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Rhiannon Giddens could be seen on televisions across the United States over the weekend. She performed "Cry No More" on Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America, a two-hour event airing on A&E Networks and iHeartRadio stations Friday night, and "Waterboy" on PBS's Austin City Limits special of highlights from the Americana Honors & Awards show on Saturday night. You can watch both performances here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television VideoVideoMonday, November 23, 2015|0 commentsWatch: Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, Rajasthan Express Perform "Hu" from "Junun" in Outtake from Paul Thomas Anderson Film
Junun, the new album from Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, and the Rajasthan Express, was released on Friday to critical acclaim. Also on Friday came the release on iTunes of Paul Thomas Anderson's film of the same name, which documents the recording of the album. Now comes an outtake from the film featuring the group's performance of the album track "Hu." The Observer, which gives the album four stars, says "the hypnotic 'Hu' locks into an almighty groove." See for yourself in the video here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoWednesday, November 18, 2015|1 comments
Rhiannon Giddens has made a video performing Edith Piaf's beloved song "La Vie en Rose." "This is for Paris, and Beirut, and Kenya, and Charleston, and so many others; for countless innocent people devastated by terrorism—which is just a word for organized hatred and inhumanity," says Giddens. "We have to keep seeing the world in shades of rose—we have to keep hoping for peace and working for change and believing that with our art, our love, our knowledge, and most of all, our empathy and understanding for our fellow human beings, we can make a difference." You can watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoWednesday, November 11, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas returned home to London last week, following a month-long North American tour, to attend the MOBO Awards, where she was nominated for Best Album and Best Female Act and performed "Unstoppable," off her new album, Blood. You can watch it here. La Havas is touring Europe for the next month and will play an Albert Sessions show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on March 14.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoMonday, November 9, 2015|0 comments
Laurie Anderson's new film, Heart of a Dog, which is currently showing at select theaters in NY and LA, was shown at the New York Film Festival last month. Following the screening, Anderson sat down with New York Film Festival director Kent Jones for a brief discussion of the film. You can now watch their conversation here. Heart of a Dog will open in additional theaters this coming weekend in California, Chicago, Maine, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas, and still more in the weeks that follow.