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Month: November 2015

7 Q’s with Shakeyra Pinnock

7 Q’s with Shakeyra Pinnock

Shakeyra Pinnock is a visual artist from the island of Jamaica and is passionately pursuing a career as a visual artist. She now lives in the city of Edmonton, Canada and has been commissioned to perform artistically in a number of different events. What got […]

War & Home by Sara AlSouqi

War & Home by Sara AlSouqi

War, forced my grandfathers’ out of Palestine to Jordan in 1948. Shortly after, they migrated to Kuwait, where both my parents were born and raised. In 1990, the war in Kuwait forced my parents and toddler of a brother out of Kuwait to Jordan again, […]

Angelitos Negros – Falana

Angelitos Negros – Falana

Angelitos Negros, as performed on my debut EP, Things Fall Together, is a cover of a song adapted from a poem “Pintame Angelitos Negros” written by a Venuzuelan poet Andres Eloy Blanco. The song itself was written by Manual Alvarez Maciste and Andres Blanco Guzman.

The song has many variations including by Cuban singer Antonio Machin, and my personal favourite by Roberta Flack (a personal musical influence of mine) on her 1969 album First Take.

I was actually first introduced to the song by a mentor and former professor. In english, the title of the song translates to Black little Angels. The song for me was an incredibly eloquent way of questioning perceptions of race, or more specifically blackness. Things Fall Together was recorded in Havana Cuba, where I lived for some time studying and exploring music. So it was not only fitting to have a song in spanish on the project, but also I was very drawn to the poignance of the song. I adore when creativity and art is used as a medium to address worldly issues.

The music video was also an opportunity to provide equally as eloquent, creative and indirect commentary through visuals. Also, I wanted my english speaking fans to take something away from the song even without understanding the lyrics (outside the title).

The video was shot by an incredibly talented director and cinematographer Sean Van Wert.

Falana
http://www.falanamusic.com/
Toronto, CANADA

Le bruit de mon âme – Presteej

Le bruit de mon âme – Presteej

Few artists have left an indelible mark on our hearts and minds like Presteej. We were fortunate enough to watch them perform at Sacré-Cœur, Paris as we traveled across Europe. They drew a huge crowd that clapped and danced alongside them. It is in times like these, […]

The Ink in my Soul Died || Spoken Word

The Ink in my Soul Died || Spoken Word

This is about how two people tried so hard to love each other. But sometimes love isn’t enough. Illustrated https://www.facebook.com/illustrated911/ Saskatoon, CANADA

Various Aesthetics by Dan Hunter

Various Aesthetics by Dan Hunter

My inspiration comes from anything and everything. At times it can be from a movie scene, a music video, a magazine, a title, as well as just how the light is hitting a particular subject. It all gives me ideas. As a photographer I must keep an open mind because you never know where your next idea will come from. Even if it’s the simplest of things.

Dan Hunter
http://www.hunterdp.com/
Miami, USA

Beautiful Mess by Jorge Robleto

Beautiful Mess by Jorge Robleto

We are given a short amount of time on this little blue dot. The question that we must ask ourselves then is, “what will we do with the time that we have?” This book has taken me many hours to complete and it is exciting […]


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