Cecile Doo-Kingue; Do the Right Thing !

Every once in a whilea musician comes along who utilizes their ‘voice’ to ensure people are not only aware of life’s realities, they act to undo the social injustices in the world …

Cecile Doo-Kingue is that musician.

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A resident of Montreal, this transplanted New Yorker continues to bring to the forefront issues not only race related, human related as well. It is a journey which continues as the building blocks to making Cecile the best person she can be.

To make humanitythe best they can be. 

Please listen to Cecile as she speaks of her feelings as well as her recent album. Touching on subjects such as art being a cornerstone to every culture, Cecile Doo-Kingue lets it all hang out.

Is anybody listening?

 

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Alex Pangman; Breathing ‘ New ‘ Life Into Life …

Alex Pangman may have seven lives left …

How else can you describe a young lady who has survived two double lung transplants. How else?

New. That’s how …

Pangman’s lungs were so scarred from lung issues from a young age, young adulthood  has proved harrowing to say the least. One rejected pair of lungs later, Alex is back with a new album and feeling better than ever before. Singing better than ever before …

Please listen as Alex explains the medical problem, her excitement over the greats of Jazz and Swing and … her new album ...

New!

 

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Make it FUNKY – CONCERT DVD

First things first.

What is witnessed in this documentary/ concert film, is not for the faint – hearted. In other words; Justin Bieber fans stay away.

‘Make it Funky‘ tells the tale of New Orleans music. A combination of blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, gospel, soul and funk. Rock n roll? You bet …

According to one of the performers in the almost three hour concert which is featured in the DVD, New Orleans music has a sound of it’s own. Keith Richards knows a little about sound and about being different.
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This docu- cert weaves a fine road through a thick tapestry of N’Orlean mud. The groundwork as astonishing as the music itself. The groundwork the architectural plans of modern day music.

Meet the Neville clan. There are quite a few of these home grown boys carrying the messages of music in their instrument cases. Aaron, in what may be the most compelling statement of the film, tells how his song ‘Tell It Like It Is ‘ grew into a global monster hit. Mr. Neville did not receive much money for it – in fact, next to nothing. Profoundly, Neville explains how this was a good thing. The riches he richly deserved, would have surely killed him.

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Make it funky sheds light on the darkness called racism. Many of the founding fathers of modern day music discovered themselves banished from the clubs which showcased the very tunes they themselves made famous.

The origins of this movie commenced inside the head of Allen Toussaint. If James Brown is the godfather of soul, Toussaint may be the patriarch of the New Orleans sound. By no means did he invent it yet there are few who carry the torch so highly and publicly as Toussaint.

What the Rolling Stones have done and continue to do for the forefathers of blues, Allen is doing for the greats of New Orleans.

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The late Earl Palmer, considered the grandfather of Rock n Roll drumming is featured and honoured by the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Kermit Ruffins, Irma Thomas and the human riff himself – Keith Richards. Palmer, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 84, provides the backbeat for the musical journey from the days of segregation through to the newest member of the Neville clan on guitar.

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You got horns, you got funk on the piano and you got a whole lot of New Orleans ripping up the stage. This is soul- defining stuff which pretty much makes the majority of music since seem amateurish in comparison.

Toussaint knows; first things first …