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Dear John Letter March 5, 2017 | tuflii | More on General
A couple of years ago, I thought I met the love of my life. Things…hot and heavy very quickly, and before I knew it, we were planning our new lives together in New York City. That all changed when I received a text stating, "Friends yes. Date no." I was shattered and completely lost. I found myself driving on the 5 with Ed Sheeran's "Give Me Love" playing in the background as I yelled all of the things I wanted to say. That became the inspiration for this piece. At the very end, there's a moment when the dancers come downstage speaking their truth about a situation. I called the piece "Dear John Letter," because that is essentially what happened. I was notified in writing that our relationship was terminated.Read More
Resurgence March 2, 2017 | hollyryder90 | More on General
This piece was created in reference to developing and protecting a movement and its creator.…this work, the artists speak the struggle, the strength and the commitment to their leader and to one another. With the power of a mass movement, we have the ability to bring the knowledge of our message to the forefront.Read More
Macho: An Afro latin jazz suite March 20, 2014 | smcdance | More on Performance
The following piece is an excerpt from a work in progress entitled "Macho: An Afro…Jazz Suite" by Sekou McMiller. Based on the musical journey of the late great famed musician "Machito" Machito (born Francisco Raúl Gutiérrez Grillo in Havana, Cuba) was one of the most influential Latin jazz musicians who helped refine Afro-Cuban jazz and create both Cubop and Salsa music. In the 1940s, Machito and his band named the Afro-Cubans, were among the first to fuse Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz improvisation and big band arrangements. Paving a way for many latin artist like Tito Puente, Willie Bobo and Tito Rodriguez. Their music greatly inspired such North American jazz giants as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Stan Kenton This would become evident in collaborative works they would create together from the 40's through the 80's. Becoming the heartbeat of the nightclubs and forever changing the landscape of American music and dance. However a less none fact about Machito's career was his opening tradition of blessings and rhythms of the Yorubas, brought to the Caribbean by Africans, which are at the core of Afro-Cuban music. Machito's concert with Mr. Gillespie includes a Yoruba-style trio of bata drummers, while Machito would sing a Yoruba chant when he introduces the band and wishing all ''ashe'' - translated as ''health''!Read More