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Titanium Sporkestra is a renegade marching band from Seattle. Featuring and founded by members of infamous Seattle marching band Infernal Noise Brigade and legendary Seattle band TchKunG!, Titanium Sporkestra delivers a bombastic blend of heavy world drumming as well as traditional drum line music, tweaked just a little bit and turned up to 11. “Titanium Sporkestra plays everything from Black Sabbath to old school Balkan beats and gypsy anthems. Add in a dash of military influence and an unprecedented amount of sexuality to the show, and the band spends more time in the crowd then on stage- dominating the entire crowd into musical submission. Band isn’t just for nerds anymore- it’s sexy, fun, and incredibly talented.” -Popwreckoning.com Website: http://titaniumsporkestra.com/ Filmed by Jeff Zavala on March 25, 2012. Produced by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix Production. http://zgraphix.org
Fun, loud and in the street! Minor Mishap Marching Band, a 35 piece unruly circus-punk-brass band: Rue Bourbon meets Budapest, was started on a wild hare by Austin musician, Datri Bean. She was inspired by a love of street music, brass bands, and spectacle, as well as a desire to create community and reinvent public spaces. Over the two years since its inception, it has grown to be a 35 member ensemble, performing all over Austin; New Orleans Mardi Gras Parades: Thoth, Druids and Muses; Art Outside, Austin; the Greensteam Festival, Austin; Honk Fest, Boston; Honk West, Seattle; and many SXSW related events. Minor Mishap is the host band behind HONK!TX Filmed by Jeff Zavala on March 25, 2012. Produced by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix Production. http://zgraphix.org
A compilation of different bands came together to form the Low Brass Choir. They performed to a cheering audience as part of the Honk! TX 2012 Festival in Austin. Filmed by Jeff Zavala on March 25, 2012. Produced by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix Production. http://zgraphix.org
The Boss Street Brass Band is a funky mix of New Orleans Funk and Jazz. Inspired by the Rebirth Brass Band, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Youngblood Brass Band and the Reagan High School’s NOFB, The Boss Street Brass Band will entertain you with high high energy and great party music to dance or just sit and groove to! Created in the Fall of 2011, Most of the members are graduates from John H. Reagan High School in Austin, Texas where they where part of the world renowned Soul Raider Marching Band and Soul Train Drumline. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boss-Street-Brass-Band/177351572370469 Filmed by Jeff Zavala on March 25, 2012. Produced by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix Production. http://zgraphix.org
Mission/Value Statement • We welcome musicians from all backgrounds and all levels of ability to join us. • We play in support of select causes and events in an attempt to draw community attention to them. • We help each other to grow in musicianship. • We play free, guerrilla style and in the streets whenever possible and try to uplift everyone within earshot. • We believe that the power of music may be more effective and powerful than weapons, arguments or war. • We build community and share our love of music with each other and with our audiences. • We interrupt your regularly-scheduled life with spontaneous moments of raucous musical joy. • We encourage musical expression by playing with, and for, people of all levels of musical experience. • We contribute to making the experience of saving the world a bit more fun and weird. • We believe that any note is better than no note. • We celebrate the heritage and joy of marching/roving band shows and their rich, diverse history. • We hold each other to a standard of reliability regarding attendance at practices and shows. • We operate as a democracy, sharing responsibilities and decisions. • We value silliness, gratuitous antics and pure fun for its own sake as much as (if not more than) musical skill. Range of Music As the history and present state of brass, drum, marching, and roving bands shows, they are part of a rich and diverse history of styles, influences, cultures, and purposes. We hope to play songs that celebrate those histories, while having a great time playing together and with our audiences. Website: http://extraordinaryrenditionband.com/ Filmed by Jeff Zavala on March 25, 2012. Produced by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix Production. http://zgraphix.org
The Seed & Feed Marching Abominable, Atlanta’s wildest community band, has been thrilling audiences since 1974, performing at home and on the road in festivals, on stages, and in support of community events and fundraisers of all kinds. Throughout its history, the Band has electrified audiences with its trademark style of explosive sound and colorful street theater. Originally formed as part of a theatre company, the band is well known for its fancifully costumed performers as well as its high-energy music. Website: http://seedandfeed.org/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/seedandfeed Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedandfeed Filmed by Jeff Zavala on March 25, 2012. Produced by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix Production. http://zgraphix.org
