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"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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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."

Posted 5 months ago

By VieuxFarkaToureVEVO

Bread & Puppet Turns 50

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

Posted 5 months ago

By StuckinVermont

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/

Posted 5 months ago

By FreeSkool

"Happy Hour" M.A.K.U. Sound System live at Freedom Square

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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 5 months ago

By mediasanctuary

Khaira Arby Live at The Sanctuary for Independent Media (song 10)

Recorded Live Oct. 1, 2010 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media.Experience desert defiance and womanly power as Malian diva Khaira Arby and her band invoke the mystery, history, and heart of Timbuktu in concert! ; This was the opening event of the Sanctuary's fall 2010 season, celebrating five years of adventurous programming!

Posted 6 months ago

By mediasanctuary

The Ameros - The Way of the Gun

The Ameros - The Way of the Gun from SanctuaryTV. Like this? Watch the latest episode of SanctuaryTV on Blip! http://blip.tv/the-sanctuary-for-independent-media/watch

The Ameros
Live at Freedom Square in Troy, NY. June 16, 2012
www.theameros.com
www.mediasanctuary.org
www.freedomsquare.info

See all episodes of SanctuaryTV http://blip.tv/the-sanctuary-for-independent-media#EpisodeArchive
Visit SanctuaryTV's series page http://blip.tv/the-sanctuary-for-independent-media

Posted 6 months ago

By mediasanctuary

Sax Soup Poetry & Voice - Interstate Soup

"Interstate Soup," by Sax, Soup, Poetry and Voice with Nicole Peyrafitte (vocals, cooking), Pierre Joris (poetry), and Joe Giardullo (saxophone), recorded live on November 10, 2007 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY.

A "melange" performance in three parts: to see, hear, smell, wonder and taste! The trio celebrates and harvests non-linear momentum through music, poetry, voice, multi-media performance and yes, an Inner-State soup, drawing on an eclectic heritage to perform works based on transcontinental experiences, a tasty and imaginative broth. Videos, paintings, texts, music, and movements blend into a "Bi-Continental Chowder!"

This production is part of "Free Jazz at the Sanctuary," a 13-part series of jazz performance videos featuring some of the world's most talented improvisers performing a wide spectrum of music in the genre broadly known as free jazz.

Each hour-long show is available on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery
(www.downtownmusicgallery.com).

For more information on this series visit www.JazzSanctuary.org

The complete series consists of performances by:
•The Thirteenth Assembly (Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone)
•Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (Kahil El'Zabar, Ernest Dawkins, Corey Wilkes)
•From Between Trio (Michel Doneda, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack Wright)
•Michael Vlatkovich Quartet (Christopher Garcia, Jonathan Golove, David Mott, Michael Vlatkovich)
•Sax Soup Poetry and Voice (Joe Giardullo, Pierre Joris, Nicole Peyrafitte)
•Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Ravish Momin, Brian Prunka)
•The Ras Ensemble (Clif Jackson, Dave Miller, Ras Moshe, Tor Yochai Snyder)
•William Hooker
•Empty Cage Quartet (Ivan Johnson, Paul Kikuchi, Jason Mears, Kris Tiner)
•Weasel Walter Trio (Peter Evans, Mary Halvorson, Weasel Walter)
•Splatto Festival Chorus¬ (Dave Barrett, Michael Bisio, Ed Mann, Todd Reynolds)
•Amiri Baraka and Rob Brown
•Fay Victor Ensemble (Ken Filiano, Anders Nilsson, Michael TA Thompson, Fay Victor).

"Free Jazz from the Sanctuary" is a co-production of NY Media Alliance and the Arts Department at Rensselaer, made possible in part with support from the NYS Council on the Arts and the NYS Music Fund, established by the NYS Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers.

Posted 6 months ago

By mediasanctuary

Empty Cage Quartet - Again a Gun, Again a Gun, Again a Gun

www.JazzSanctuary.org

Again a Gun, Again a Gun," by Empty Cage Quartet with Jason Mears (alto saxophone, clarinet, flute), Kris Tiner (trumpet, flugelhorn), Ivan Johnson (double bass) and Paul Kikuchi (drums, percussion), recorded live on September 20, 2008 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY.

