01/11/2014

In Geneva



SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2nd, 2014

FORDE, Coulouvrenière 11, 1204 Genève, mail@forde.ch

DOORS 5 PM

– Screening of BLACK MAGIC MARKER (2009, 27’40’’) by artist DANI GAL.
The voice-over of poet and reggae promoter Henry W. Targowski, who recalls his visit to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s Black Ark studio in Kingston, accompanies images of Lee Perry in his current house in Einsiedeln, Switzerland.
– Discussion between DANI GAL and experimental film historian XAVIER GARCIA BARDON. Potential topics: plane crash, dub, techno-spiritualism, Babylon, arson, public housing units, ganja, black boxes, White Ark, weapons of mass destruction, William Gibson, etc.

Drinks + soup + music by DJ BONGO MAN

FROM 9 PM
The evening continues at cave12 (rue de la Prairie 4, 1202 Genève) with a concert by Steve Hauschildt and a DJ set by our beloved Bongo Man.

Info: http://www.forde.ch

23/06/2014

Black Magic Marker

Recommended viewing!














































Black Magic Marker (Dani Gal, 2009, DV-video, color, sound, 27'40") 

Two major recorded events structure Black Magic Marker: the voice over of the poet and reggae promoter Henry W. Targowski, who recalls his visit to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s Black Ark studio in Jamaica, and the visual depiction of Lee Perry's current house in Switzerland. Together, these two situations weave a narrative in which history and present appear inseparable.

Black Magic Marker can be viewed until June 27 on www.vdrome.org
With an introduction interview with Dani Gal by Xavier García Bardón.

07/06/2014

La harpe tremble encore et la flûte soupire


"La harpe tremble encore et la flûte soupire,
Car la Walse bondit dans son sphérique empire ;
Des couples passagers éblouissent les yeux,
Volent entrelacés en cercle gracieux,
Suspendent des repos balancés en mesure,
Aux reflets d'une glace admirent leur parure,
Repartent ; puis, troublés par leur groupe riant,
Dans leurs tours moins adroits se heurtent en criant.
La danseuse, enivrée aux transports de la fête,
Sème et foule en passant les bouquets de sa tête,
Au bras qui la soutient se livre, et, pâlissant,
Tourne, les yeux baissés sur un sein frémissant."

Excerpt from Alfred De Ligny's "Le Bal"

08/08/2013

Magazine 60

No señor, Don Quijote y Sancho Panza no están aquí...

--- 

No, no no no no no, Señor !

Don Quijote y Sancho Panza
Hoy también siguen luchando
Don Quijote y Sancho Panza
Hoy también siguen luchando
Baila, borriquito
Baila, borriquito oh oh
Baila, borriquito
Baila, borriquito oh oh

(Driiiing !)
- sí?
- Hello, can I speak to mister Don Quichotte, please ?
- No señor, Don Quijote y Sancho Panza no están aqui !

Don Quijote y Sancho Panza
Hoy también siguen luchando
Don Quijote y Sancho Panza
Hoy también siguen luchando

No, no no no no no no, no no, Señor !

Don Quijote y Sancho Panza
Hoy también siguen luchando
Don Quijote y Sancho Panza
Hoy también siguen luchando
Baila, borriquito
Baila, borriquito oh oh
Baila, borriquito
Baila, borriquito oh oh

(Driiiing !)
- [??] What's going on? You've got all you fame, I feel crazy !
- No señor, Don Quijote y Sancho Panza no están aqui !

Don Quijote y Sancho Panza
Hoy también siguen luchando
Don Quijote y Sancho Panza
Hoy también siguen luchando

--- Muchisimas gracias DJ Grokokok

20/07/2013

Last Penny Soul Club

The Last Penny Soul Club was a discotheque in Kassel, Germany. During the 1970's and 80's this place seems to have been an oasis where electronic funk, rap and disco were celebrated by locals and American GI's who were stationed in the city at the time. While searching for a track by Knights Of The Turntables I found this video of DJ "Wizard" Mark Thompson which mixes "Moments In Love" by The Art Of Noise with "Techno Beats" by the aforementioned electric boogie group. What comes out is a strange ambience that blends the beauty of both tracks into some alien other dimension. Finding live footage of a night at the Last Penny in 1986 with the Party Force Crew throwing down in a Soul Train manner and freestyle rapping convinced me that this audiovisual material needs to be shared with my fellow music citizens.





A Last Penny Revival Party is taking place these days at the THEATERSTÜBCHEN, Jordanstr. 11, 34117 Kassel behind the Gloria Kino.



12/07/2013

Best Of 2011



So I was sitting with my pal DJ Bonzai Tarzan the other night and while sipping a chilled glass of horchata de chufa we recalled our best memories and discoveries of the year 2011. The following list was compiled for Sensación Mágica, a Quito-based music magazine focusing on new sounds from all over the world. So here it comes - in no particular order... Thank you for your attention.
Dj Bongo Man

2011

DJ BONZAI TARZAN
Zigurat building with Anne Mei Yi
Street music of Java (super record!)
SD Batish: Om Shanti Meditation Dilruba (super record!)
Life and Fate: Vassily Grossman
Whisperers: Orlando Figes

DJ BONGO MAN
Filetti di acciuga La Golosa, Taggia.
Djo Nolo & Dassy Vala-Be: Malrhyama (Espérance/Sonodisc, LP, 1989).
Valeurs Sûres de Bruxelles - live at Casa Latina, February 25, 2011.
Bea De Giacomo: Lezedunum (book/portfolio, Rawraw Edizioni/Associazione Storico-Culturale Lezedunum, 2011)
Moemlien: Spring 2010, Amsterdam (C30, Silver Ghosts, 2011).
Etivaz Alpine cheese.
Fourth World Magazine: The Spectacle of Light Abductions (Pacific City Sound Visions, LP, 2011).
Caleuche Video blog.
Henning Christiansen: Symphony Natura (Slowscan, LP, recorded 1985, released 2006).
Adam Hochschild: King Leopold's Ghost (book, 1998).
Nudism (exhibition), Grimmuseum, Berlin, September 2011.
Francesco Cavaliere DJ set, O'Tannenbaum, Berlin, September 2011.
Indias Indios video performance, Grimmuseum, Berlin, September 2011.
Everything by Massimiliano Bomba.
DJ Cool Brocoli feat. MC Orphan Fairytale and MC Dracula Lewis, Om is Om Bowling and Sound Festival, Brussels, October 26.
Tuffo nel Ceno di Valhalla, July 2011.