I missed the screening of this documentary about immigrant culture in New York City at the New York African Film Festival (which, incidentally, is havign a few screenings of their traveling series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in late May), and hope to still see it.
More at the film’s website.
A fluff piece in the Real Estate section of The New York Times on the changes to the neighborhood where I live in Brooklyn. This reminded me of a radio piece on gentrification in Washington D.C. by the excellent (Brooklyn-based) former Washington Post journalist Jon Jeter for This American Life on “The Plan.” The title is a line from the promo for Jeter’s This American Life insert.
Posted in Music, You can't make this stuff up, tagged Channel Thirteen, Miriam Makeba, Muhammed Ali., Music, music archives, New York City, public television, Soul, video on March 9, 2009 | 1 Comment »
In the early 1970s, New York City public television station, Channel Thirteen, aired a program, “Soul,” that featured interviews and live performances with black and Latino musicians. People like Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Tito Puente, Willie Colon, Max Roach (!), Ashford & Simpson, Earth, Wind & Fire, and, of course, Miriam Makeba. Some of those programs are now archived online. If you want to see the whole series, go here. If you want to see Miriam Makeba being interviewed by a young poet, Nikki Giovanni, and perform songs (“Amampondo,” “Brand New Day,” “Mo Lou Yame” and “La Guinee Guine”) in 1971, go here. An added bonus of the Makeba feature is that Muhammed Ali also came on the show. If you can’t access the PBS site, go can also watch Miriam on Youtube.