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Robert Glasper Experiment “Black Radio” EPK captured by FROLAB

2012 is sounding quite beautiful already… take a sneak peak at the making of the Robert Glasper Experiment’s new album “Black Radio out early 2012 on Blue Note Records.


VIDEO captured & edited by FROLAB

Pre-Order your copy of Black Radio! – Blue Note Records.
iTunes | Amazon (Vinyl)

Track Listing:
1. Lift Off/Mic Check (featuring Shafiq Husayn)
2. Afro Blue (featuring Erykah Badu)
3. Cherish The Day (featuring Lalah Hathaway)
4. Always Shine (featuring Lupe Fiasco & Bilal)
5. Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) (featuring Ledisi)
6. Move Love (featuring KING)
7. Ah Yeah (featuring Musiq Soulchild & Chrisette Michele)
8. Consequence Of Jealously (featuring Meshell Ndegeocello)
9. Why Do We Try (featuring Stokley Williams)
10. Black Radio (eaturing Mos Def)
11. Letter to Hermoine (featuring Bilal)
12. Smells Like Teen Spirit

Robert Glasper, Black Radio Piano. photo by: Jewell Green (@missfrolab)

for more info please visit: frolab.com

Black August : Hip Hop Project

+powerful. educational. inspirational documentary film “Black August Hip Hop Project” directed by Dream Hampton | Los Angeles screenings: Sat, Feb 19th @10:00pm; Wed, Feb 23rd @6:40pm | Culver Plaza Theatres: 9919 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232* | dig deeper…


LA WEEKLY Recommendations : Pan African Film Festival 2011*

Hip-hop cultural critic–turned-filmmaker Dream Hampton‘s Black August (U.S.) is an engrossing critique of the creation and incarceration of America’s political prisoners (in this case, African-American political activists). The film is deft and fast-moving, and Hampton shrewdly introduces the subject by having Dave Chappelle function as a kind of clueless Everyman, explaining the historical meaning and connotations of the term “Black August” by first admitting he only recently heard the term, before breaking down its significance: Black Panther George Jackson was murdered by San Quentin prison guards in August 1971, kicking off a lineage of African-American political tragedies that would occur over the years in the month of August. With crisply shot concert footage from the annual consciousness-raising, New York–based Black August Hip-Hop Festival (performers include Mos Def, Common, Talib Kweli and Dead Prez) juxtaposed against interviews with political exiles Nehanda Abiodun and Assata Shakur, the documentary is the perfect blend of sleek professionalism and gritty substance.

By Ernest Hardy

*follow link to continue reading: http://www.laweekly.com/2011-02-17/film-tv/pan-african-film-festival-2011

Trailer:

to buy tickets please visit the box office (Culver Plaza Theatres: 9919 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232) or visit: http://www.paff.org/panafricanfilmfestival/tickets

PROJECT A.T.O.M MERKABAH

DPROSPER Presents PROJECT A.T.O.M : MERKABAH (Chariot of Ascension)

Black August: A Hip-Hop Benefit Concert (2010)

“Never had so many people, so eloquently described the pain and issues of a generation” -Mutulu Shakur

[Documentary Film World Premiere]
Black August: A Hip-Hop Benefit Concert (2010)
Thursday, August 26, 2010 | Lincoln Center 65th Street New York, NY
Reception: 6pm / Program: 7pm

A live performance and panel discussion will follow the screening. Co-presented by the ImageNation Cinema Foundation.

for more information on the doc please visit: http://mxgm.org/blackaugust

ROSES

HVW8, UNION LA & FROLAB present: MOS DEF Ecstatic Moments

The exhibit will be open to the public Sat 1/30-2/6 Exclusive images from the making of the “Ecstatic” to tour photos & more.

This Saturday, 7- 11pm at the HVW8 Art + Design Gallery, 661 N. Spaulding Ave, 90026.

for more info: http://www.frolab.com/ecstatic