First Fridays ~ Oakland, CA By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief UBO Magazine Being from Sacramento, CA I have been to several Second Saturdays and enjoyed all that the Downtown area has to offer. Recently I have moved to Oakland, CA and have had the pleasure of enjoying First Fridays full of street vendors, boutiques, live music, dancers, art galleries and an array of individuals running the gamut between college students [...]
So far, two music compilations have emerged as fundraisers: one in New York City, another in Oakland. If there are other benefit comps in other locations, please leave a comment below and tell us about them. Here are the fundraising albums we have seen emerge from Year One of the Occupy movement… Occupy This Album (Occupy Wall Street) http://musicforoccupy.org/2012/05/pre-order-occupy-this-album/ cost : $9.99 running time : 77 songs, 300:00 (99 [...]
Since early times, MUSIC has brought communities together. It has unified us in dance, and has taught us lessons in harmony. It has been an agent of celebration, joining people from around the world through propulsive rhythms and voices of ecstasy. It has created a heightened state of awareness, reenergizing our spirit so that we may continue down our paths graciously. Its power is as vast as the cosmos from [...]
“Love & Understanding” (BayArea Artist Tribute To the Fallen) Song & Video Produced & Mixed By Korise “BigTunes” J.(TownTroniks) Chorus Vocals: Cole, Sharese Robinson, Pamela, Jujuana Williams, Nazir & BigTunes Emcees: Five Eighty, Swa Da Gentlemen, Ambessa, Sun Ru, Fego, Jujuana Williams, AmTrakz, Aztech Raul, T’Moe, Shake Anderson & Lord Takim A.K.A.Tak Udda Town Musicians: Guitar-David Goodlet, Bass-Key Hudson(TownTroniks), Drums-Tristeon Moore, Congas & Bongos-Kwic Time Director/Videographer: Gabriela”Belacruela”Diaz Props, Sound & [...]
A fusillade of gunshots shatters the evening stillness, silence a brief backdrop again before a cacophony of police radios and loud voices erupts in its place. No longer cognizant of his surroundings, the young man who is the focus of the radio calls and shouted instructions attempts to rise and resume his journey. Miles away, a mother stirs. She never truly sleeps until her son returns home. Worlds away, a mother-deity [...]
Some occuArt. Oakland May Day Parade 2012.
All animation, effects, and audio by Lucas Krech. Based on UStream footage by Spencer @OakFoSho Mills shot at Occupy Oakland. Animation built in Studio Artist 4. Compositing and effects in Motion 5. Audio track built from clips from the source footage compiled in Audacity 2.
#occupyAntigone, a contemporary performance project based on the classic Sophocles play about standing up to abusive authoritarian power, Antigone. #occupyAntigone is a crowd-sourced emergent text contributed to by #OWS protestors, friends, allies, comrades, and fellow artists. The text will form the basis of performances to be developed in a facilitation rather than directorial style. We will employ techniques of facilitation, modified from those used at occupations, to craft the shape of the production instead [...]