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The New Times Holler Nowsroom Kicks Off
Aug. 14, 2007
The THE NEW TIMES HOLLER!'s Nowsroom will present stories, interviews, and other nowsworthy items for stimulation and consumption. For that, La Martinique will provide us with a rich tableau of people, culture, and activities to serve you. If only it was possible to convey the pungent bouquet of the air in that part of the world! You'll just have to go there...


LA DIAMANT
JUNE 13, 2006


EN LA BATEAU
June 12, 2006
This group was on its way back from La Bain de Josephine named after empress Josephine who was from Martinique. It is a sweet little island/beach with a long, shallow beach loaded with all kinds of huge starfish, sea urchins, medium sized exotic fish and beautiful clusters of coral. Moments after this video, a sudden deluge of a tropical rainstorm blasted the boat and in seconds everyone was drenched.


STEEL DRUM SOLO BY JUY "DJI" LOUISET
June 12, 2006
Many musicians gathered at Bellefontaine, on the West coast of Martinique, to celebrate Milene Bey, vocalist, painter and poet. This year there will be celebrations on the anniversary of her birthday, with performances by Amon Bey, Saco Yasuma, Amir Bey, Pipo, Charley Labinsky, and many others. Liliane will be the hostess of this event.


SOLO BY NICOLE CAGE-FLORINTINI
June 12, 2006
The multi-lingual poet, chanteuse and performer Nicole Cage-Florintini gives a sensual performance at Bellefontaine, Martinique.


CAROUSEL AT FORT DE FRANCE
DECEMBER 23, 2005
This carousel is wonderful not only for its hand carved animals and ornaments, but also the live musicians playing at the center of the platform!


ANITE GIQUEL TELLS SOME HISTORY
DECEMBER, 24, 2005
Anite Giquel, is walking with her sister in law Martine Vestris in Fort de France, near her sister Milene's house. She points out the house that her grandmother, Jeanne Longrais, actress and cousin to trumpeter Maurice Longrais, lived and raised her mother. That house also was the home of her great-grandmother, Augusta.


TOURNEE!
DECEMBER, 2005
A ride through the mountains towards the fabled city of St. Pierre, where Mount Pelee governs. The photo is of Mount Pelee, whose top is usually cloud covered. The volcano's 1902 eruption ushered in the science of Volcanology. It's story is one of politic versus nature, with nature winning. More on that fateful eruption later.


UN CHANTEUR CHANTS
JUNE, 2006
So many musicians and singers gathered on this night to honor Milene Bey a chanteuse.


Sully Kally, Musician, Tambour maker, instructor and historian
September 1, 2007
SULLY KALLY SPEAKS!


MARTINIQUE MAGAZINE
August - September, 2007
The beauty and radiance of Martinique's people and land shown irrepressibly, despite Hurricane Dean's devastation.


MILENE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY
AUGUST 29, 2007
Celebrating the birthday and life of Milene Bey.


BEES: HURRICANE DEAN'S DESTRUCTION
AUGUST 27, 2007
ANDRE MANGATAL, OWNER AND DIRECTOR OF LA MIELLERIE DU MORNE VERT DISCUSSES HURRICANE DEAN'S DESTRUCTION


HURRICANE DEAN'S DEVASTATION IN MARTINIQUE
August 29, 2007
Hurricane Dean: another example of how Nature Rules -Ne Pas Fuck La Nature!!


LILIANE ROSE ST. MERIL RECOUNTS AUGUSTE CYPARIS AT ST. PIERRE
August 25, 2007
The cell of Auguste Cyparis: how one man's incarceration became his redemption.


AN INTERVIEW WITH FRED JEAN-BAPTISTE, PRODUCER, MUSICIAN
AUGUST 30, 2007
Fred Jean-Baptiste of Mizik Label talks of his mission and its challenges


AN INTERVIEW WITH THE MIXED MEDIA ARTIST IWA
August 31, 2007
The mixed media artist Iwa has many approaches of articulating his many visions.


YVAN LARAMONDIER, CARNIVAL DIRECTOR OF MARTINIQUE
August 24, 2007
IVAN LARAMONDIER, a committed official and celebrant of Martinique's carnival, is also an historian who understands his role as the preserver and conductor of the yearly rebellion known as CARNIVAL.


