Upcoming Events

Monday, February 26th, 2018 at 9:00pm
Springwater Supper Club and Lounge115 27th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203
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::Paco Cathcart (Brooklyn)
https://thecradle.bandcamp.com/album/little-missionaries-2

::Tom House & Scott Chase
http://nodepression.com/album-review/tom-house-someone-digging-underground
Tom House is a Nashville treasure. He is a brilliant poet and arresting performer of his own songs and friends' material. Scott Chase is an incredible feel drummer and a great songwriter and sympathetic harmony vocalist.


::Styrofoam Winos
https://soundcloud.com/user-717435455
https://trevornikrant.bandcamp.com/
https://louturner.bandcamp.com/

::Cherry Blossoms

9 pm
$5
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at 7:30pm
Centennial Black Box Theater211 27th Ave N.
Nashville, TN 37203
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::"Group Doueh: Oulaya's Wedding" dir. Hisham Mayet (58 min)

Sublime Frequencies presents a film featuring GROUP DOUEH:
OULAYA’S WEDDING [زفاف العيلة] is an impressionistic account of love, family, gender roles and ecstatic music in the Sahara desert. It’s an intimate portrait of a family of wedding musicians, their court of extended friends and peripheral misfits, who are giving away their eldest daughter’s hand in marriage. The film portrays the emotional and logistical maelstrom of a Sahraoui wedding. Presented are candid and sincere accounts by the residents, hosts, guests and artists that make these weddings a foundation of Saharan culture in the city of Dakhla.
Group Doueh, the most beloved family band in the Western Sahara, are the main subject of this documentary. Sublime Frequencies co-founder Hisham Mayet and his team, were Doueh's personal guests and given unprecedented access to film and record the pageantry and stunning music of his daughter's traditional Sahraoui wedding. The result is a film of warmth, humor and belonging through music in this remote and overlooked region in the midst of a rapidly changing Sahraoui culture . [Documentary, 58 min., Dir. Hisham Mayet with Cyrus Moussavi and Brittany Nugent].

-brief intermission-

::"The Divine River: Ceremonial Pageantry In The Sahel dir. Hisham Mayet (47 min)

Sublime Frequencies announces a new film by Hisham Mayet: The Divine River: Ceremonial Pageantry in the Sahel. Condensed from 40 hours of footage shot between 2007 and 2012, The Divine River is an exhilarating, hallucinatory, harrowing record of music, ritual, life and landscape along the Niger River—which the Tuareg call Egerew n-Igerewen, or "River of Rivers"— as it winds through Mali and the Republic of Niger.

Traversing 300 miles of this transitional zone between the Sahara and the Savanna, The Divine River is not a linear record of a journey so much as a phantasmagoria of visual associations that create their own emotional topography and chronology, always accompanied by music that blurs the lines between sacred and secular, past and present.

Highlights include intimate views of ecstatic dance in the painted houses of the island-dwelling Wogo; the seductive courtship rites and trance vocals of young Wodaabe men; a mesmeric Tuareg and Zarma duet for guitar and molo; Hausa griots enchanting with comsaa strings; Zarma spirit possession ceremonies; and heart-stopping footage of the Dogon mask ritual atop the Bandiagara Escarpment in the village of Endele.

True to Sublime Frequencies' "aesthetic of extra-geography and soulful experience," The Divine River refuses hasty contextualizations and rote interpretations that, far from "explaining" cultural displays, deaden viewers to the presence of mystery. Avoiding the temptation to reduce ritual to a simple matter of ends and means, its silence respects the chasm that separates concepts like "possession" from their lived reality. Rejecting the distractions of an imaginary understanding in favor of simple attention and humility, it traces the portal to deeper knowledge counseled in a centuries-old Sufi prayer: "O Lord, increase my bewilderment."

Director Hisham Mayet will be attending the screening and will conduct an after show Q+A.

7:30 pm doors; 8 pm start

$10-$15 sliding scale admission
Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at 4:00pm
Elephant Gallery1411 Buchanan Street
Nashville, TN 37208
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::Ethnomusicologist and filmmaker Hisham Mayet will present a lecture and slideshow celebrating the visual and musical legacy of French ethnomusicologist, photographer, graphic designer, and composer Charles Duvelle. Mayet will share vision and sound selected from Duvelle's extensive recording trips in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.

From Sublime Frequencies:

"Disques Ocora, a French label dedicated to capturing and publishing the sounds of folkloric culture from around the world, is held in the highest possible regard in the realms of professional and amateur ethnomusicology. Instigated in 1958 by Pierre Schaeffer, the founder of musique concrète, Disques Ocora’s sterling reputation is largely built on composer and musicologist Charles Duvelle’s pioneering field recordings, as well as his now-iconic photographs and graphic design.

Charles Duvelle’s work is indisputably one of the most important contributions to the human understanding of the rich biodiversity of our planet’s music and language. In 1977, his field recordings from Benin were selected by Carl Sagan for inclusion on the Voyager Golden Records, which were carried into outer space by the Voyager spacecraft to stand as an example of humanity’s highest musical expressions for the universe’s unknown listeners."

http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/products/590766-the-photographs-of-charles-duvelle-disques-ocora-and-collection-prophet

4-6 pm
Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at 8:00pm
WXNA1604 8th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37203
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::Sea Ship Auricle, a weekly program on WXNA 101.5 FM welcomes filmmaker and ethnomusicologist Hisham Mayet to explore the sonic archive of French ethnomusicological pioneer Charles Duvelle. Mayet controls the archives of Charles Duvelle, a vast and invaluable catalog chronicling some of the highest musical achievements of humankind.

"Disques Ocora, a French label dedicated to capturing and publishing the sounds of folkloric culture from around the world, is held in the highest possible regard in the realms of professional and amateur ethnomusicology. Instigated in 1958 by Pierre Schaeffer, the founder of musique concrète, Disques Ocora developed a sterling reputation largely for its publication of composer and musicologist Charles Duvelle's pioneering field recordings, as well as his now-iconic photographs and graphic design.

Charles Duvelle's work is indisputably one of the most important contributions to the human understanding of the rich biodiversity of our planet's music and language. In 1977, his field recordings from Benin were selected by Carl Sagan for inclusion on the Voyager Golden Records, which were carried into outer space by the Voyager spacecraft to stand as an example of humanity's highest musical expressions for the universe's unknown listeners.

This release includes 16 tracks of archival recordings (some of which have never been published before) selected and compiled by Duvelle himself. Most of the first 13 tracks, which focus on Africa, are complete versions of truncated tracks from out-of-print Ocora LPs. The final 3 tracks are focused on material from Asia, with two long tracks that have never been released before and a complete unedited version of a previously released track.
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8 pm-9 pm
101.5 FM
wxnafm.org

 

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