This week on All Day Play FM we come at you with a nice little mix to remind you what Independence Day is really about… Should we be shooting off fireworks and singing God bless America? Only after we have true justice and everyone is free of persecution, inequality and oppression, not just here in America but all over the world.. Until then we must remember the struggle continues.. We must never forget the sordid legacy of our so-called founding fathers.. Many of them massive slave owners.. Right Tommy Jefferson? Click the link above to peep the mix..
Congratulations to long time Bay Area artist E-A Ski who just won the International Prestigious Award 13th Okanogan International Film Festival in Canada. More than 130 films were submitted. His short film ‘No Problem‘ which is a throw back to the long form music videos ala Michael Jackson‘s Thriller, features his good friend and esteemed actor Danny Glover. The song and video are from Mr Ski’s upcoming album ‘Fifth of Skithoven‘ and also features Richmond, Cali rapper Locksmith who many of us know for his legendary battles on MTV and Eastwood of IMGMI Films. Mr Ski and his crew noted they were happy to be recognized by Canada and look foward to coming back..
While Ski was making noise in Canada some other Bay Area rappers just finsished touring up there. Props to Souls of Mischief who made noise and introduced the Canucks to Oakland Freestyle King Mistah FAB.
As for E-A-Ski’s film award, he joins the ranks of other Bay Area Hip Hoppers who have been making noise with recent films. A few months back Oakland’s Piper from the group Flipsyde won Best Screenplay Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. Also well known Bay Area writer Mark Skillz and the production crew Lincoln Leopard won several awards including Best Short Documentary for the Hip Hop film ‘White Lines and the Fever’ at SxSW, Tribeca and the Seattle International Film Festivall..
All in all its great to see so many folks from the Bay making noise in the areas of film.
Long time actor/ activist Danny Glover is here in Detroit at the US Social Forum making the rounds and showing support. We sat down with him along with our radio colleague Nora Barrows Friedman and got his perspectives on the city of Detroit and it’s important history in the Freedom and Labor Struggles.
Glover talked about many of the ways in which Detroit has been innovative.
We also spoke with Glover about the intersection he sees between what is going on in Haiti and what’s as well as his take on how we should be connecting the dots with Haiti, Palestine movements both here at home and abroad.