Have you ever asked yourself why was music created? Further if radio stations, nightclubs and even turntables could emit the most mathematically precise sound, one that hits your hips and joints perfectly, what would that sound be? I present you Towntroniks, one of Oakland Californias most eclectic array of dynamic urban music.
Comprised of heavy electric slaps by some of the bays most formidable artist, Towntroniks is a life preserver for an otherwise sinking industry. Spearheaded by master producers BigTunes and Key Hudson, Towntronik includes submissions and features by leading Bay Area artists Cava, FIYAWATA, Viveca Hawkins, Rico Pabon, Jallah, Jahi and Kirby Dominate to name a few. This collage of crunk club bangers stands to push musical borders right off the earths surface.
Towntroniks blends the genres of Electro, Soul House, HipHop and Pop into a blender to produce a rush that puts LSD way out of business. Playful but mature, frenzied but seductive, this compilation speedy RPM Songs cannot be compared or measured by any other compilation ever produced for it rips a wide hole into to space time continuum to expose a future centuries away. A celebration of musics next stage, I give you, Towntroniks.
Bomani Musik started in 2005 as the musical brainfetus of band leader Atiim Chenzira. Bomani Musik plays Hopadelic Funk and Soul, a fusion of original hip hop, funk, and soul. Bomani Musik reinterprets tracks Atiim has previously recorded and takes them to another level of organic sonic life. Their music could be described as Earth Wind and Fire meeting PFunk, and the convergence of Ludacris, Whodini and E40. With its high energy of funkiness coated with a serious edge, the band creates an environment that enraptures an audience, while propelling them to dance. You can hear more music at http://www.ReverbNation.com/AtiimChenzira, and purchase music at http://www.R3NP.BandCamp.com.
Laura Musikanski is the Executive Director of Sustainable Seattle. She ran a cottage industry for over 15 years while homeschooling her daughter before she went back to school. She has since earned an education in law, an MBA and certificates in Environmental Management and Environmental Law and Regulations from the University of Washington.
Jo Rasp, AaGee, EDL, and J Rock have come together to create and establish themselves as The Musonics. This multitalented group has artistically produced music that is influenced by the genres of R;B, Rock, Soul, and Reggae; generating a unique sound called DigiPopa hybrid form of soul and alternative rock with prominent electronic tones.
They have been performing all over the Bay Area and have had a great response from their peers, promoters, and fans. Their debut album To the Moon and Beyond will be released worldwide early 2010. The Musonics are at the forefront of popular music and have a sound the everyone universally will enjoy.
Mutabaruka (formerly Allan Hope) was born in Rae Town, Kingston on 26th December, 1952. After primary education he attended Kingston Technical High School, where he was a student for four years. Trained in Electronics, he left his first job after about six months and took employment at the Jamaica Telephone Company Limited. During his time at the Telephone Company he began to examine Rastafarianism and to find it more meaningful than either the Roman Catholicism of his upbringing or the political radicalism into which he had drifted.
In the late 1960's and early 1970's there was an upsurge of Black Awareness in Jamaica, in the wake of a similar phenomenon in the United States. Muta, then in his late teens, was drawn into that movement. Illicitly, in school he read many progressive books including Eldrige Cleaver's Soul on Ice and some that were then illegal in Jamaica, such as The Autobiography of Malcom X. Muta saw himself as a young revolutionary. But when he deepened his investigation of Rastafarianism, which he had once regarded as essentially passive, he came to find its thinking more radical than that of the nonRastafarian group with which he had associated. While still employed at the Telephone Company, he stopped combing his hair, started growing locks, altered his diet, and declared himself Rastafarian. A number of his friends thought he was going mad.
After leaving the Telephone Company, Muta found life in Kingston increasingly unsatisfactory. He and his friend Yvonne left Kingston in 1971 in search of a more congenial environment. They have settled in Potosi District, in St. James. They have two children and the house that Muta built. Muta has had periods of close contact with the Negril Beach Village, where he has explained to guests certain aspects of Jamaican culture. He has talked at great length with many foreigners, and has found the experience broadening. To Muta now, Rastafarianism is part of a universal quest which may also be pursued by other routes, such as Hinduism or Buddhism or Christianity. He disapproves, however, of institutionalized religion: the priest has used your mind/to make love/with the/dead.
Muta was the first wellpublicized voice in the new wave of poets growing since the early 1970's. They have developed a living relationship between a poet and a fairly wide audience such as, in Jamaica, only Louise Bennett has achieved before them. Early work by Muta regularly appeared in Swing, a monthly that gave fullest coverage to the pop music scene. Introducing Outcry (March, 1973) John A. L. Golding Jr. wrote: In July 1971, Swing Magazine published for the first time a poem by Allan Mutabaruka...Our readers were ecstatic. Since then, and almost in consecutive issues, we have derived much pleasure in further publication of this b
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A single mom with less than $6 in her wallet and desperate for money to pay for her son’s life saving kidney operation, Zhena Muzyka put her degree in aromatherapy, a deep love for tea, her Gypsy grandmother’s teachings and a small collection of money from friends and family to work. Embracing her lore rich Ukrainian Gypsy ancestry, she began offering her custom teas from a cart on California street corners, believing that selling her tins of tea could alter fate. It turns out she was right.
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Formed in 1950 to provide education and to disseminate scientific information about mycology to our membership and the general public, the Mycological Society of San Francisco is the largest amateur mushroom society in the United States.On a regular basis, the MSSF holds classes ranging from basic mushroom identification and cultivation to the culinary and artistic possibilities of using mushrooms. It also organizes culinary dinners and forays led by experienced and knowledgeable mycologists.From September thru May, the MSSF holds monthly meetings featuring mycologists and other guest speakers from around the world. Collected mushrooms can be brought for display and identification.
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