Daily Archives: January 24, 2017

Terence Nance: Jimi Could Have Fallen From The Sky (Short Film)

Terence Nance created the short film Jimi Could Have Fallen From The Sky for Sundance’s Project Five By Five series collaboration with the Visit Seattle tourism bureau. Five filmmakers were invited to Seattle to make short films celebrating the city catering to one of the five senses.

The film uses biographical information about Hendrix to reconstruct his life based on his ability to skydive, which he learned in the Army. The seven-minute film shows Hendrix as a preteen and then as an adult falling from the sky. Hendrix and his friends dance around creating their own rituals and at one point Hendrix’s guitar falls from the sky and he emerges from purple smoke. Nance’s seven-minute feature is one of the most creative vehicles for telling Hendrix’s story and should intrigue anyone into visiting the guitarist’s hometown.

 

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Terrace Martin Debuts Video For Oakland

¬†Terrace Martin’s Velvet Portraits has a Grammy nomination for Best R&B album and he thinks the recognition is a triumph for his Crenshaw neighborhood in Los Angeles. “Oakland” is from Velvet Portraits and it’s about Martin’s belief in the city as one of the Black heartbeats of America. The song features Lalah Hathway’s vocals and the video is a series of city scenes directed by Lola Ridgell.

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Syd Unveils Body Single Before The Release Of Fin

Syd debuted her latest single, “Body” today on the Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show. The seductive bedroom song is from Syd’s Fin solo album due on February 3rd.

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