We are happy to share this wonderful video of the June 30 Soul Train Dance Party. This was shot by Festival visitor Yuri Vaysgant, who very concisely and elegantly captured the joy that the event inspired. Yuri is a Boston-based freelance photographer and filmmaker. He told us, “This was my … Continue reading Soul Train Dance Party in 90 Seconds
Swamp Dogg and company perform “Total Destruction to Your Mind,” the title song of Swamp Dogg’s first LP from 1970. Jerry “Swamp Dogg” Williams talks about the early years of his career; and two members of his band, Moog Star (keyboards) and Lucky Lloyd (guitar), describe what it’s like to play … Continue reading Swamp Dogg performs “Total Destruction to Your Mind”
Celebrated songwriter, producer, singer, musician, and performer Jerry “Swamp Dogg” Williams performs his song “Crawdad Hole.” Video shot by Eric Griffis, David Barnes, and Holden Young; edited by Michael Headley.
The Monitors, from Wilson County, North Carolina, have been performing for over fifty years. Best known for their R&B and jazz performances, they are also recognized for their versatile repertoire, which includes rhythm and blues, country-western, and classical music. Videography by David Barnes, Pruitt Allen, and Brandon Callahan; editing by Michael … Continue reading Presenting the Monitors of Wilson County, North Carolina
On the last day of the Festival, July 11, musicians from Chirimía la Contundencia (Quibdó, Colombia) and the Monitors (Wilson County, North Carolina) combined their distinct sounds during a wind instrument “cross program” jam on the Motor City Stage. Videography by Gary Francis; editing by Rafadi Hakim.
Here are the top ten photos posted on Flickr from day ten of the Festival. While the 2011 Festival is now over, we hope you’ll keep uploading those gorgeous images to our Festival Flickr site. We’ll soon be ready to choose our favorites from among the top ten lists. As a … Continue reading Top Ten Images From Our Visitors, Day Ten
While the 2011 Festival is now over, we hope you’ll keep uploading those gorgeous images to our Festival Flickr site. We’ll soon be ready to choose our favorites from among the top ten lists. As a special thank you to those of you who created our top five super-favorite images, … Continue reading Top Ten Images From Our Visitors, Day Nine