[Podcast] A Miscellany of Tasteful Music – 01-21-2014

A Miscellany of Tasteful Music – 01-21-2014 by Rudy Carrera on Mixcloud

A new episode of 10 rather interesting tracks, featuring Anastasia from Macedonia, The Saqqara Dogs out of San Francisco, Australia’s The Saints, Heidelberg, Germany’s Krautrock kings Guru Guru, Argentine-Swedish indie-folk singer José González, A-Ha crooner Morten Harket, Lebanon’s diva Fairuz, Bosnia’s Bijelo Dugme, and a bit of calypso provided by Lord Invader. Enjoy!

[Video] Amiri Baraka & Sun Ra – A Black Mass (1968)

The poet, playwright and political activist Amiri Baraka passed away from undisclosed causes on January 9, 2014.

Whether you saw him as the voice of the disenfranchized, a leading light among black artists and activists, or a worthless Marxist gadfly whose best days ended before the 1970s, this polarizing figure left a gigantic cultural mark in the arts. The video below shows Baraka at his peak collaborating with the legendary Sun Ra.