The 20 Best Live Acts of the Decade (2000-2009) [Above: Photo by Jason Reed] 5. Janelle Monae From our 2008 live review: “Monae burned up the stage and worked the crowd into a frenzy as she poured all her energy into the performance. In her tuxedo, pompadour hairdo and saddle shoes, she ran around the stage with total abandon. She’s taken the frenzy up a notch since I last saw her, jumping in to the crowd to dance, crowd surfing and slamming the mic stand to the ground.” [Above: Photo by Bob Butler] 4. Tom Waits could stand in one spot and recite any selection from his catalog, and we’d love it. [Above: Photo by April Brimer] 3. It’s pretty rare to find a band this obsessed with studio polish and concert shredding. [About: Photo by Austin L. 2. Wayne Coyne and his crew have managed to cultivate a live show that’s somehow both a visual and emotional manifestation of their delightfully bizarre musical experimentations. [Above: Photo by Mark C. 1. An Arcade Fire show is a truly special thing.
Bob Marley Né dans un village de Jamaïque un 6 février 1945 d’un père officier blanc de la marine anglaise et d’une mère paysanne jamaïcaine noire, Bob Marley passe son enfance à Kingston et à l’écart de son père. C’est dans le quartier populaire de Trenchtown qu’il s’initie à la musique des chanteurs de rock noirs américains ou au Ska des Skatellites. Avec ses amis Peter Tosh et Bunny Livingston, il forme à 14 ans The Wailing Wailers et enregistre son premier 45 tours. En 1966, il se marie avec Rita Anderson qui devient aussi choriste du groupe. David, surnommé Ziggy, leur premier enfant naît deux ans après. C’est à cette époque qu’il se tourne vers le rastafarisme, courant spirituel qui prône la pratique du sport, la consommation de ganja et le refus du monde occidental. Hissé au rang d’ambassadeur du reggae, Bob, devient porte parole de son pays appauvri et fait état de ses rêves de paix entre les peuples.
The Definitive All-Time Top 10 Rock 'n' Roll Documentaries List The art of the rock documentary is a delicate one. A good rockumentary strikes a balance between moving concert footage and revealing backstage confessions, telling a story while illuminating the band's impact on both fans and the cultural zeitgeist. Because they capture a broad swath of culture from such a unique perspective, they are often compelling films, which makes it hard to pick only 10 to call “the best.” Excluding those that are concert films (sorry, Scorcese, but The Last Waltz falls in this category, as well as Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense), here are the definitive top 10 rock documentaries of all time: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
Alexander Bustamante 1884-1977 The Right Excellent Sir William Alexander Clarke Bustamante GBE (24 February 1884 – 6 August 1977) was a Jamaican politician and labour leader who became the first prime minister of Jamaica. Bustamante is honoured in Jamaica with the title National Hero of Jamaica in recognition of his achievements. Early life and education He was born as William Alexander Clarke to Mary née Wilson, of mixed race, and her husband Robert Constantine Clarke, an Irish Roman Catholic planter, in Hanover, Jamaica.[dead link] He said that he took the surname Bustamante to honour a Spanish sea captain who befriended him in his youth. After travelling the world, including working as a policeman in Cuba and as a dietician in a New York City hospital, Bustamante returned to Jamaica in 1932. Marriage and family He married Gladys Longbridge and they had a family together. Entry into politics He became a leader in activism against colonial rule. Bustamante backbone References
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