditional Colombian percussion instruments such as maracas and gaitas (large indigenous flutes), and synthesizers--to name but a few. Most of the band members are Colombian immigrants who currently live, work, and play in New York City. Each of the musicians, regardless of origin, adds in his/her own interpretations and experiences to every M.A.K.U. song, both musically and lyrically, contributing to that indefinable quality in their songs that can only be defined as M.A.K.U.!

    M.A.K.U. Sound System is:

    Juan Ospina, lead vocals + bass
    Camilo Rodriguez, guitar
    Liliana Conde, lead vocals + percussion
    Andrés Jimenez, drums
    Felipe Quiroz, synthesizer
    Robert Stringer, trombone
    Isaiah Richardson Jr., saxophone + clarinet
    Moris Cañante, alegre

    A Sanctuary TV production with:

    Director/Switcher
    Branda Miller

    Cameras
    Eleanor Goldsmith
    Lydia Cordero - Campis
    Jay Wilcox
    Derek Sweeney Kesler

    Live and Recorded Sound
    Troy Pohl

    Production Team
    Ryan Jenkins
    Andrew Lynn
    Steve Pierce

    and community volunteers


    Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts as part of the "Our Town" project.

    Posted 7 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • "Happy Hour" M.A.K.U. Sound System live at Freedom Square

    www.mediasanctuary.org

    Recorded live at Freedom Square in Troy NY

    M.A.K.U Sound System is a New York-based Colombian band playing music that is traditional at its core, but with a futuristic spin that is distinct. Basing their rhythmic foundation on Colombian folkloric music, the band diverts from tradition by inflecting their sound with decidedly more modern synthesizers, and musical influences ranging from jazz, psychedelic rock, punk, afro-beat, reggae, and soul. This 8-musician ensemble was born in Queens in 2009 and uses an array of instruments in heavy rotation on stage and in the studio, including drums, Colombian drums, guitar, bass, vocals, horn, clarinet, trombone, traditional Colombian percussion instruments such as maracas and gaitas (large indigenous flutes), and synthesizers--to name but a few. Most of the band members are Colombian immigrants who currently live, work, and play in New York City. Each of the musicians, regardless of origin, adds in his/her own interpretations and experiences to every M.A.K.U. song, both musically and lyrically, contributing to that indefinable quality in their songs that can only be defined as M.A.K.U.!

    M.A.K.U. Sound System is:

    Juan Ospina, lead vocals + bass
    Camilo Rodriguez, guitar
    Liliana Conde, lead vocals + percussion
    Andrés Jimenez, drums
    Felipe Quiroz, synthesizer
    Robert Stringer, trombone
    Isaiah Richardson Jr., saxophone + clarinet
    Moris Cañante, alegre

    A Sanctuary TV production with:

    Director/Switcher
    Branda Miller

    Cameras
    Eleanor Goldsmith
    Lydia Cordero - Campis
    Jay Wilcox
    Derek Sweeney Kesler

    Live and Recorded Sound
    Troy Pohl

    Production Team
    Ryan Jenkins
    Andrew Lynn
    Steve Pierce

    and community volunteers


    Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts as part of the "Our Town" project.

    Posted 7 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Sidi Toure and Friends: "Mali Song"

    Sidi Toure, guitarist extraordinaire from Mali, jams with his friends Jambala Maiga (on kuntigui) and Domu Maiga (on kurbu) at The Sanctuary for Independant Media in Troy NY on October 6, 2011. Visit www.mediasanctuary.org or www.myspace.com/siditoure for more information.


    Produced by:
    Steve Pierce

    Directed by:
    Branda Miller

    Live Switch by:
    Ben Maloney

    Cameras by:
    Eleanor Goldsmith
    Joshua Thorson
    Jay Wilcox
    Corey Doughty

    Sound Mix by:
    Troy Pohl

    Edited by:
    Cindy L. Parrish

    Posted 8 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • "Blues, Blues, Blues" by Sidi Toure and Friends

    Sidi Toure, guitarist extraordinaire from Mali, jams with his friends Jambala Maiga (on kuntigui) and Domu Maiga (on kurbu) at The Sanctuary for Independant Media in Troy NY on October 6, 2011. Visit www.mediasanctuary.org or www.myspace.com/siditoure for more information.


    Produced by:
    Steve Pierce

    Directed by:
    Branda Miller

    Live Switch by:
    Ben Maloney

    Cameras by:
    Eleanor Goldsmith
    Joshua Thorson
    Jay Wilcox
    Corey Doughty

    Sound Mix by:
    Troy Pohl

    Edited by:
    Cindy L. Parrish

    Posted 8 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Sean Hemmerle at the Sanctuary

    Artist talk about "Media Nodes" by photographer Sean Hemmerle recorded in the Underground Gallery at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

    Award-winning photographer Sean Hemmerle, in collaboration with the Columbia Journalism Review, took his camera into newsrooms around the country. "People throw around this word all the time, mostly disparagingly: 'oh, the media,' and 'media spin," he says. "That made me think: who is the media? And what about the media? I wanted to put a face on these media nodes, the places where news is 'made.'"

    www.seanhemmerle.com
    www.mediasanctuary.org

    Posted 8 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Story Harvest 2012 Slideshow

    All photos are by Brenda Ann Kenneally; all music is by Bread and Puppet Theater

    Posted 9 months ago

    By eranderson428

  • "Public Space" Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

    Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir perform "Public Space" at their Declaration of the Occupation on April 20, 2012 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY. These wild activists work with communities on four continents defending land, life and imagination from reckless development and the extractive imperatives of global capital. www.mediasanctuary.org www.revbilly.org www.occupytogether.org

    Posted 9 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • In A Dream - a Documentary about Isaiah Zagar

    IN A DREAM is an award-winning documentary film about Isaiah Zagar, directed by his son Jeremiah. The is a preview of the film.

    Posted 9 months ago

    By jeremyhz

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