Need help setting up your site or getting a certain feature working? Ask us, we'd love to help. Email the support team: questions@mirocommunity.org

Featured Videos RSS

Pages

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

Featured 7 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.

Featured 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.

Featured 9 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.

Featured 9 months ago

By mediasanctuary

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

Featured 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

Featured 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.

Featured 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

Featured 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/

Featured 11 months ago

By mediasanctuary

Featured 11 months ago

By mediasanctuary

North Central Troy Meets Soul Fire Farm

In the summer of 2012, young people from the food desert of North Central Troy NY took a field trip to the hills of Rensselaer County to see the community-supported agriculture operation at Soul Fire Farm. The youths were part of Uptown Summer, a collaborative effort organized by Youth Media Sanctuary, Collard City Growers and Troy Bike Rescue with support from the Rensselaer County Summer Youth Employment Program. This video was produced by Youth Media Sanctuary with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

www.mediasanctuary.org

www.soulfirefarm.org

Featured 1 year ago

By mediasanctuary

We Are All In The Same Boat

On October 20, 2012 the awesome Bread & Puppet Theater from Vermont and Korea's Sonagi Project visited the neighborhood of The Sanctuary for Independent Media in North Troy, NY. This parade was part of a day-long festival called StoryHarvest, inaugurating the year-long community-wide public art project "Found Art in North Troy"! Special thanks to GoPro (http://gopro.com) for their support in realizing our visions-- this video was shot entirely with their awesome cameras! www.mediasanctuary.org

www.mediasanctuary.org

Featured 1 year ago

By mediasanctuary

"Roadmap to Apartheid" Q and A

The documentary film "Roadmap to Apartheid" was screened at The Sanctuary for Independent Media on October 5, 2012, accompanied by filmmakers Ana Noguiera and Eron Davidson in a QA moderated by Dr. Barry Trachtenberg, director of the SUNY Albany Judaic Studies Program.

www.RoadmaptoApartheid.org
www.mediasanctuary.org

Created by Ana Noguiera (South African) and Eron Davidson (Israeli), "Roadmap to Apartheid" explores in detail the apartheid comparison as it is used in the enduring Israel-Palestine conflict. As much an historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid, the film shows us why many Palestinians feel they are living in a similar system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them. Featuring interviews with South Africans, Israelis and Palestinians, "Roadmap to Apartheid" winds its way through the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and inside Israel moving from town to town and issue to issue to show why the apartheid analogy is being used with increasing potency. It analyzes the similar historical narratives between Zionism and the Afrikaaners; the relationship the two governments shared during the apartheid years; the effectiveness of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that helped end apartheid in South Africa, and how this relates to the Israel-Palestine context.

The film is narrated by novelist, poet and activist Alice Walker. She is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Color Purple.

Featured 1 year ago

By mediasanctuary

Troy Central Little League: The Comeback

The Troy Central Little League is a great success story in a neighborhood that sorely needs them. This short video, produced by Youth Media Sanctuary at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in North Troy, gets behind the scenes to tell that story! A “Be The Media!” workshop with the Troy Central Little League under the direction of media artist/educators Andrew Lynn and Branda Miller, with editor Tom Crenshaw and interviewer Nijear Howard. Funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts. Music: Wayne Henderson "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" www.eteamz.com/northcentral www.mediasanctuary.org

Featured 1 year ago

By mediasanctuary

Sofia Rei "La Llorona"

Originally from Buenos Aires, Sofia Rei challenges the stereotypes of South American music by infusing it with elements of jazz, improvisation and electronic sounds. Sofia Rei sets herself apart with a bold new vision in the global music scene, with a band including some of the most exciting young talent from North and South America.

Eric Kurimski-guitar
Jorge Roeder-bass
Franco Pinna-drums

Recorded live at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY on November 9, 2012.

www.mediasanctuary.org
www.sofiamusic.com

Featured 1 year ago

By mediasanctuary

Loading...