[youtube id=”pn0_s9gJ6CI”] Red Bull Music Academy and Los Angeles label Awesome Tapes From Africa are releasing the documentary Ata Kat: Time Bomb. Ata Kat is a musician from Ghana who made a tape of eclectic pop music in 1993 called Obaa Sima and then disappeared. Brian Shimkovitz, the founder of Awesome
Red Bull Music Academy’s Festival usually takes place in New York but this is the first year it will happen in Los Angeles. The festival is noted for its progressive acknowledgment of pop music most recently for a specially commissioned piece by Solange at the Guggenheim Museum, a tribute to
[youtube id=”qOhDY5Zr5nM”] Red Bull Music Academy presents Revolutions On Air: The Golden Era Of New York Radio 1980-1988. This 17-minute documentary is about the way underground music took over New York Radio in the ’80’s and influenced pop music around the world. MC Lyte narrates and there are appearances from
[youtube id=”6-kf2mTPhzk”] Red Bull Music Academy talks to Man Parrish and John Carter of the Freeze Force about the creation of their classic “Boogie Down Bronx.” The segment is a part of Red Bull’s beat:repeat NYC series where they interview the creative producers behind various tunes that defined the era.