IBK Spaceshipboi releases Padeya video
OneBeat 2015 alumni IBK Spaceship Boi talks about his new project, WORLDRADIO and video for ‘Padeya’, shot on location in Cali, Colombia. What is the inspiration for WORLDRADIO? The inspiration for ‘WORLDRADIO by SPACESHIPBOI’ is pivoted on the notion that “we become what we focus on”. Conceived with the intent to destroy negative racial demographic stereotypes, this is my attempt to show the beauty of the world via musical collaborations using visuals that capture it’s true essence. This is the first of many compilations to come. It showcases my musical interpretation of various musical genres associated with race/geographical location. Imagine a compendium of genres unique to different parts of the world in an Album, that’s what this is, hence the name WORLDRADIO. How did you write the song “Padeya” (featuring OneBeat alumni Fabian Sanchez and Daniel De Mendoza) and why did you decide to travel to Colombia for the first […]
Playing Together: Central Asian Music Academy
In the past year, 2014 Fellow Askat Jetigen Uulu has been participating in CECArtsLink’s Playing Together Central Asian Music Academy, a two-year program of workshops and performances featuring young musicians from Central Asia. The program is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. One ensemble to emerge from the program is Bandistan, an ensemble of talented musicians from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan who is touring through NYC and the Northeast this month. With this group, Askat performs traditional and new Central Asian music on the rarely heard komuz, qyl-qobys, ooz, setor and tanbur, as well as western instruments. The group is also experimenting with improvisation and other collaborative music methods during the tour, and leading educational workshops. Following a short residency at Carnegie Hall, the group has performances at the Asia Society, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Pioneer Works.