SAILING WITH ANTONY MOURIESSE
AUGUST 25, 2007
SAIL WITH ANTONY AND FRIENDS AS THEY HEAD NORTH BEYOND ST. PIERRE AND LA MONTAGNE PELEE!


MARTINIQUE JOURNAL
SEPT 10, 2007
BIENVENUE!


TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT by LORENZO PACE
OCT 16, 2007
Lorenzo Pace's Triumph of the Human Spirit is part of what has become a complex of memorials to the Africans who were buried in the old Negro Burial Ground and later uncovered. That uncovering, the result of an accident, has led to an impressive collective effort that arose out of a dormant need; somewhere buried in our present souls was a need to connect with those buried ancestral souls.


THE OPENING OF THE ANCESTRAL LIBATION CHAMBER
OCTOBER 21, 2007
The accidental discovery of Africans of the Old Negro Burial Ground in New York City has lead to two major monuments and many activities. It's as if the buried souls' uncovering released a dormant energy that has resulted in enduring markers for them amid the stone and concrete caverns of Lower Manhattan's City Hall Area.


A MEL EDWARDS SCULPTURE IN SPANISH HARLEM...
OCTOBER 22, 2007
I was walking through the park one day,

In the very mellow month of September,

When I was taken by surprise...by an aluminum of size

That turned out to be a Mel Edwards sculpture!


THE ALAMO, BETTER KNOWN AS THE CUBE
OCTOBER 22, 2007
"The Alamo", by Tony Rosenthal, 1967. In a city like New York that can swallow up art and people, this piece, also called "The Cube", has been blessed through its concept and spacious location to have achieved a prominence that even larger works do not.


EXCERPTS FROM A SHOW AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL
OCTOBER 22, 2007
Step right in, folks! We guarantee y'all a great show..

We have Cigdem Tankut, Gulsen Calik, both from Turkey

and... the Love Artist, Kathe Izzo!

'Splainin' the ideas behind their work.


WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
OCTOBER 22, 2007
This Richard Hunt sculpture is in need of some righteous indignation expressed because it's getting none of its needs addressed by the city of New York. Located at the corner of Morningside Avenue and 125th Street, the thick, thorn-filled bushes made it impossible to examine its state of repair and to even look for the title of the piece or name of the artist! Call and lodge a complaint with the city by dialing 311.


QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DUKE ELLINGTON MONUMENT
OCTOBER 22, 2007
Attempting to look grand, formal, and elegant, words that are synonymous with Duke's music, this monument to him is also detached and not particularly friendly.


PUBLIC ART AND MONUMENTS IN NEW YORK CITY
OCT 22, 2007
In a city loaded with public art, monuments encased in the pavement and bricks of its streets, some pieces stand out for their uniqueness, but in some cases for their treatment, either materially or conceptually has drawn adverse attention from THE NEW TIMES HOLLER!


DEEP COUGH GIVES THE RUN-DOWN ON GENTRIFICATION IN DC
NOV 16, 2007
DEEP COUGH EXPOUNDS ON GENTRIFICATION IN DC THE NEW TIMES HOLLER!'S secret source in Washington, tells the gentrification deal like it is down there.

During a recent visit to Washington DC, The New Times Holler! made contact with its secret information source on gentrification, Deep Cough, who has been a resident and careful observer of social and political developments there for many years. The Holler! invites you to check out this exclusive conversation loaded with pertinent insights; it’s actually a stroll through one of the largest Farmers’ markets in the country.


A CONVERSATION WITH PAINTER SYLVIA SNOWDEN
NOV 16, 2007
Sylvia Snowden, an international artist with a local perspective shares her views and offers some looks at her previous works and upcoming projects.


THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MUSEUM AND MONUMENT
NOV 16, 2007
For another facet of American history that is sometimes hidden, distorted, forgotten, or all of the above, check out the African American Civil War Museum and Monument!


CARPENTERS STRIKE FOR EQUAL PAY IN DC
NOV 16, 2007


LAFAYETTE SQUARE AND AN ONGOING PROTEST
NOV 16, 2007
Lafayette Square Park has been the scene of many protests and performance art. THE HOLLER! just missed someone levitating there by days. Across from the White House, the park has long been a spot where folks present their points of view. One of the longest running protests has been maintained by Concepcion Picciotto, who has been demonstrating by holding The White House Anti-Nuclear Peace Vigil and against other premeditated excesses by the US since August 1,...


