N’we Jinan: Music programme helping indigenous students find their voice

N’we Jinan is helping indigenous youth to find their voice and express themselves musically and creatively by bringing a mobile studio into schools and community centres across Canada. The N’we Jinan initiative was founded by hip hop producer and youth worker Dave Hodges in 2014. The Montreal-based producer launched the N’we Jinan music initiative as a response to the lack of artistic programming in remote First … Continue reading N’we Jinan: Music programme helping indigenous students find their voice

Swindle’s New LP of U.K. Jazz & Funk Gives Him His “Mainstream Moment” — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=2295223487/album=3348995074/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ On his latest LP, the producer takes the great leap forward, for an album that showcases the full range of his talents. via Swindle’s New LP of U.K. Jazz & Funk Gives Him His “Mainstream Moment” — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Swindle’s New LP of U.K. Jazz & Funk Gives Him His “Mainstream Moment” — Bandcamp Daily

Ivan Conti’s Free-Thinking Samba Legacy — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=2523835795/album=933368231/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ You might expect the powerhouse drummer of Azymuth, now in his 70s, to be slowing down—but that’s far from the case. via Ivan Conti’s Free-Thinking Samba Legacy — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Ivan Conti’s Free-Thinking Samba Legacy — Bandcamp Daily

Marc Mac Sets Crucial Historical Movements to Soul-Powered Beats — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=394855936/album=1873538471/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The U.K. producer’s “musical documentaries” collage speeches and newsreels with Dilla-inspired beats. via Marc Mac Sets Crucial Historical Movements to Soul-Powered Beats — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Marc Mac Sets Crucial Historical Movements to Soul-Powered Beats — Bandcamp Daily

Artist Reflections: Makaya McCraven on Artistic Community in 2018 — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=2357952618/album=1059062676/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ “If you can build a solid group of people around you, that helps sustain you.” via Artist Reflections: Makaya McCraven on Artistic Community in 2018 — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Artist Reflections: Makaya McCraven on Artistic Community in 2018 — Bandcamp Daily

Thailand’s Wonderfruit Festival celebrates sustainable living and the arts

Wonderfruit, Thailand’s pioneering celebration of the arts and sustainable living, returns for its fifth installment this month. The four-day festival, which takes place in Pattaya from 13 December to 17 December, features live music, DJs, talks, workshops, art installations, world cuisine, meditation and yoga. Wonderfruit was created as “a 4-day celebration of the arts to catalyze positive impact”. The Thai beach resort of Pattaya, not usually known … Continue reading Thailand’s Wonderfruit Festival celebrates sustainable living and the arts

Kate Bush announces London pop-up shop, with all proceeds going to help the homeless

Pop legend Kate Bush has launched a pop-up shop in London selling memorabilia, with all proceeds being donated to homeless people. The shop, which is located at Coals Drop Yard in Kings Cross, will sell the artist’s recently released lyric book How To Be Invisible, as well as the new remastered versions of her music catalogue on vinyl and CDs. Each book sold will include an … Continue reading Kate Bush announces London pop-up shop, with all proceeds going to help the homeless

U.K. Band Maisha Create Intrepid Spiritual Jazz — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=3976033170/album=1862704575/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The band’s debut album, “There Is A Place,” plays like a magical trek through a mystical world. The results are equally transformative and rewarding. via U.K. Band Maisha Create Intrepid Spiritual Jazz — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading U.K. Band Maisha Create Intrepid Spiritual Jazz — Bandcamp Daily

Charting the Evolution of West London’s Broken Beat Sound — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=615179206/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ Broken beat has experienced a surge in recent years. Here, we assess the past, present, and future of the West London sound. via Charting the Evolution of West London’s Broken Beat Sound — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Charting the Evolution of West London’s Broken Beat Sound — Bandcamp Daily

Artist of the Week: On “Universal Beings,” Makaya McCraven Broadens His Jazz Appeal — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=3654833994/album=1059062676/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The drummer’s fifth album is his biggest and best work, an expansive set of meditative jazz featuring the genre’s brightest stars. via Artist of the Week: On “Universal Beings,” Makaya McCraven Broadens His Jazz Appeal — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Artist of the Week: On “Universal Beings,” Makaya McCraven Broadens His Jazz Appeal — Bandcamp Daily