photo by London-based photographer duo, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
Tonight - Kleeer
(New York, NY) -- ZAP MAMA is teaming up with CARE to honor mothers around the world. Beginning May 4th, Zap Mama will donate to CARE a percentage of the proceeds from the iTunes download of their song, "Hello To Mama," the first single off their upcoming album ReCreation, due out on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, on May 26th, 2009.
In the developing world, one woman, every minute of every day, dies giving birth. The proceeds from iTunes download sales of "Hello To Mama", which will help CARE's efforts to reduce persisting high maternal mortality in the world's poorest countries. You can help the cause by purchasing the song HERE. You can also link her on myspace here.
"A percentage of the hard earned money paid for this track will go to CARE with the vision and hope of setting the people of the world free through truth, love, and education," says Zap Mama's Marie Daulne.
For more regarding CARE and its partnership with Zap Mama visit: www.care.org/zapmama.
Zap Mama has added new tour dates including appearances at Lollapalooza and the Essence Festival, as well as kicking the tour off with an intimate residency at Joe's Pub with special surprise guests:
5/27, 28, 29 /2009 Joe's Pub, New York, NY /// 6/17/2009 El Rey, Los Angeles, CA /// 6/18/2009 Bimbo's, San Francisco, CA /// 6/19/2009 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Boonville, CA /// 6/20/2009 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR /// 6/21/2009 Triple Door, Seattle, WA /// 7/5/2009 Essence Music Festival, New Orleans, LA /// 6/23/2009 Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Ann Arbor, MI /// 8/7-9/2009 Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
DOWNLOAD for free at KidVector's page ..make sure to check more info on the individual tracks!
DâM-FunK, Los Angeles' Ambassador of Boogie Funk, is part of the Stussy x Stones Throw 2009 Tour that kicked off on April 21st in Los Angeles @ Echoplex and is making its way toward New York City. I'm also a big fan of James Pants and Peanut Butter Wolf, so this is going to be a quadruple treat. If you dig music that makes you feel good, then you don't want to miss out on this one. Peanut Butter Wolf will be mixing music videos live, James Pants is performing with his band Royal Zodiac, and Dam-Funk and Mayer Hawthorne will be Djing. Mayer Hawthorne will perform a few songs with James' band as well. This will be the first US tour for James Pants, Dam-Funk, and Mayer Hawthorne and the best tour for Peanut Butter Wolf. Crazy line-up, not to be missed!!
To get a feel for the vibe you can expect,here is an exclusive DJ mix for Stussy (option click to download).
:: STONES THROW x STUSSY Connection :: DâM-FunK ~ Beautiful Music 4 Beautiful People ~
1. AURRA - "Like I Like It" (Inst. Vers.) // 2. NITE JEWEL - Let's Go (The Two Of Us Together) ~ 2008 // 3. A CERTAIN RATIO - "Hot Knights" ~ 1982 // 4. DâM-FunK - "Gold"~ 2008 // 5. PAULINHO Da COSTA - "Deja Vu" // 6. PARADISE - "Back Together" MAKOTO MATSUSHITA - "Lazy Night"~ 1981 // 8. POINT 3FM - "Picks Me Up (Your love)"~ 1987 // 9. THE LIMIT - "Destiny" ~ 1985 // 10. DEL RICHARDSON - "Rainbows" ~ 1983 // 11. SYLVIA STRIPLIN - "Keep Pushing"~ 1982 // 12. DYNASTY - "Lock On Love"~ 1986
Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with him coming soon. Check his page on stonesthrow.com.
You can get the whole Rickster experience if you are in New York, Fri. 5/8/09 SOUTPAW
Friday Night Fever
Sankofa / Sweetie / The Antidote
Ricky Powell (The Lazy Hustler) doin' "the World Famous Ricky Powell Slideshow"
$12 8 pm doors
downsouth, the brooklyn premier of the movie "Captured", & art exhibition starring Livingroom Johnston, Dave Chino & Sacha Jenkins (Piecebook)
>> buy tickets
MACHINE DRUM LIVE! May 8th 2009 CassetteNYC 2-Year Anniversary @ LOVE (179 MacDougal) in NYC w/ Megasoid, Jimmy Edgar, Jesse Boykins iii, Melo-XEliot Lipp, Body Language, Throwy,
"In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest,
where no one sees you,
but sometimes I do,
and that sight becomes this art." (Rumi)