NO SENSE OF DECENCY IN DC
NOV 30, 2007
DC can almost fool you. Because buildings have to be smaller than the monuments, there's more sky than in New York or Chicago, with many trees shedding leaves on a autumn day it almost felt like football Saturday in Ann Arbor or Madison. However, this isn't a collegiate town, it's the capitol, and there's housing changes going on that are pretty for some, frightening for others.


GREENKEEPERS ARE KEEPING THE TRI-STATE AREA GREEN
DEC 31 2007
As global warming's damage to our planet becomes increasingly extensive, Greenkeepers work in the New York City and surrounding areas is a valuable counter attack to this threat to our environments. Greenkeepers is not only is good for the ecology of New York City, but also for the mental and material wellbeing of the people who are involved in its programs.


KEN HIRATSUKA'S ONE LINE
DEC 31 2007
Ken Hiratsuka has assigned to himself a formidable task: to carve in stone one line that will reach around the globe. Is it intended to be the marker for a never-ending journey?


SYNERGY Sight and Sound at The Brecht Forum
JAN 1 2008
SYNERGY Sight and Sound played at The Brecht Forum just before New Year's. the Brecht Forum was a great space, with its acoustics and the dimensions of the room providing a good venue for SYNERGY'S set design and music.


NOAH JEMISIN'S PERFORMANCE AT SKOTO GALLERY, JANUARY 24, 2008
FEBRUARY 5, 2008
Noah Jemisin, painter, printmaker, sculptor, installation artist, exhibited new and earlier works at Skoto Gallery in the Chelsea section of New York City on January 24th titled From Childhood Memories through Pangaea. These videos are excerpts from poetry and spoken word that Jemisin recited, and a duet by flautists Fumiko Toda and Anna Horsany.




SPIRIT GUIDES
FEBRUARY 14, 2008
Spirit Guides, those shapers of coffee grounds, selectors of tarot cards, and directors of message-laden visions have finally been recorded by a Spirit Sensor Device (SSD) that was developed by The New Times Holler!’s occult science staff. For centuries, the workings of Spirit Guides have been referred to in ancient scriptures, sacred tablets, and found in the tombs of rulers from the dim past. Modern day scientists scoffed at the idea of mysterious entities sending messages in the form of oracles, as well as other kinds of divination.


POESIE D'HAITI -JAMES NOEL AND MICHELE MARCELIN
APRIL 1, 2008
These days poetry is alive and well, thriving in fact! James Noel, poet from Haiti and Michele Marcelin also of Haiti, now living in New York City, share some of their work in these videos. To view their recitals, please click on the title here to go to the video page.


INTERVIEW OF JAMES NOEL, WITH MICHELE MARCELIN
APRIL 1, 2008
James Noel talks about his beginnings as a poet, and present day activities creating and spreading his WORD.


PAPER TRACES by AMIR BEY
MAY 16, 2008
I like cutting paper to sketch out ideas; it's a fast action that's similar to carving. I got into "scissor art" by needing to prepare for classes and I had to give my students models for projects quickly.


BILLY BANG TRIO
MAY 18, 2008
The Billy Bang Trio, with Newman Baker, Drums, Todd Nicholson, Bass, playing "Dance of the Mannequin", by Billy Bang, May 9, 2008.


REGINALD LOCKETT, POET AND EDUCATOR
JUNE 19, 2008
REGINALD LOCKETT 1947-2008 was a San Francisco Bay Area poet who was known for his humanism, humor, the power of word and progressive education. THE NEW TIMES HOLLER! has a sampling in video of his poetry from a reading held in New York City on September 21, 2007 at The Cornelia Street Cafe.


RICHARD HUNT SCULPTURE FINALLY BEING RESTORED
JUNE 19, 2008
Why was this tolerated for so long!? A metal sculpture, HARLEM HYBRID by a noted African American artist, Richard Hunt, installed in a renowned African American community on a major avenue there was allowed to go into disrepair in a city that prides itself on its primacy in the cultural world.


