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Neighborhood Chef - Episode 1: Energy Bombs with Dawn Graham

The first episode of Uptown Summer's weekly Neighborhood Chef webcast produced by the Youth Media Sanctuary team. This week: Energy Balls with guest chef, Dawn Graham.

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Posted 1 year ago

By mediasanctuary

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

www.MediaSanctuary.org

Posted 1 week ago

By mediasanctuary

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.

www.mediasanctuary.org
www.vieuxfarkatoure.com

Posted 1 week ago

By mediasanctuary

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

By mediasanctuary

In A Dream - a Documentary about Isaiah Zagar

IN A DREAM is an award-winning documentary film about Isaiah Zagar, directed by his son Jeremiah. The is a preview of the film.

Posted 10 months ago

By jeremyhz

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

Posted 1 week ago

By mediasanctuary

Art In Action

A short documentary about a mural project in 2011 at Taylor Apartments in Troy, NY. Video Produced by Media Alliance. Mural project organized by Troy Alley Action.

?Alley Action? is a grass roots movement focusing on ?Increasing the quality of neighborhood life by providing inspiration and guidance to accomplish alley improvement projects.? This movement is funded through a grant from the Lewis and Hortense Rubin Foundation, as well as support in kind from neighborhood organizations and local businesses.
http://www.troyalleyaction.org/

Posted 8 months ago

By mediasanctuary

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

By mediasanctuary

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

By mediasanctuary

"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

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

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/

Posted 11 months ago

By mediasanctuary

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