Empty Cage Quartet explores imaginative new ways to integrate a diverse mix of musical influences: the result is a multidimensional approach to jazz and new music performance, improvisational acuity, and compositional craft likened to an urban folk music of the future.

This production is part of "Free Jazz at the Sanctuary," a 13-part series of jazz performance videos featuring some of the world's most talented improvisers performing a wide spectrum of music in the genre broadly known as free jazz.

Each hour-long show is available on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery
(HYPERLINK "http://www.downtownmusicgallery.com/"www.downtownmusicgallery.com).

For more information on this series visit HYPERLINK "http://www.JazzSanctuary.org/"www.JazzSanctuary.org

The complete series consists of performances by:
The Thirteenth Assembly (Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone)
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (Kahil El'Zabar, Ernest Dawkins, Corey Wilkes)
From Between Trio (Michel Doneda, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack Wright)
Michael Vlatkovich Quartet (Christopher Garcia, Jonathan Golove, David Mott, Michael Vlatkovich)
Sax Soup Poetry and Voice (Joe Giardullo, Pierre Joris, Nicole Peyrafitte)
Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Ravish Momin, Brian Prunka)
The Ras Ensemble (Clif Jackson, Dave Miller, Ras Moshe, Tor Yochai Snyder)
William Hooker
Empty Cage Quartet (Ivan Johnson, Paul Kikuchi, Jason Mears, Kris Tiner)
Weasel Walter Trio (Peter Evans, Mary Halvorson, Weasel Walter)
Splatto Festival Chorus (Dave Barrett, Michael Bisio, Ed Mann, Todd Reynolds)
Amiri Baraka and Rob Brown
Fay Victor Ensemble (Ken Filiano, Anders Nilsson, Michael TA Thompson, Fay Victor).

"Free Jazz from the Sanctuary" is a co-production of NY Media Alliance and the Arts Department at Rensselaer, made possible in part with support from the NYS Council on the Arts and the NYS Music Fund, established by the NYS Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers.

Posted 6 months ago

By mediasanctuary

Amiri Baraka & Rob Brown - Obama Poem

www.JazzSanctuary.org

Obama Poem, by Amiri Baraka (poetry) and Rob Brown (saxophone), recorded live on February 21, 2009 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY.

Poetic icon and revolutionary political activist Amiri Baraka performs with Rob Brown, an eloquent and versatile saxophonist with a deep knowledge of jazz, in a reading from his book Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems. The recital of the provocative poem Somebody Blew Up America engaged the poet warrior in a battle royal with the governor of New Jersey, who demanded his resignation as the states Poet Laureate. With influences on Barakas work ranging from musical orishas such as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, and Sun Ra to the Cuban Revolution, Malcolm X and world revolutionary movements, he is renowned as the founder of the Black Arts Movement in Harlem in the 1960s that became, though short-lived, the virtual blueprint for a new American theater aesthetic.

This production is part of "Free Jazz at the Sanctuary," a 13-part series of jazz performance videos featuring some of the world's most talented improvisers performing a wide spectrum of music in the genre broadly known as free jazz. Each hour-long show is available on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery (www.downtownmusicgallery.com). For more information on this series visit www.JazzSanctuary.org The complete series consists of performances by: The Thirteenth Assembly (Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone) Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (Kahil El'Zabar, Ernest Dawkins, Corey Wilkes) From Between Trio (Michel Doneda, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack Wright) Michael Vlatkovich Quartet (Christopher Garcia, Jonathan Golove, David Mott, Michael Vlatkovich) Sax Soup Poetry and Voice (Joe Giardullo, Pierre Joris, Nicole Peyrafitte) Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Ravish Momin, Brian Prunka) The Ras Ensemble (Clif Jackson, Dave Miller, Ras Moshe, Tor Yochai Snyder) William Hooker Empty Cage Quartet (Ivan Johnson, Paul Kikuchi, Jason Mears, Kris Tiner) Weasel Walter Trio (Peter Evans, Mary Halvorson, Weasel Walter) Splatto Festival Chorus (Dave Barrett, Michael Bisio, Ed Mann, Todd Reynolds) Amiri Baraka and Rob Brown Fay Victor Ensemble (Ken Filiano, Anders Nilsson, Michael TA Thompson, Fay Victor). "Free Jazz from the Sanctuary" is a co-production of NY Media Alliance and the Arts Department at Rensselaer, made possible in part with support from the NYS Council on the Arts and the NYS Music Fund, established by the NYS Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers.

