The Souljazz Orchestra The Souljazz Orchestra performing in Calgary (2007) The Souljazz Orchestra is a Canadian musical group based in Ottawa that has toured Canada, the United States and Europe. Their music is a fusion of soul, jazz, funk, afrobeat and Latin styles. Members The origins of the financial crisis: Crash course THE collapse of Lehman Brothers, a sprawling global bank, in September 2008 almost brought down the world’s financial system. It took huge taxpayer-financed bail-outs to shore up the industry. Even so, the ensuing credit crunch turned what was already a nasty downturn into the worst recession in 80 years. Massive monetary and fiscal stimulus prevented a buddy-can-you-spare-a-dime depression, but the recovery remains feeble compared with previous post-war upturns. GDP is still below its pre-crisis peak in many rich countries, especially in Europe, where the financial crisis has evolved into the euro crisis. The effects of the crash are still rippling through the world economy: witness the wobbles in financial markets as America’s Federal Reserve prepares to scale back its effort to pep up growth by buying bonds.
Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra Kokolo (/kəˈkoʊloʊ/ kə-KOH-loh), also known as the Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra, is an American Afrobeat band from the Lower East Side of New York City, formed in 2001 by songwriter/producer Ray Lugo. Along with The Daktaris and Antibalas, they form part of the early New York Afrobeat scene that ignited the genre’s current global revival. Name Origin Anthony Joseph Anthony Joseph Anthony Joseph (born 12 November 1966, Port of Spain, Trinidad) is a British/Trinidadian poet, novelist, musician and lecturer. Biography The Spasm Band Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band is a band led by Trinidadian poet, novelist and lecturer Anthony Joseph. The band was formed in London in 2005 as an offshoot of his then novel-in-progress The African Origins of UFOs. The band's musical influences include Free Jazz, Afro-Caribbean funk, spoken word, soca, rapso, Calypso, Rock and the hypnotic Spiritual Baptist rhythms that were prominent in Joseph's childhood in Trinidad.
14 Paintings That Revolutionized Art From Gustav Klimt's gilded aesthetic to Hieronymus Bosch's devilish landscapes, the realm of art history has seen its fair share of radical painters. Today we accept the work of these artists as part of the canon, but at the time of their debut, masterpieces like "Adele Bloch-Bauer I" and "The Garden of Earthly Delights" were unprecedented in their boundary-pushing style and subject matter. A new book titled The Paintings That Revolutionized Art brings together works by Hokusai, Cezanne, Munch, Vermeer and more, attempting to craft an art world listicle to trump all other listicles. Consisting of 100 iconic paintings spanning over a millennium, the pantheon of artworks tips its hat to a diverse range of genres and movements. We've compiled just 14 of the 100 paintings below (with brief quotes from the book).
The Shaolin Afronauts (band) The Shaolin Afronauts are an Adelaide-based instrumental afrobeat band that is styled after Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band and Sun Ra. Their music incorporates elements of avant-garde jazz, soul and traditional African and Cuban percussive rhythms. Founded in 2008 out of a fascination with Afrobeat and creative improvised music the band began their life as a support for The Transatlantics before branching out to play their own shows. Over the course of the next few months, the group solidified with a core of twelve band members and expanded their repertoire of original songs. Over the next few years, the band's presence grew; in 2011, they were booked to play the Womadelaide festival in South Australia and had already seen extensive touring throughout the country.
Chicago AfroBeat Project Chicago Afrobeat Project (CAbP) is a seven- to 14-piece world music ensemble with many influences, including afrobeat, Afro-Cuban, funk, jazz, jùjú music, and rock. The members are well versed in afrobeat, the musical style of Fela Kuti. Based in Chicago, they play over 100 live performances a year, sometimes accompanied by African dancers from Chicago's Muntu Dance Theatre. The group has released four studio efforts between 2005-2013 all recorded at Fullerton Recording Studios. Members David Glines - GuitarKevin Ford - Keyboards, Studio ShamanGarrick Smith - Baritone SaxophoneAngelo Garcia - Tenor SaxophoneMark Thomson - TromboneXavier Galdon - TromboneAntar Jackson - VocalistDanjuma Gaskin - PercussionGraham Czach - BassGeoff Shell - BassGraham Burris - BassChadwick - Painter (select shows)TJ Okulnola - Talking Drum (select shows)Tosha Alston - Dancer (select shows)Koya Odum - Dancer (select shows)