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Once You Frack You Can't Go Back

Anti-fracking protesters meet at NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2014 State of the State Speech in Albany.

Shot and edited by Ethan Seeley.

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Vieux Farka Toure "Namaimouna"

Boureima "Vieux" Farka Touré is a Malian singer and guitarist, the son of Grammy-winning Malian musician Ali Farka Touré. On October 24, 2013 he performed live at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY.

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www.vieuxfarkatoure.com

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Vieux Farka Toure "Safare"

Boureima "Vieux" Farka Touré is a Malian singer and guitarist, the son of Grammy-winning Malian musician Ali Farka Touré. On October 24, 2013 he performed live at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY.

www.mediasanctuary.org
www.vieuxfarkatoure.com

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Mamadou Kelly "Bambarare"

Mali's "Festival in the Desert" Caravan for Peace tour came to Freedom Square in North Troy, NY on July 26, 2013. The Caravan shines a light on two of Mali's greatest contributions to the world's music: the Tuareg sounds and Malian blues, both revealing the deep and gritty roots, and the striking skill and musicianship of Mali's beleaguered artists.

From Niafunke, the heart of the Malian delta blues, guitar genius and subtle vocal stylist, Mamadou Kelly has been an integral part of two of the most famous groups in Malian music, Afel Bocoum's Alkibar and also Ali Farka Toure's backup band. He has played guitar and performed with these two greats on many of their tours and albums. He is the solid glue that holds the music together. Nothing short of a virtuoso on the acoustic guitar, Mamadou has an encyclopedic knowledge of the music of Mali. He represents a new sophistication in the sound of Niafunke.

Forced to flee Niafunke for Bamako after the occupation of northern Mali in 2012 and the imposition of sharia that banned music in his home town, Mamadou continues to develop his career. Having toured extensively as a side-man, he is now ready to step into the center spotlight and present his own music to the world. Supported by his brother, Hama, a respected genius on the calabash who is also heard on many recordings from Mali, and their longtime collaborator, monochord master Youro, their music represents the best and most captivating combination of traditional and contemporary West Africa imaginable. His vocals display a smooth sophistication demonstrating the high level of his art.

This presentation was made possible by funding from the NYS Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Troy as well as volunteer labor and small financial contributions from thousands of patrons of The Sanctuary for Independent Media.

For more info: http://www.mediasanctuary.org/node/5656

Featured 3 weeks ago

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Mamadou Kelly "Adibar"

Mali's "Festival in the Desert" Caravan for Peace tour came to Freedom Square in North Troy, NY on July 26, 2013. The Caravan shines a light on two of Mali's greatest contributions to the world's music: the Tuareg sounds and Malian blues, both revealing the deep and gritty roots, and the striking skill and musicianship of Mali's beleaguered artists.

From Niafunke, the heart of the Malian delta blues, guitar genius and subtle vocal stylist, Mamadou Kelly has been an integral part of two of the most famous groups in Malian music, Afel Bocoum's Alkibar and also Ali Farka Toure's backup band. He has played guitar and performed with these two greats on many of their tours and albums. He is the solid glue that holds the music together. Nothing short of a virtuoso on the acoustic guitar, Mamadou has an encyclopedic knowledge of the music of Mali. He represents a new sophistication in the sound of Niafunke.

Forced to flee Niafunke for Bamako after the occupation of northern Mali in 2012 and the imposition of sharia that banned music in his home town, Mamadou continues to develop his career. Having toured extensively as a side-man, he is now ready to step into the center spotlight and present his own music to the world. Supported by his brother, Hama, a respected genius on the calabash who is also heard on many recordings from Mali, and their longtime collaborator, monochord master Youro, their music represents the best and most captivating combination of traditional and contemporary West Africa imaginable. His vocals display a smooth sophistication demonstrating the high level of his art.

This presentation was made possible by funding from the NYS Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Troy as well as volunteer labor and small financial contributions from thousands of patrons of The Sanctuary for Independent Media.

For more info: http://www.mediasanctuary.org/node/5656

Special thanks: Norman Keyser

Featured 3 weeks ago

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Oliver Mtukudzi "Mutserendende"

Zimbabwean superstar Oliver Mtukudzi and The Black Spirits performing at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on April 9, 2013.

From Wikipedia: "With his husky voice, he has become the most recognized voice to emerge from Zimbabwe and onto the international scene and he has earned a devoted following across Africa and beyond. A member of Zimbabwe's KoreKore tribe, Nzou Samanyanga as his totem, he sings in the nation's dominant Shona language along with Ndebele and English. He also incorporates elements of different musical traditions, giving his music a distinctive style, known to fans as 'Tuku Music.'"

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www.tukumusik.com

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Oliver Mtukudzi "Tozeza"

Zimbabwean superstar Oliver Mtukudzi and The Black Spirits performing at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on April 9, 2013.

