[Sfbay-video] Fwd: OBAMA'S IRAQ Friday April 3, 7pm @ ATA (also DJ Filastine event later)
a. mark liiv
mark at whisperedmedia.org
Wed Apr 1 13:49:10 PDT 2009
>Please Invite your friends:
>Bay Area Premiere from the makers of "Fourth World War" & "This is What
>Democracy Looks Like"...
>A Big Noise Film
>Friday April 3, 7pm
>992 Valencia Street (at 21st), SF
>Everyone welcome, $6 donation requested, not required.
>Obama's Iraq is an evening of short films never before seen in America.
>Shot on the other side of the blast shields in Iraq's walled cities, it
>covers a very different side of the war than is ever seen on American
>screens. It reports unembedded from war-torn Falluja, from the giant US
>prison at Umm Qasr, from the Mehdi Army stronghold inside Sadr
>City, from the places where mainstream corporate channels can not or will
>Obama's Iraq asks the questions -- what is occupation under Obama, and
>how can we end the war in Iraq and the empire behind it? After the film, a
>public discussion will begin to answer that question, lead by:
>Carl Davison, organizer with Iraq Veterans Against the War, served in the
>Marines and the Army, and refused deployment to Iraq.
>Antonia Juhasz, analyst, activist, author of Tyrany of Oil; The World's Most
>Powerful Industry--and What We Must Do to Stop It
>Rick Rowley, Big Noise film maker recently returned for Iraq.
>Sponsored by Courage to Resist, Bay Area Iraq Veterans Against the War, &
>Unconventional Action in the Bay.
>AND TOTALLY UNRELATED TO THAT, here's a music event i got an email about
>that sounds fun for those of you who've read this far...
>Just wanted to give you a shout about an event this Friday (and to ask you
>to forward this): Filastine is playing in San Francisco. He's the founder
>of the Infernal Noise Brigade marching band (and, for those of you with long
>memories, former member of ¡TchKung¡).
>I guarantee that his show will be one of the better things you can do with
>your evening (with your week, really), and I can't reccomend it highly
>He'll be playing on April 3
>Club Ten 15
>1015 Folsom, at Harriet
>Go check out some of the freshest dance music around, complete with
>subversive visuals and beats played on unusual and surprising musical
>instruments and objects of consumer culture. If you haven't seen him in a
>while, his performance has changed dramatically and is full of beautiful
>high-tech smart-fone-hacking genius, as well as sharp live percussion. Get
>your dance on, tell him hello after the show, and give him a hug from me.
>You can get a sense of his new style with this video:
>Also, he just dropped a new album, called Dirty Bomb, which consists of "17
>dense tracks of borderless rhythm, collage, noise, and bass crammed into a
>beautifully designed digipack. Constructed across a dozen countries and even
>more genres, the album welds rattling dubstep wobble to syrupy arabic
>violins, glitch-hop to balkan brass, and features a grip of MCs &
>vocalists." (from his website, http://www.filastine.com)
>And if you're still not convinced (and yet are still reading) here are more
>tempting descriptions of his edgy polyrhythmic gorgeous work:
>"With one ear to the ground but the other firmly in the gutter, Filastine
>has delivered a musical bombardment of an album that is fresh and
>uncompromising and comes highly recommended." -- Spannered
>"Phenomenal second full-length, Dirty Bomb, is a potent melange of breaks,
>hip-hop, jungle, dubstep, and political outrage." -- The Boston Phoenix
>"Such a unique style of electronica it's hard to pigeonhole...middle eastern
>melodies and pluckings, charges with brilliant displays of breakbeat rhythms
>and percussive executions" -- The Sydney Morning Herald
>"Both the live and programmed drums feel like time itself has been sliced
>open, offering a cross-section of temporality's complex and relative
>clockwork, with gears spinning at different speeds" -- The Wire
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