16 September 2010

Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ilê Aiyê

A short but sweet film about the celebration of African beauty.
Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ilê Aiyê follows three women competing to be the carnival queen of Ilê Aiyê, a prominent and controversial Afro-Brazilian group with an all-black membership. The selection is based on Afro-centric notions of beauty, in counterpoint to prevailing standards of beauty in Brazil, a country `famous for slim supermodels and plastic surgery. Contestants for the title of Ebony Goddess dress in flowing African-style garments, gracefully performing traditional Afro-Brazilian dances to songs praising the beauty of black women.
[taken from documentario.com/ebonygoddess]

Three young women search for identity and self-esteem as they compete for the title of Ebony Goddess in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, the largest black city outside of Africa.

Gyptian- Bad Minded People

...a classic sound...

11 September 2010

The World is a Ghetto

Hidden behind the zinc fences of your favorite tourist destinations...

 Manila, Philippines
Soweto, South Africa

Kingston, Jamaica 

Dharavi slum, Mumbai

São Paulo, Brazil 

Caracas, Venezuela

Lima, Peru


Jakarta, Indonesia

01 September 2010

Unda Mi Sleng Teng

The most recycled riddim in reggae history...

If you listen to reggae, you've had to hear the sleng teng riddim sampled by artists young and old... Had a good time with these mixes this morning :)