Archive for October, 2008

Modiba CMJ Showcase #2: NATION BEAT, HAALE, YAS, MAX ZT, NOBLE SOCIETY

Posted in Uncategorized on October 16, 2008 by modibanyc

Noble Society is a trio broadcasting, from Brooklyn, New York, a musical hybrid of dancehall and hip hop, with a whole lot of reggae thrown in.

Haale (as in halle-lujah), is a Bronx-born woman of Iranian descent whose songs are trance-inducing, rhythmically propulsive, and lyrically engaging tapestries that draw on both Persian mystical and American psychedelic musical traditions.

At the heart of Nation Beat, a 6-piece group from Brooklyn, lies a totally original 21st century fusion between thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms, Appalachian-inspired bluegrass music, funk, rock, and country-blues.

Yas, Iran’s premier rapper a.k.a.the “Persian Tupac” — is the voice of the young and restless generation of Iranian youth hungry for change in their own country and around the world.

Max ZT, a hammered dulcimer player born in Chicago but currently living in Brooklyn, combines fast hands and an ear for African rhythms into a style of music that merges the influences of the East and West seamlessly.

Modiba Publishing+ is America’s first and only consolidated international music publishing catalog. To celebrate our launch, we are pleased to present 6 fantastic artists from our catalog together in one unforgettable night of music spanning the globe. Join us to discover the best in music from the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas.

ARTISTS INFO: http://www.modibapublishing.com

TICKETS: http://dromnyc.com/home/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=226&category_id=2&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=69&vmcchk=1&Itemid=69

http://www.modiba.net

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Modiba CMJ Showcase #1: YOUNG BLOOD BRASS BAND and COUGAR

Posted in Uncategorized on October 16, 2008 by modibanyc

Globe-trotting riot jazz/hiphop ensemble Youngblood Brass Band bring their incendiary live show to Joe’s Pub during CMJ with special guests Cougar. Youngblood has been called ‘the Midwest’s answer to The Roots’ by the New Yorker and the London Times says ‘If you see one band this decade, make it Youngblood Brass Band.’ Cougar’s instrumental emergency rock has been seen on tour recently with Maximo Park and U.N.K.L.E., and are poised to release the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Law’ (mixed and recorded with John McEntire of Tortoise). ‘A virtually flawless example of intelligent musical design.’ – XLR8R

Modiba Publishing+ is America’s first and only consolidated international music publishing catalog.

ARTISTS: http://www.modibapublishing.com
TICKETS: http://tickets.publictheater.org/calendar/view.asp?id=7421

http://www.modiba.net

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Amazing animated Nation Beat music video

Posted in Uncategorized on October 6, 2008 by modibanyc

Yas: Iran’s # 1 Hip Hop artist comes to America

Posted in Uncategorized on October 6, 2008 by modibanyc

YAS is often referred to as the “Persian Tupac” known for his socially conscious lyrics. He is the first and only rapper in Iran whose music has been granted permission to be released by the government. Downloaded and heard by millions of people worldwide, YAS has also been featured and interviewed on CNN, BBC, National Geographic Magazine (cover story on Iran) and numerous other media outlets. As he raps about his own life and the problems facing his generation, he is unique in that not only has he hit a nerve with the youth of Iran but he has been able to prove that Hip Hop can play a positive role in society.

Get to know another side of Iran, rarely seen and heard outside of the country. 70% of Iran’s population (70 million) is under the age of 30 and Hip Hop is the fastest growing trend not only in Iran but the greater Middle East. YAS is the voice of his generation.

He is in the US now extending his hand through his music to promote better relations between our two cultures.

“Why not use Hip Hop as a way to learn more about each other”? –YAS

www.Myspace.com/YASPERSIAN2

Shasha Marley nominated for 2 Kora Awards

Posted in Uncategorized on October 6, 2008 by modibanyc

http://www.koraawards.org

Nominations include:
BEST ARTIST / WEST AFRICA
BEST REGGAE ARTIST / AFRICA

SHASHA MARLEY, who was just awarded the 2008 BEST MALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE and the BEST REGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR during this year’s GHANA MUSIC AWARDS, lets out his captivating voice and takes over the stage with an incredible stage show. Ingenuity and sheer prowess characterize his performances, SHASHA has recorded alongside several top artists and has won several awards to his credit. When the Hall of Fame multi Grammy Awards winner, ISSAC HAYES heard his music, he said « Wow, this brother is pure talent, me and he are going to do great things together », and sure enough, they have.

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