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Mama Charlotte "Hip Hop to Heal the Community"

Former Black Panther Mama Charlotte Hill O'Neal is an accomplished poet, musician and visual artist, and Founding Director of Tanzania's United African Alliance Community Center (UAACC), a community-based organization which promotes community development in rural Africa.

She performed at The Sanctuary for Independent Media on March 21 with Amare and Brook-Lynn of Youth Media Sanctuary and Nyello from CEO YouthBuild.


Camera:

Amandella Cunningham
Caleb Dansky
Ethan Seeley

Special thanks:

Taina Asili
Youth FX

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Posted 1 week ago

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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.

Posted 1 week ago

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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.

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www.vieuxfarkatoure.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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Mamadou Kelly "Fissa Maiga"

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

Posted 3 weeks ago

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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

Posted 3 weeks ago

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"I Respect Myself" Youth Summit Display Case

This video was created by Brook-Lynn Castro and Paul Melber of Youth Media Sanctuary for the Youth Summit Display Case in Troy High School, Troy, NY.

January 14, 2015

Posted 2 months ago

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4th Generation Awning Company

The 4th Generation Awning Company came to the Sanctuary and installed an awning on the back of our establishment. The awning now provides us with shelter for our outdoor events. We couldn't be happier with the results, thank you so much 4th Generation Awning Company.

Posted 2 months ago

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North Troy Rough Cut

Youth from North Troy, NY take to the streets with their cameras to document life in their neighborhood. Created by the youth media producers of Youth Media Sanctuary, in Troy, NY, during the fall of 2010. Youth Media Sanctuary producers: Medena Henderson, Antonio Pablon, Chelsea Kereszi,, Denise Ramos, Kayleara Miller. Produced at The Sanctuary for Independent Media with Media Alliance in collaboration with the Missing Link Street Ministry and funding from The Louis and Hortense Rubin Community Fellowship (a Troy-based organization that funds faculty-community collaboration) and the New York State Council on the Arts. http://www.mediasanctuary.org/yms

Posted 2 months ago

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Trillion In Troy

"Trillion in Troy" was created by Youth Media Sanctuary, in the fall of 2013.

We made this video to submit to the "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" youth film festival, an awesome project sponsored by The National Priorities Project (NPP) and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). Thanks for the inspiration!

More about Youth Media Sanctuary
Youth Media Sanctuary (YMS)is a community media arts project designed to teach multimedia skills to young people to help develop urgently needed independent local voices in our economically devastated neighborhood.th Media Sanctuary (YMS)is a community media arts project designed to teach multimedia skills to young people to help develop urgently needed independent local voices in our economically devastated neighborhood.

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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

Posted 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

Posted 3 months ago

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