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  • "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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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

  • Jeremy Scahill "How Do You Surrender To A Drone?"

    www.mediasanctuary.org

    Journalist Jeremy Scahill spoke at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on May 22, 2013 on the eve of President Obama's address on drone policy, just after Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. wrote a letter to members of Congress acknowledging the deaths of four Americans, including Anwar al-Awlaki, in counterterrorism strikes "outside of areas of active hostilities." Though these strikes had long been the subject of press reports about the administration's use of drones, the letter marks the first time the classified operations have been publicly acknowledged.

    Just as in his new book "Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield," Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times bestseller "Blackwater: The World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army," takes us inside America's new covert wars. He describes how the foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture, or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies.

    Camera 1: Derek Sweeny
    Camera 2: Nao Bustamante
    Camera 3: Ben Daniels
    Technical assistant: Carolyn Braunius
    Sound: Troy Pohl
    Director: Branda Miller

    www.dirtywars.org

    Posted 10 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Panel Discussion on Solitary Confinement in New York State

    A panel discussion on the reform of solitary confinement in New York State was held following a screening of the film Herman's House on April 16, 2013 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY.

    The panelists were:

    Scott Paltrowitz, Associate Director, Prison Visiting Project, Correctional Association of New York
    Maria Pagano, Managing Attorney, Prisoners' Legal Services of New York - Buffalo office
    Bob White, Interim Executive Director, New York State Council of Churches
    Angad Bhalla, Director of Herman's House
    Five Mualammik, Civil Rights Advocate/Organizer, Campaign to End the New Jim Crow and the Jails Action Coalition

    NYCLU Legislative Counsel Nathan Vogel moderated.

    The event was co-sponsored by The Correctional Association, National Religious Campaign Against Torture, New York State Council of Churches, New York Civil Liberties Union and Prisoners Legal Services.

    http://www.mediasanctuary.org
    http://hermanshousethefilm.com

    Posted 10 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Jayne Cortez "I See Chano Pozo"

    www.MediaSanctuary.org

    "A Dialogue Between Voice and Drums" live at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY on October 23, 2010.

    A firespitting evening with drummer Denardo Coleman, featuring a voice celebrated for her political, surrealistic, dynamic innovations in lyricism, and visceral sound. Cortez's literary work and impassioned activism, inspired by the ideals of human dignity and social justice, have been called blues poetics, part of the foundation of hip hop and performance poetry. Denardo Coleman is a musician, composer, producer and drummer with the Ornette Coleman Quartet.

    Posted 10 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Be The Media! The Art of Studio Portraiture

    More than 500 free photos were given away to members of the North Central community by photojournalist Brenda Ann Kenneally on a beautiful day in December 2012 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY!

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

    www.mediasanctuary.org

    Posted 10 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Collar City Skate Park Initiative

    The Collar City Skate Park Initiative is a grassroots organizing project to get a skatepark in Troy, NY where youth and all ages can skateboard and bike legally and free of harassment. Show your support!

    This video was produced by Youth Media Sanctuary.

    www.mediasanctuary.org

    Posted 10 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • The Eco-Liberation Quartet "Fridgeo"

    The Eco-Liberation Quartet, featuring Craig Harris (trombone), Mixashawn Rozie (flute, alto sax, guitar), Bhinda Keidel (tenor sax) and Ben Barson (baritone sax), performing the L. Mixashawn Rozie composition "Fridgeo" as part of the "Sanctuary Soul Session: Weaving the Circle of Culture for Planetary Transformation" on March 23, 2013 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY. This all-star set was part of a weekend convergence called "Changing The Climate: (r)Evolution for social and environmental justice," organized by Ecosocialist Horizons. www.mediasanctuary.org www.ecosocialisthorizons.org

    Posted 11 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • CEO YouthBuild: Building Futures

    Are you ready to rebuild your life?

    A portrait of our neighbors at the CEO Youth Opportunity Center created by a video crew from the Youth Media Sanctuary program at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY.

    YouthBuild is for young people ages 16 to 24 that have struggled or dropped out of school. The program helps these young people get their education and training in a career track. YouthBuild teaches job skills in construction, health care, child development or culinary arts. The program's goal is to help young people achieve education goals, learn new skills, and become successful community members. www.mediasanctuary.org www.ceo-cap.org/

    Posted 11 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

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