Amiri Baraka in Season 1, Episode 4 of Def Poetry Jam.
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Wynton Marsalis takes his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra around the world. Morley Safer tags along as Marsalis and his musicians make the scene in London and then go to Havana for a Afro-Cuban musical treat. )
Watch Wynton Marsalis and South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela explore the role of music as an instrument for social change — the soundtrack for a people’s revolution here.
Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Professor Quincy T. Mills who discusses his book, “Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America.” )
Repost from PBS. Watch the full film, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, here.
From Poetry in Motion (1982) by Ron Mann.
This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged from the earliest days of silent film to today’s biggest Hollywood blockbusters. Featuring acclaimed author Dr. Jack Shaheen, the film explores a long line of … Continue reading
Architect, photographer, curator and blogger, Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous and politically outspoken contemporary artist. Alan Yentob explores the story of Ai Weiwei’s life and art, and reveals how this most courageous and determined of artists continues to fight … Continue reading
Meet powerhouse artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez — a leading voice in the movement of artists raising awareness about U.S. immigration issues. Favianna is a co-founder of both Presente.org and Culture Strike, two groups pushing back against the wave of anti-immigrant rhetoric and … Continue reading
Presentation by Marie T. Cochran at the Symposium on Affrilachia at the University of Kentucky, Lexington on March 9, 2011, of artwork by the artists included in the exhibition “Common Ground Affrilachia! Where I’m From” at the August Wilson Center … Continue reading
Charlet touches down in Kingston, Jamaica and gains an audience with Elephant Man, aka The Energy God, to find out why the dancehall girls cause the local men so many problems. She then explores the illegal and dangerous skin bleaching … Continue reading
Some of California’s dopest graffiti artists — Mear One, Vyal One, Werc, Griffin One, and Ernest Doty — have created high-impact murals to raise awareness for the labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). The artists discuss their reasons for supporting … Continue reading
Over the past decade lesbians, gays, trans and intersex persons in Africa have experienced high levels human rights abuses. Some of these abuses are committed by the State, which deny us the right to education, health care, bodily safety, freedom … Continue reading
Akala demonstrates and explores the connections between Shakespeare and Hip-Hop, and the wider cultural debate around language and it’s power.
DJ CaveM Moetavation is a hip-hop artist, educator, and raw-foods fanatic. In this fresh performance, DJ CaveM brings the message of being an O.G. (organic gardener) to the head-bobbing audience of TEDxYouth@MileHigh.