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Imarhan "Walle Walle"

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.

Tartit/Imharhan transform from a very traditional mixed female/male ensemble—where voices, small hand drums (tinde), and stringed instruments form the basis for trance-inducing songs—to a band that reflects the often experimental, fascinating Tuareg adaptation of Saharan nomad music to contemporary, fresh sounds.

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 months ago

By mediasanctuary

Imarhan "Aicha Biba"

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.

Tartit/Imharhan transform from a very traditional mixed female/male ensemble—where voices, small hand drums (tinde), and stringed instruments form the basis for trance-inducing songs—to a band that reflects the often experimental, fascinating Tuareg adaptation of Saharan nomad music to contemporary, fresh sounds.

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 months ago

By mediasanctuary

Oliver Mtukudzi "Manyemwe"

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.'"

www.mediasanctuary.org
www.tukumusik.com

Featured 4 months ago

By mediasanctuary

LET THE FIRE BURN official theatrical trailer.

The official theatrical trailer for LET THE FIRE BURN, distributed by Zeitgeist Films and opening on Oct. 2 at The Film Forum in NYC.

Featured 4 months ago

By Jason Osder

After Tiller - Theatrical Trailer

After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, there are a limited number of doctors left in the country who provide third-trimester abortions for women. AFTER TILLER moves between the rapidly unfolding stories of these doctors, all of whom were close colleagues of Dr. Tiller, and are fighting to keep this service available in the wake of his death. These four people have become the new number-one targets of the pro-life movement, yet continue to risk their lives every day to do work that many believe is murder, but which they believe is profoundly important for their patients' lives. AFTER TILLER shows them confronting harassment from protesters, challenges in their personal lives, and a series of tough ethical decisions.

Featured 4 months ago

By trailerobsessed

Christine Salem "Djin"

Christine Salem with percussionists David Abrousse and Harry Perigone performing on October 8, 2013 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY. Accompanied on a kayanm (her favorite instrument) Christine Salem's voice seems to float as she sings in Creole, Malagasy, Comoran or Swahili, mixing with subtlety music from the Indian Ocean with African rhythms.This original music is based on the rhythms played during ceremonies dedicated to ancestors in Madagascar, in Comoros and in Reunion Island.


A Sanctuary TV Production
Director Andrew Lynn
Cam 1 Phil Lawrence
Cam 2 Paul Melber
Cam 3 Darian Henry
Cam 4 Eleanor Goldsmith
Sound mix Troy Pohl
Technical Directors Steve Pierce, Troy Pohl

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

Featured 4 months ago

By mediasanctuary

Christine Salem "Tulasizwe"

Christine Salem with percussionists Christine Salem and Harry Perigone performing on October 8, 2013 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY. Accompanied on a kayanm (her favorite instrument) Christine Salem's voice seems to float as she sings in Creole, Malagasy, Comoran or Swahili, mixing with subtlety music from the Indian Ocean with African rhythms.This original music is based on the rhythms played during ceremonies dedicated to ancestors in Madagascar, in Comoros and in Reunion Island.

A Sanctuary TV Production
Director Andrew Lynn
Cam 1 Phil Lawrence
Cam 2 Paul Melber
Cam 3 Darian Henry
Cam 4 Eleanor Goldsmith

Sound mix Troy Pohl
Technical Directors Steve Pierce, Troy Pohl

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

Featured 4 months ago

By mediasanctuary

"President and Chair" Bread and Puppet Theater

Bread and Puppet Theater celebrated their 50th anniversary with a special performance at The Sanctuary for Independent Media on Thursday October 17th, 2013. Their show included "President and Chair," a performance created in 1992 that pokes fun at presidents, election campaigns and puppet shows. One of the longest-lived theatrical companies in the country put on an amazing puppet performance!

Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann, Bread and Puppet Theater originally tackled concerns of rent, rats, and living conditions of the neighborhoods of the Lower East Side of New York City. Today, productions have developed into more complex theater pieces, integrating music, dance, and more.

