Monthly Archives: May 2011

CD review: Hadar Noiberg’s excursion from the melting pot of New York to the rich tradition of Israel.

Artist: Hadar Noiberg
Title: Journey Back Home
Label: self produced
Genre: Jazz/nu Israel music

Reviewed by Matthew Rentz

For her solo album Journey Back Home the NYC based Israeli artist Hadar Noiberg draws from an eclectic array of influences.  Her masterful flute work weaves a path that beckons the listener for a glimpse of her native land.  Backed by the remarkably solid rhythm section of Omer Avital (double bass) and Ziv Ravitz (drums/ percussion), Noiberg is free to explore her diverse roots. Journey Back Home is a wonderful jazz album that offers the listener an excursion from the melting pot of New York to the rich tradition of Israel.

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Music listings – 5/30 through 6/5

Will be updated during the week!

1. Karl Berger’s Stone Workshop Orchestra

Date: Monday, May 30, 2011
Time: 7:30 & 10pm
Venue: The Stone (is located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Contemporary Jazz/improve

During the ‘70- and ‘80’s, the Woodstock-based Creative Music Studio was considered the premier study center for contemporary creative music. Founded in 1971 by Karl Berger , Ingrid Sertso and Ornette Coleman, CMS brought together leading innovators in the jazz and world music communities. Unprecedented in its range and diversity, CMS was an acknowledged phenomenon in the international music world.

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Video: Another Brick In The Wall (Hey Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone!) cover!

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Blurred Vision, a band of two young Iranian brothers, Sepp and Solh in Toronto used the Pink Floyed song  “Another Brick in the Wall“, which was written by the great Roger Waters in 1979, as a musical-political statement to express their support for the pro-democracy movement and revolution in Iran which started in the summer of 2009 in Tehran, Iran.

The famous line, “Hey. teacher, leave us kids alone” is replaced with “Hey, Ayatollah, leave those kids alone” which was approved by Roger Waters. The video shows a mullah and the security forces chasing after and beating the young protesters in Iran. The director of the  video is the Canadian/Iranian filmmaker, Babak Payami who lives in Toronto.

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Documentary Film Preview: Dark Girls

Clips from the upcoming documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color—particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.
This film will be released in Fall/Winter 2011. Check out the Dark Girls page on Facebook for updates and information.



Directed by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry
Produced by Bill Duke for Duke Media
and D. Channsin Berry for Urban Winter Entertainment
Co-Produced by Bradinn French
Line Produced by Cheryl L. Bedford
Edited by Bradinn French