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Event Review: FlickerLab and Sosala Ask “Are We Already Gone?”

Flickerlab LogoDate: September 21 through September 28, 2014
Venue: FlickerLab (NY)
Review by Dawoud Kringle

ARE WE ALREADY GONE? Artists on the Art of Leaving is an exhibit / art installation held at FlickerLab, curated by Negin Sharifzadeh. FlickerLab held its final showing in Soho from September 21st – 28th 2014 (before astronomical rents forced them to move to Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood).

Ahmed Issawi, Director of Alwan for the Arts, says, “In so far as art should reflect its environment or contend with the problematics of representation, Are We Already Gone, curated by Negin Sharifzadeh, a variable composition of installations, sculptures, and conceptual visual and sound pieces, is emblematic of a world of impermanence, of wondering whether one has wandered away or is still here. Not merely are the works themselves concerned with incompletion, sculptural or architectural suspension, identity not as a notion bequeathed through birth rather as a transformative ongoing process of migration and exile, but more so in where the “art” is displayed: in closets, on kitchen counters, workplace, home, if we know what home is anymore. There is a bifurcation of the notion of time and space. We are already gone for certain, but where we are going or are going qua going is the way it is going to go, is perhaps what Sharifzadeh, an Iranian in Brooklyn, New York, subconsciously trying to explore.”

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Music Meets Activism: “Artists’ Pay for Radio Play” Event At Le Poisson Rouge (NY)

Content Creators Coalition flierDate: February 25, 2014
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (NY)

Review by Dawoud Kringle

On Tuesday, February 24th, Le Poisson Rouge played host to an important event which was sponsored by the NY chapter of the Content Creators Coalition. One that may well be a landmark in the unfolding of the way that the music business is conducted.

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Interview: Lautaro Burgos – Ambassador of Argentina: An In-Depth, Four Part Video Interview.

Interview by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (February 16, 2014)

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Lautaro Burgos (photo by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi)

What do you know about Argentina? What do you about her history and culture? Have you heard of Argentinian musicians, such as Mercedes SoSa, Astor Piazzolla, Gato Barbierei, Lalo Shifrin,.. or Lautaro Burgos?

Lautaro Burgos is a drummer from Argentina who lives in Williamsburg and has been playing in New York for some time He’s not only a great drummer, but also a very bright and enjoyable person to speak with. After watching this video, dear reader, I’m sure that you want to see Lautaro in one of his next concerts. You may also be inspired to travel to Argentina!

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Michael Wimberly (Part One of a Two Part Feature) – A Congress of Masters, Evolving Music Begins with a Notable Performance.

Text by Dawoud Kringle

ap.jpgOn a Monday night, the 6th day of 2014, when New York City was in the midst of a winter filled with strange weather, a congress of NYC’s jazz elite assembled at Clemente Soto Velez Center for a concert marking the beginning of the Evolving Music Series, presented by Arts for Art (organized by Patricia Parker). Michael Wimberly was the curator for the night’s performance.

Michael Wimberly and Charles Gayle began the first set.

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