In 1974, Bread and Puppet Theater decided to pack up and move from the city to a farm in Glover in Northeastern Vermont. Bread and Puppet Theater has a wholesome and powerful language that can capture anyone's attention--a great form of entertainment for adults and children alike. Bread and Puppet Theater is a necessity; just as bread is food for your stomach, theater is food for your soul. www.breadandpuppet.org www.mediasanctuary.org

Featured 4 months ago

By mediasanctuary

"King Story" Bread and Puppet Theater

Bread and Puppet Theater celebrated their 50th anniversary with a special performance at The Sanctuary for Independent Media on Thursday October 17th, 2013. Their show included "King Story," an early anti-war piece which was originally performed in 1967, One of the longest-lived theatrical companies in the country put on an amazing puppet performance!

Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann, Bread and Puppet Theater originally tackled concerns of rent, rats, and living conditions of the neighborhoods of the Lower East Side of New York City. Today, productions have developed into more complex theater pieces, integrating music, dance, and more.

In 1974, Bread and Puppet Theater decided to pack up and move from the city to a farm in Glover in Northeastern Vermont. Bread and Puppet Theater has a wholesome and powerful language that can capture anyone's attention--a great form of entertainment for adults and children alike. Bread and Puppet Theater is a necessity; just as bread is food for your stomach, theater is food for your soul. www.breadandpuppet.org www.mediasanctuary.org

Featured 4 months ago

By mediasanctuary

"Dollarocracy" with Robert McChesney

Bob McChesney discussed issues raised by the new book co-authored with John Nichols, "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.

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

Featured 4 months ago

By mediasanctuary

Vieux Farka Toure - Peace

"Vieux Farka Touré's beautiful latest album was recorded as an homage to his homeland, Mali. His native country has been splintered by territorial fighting between Tuareg and Islamic rebels since January 2012; his new album, Mon Pays, reminds the world about the beauty and culture of his homeland. 'For me it is a statement for the world that this land is for the sons and daughters of Mali, not for Al Qaeda or any militants. This land is for peace and beauty, rich culture and tolerance.This is our heritage, what we must always fight to protect in any way that we can."

Featured 5 months ago

By VieuxFarkaToureVEVO

Bread & Puppet Turns 50

Bread and Puppet Theater celebrates their 50 year anniversary this year!

Featured 5 months ago

By StuckinVermont

Making Magic on Freedom Square (with Isaiah Zagar)

Witness the participatory process of making of a mosaic art stage on Freedom Square with Philadelphia artist Isaiah Zagar and many local artists and participants.
www.mediasanctuary.org
www.freedomsquare.info
http://www.phillymagicgardens.org

Featured 5 months ago

By mediasanctuary

Christine Salem Surprise Concert @ The Free School

Christine, Harry and David perform Maloya music, a traditional music from the island of Reunion, which is off the coast of Madagascar. It is sung in Réunion Creole, and accompanied by percussion instruments. It has origins in the music of slaves on the island, and was considered such a threat to the French state that in the 1970s it was banned. The kids at The Free School were treated to an impromtu concert thanks to the good folks at The Sanctuary for Independent Media.

Their performance was so invigorating and powerful and by the third song the kids could no longer contain themselves and the performance turned into a big dance party! After the show they also let the kids try out the percussion instruments.

Thank You So Much Christine, David & Henry for sharing your musical gifts with us and thank you Steve Pierce & Branda Miller from The Sanctuary For Independent Media for thinking of us!

http://www.christinesalem.com/
http://www.albanyfreeschool.org/
http://www.mediasanctuary.org/

Featured 5 months ago

By FreeSkool

TBR Uptown Summer 2013

Video Montage of TBR summer activities during 2013.
www.troybikerescue.org
www.mediasanctuary.org

Featured 6 months ago

By mediasanctuary

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