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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"If Music Could Talk" - Jan 24, 2010

dubbed out music for you and your speakers

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bass Culture - Jan 21, 2010 - at Balliceaux



Balliceaux

Monday, January 18, 2010

Podcast Link- Jan 17 2010 - If Music Could Talk

In honor of Martin Luther King Day on Jan 18, 2010, we'll be travelling all over the world in search of the spirit of unity and brotherhood/sisterhood through music..... a language we can all speak... music brings us together...

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Monday, January 11, 2010

If Music Could Talk - Podcast Link for Jan 10 , 2010

Hot Caribbean sounds on a cold sunday evening... and plenty of other musical vibes.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bollywood Night at Cous Cous - Jan 9th 2010

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Lagos Disco Inferno

this is probably old news to many, but if you havent already seen it... check out this interview piece on the guy known as Voodoo Frank, who found all those awesome nigerian funk records and compiled them as "Lagos Disco Inferno"

I've been following his blog, Voodoofunk, for while now

pretty amazing.. and i have to admit im a little envious that he got to pick through a "room full of nigerian funk records" like that.. but it must have taken some incredible effort to track that stash down ... so i give him major props for making the journey

below is a preview from the compilation set to images from his trip - click the link at the top for the full story

Monday, January 04, 2010

Help send Wunmi to Ghana to make an album!!!

One my favorite artists in the world, Wunmi, wants to go to Ghana to record an album.. this is a D.I.Y. project that she cant do without your help - - you cant always rely on record label contracts to do daring and creative projects like this one... Im pretty sure she wants to keep total creative control here, so she's asking for help from her fans.. more power to her I say! please help her make it happen -- also, if she doesnt make her goal, your pledge will be cancelled.. so this is all about reaching her goal, and following this through to completion -- all or nothing... read more about the kickstart process on their site here

THE SOLA CAMPAIGN - Fundraiser at Ishq Gallery on Broad St

Below info sent to me by the director of ISHQ Gallery

" The SOLA campaign is an international art project by A-Pax (Artists for Peace) that promotes the peaceful teachings of Islam and condemns the brutal and inhumane acts being committed in the name of this faith. The campaign takes its name from the word for “peace” in Pashto, the national language of Afghanistan.

The Qur’an is based on the concepts of morality, love, compassion, mercy, tolerance, and peace. There is a desperate need for Muslims around the world to take a stand against the injustice being done towards humanity in the name of Islam. It is our responsibility to condemn the killing of innocent people and separate ourselves from groups or individuals who commit crimes against humanity.

Through the use of fine art and print media, the SOLA campaign is a visual protest against crimes of terrorism. Banners, posters, and bumper stickers are adorned with the message “Stop the killing! Condemn terrorism and injustice towards humanity!” Next to this, Arabic verses taken directly from the Qur’an, (along with their translations) powerfully affirm that Islam does not condone violence and murder.

The images on the banners depict the deadly craft of terrorist: suicide bombs, car bombs, road side bombs, and other brutal attacks on innocent civilians. Acrylic and ink give shape to these tragic acts of ferocity and remind us daily of the innocent victims who bear the burden of this brutal aggression.

The SOLA campaign strives to encourage people to stand for peace and to openly exhibit their opposition against crimes of cruelty, brutal acts of terror, and injustice towards mankind.


CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER (A CALL TO ALL MUSLIMS AND SUPPORTERS FOR PEACE)

WHEN: The weekend of the 8th, 9th, and 10th 2010
Event starts at 6pm

WHERE: ISHQ Fine Arts Gallery
209 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Director: Mariam Eqbal

There is an effort to raise money for this cause and to take it to the national level in the USA. In order to attain that goal, participation, involvement, and support is needed from all people who are motivated to promote the concepts of non-violence, peace, and maintaining the great reputation of the Islamic faith.

There is a fundraising event taking place the weekend of January 8th, 2010 at ISHQ Fine Arts Gallery, 209 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220. The motivation behind the event is to make the campaign public and to call on people of all backgrounds to share and support a common interest. The event allows the public to view all the artwork and develop a better understanding of the efforts involved. It also give the opportunity to people to make personal donations or contributing to the fundraising by purchasing posters, and sticker. I am determined to reach as many people, in as many cities in this nation, so this campaign is the first of many.

HERE is the website that will provide detailed information on the campaign and the people involved.


Thank you all for your help and support.

Sincerely,

Mariam Eqbal "

Podcast Link- Jan 3, 2010 - If Music Could Talk

im feeling pretty good about 2010 so far... after a week or so of not posting anything here, im glad to be back in blog mode....

last week's show was almost entirely Bhangra and Bollywood music, so if you like that sort of thing, theres lots of it here.. Ive just got so much new stuff to play that i wanted to stretch out a little and check out some of these new Bhangra and Bollywood tracks that I'll hopefully be playing this coming weekend at Bollywood night.... these are some of the ones that stood out on first listen.. i'll definitely be playing more rockin Bhangra tracks on IMCT in weeks to come

the previous week's show wasnt up to my standards so i decided not to post it.. sorry, it's a brand new year so im trying to take it to a new level y'all

heres the Jan 3 2010 show

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