The Coup - 5 Million Ways to Kill a C.E.O.

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Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes — short film by Kahlil Joseph, music from Flying Lotus’ album

stunning.

Roxxxan - Too Fucking Facety

Added to list of women that I want to marry

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How have I not known about Bonjay til now? The choreography is so bad ass.

Bonjay - “Stumble”

Lauryn Hill - The Mystery of Iniquity (All Falls Down)

dynamicafrica:

Rightly listed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the best Brazilian albums in history, and possibly of all time  (forgive me if my bias is showing), África Brasil is quite possibly the definitive album of Afro-Brasilian music legend Jorge Ben’s career. 
A heavy mixture of samba and funk, Jorge Ben so perfectly captures the iconic sound and essence associated with the Música Popular Brasileira post-Bossa Nova cultural movement in Brasil, and also pays tribute to the various African cultures (e.g. Mozambican, Congolese and Angolan) that have greatly influenced the fabric of Brasilian culture to this day.
Songs such as Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma), Cavaleiro do Cavalo Imaculado, África Brasil (Zumbi) and Xica da Silva all reference and/or pay tribute to Afro-Brasilian historical icons and Afro-Brasilian history.

dynamicafrica:

Rightly listed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the best Brazilian albums in history, and possibly of all time  (forgive me if my bias is showing), África Brasil is quite possibly the definitive album of Afro-Brasilian music legend Jorge Ben’s career. 

A heavy mixture of samba and funk, Jorge Ben so perfectly captures the iconic sound and essence associated with the Música Popular Brasileira post-Bossa Nova cultural movement in Brasil, and also pays tribute to the various African cultures (e.g. Mozambican, Congolese and Angolan) that have greatly influenced the fabric of Brasilian culture to this day.

Songs such as Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma), Cavaleiro do Cavalo Imaculado, África Brasil (Zumbi) and Xica da Silva all reference and/or pay tribute to Afro-Brasilian historical icons and Afro-Brasilian history.

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Lemon Bucket Orkestra Live on Air Canada Flight AC 876 to Bucharest
Their plane got delayed 20 minutes so they played an impromptu show.

The first time I saw these guys was last summer, which was a very strange and consequential summer, after some art festival, when they poured out onto the streets of Kensington Market and played into the wee hours of the night at that park no one knows the name of. My friend and I were just sitting on a porch smoking and lamenting our woes, when they appeared, and I remembering impulsively dropping my cigarette to clap and dance.

The second time was early Winter, after a friend’s birthday party which I hadn’t planned on going to but did, and made a new friend, and we slipped into a french restaurant at 2 AM to catch the last few minutes of their performance. Those few minutes ended up fueling the rest of the night until dawn.

Third time was later that winter, we actually went to see them live, and I never danced so hard. The night proved to be dramatic and sad, but it’s okay I guess, because I never danced so hard. I lost a sweater and, briefly, a friend, but months later regained the sweater, and that friend too.

Then last weekend after an impromptu epic night out with friends, as we dragged our silly selves home at 3 AM, we found them on a street corner, ripping it up. I’ve never seen performers control a crowd and build momentum and tension so impressively, especially not on a street corner.

Anyway, so this video doesn’t do them justice, but you get the idea.

Elliot Smith - Angeles

what ever

José Mauro- Obnoxius

Obnoxius (1970) was the first and only record from José Mauro, who died before the release of the album in a car accident.

"After José Mauro´s death the promotion of the record was cancelled, the record was never sold commercially until it was re-released decades later. Today a lot of people talk about the record as one of the best albums recorded in Brasil at that time (recorded 1970). The album is a triumph, but until today not earning the attention it is worth.

Grand orchestral Brazilian pop, influenced by Bossa Nova and brasilian folk, yet dissimilar to the established paths of back then as much as now. Composed by Jose Mauro and Ana Maria Bahiana, arranged by Gaya and recorded with the particapation of many famous brasilian musicians, the songs were new and unorthodox.”

I remember finding this two summers ago. Ah. Ah ah ah.