Alta Hora De La Noche

June 28, 2013

Alta Hora De La Noche

Cuando sepas que he muerto no pronuncies mi nombre
Porque se detendría la muerte y el reposo
Tu voz que es la campana de los cinco sentidos
Sería el tenue faro buscado por mi niebla
Cuando sepas que he muerto di sílabas extrañas
Pronuncia flor, abeja, lágrima, pan, tormenta
No dejes que tus labios hallen mis once letras
Tengo sueño, he amado, he ganado el silencio
No pronuncies mi nombre cuando sepas que he muerto
Desde la oscura tierra vendría por tu voz
No pronuncies mi nombre
No pronuncies mi nombre
Cuando sepas que he muerto no pronuncies mi nombre

Roque Dalton


Music Video of the Week

June 28, 2013


Miles Davis – Bitches Brew


Almodóvar Interview

June 28, 2013

Dictators, Punk Rock And Sex: A Conversation With Pedro Almodovar

This week on Alt.Latino, the Spanish filmmaker stops by to discuss, among other things, authenticity — and keeping true to his artistic vision, despite having come of age as an artist during an almost impossibly repressive time in Spain.

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Aimé Césaire: a leader of the cultural struggle

June 27, 2013

Aimé Césaire: a leader of the (cultural) struggle
By Philip Crispin

‘I am on the side of those who are oppressed.’ – Aimé Césaire

Aimé Césaire, the great poet, politician and playwright, was born in Martinique on 26 June, 1913. He died in 2008.

He shall be forever associated with the philosophy of negritude that he espoused with a huge impact on the francophone black world from the 1930s onwards. On the wave of Jamaican national hero Marcus Garvey’s ‘Back to Africa’ movement, negritude was a banner for ‘black consciousness’ avant la lettre, a rejection of and a riposte to disabling white mythologies. It straddled both a political project and a poetic renewal, confronting the violence of colonialism with cataclysmic passion.

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Cartoon of the Day

June 27, 2013


More Unreleased Hendrix Music On Its Way

June 27, 2013

Jimi Hendrix’s Live In Cologne Disc Announced

The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Live in Cologne performance from January 13, 1969 will be released on compact disc, available exclusively through Authentic Hendrix, the official Hendrix online store.

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Gideon’s Army

June 27, 2013


Wayne Shorter at 80

June 27, 2013

A legendary artist, an extraordinary career.

Wayne Shorter, though, at 80 years old is not merely resting on his laurels.

He is still active, still performing in concert, and recording music.

His artistry, dedication, passion and enormous love of music is truly inspiring.

At 80, Still a Figure of Vitality and Influence
By LARRY BLUMENFELD

Bassist John Patitucci remembers the LPs his grandfather gave him when he was 10. “I kept listening to Art Blakey’s ‘Mosaic’ album, with Wayne Shorter in the band,” he said in an interview. “Wayne’s composition ‘Children of the Night’ sounded strange and magical. His playing was great, but it was his writing that reached inside a little kid who had no experience with jazz and touched him.”

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RIP Bobby “Blue” Bland

June 24, 2013

Stormy Monday


Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City

Tonight’s The Night

Turn On Your Love Light


Best Football Books in English

June 23, 2013

According to Simon Kuper who has been writing about football, in particular European football, for many years.

Kuper’s first book “Football Against The Enemy”, an outstanding book that is still highly readable and relevant, was influential in paving the way for an increase in the popularity and publishing of football books.

An interview with…
Simon Kuper on Best Football Books in English

The author of Why England Lose tells us what it means to be a football fan (and why England lose).

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