From Wikipedia: "With his husky voice, he has become the most recognized voice to emerge from Zimbabwe and onto the international scene and he has earned a devoted following across Africa and beyond. A member of Zimbabwe's KoreKore tribe, Nzou Samanyanga as his totem, he sings in the nation's dominant Shona language along with Ndebele and English. He also incorporates elements of different musical traditions, giving his music a distinctive style, known to fans as 'Tuku Music.'"

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www.tukumusik.com

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Battlefield Band "Tynes in Overtime!"

A live performance of Battlefield Band, featuring Sean O'Donnell, Alasdair White, Ewen Henderson and Mike Katz, recorded on October 6, 2013 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY.

Inspired by their rich heritage of Celtic music and fired by the strength and vibrancy of today's Scottish cultural scene which they have done much to create and fuel, Battlefield Band has led and been at the forefront of a great revival in Scottish music.

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www.battlefieldband.co.uk

Featured 2 months ago

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"Having a Voice with Radio!" North Central Troy Meets WGXC Hudson

An intrepid band of high school students travelled from North Troy NY to WGXC's Hudson studio on August 20, 2012 to learn about community radio and share their ideas about youth in the media. Part of the 2012 Uptown Summer project at The Sanctuary for Independent Media.

Music by Taina Asili y la Bande Rebelde www.tainaasili.com
Edited by Ethan Seeley

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www.wgxc.org

Featured 3 months ago

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"Dollarocracy" with John Nichols

John Nichols discussed issues raised by the new book co-authored with Bob McChesney, "Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America," at The Sanctuary for Independent Media on September 29th, 2013.

Their new book, published by Nation Books, describes how money spent on campaigns defines our country's politics and ultimately may trigger the end of democracy in America. The two were on a two-month tour, stopping in Troy, NY along with another 24 cities in America to speak about their newest text.

Blending vivid reports from the 2012 campaign trail and deep perspective from decades covering American and international media and politics, political journalist John Nichols and media critic Robert W. McChesney explain how the United States elections are becoming controlled, predictable enterprises that are managed by a new class of consultants who wield millions of dollars and define our politics as never before.

A SANCTUARY TV PRODUCTION
Director Branda Miller
Cam 1 Paul Melber
Cam 2 Phil Lawrence
Cam 3 Brook-Lynn Castro

Sound Troy Pohl
Technical Directors Steve Pierce, Troy Pohl

www.mediasanctuary.org
http://www.dollarocracy-book.com

Featured 3 months ago

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2013 North Central Holiday Celebration

The diverse community in Troy NY came together for the 2nd Annual Holidays in North Central Neighborhood Celebration on December 14, 2013. The neighborhood's 2nd Annual Holiday Celebration, took place from 1 to 5 PM at The Sanctuary for Independent Media and The Missing Link Street Ministry, in collaboration with members of Troy Bike Rescue, City of Troy community police, Uptown Initiative, and Troy Central Little League.

In addition to a TBR bike gift-away, there were family activities including food and baked goods, ornament-making, skits, a coat raffle and a tree lighting at 5 PM in Freedom Square (at the corner of 101st and 5th/6th Avenues). The coats were generously donated through a partnership with the Champlain Rotary and Troy City Hall.

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"After Tiller" Q&A with filmmaker Lana Wilson

"After Tiller" filmmaker Lana Wilson speaking at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on November 13, 2013 about her intimate, award-winning documentary exploration of the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller.

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"Let The Fire Burn" Q&A with filmmaker Jason Osder

Filmmaker Jason Osder showed his epic documentary "Let The Fire Burn" on November 22, 2013 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY and answered audience questions in this post-screening discussion.

The film tells the chilling story of the Philadelphia police decision to drop a bomb on the radical back-to-nature group MOVE in 1985, leading to deaths of 11 people (including five children) and the destruction of an entire neighborhood. In this astonishingly gripping documentary, director Jason Osder has crafted that rarest of cinematic objects: a found-footage film that unfurls with the tension of a great thriller.

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www.letthefireburn.com

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Either/Orchestra "Eyeye"

The Either/Orchestra recorded live performing "Eyeye" at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on November 20, 2011.

The program featured the premiere of bandleader Russ Gershon's new suite "The Collected Unconscious," funded by a Jazz New Works grant from Chamber Music America. It's a sprawling piece inspired by Ethiopian scales and rhythms, but ranging throughout the E/O's musical universe of jazz and afro-caribbean music.

Also in the program were highlights of the music from the Haile Selassie-era Ethiopian National Theater which the E/O revived during its May 2011 tour of Ethiopia.

Brass: Tom Halter / Dan Rosenthal / Joel Yennior

Saxes: Hailey Niswanger / Russ Gershon / Charlie Kohlhase

Rhythm:
Gilson Schachnik / Rick McLaughlin / Pablo Bencid / Vicente Libra

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www.either-orchestra.org

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Call Me Kuchu official trailer

David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combating vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one, not even the filmmakers, is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes the movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world.

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