This month, Dutty Artz kicked off a series of monthly livestream/podcast events called the Duttycast.
The Duttycast will alternate between conversations/interactive experiences where we dig deeper into some of the issues all of us, as artists crossing borders and boundaries, have to deal with; and live musical experiences representing the wide range of Dutty Artz talents.
It has been declared by decree that the Changing of The Mood from this point forth will be an event held quarterly unless otherwise decided upon by the powers that be. For the first incarnation of said gathering of revelers, we were able to raise a bushel of American monetary units and throw a (beyond the) block party that found itself in the Park of the Sunset in the year 2012 of the Christian God. The follow up manifestation will make sure the world knows that Africans are indeed real, by pulling them out of the realm of myths, and pushing them deep into your ear canals, penetrating the furthest stretches of your ancestral souls.
Excitingly, the lineup for said gathering features: a Kenyan superstar scribe making his way down from the upper reaches of the Hudson river, a DJ from Africa of the South who in the current era is able to sell 30,000 physical units of House mix CDs from out the back of his carriage, four Salone borbors including a village chief, a blind genius virtuoso musician, a house music maestro, and His Imperial Majesty Lamin Fofana I. Also appearing in the pageant will be wordsmiths Old Money and beatsmith Matt Shadetek whom both represent the colony once belonging to a great people of the North, but at the current juncture remains under the reign of Emperor Bloomberg of York (the new one).
Join us on Saturday to Change The Mood!
October 13th at Public Assembly, Brooklyn. 21+. $10. 9pm.
tickets available: http://www.publicassemblynyc.com/?wtpage=event&id=4340
for more information, contact: email@example.com
Head over to XLR8R for a free download of “Dance In Yr Blood” – first leak/bonus track from my EP What Elijah Said out September 21st.
Check out the website of photojournalist Brendan Bannon. He is responsible for that incredible image that is my EP cover.
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Kenyan superhero/first viral internet sensation from Kenya – with a massive following on Facebook and Twitter
“After platinum, albums go Makmende”
“They once made a makmende toilet paper, but there was a problem: It wouldn’t take shit from anybody!!!”
“Makmende hangs his clothes on a safaricom line and when they dry he stores them in a flashdisk!”
(via …My heart’s in Accra)
(props to Chief Boima for the heads up)