Thursday 30 November 2006

music postlets

Thanks Jah-hovah for music!

first to report is that, from what we experienced in Seattle on 11/13, the Lee "Scratch" Perry west coast tour with Dub Is a Weapon this month did more for world peace than all the world's governments and their agents put together or even multiplied by each other

as we knew from listening to their shows on archive.org, diaw is spectacular

as we found out at the show, so is their sound system! it's good they do a seismic evaluation of each hall they play beforehand as unreinforced masonry would never survive that bass

it was easy to see why "scratch" chose to work with this krewe. in fact he looked *so* happy and comfortable with them, obviously feeling and loving the music they were making as was everyone else in the room. t'ruth and i are still riding the wave of I-nspiration Love and Brilliance that Scratch brought us!

Thanks are also due to Culture Yard for making it happen as it did. They put on shows continually, so those in the NW should definitely be aware of them

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Of course there still must be some who haven't heard of hasidic reggae/hiphop vocalist Matisyahu yet.

If you are reading this then you would probably appreciate what this young man is doing, along with his band Roots Tonic. His shows on archive.org are a good place to start; while listening check out the jewschool interview.

Matis is still a new artist, and can be expected to continue to develop

We're eagerly awaiting this month's cd/dvd release "No Place to Be"

(...the DVD chronicles a Matisyahu concert in Tel Aviv, Israel, in December 2005, enriched with spontaneous performances on the streets of Jerusalem and interviews.Matisyahu is expected to tour extensively in 2007, but for now, the only shows on his schedule are a Dec. 13 gig in Washington, D.C., and Hanukkah run in his New York homebase on Dec. 16-17 and 19 at Hammerstein Ballroom.
--from billboard.com: )

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On the subject of spiritual music:

everyone with an interest should view the documentary on the "Black President," the inventor of afrobeat, Fela Anikulapo Kuti entitled "Musique Au Poing/ Music is the Weapon."

Thinking back on it, a friend of ours at Tulalip had recently mentioned that in his family they preferred music dvds to cds

which got us thinking
it is good advice actually

and Music Is the Weapon was the first dvd that we aquired as a result of his comment

so much is conveyed in this document i won't spoil it: find and watch

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