THE DRUMMERS AND THE GENTRY
JULY 21 2008
THE NEW TIMES HOLLER! REPORTS ON THE DRUMMER’S CIRCLE AT MARCUS GARVEY PARK AND AN INTERVIEW WITH CRAIG HARRIS

As gentrification is changing Harlem, USA, certain neighborhood traditions are being met by the disapproval of new arrivals on the scene. For decades, Marcus Garvey Park, also known as Mount Morris Park, whose north eastern entrance is located at 124th Madison, drummers, dancers, horn players and other celebrants have met at late afternoon to play music, dance, and sing in a free and communal manner. While most of the musicians and dancers are African American, Caribbean, and African, many people of other ethnic backgrounds who come by or live in the neighborhood join in. The music often lasts until after 10 – 11 PM. In the last two years, owners of a newly finished condo located on the corner of 124th and 5th Avenue at 2002 5th Avenue, with apartments going up to $1,000,000, have complained about the music and gathering, saying that it is too loud, and lasts too long into the night. Last year a compromise was reached whereby the drummers were moved to an area where it was thought the music would not carry to those dwellers. However, the new residents at the condo have complained again, but at times the complaints have been low-down, as one individual sent out an Email suggesting that the congregants be….lynched!? This July 6, The New York Times published an article, An Old Sound in Harlem Draws New Neighbors' Ire that reveals the tensions between the new condo owners and the culture of the community have not ceased. Historically, the drummers are credited with making the park safe during the Age of Crack, sometimes playing up to 10 hours.



AKILI RON ANDERSON, SCULPTOR WITH A MONUMENTAL VISION
SEPTEMBER 14, 2008
THE NEW TIMES HOLLER! visited the studio of Washington DC based sculptor Akili Ron Anderson to discuss his new body of work in progress. This series includes tall (8 feet plus), mixed media pieces that are organic yet architectural in design, and are suggestive of iconic deities that are both spiritual and urban. Anderson muses about the formative influences of his craftsman father and the graphic work of step-father, as well as his present work and future goals in public art.


MAE REGINA SHARES CONDOMBLE
SEPTEMBER 14, 2008
THE NEW TIMES HOLLER! was the grateful recipient of the wise insights and spiritual gifts of Mae Regina, from the Terreiro Do Gantois, Bahia, Brazil. Mae Regina is a mae velha, which means that she is a senior “Mother”. The form of the Yoruba religion that she practices is Condomble. In Brazil women read cowrie shells, or buzios, and the readings are called Jogo do Buzios (the “game” of shells). The shells are thrown on a meza, or table, which is a woven wreath of sea horses, herbs, shells, and many other elements from nature.


RAS MOSHE AND THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION BAND
OCT 22, 2008
If you want to hear music that's really live, check out Ras Moshe's MUSIC NOW series weekends at the Brecht Forum, located at 451 West Street New York City, 10014 between Bank and Bethune Streets, 212-242-4201. The series features many of the most interesting musicians, composers, poets and dancers. At a time when most venues don't take chances, Ras is expanding the boundaries. Keep it up, Ras!


CLYDE FORD READS!
OCTOBER 24, 2008
Clyde Ford, novelist, and boating and kayak enthusiast, was in New York City recently to present his latest work. Here he reads an excerpt from his latest novel, Precious Cargo. The mystery, a story that has most of the action taking place on boats in the San Juan Islands of Washington State, takes the reader on a picturesque journey.


This is Obama's acceptance speech.


CHANO POZO LIVES! AT GODDARD RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER
NOVEMBER 25, 2008
THE NEW TIMES HOLLER! has been hearing rhythms, soft at first then growing evermore compelling and had to find their source: Goddard Riverside Community Center, (Phone: (212) 799-9400 Address: 647 Columbus Avenue, NY, NY 10025). Check out these children, ages 6-8 cutting their teeth -and hands- as they learn to make and play drums.


ERNESTO RODRIGUEZ TALKS ABOUT DRUMMING, TEACHING
NOV 25, 2008
Children have a large capacity to learn and to teach as well! Let's move from the fun video of CHANO POZO LIVES AT GODDARD RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER to this conversation with the music teacher at Goddard Riverside'S Youth Program, Ernesto Rodriguez.


OPEN SHOPPE HOLDS FIRST EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCES
DECEMBER 23, 2008
OPEN SHOPPE GALLERY - http://openshoppe.net - held its first seasonal event of many upcoming shows on the weekend of December 6-7. It was successful in concretizing the dream of saxophonist and composer Saco Yasuma, who, while music is her first muse, sees no barriers between the arts and aims to create an Art Wonderland that reaches everyone.



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