The new Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap—a nine-disc collection of 129 songs accompanied by a 300-page book—is an imposing object. Yet hip-hop itself is a pretty imposing subject, because it’s not just a musical approach or a radio format, it’s a lifestyle that could never be completely captured by anything that comes in a box. When the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the institution’s Folkways label got together to plan the project in the early 2010s, they knew they had taken on a daunting task. How do you tell the stories of generations
Art displays will be popping up in one Winston-Salem neighborhood every weekend through Juneteenth as a way to bring new life to the community.Artist Kayyum Hallah and the rest of the neighborhood association decided to put the installations in Happy Hill at the intersection of Alder and Mock streets. The clock tower strikes a moment in history for the oldest Black neighborhood in the city.”We hope to dispel the negative stereotype that has been given to this area over the last few years (and) want to reclaim and revitalize the rich culture and history that existed over here in Happy … Read More
Over 10,000 people from the Tamil film industry are set to receive support through the nine-film anthology Navarasa, an initiative conceived by directors Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan.
The anthology of short films for Netflix was conceived as a way to raise funds to support members of the cinema industry who had been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Several directors, actors and technicians came forward to offer their services pro-bono to work on the ambitious project. The aim was to unite the creative community of Tamil cinema and send a strong message of solidarity and resilience.
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