Artists from all corners of the globe will be on hand for Electric Burma: A Concert for Aung San Suu Kyi, slated for Monday, June 18th at Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The extraordinary event is a celebration of Nobel Peace Prize recipient and leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi.
The 25th anniversary of Graceland, Paul Simon‘s groundbreaking album that continues to influence and inspire generations, will be commemorated with musical and film celebrations stretching into the summer. Following its Sundance Film Festival premiere, the Joe Berlinger directed documentary Under African Skies, chronicling the creation and lasting influence of Graceland, will have its US television premiere on A&E this spring. The documentary has been garnering critical acclaim on the film festival circuit with screenings at SXSW 2012, where it received an Audience Award, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival.
The concept of Sankofa is derived from King Adinkera of the Akan people of West Afrika.”Sankofa” teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. Whatever we have lost, forgotten, forgone or been stripped of, can be reclaimed, revived, preserved and perpetuated. Thus, Sankofa Music Series will examine our modern roots and the early influences of rock music in the hope that we can carry them forward in the creation of something new. Today’s subject is Joni Mitchell.
David Lynch Foundation Music launches Download For Good: Music That Changes The World, a star-studded digital music compilation to benefit the David Lynch Foundation that is now available for purchase exclusively on the iTunes Store. Founded by iconic filmmaker David Lynch, the David Lynch Foundation is a not-for-profit educational organization which offers stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation® to under-served populations, including at-risk inner-city youth and U.S. veterans returning home from combat with post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as Native Americans, homeless adults and children, prisoners and those in need.