African Film Library has launched!
Colorlines & Shadow & Act recap SXSW
S&A has several reviews for films shown at SXSW including Gimme the Loot (which won the Grand Jury Award for Narrative Feature) and The Last Fall; but I just wanted to highlight a bit of music from Colorlines’ recap:
MUSIC: The female hip-duo TheeSatisfaction has been performing at SXSW since 2010 but this year they’re on everyones radar: they’ve been featured everywhere from the NY Times to the LA Times and everything in between including what seems like every music blog on the internet. Thee Satisfaction raps about politics, justice, sexuality but they describe their blend of music the best: “funk-psychedelic feminista sci-fi epics with the warmth and depth of Black Jazz and Sunday morning soul, frosted with icy raps that evoke equal parts Elaine Brown, Ursula Rucker and Q-Tip.”
First I read this then I went here. Instant love. I look forward to reading more.
More from SXSW: videos and photos of the All Africa Showcase hosted by Spinlet
I’ve been feeling like a grown up jamming to Gregory Porter’s Be Good. The official video, directed by Pierre Bennu has been released. Watch Below:
“The dance of love is something that can be done alone but it is also fun with somebody else,” says Bennu. “I wanted to show two characters; one who was so busy dancing alone, never looking to have a partner… and another so desperate for love that he would do whatever it took to get it. What that character finally realizes is that all he needed to offer forth was himself.”