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Africa Express Releases 5-Minute Video Edit Of 'Terry Riley's In C Mali'

Africa Express shares a short video for their 'Terry Riley's In C Mali' project.


A few weeks after providing a five-minute excerpt of Terry Riley’s In C Mali, the first African version of minimalist composer Terry Riley's 1964 masterpiece In C, Africa Express now shares its warm visual accompaniment. Directed by Roland Hamilton, the video tours through wide, tree-lined Malian streets while diving into radiant performance & discussion footage of conductor André de Ridder and his players (Damon AlbarnAdama Koita, and Bijou, amongst them). An entire concert of Terry Riley’s In C Mali, as well as de Ridder's conception of the project, can be found in the film Tate Modern and Africa Express present…Terry Riley’s In C MaliCheck out the video for Terry Riley’s In C Mali below. Terry Riley’s In C Mali is out now on digital platforms, and will be released on CD and limited edition vinyl on January 26 via Transgressive Records.

 

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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