Posted 6 months ago

By mediasanctuary

Eliza Gilkyson "Emerald Street" (concert video 1/4)

The Sanctuary for Independent Media welcomed Austin, TX-based folk musician Eliza Gilkyson and activist Rob Jensen on November 16, 2008.

Gilkyson performed her songs, including some from her most recent album Beautiful World. Jensen offered his approach to a variety of topics such as economics and environmentalism, which he presents in his most recent book, All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice.

The duo intertwined songs and speeches throughout the night to present a collection of beautiful music and radical discussion.

Part 1 of 4: This clip features Eliza's first song of the night, "Emerald Street" off Beautiful World.

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

Posted 6 months ago

By mediasanctuary

Amiri Baraka & Rob Brown - Jungle Jim Flunks His Screen Test

www.JazzSanctuary.org

Jungle Jim Flunks HIs Screen Test, by Amiri Baraka (poetry) and Rob Brown (saxophone), recorded live on February 21, 2009 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY.

Poetic icon and revolutionary political activist Amiri Baraka performs with Rob Brown, an eloquent and versatile saxophonist with a deep knowledge of jazz, in a reading from his book Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems. The recital of the provocative poem Somebody Blew Up America engaged the poet warrior in a battle royal with the governor of New Jersey, who demanded his resignation as the states Poet Laureate. With influences on Barakas work ranging from musical orishas such as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, and Sun Ra to the Cuban Revolution, Malcolm X and world revolutionary movements, he is renowned as the founder of the Black Arts Movement in Harlem in the 1960s that became, though short-lived, the virtual blueprint for a new American theater aesthetic.

This production is part of "Free Jazz at the Sanctuary," a 13-part series of jazz performance videos featuring some of the world's most talented improvisers performing a wide spectrum of music in the genre broadly known as free jazz. Each hour-long show is available on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery (www.downtownmusicgallery.com). For more information on this series visit www.JazzSanctuary.org The complete series consists of performances by: The Thirteenth Assembly (Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone) Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (Kahil El'Zabar, Ernest Dawkins, Corey Wilkes) From Between Trio (Michel Doneda, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack Wright) Michael Vlatkovich Quartet (Christopher Garcia, Jonathan Golove, David Mott, Michael Vlatkovich) Sax Soup Poetry and Voice (Joe Giardullo, Pierre Joris, Nicole Peyrafitte) Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Ravish Momin, Brian Prunka) The Ras Ensemble (Clif Jackson, Dave Miller, Ras Moshe, Tor Yochai Snyder) William Hooker Empty Cage Quartet (Ivan Johnson, Paul Kikuchi, Jason Mears, Kris Tiner) Weasel Walter Trio (Peter Evans, Mary Halvorson, Weasel Walter) Splatto Festival Chorus (Dave Barrett, Michael Bisio, Ed Mann, Todd Reynolds) Amiri Baraka and Rob Brown Fay Victor Ensemble (Ken Filiano, Anders Nilsson, Michael TA Thompson, Fay Victor). "Free Jazz from the Sanctuary" is a co-production of NY Media Alliance and the Arts Department at Rensselaer, made possible in part with support from the NYS Council on the Arts and the NYS Music Fund, established by the NYS Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers.

Posted 6 months ago

By mediasanctuary

Virtual Kindness by Abby Lappen

Abby Lappen sings "Virtual Kindness" at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY, October, 2010.

Posted 6 months ago

By mediasanctuary

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