The Young Fellaz Brass Band is a lively second line styled brass band from New Orleans, LA. It began in 2005 originally with humble beginnings, only having 3 members walking around their neighborhood playing their instruments out of the love of music. Over the course of the next 6 years, the band would flourish to 8 members, along with overcoming many obstacles and setting many milestones for such a young group of musicians, such as recording 3 studio albums, numerous festivals in New Orleans, along with performing in many states across the United States, including the HONK! TX festival. The band’s style of music covers many genres, including traditional jazz, hip-hop, R&B, rock and pop tunes. The Young Fellaz Brass Band is definitely gonna make you move your feet! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/youngfellazbrassband Filmed by Jeff Zavala on March 25, 2012. Produced by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix Production. http://zgraphix.org
We believe in using music to help fuel social change, have fun and build community. Forward! marching band is an ever changing group of musicians of all skill levels. We play tunes from the folk, rock, Klezmer, Balkan and Americana genres. Our band consists of a diverse range of ages, musicianship and abilities. Instruments featured in Forward! run the gamut from traditional band instruments such as snare drums and trumpets to home brewed xylophones and plastic buckets. We love costumes, silly hats and spectacle! We share the duties of researching and arranging musical selections, directing and shaping rehearsals, costuming, and scheduling the band. Forward! marching band brings lively tunes to political protests, marches and rallies, parades, and community events.
On November 13th 2011 the people of Portland came out by the thousands and took to the streets to celebrate a growing culture of resistance and defend the Occupy Portland encampment from eviction by the popo.
Paul Cienfuegos on June of 2010 at the Village Building Convergence in Portland, Ore. Topics include: Democracy, Natural Rights, The Colonized Mind, Pushing the Envelope, Citizen Action, The Populist, Climate Change and more. To find out more visit his website http://PaulCienfuegos.com
people power ~ Blair Mountain March day 5
A few days ago someone blocked the public access road to the Blair Mountain Battle Field with boulders that were clearly brought from a mine site. This would prevent the march from using this state road turnout off the highway as a pick up and drop off spot for Marchers who intended to walk up the Public Road to the historic site. A small group of marchers took the initiative to move those boulders with their bare hands. They opened up the road while jeering miners, private security and state police looked on. The action had been cleared by the Dept of Transportation because this turnout was an important safety feature on this windy steep mountain road that is frequently traveled by fast moving over loaded coal trucks. From: FluxRostrum Views: 2411 23 ratings Time: 06:12 More in News & Politics
Puerta Del Sol Occupation General Assembly Skype with Barcelona after police attack
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Toll mounts as pro-democracy supporters apparently come under attack from Mubarak loyalists in the Egyptian capital. Heavy gunfire is being heard in Cairo's Tahrir (Liberation) Square as pro-democracy demonstrators continue to defy curfew in the Egyptian capital. Ambulances were seen heading to the area on Thursday morning and at least two fatalities were reported. Protesters from the pro-democracy and pro-government camps fought pitched battles on Wednesday in Tahrir Square, the epicentre of demonstrations against Hosni Mubarak for the past nine days. At least three people were reported to have died and more than 1,500 others injured in those clashes, according to officials and doctors quoted by the Reuters news agency. An Al Jazeera correspondent, reporting from just outside Tahrir Square late on Wednesday night, said dozens of pro-Mubarak supporters erected barricades on either side of a road, trapping the pro-democracy supporters. They were gathering stones, breaking streetlights and using balaclavas to cover their faces, apparently in preparation for a fresh standoff with the pro-democracy crowd. Our correspondent said local residents thought the men preparing for the standoff were police officers but the claim could not be independently confirmed. Just hours earlier, an Al Jazeera online producer reporting from near Tahrir Square said: "Someone - a few people actually - were dropping homemade bombs into the square from the buildings surrounding it." Gunshots were also regularly ringing out of the square. Army standing by Witnesses said the military allowed thousands of pro-Mubarak supporters, armed with sticks and knives, to enter the square. Opposition groups said Mubarak had sent in thugs to suppress anti-government protests. One of our correspondents said the army seemed to be standing by and facilitating the clashes.