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Aug 08

“Do It Do It Disco” directed by b+, filmed at Skate Depot in Cerritos.  The world might be a better place with a few more skate rinks…

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Jul 25

Art Don’t Sleep giving away a free pair of tickets to the 7th person that emails the words, “Its 2012 and we’ll all be at The Mayan” to: artdontsleeprsvp(at)gmail(dot)com

Click the flyer for a link to buy tickets/more show info.

Univision also did a great piece on the group which can be found here.

Free mix that Quantic did called, “Linda Mañana”

 

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Jun 01

The photography and films of B+ and Coleman. @ Peek Gallery at The Summit, 780 Valencia St, San Francisco.  Part of Noise Pop.

exhibition dates:
june 2 – june 30, 2011
opening reception:
thursday, june 2, 2011, 7–11pm
exclusive film screening with Q&A starts 7pm
(films featuring Damian Marley, Nas, Jay Electronica, Quantic, J Dilla)

Special Guest DJs.

thesummit-sf.com
mochilla.com

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Mar 08

note from b+:

3.11.11  Special Announcement : “Creating Memory is Our Weapon” Photo Exhibition Postponed.

It is with great sadness that we announce the postponement of the “Creating Memory is our Weapon” Show at the Urban Sanctuary Gallery in Boyle Heights.  It had always been a dream of ours to have the show in Boyle Heights. Ten years ago we had shown the photographs at the great Frank Sosa’s space on Silverlake Blvd and it was a great honor to be able to bring the photos East, but sadly the local political terrain proved too complicated for it to happen at this time.  Two days ago it was brought to our attention that several local “artivists” had started a campaign online to boycott the show.  Apparently there has been some conflict locally with the management of Urban Sanctuary.  We have spent the past 48 hours trying to negotiate a settlement that would allow the show to continue – but in the end with threats looming and an extraordinary amount of anger being expressed we decided to postpone the show until we are able to honor the memory of the Marcha in a more clear environment.  It was never our intention to inflame local anger, to incite a boycott or indeed to put our constituency on any side of a local conflict.

Zappatismo has plenty to do with local conflicts but not in this way.

Please accept our humblest apologies if this in any way affects your plans for tonight.  Let me also take this opportunity to thank Azul 213, Rona Mercado and our own Rocio Contreras for the huge amount of work they put into this show.

We will all reap the rewards of this show in a less contentious space at a later date.

B+
March 11th, 2011

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213* & Mochilla are pleased to announce “La Marcha” photo exhibition. This show is the second in a three part series being curated by Azul 213 held at Urban Sanctuary Gallery in Boyle Heights on March 11th, 2011.

The Zapatistas March on Mexico City

On Feb. 25 2001, the leaders of the insurgent Indian people of Chiapas launched a two-week mass march on Mexico City to remobilize and extend mass support for the demands of those sections of the Mexican population who have suffered most from the world capitalist offensive-the indigenous peoples.

Twenty three commandantes and one sub-commandante left the autonomous mountains of South East Mexico to travel to the Federal District of Mexico City with three demands: 1. To seek approval of the Indigenous Bill of Rights. 2. To seek the withdrawal of seven military bases from indigenous land and 3. To seek the release of all remaining EZLN prisoners.

On the eleventh of March they walked onto a platform in the Zocalo (Mexico City’s picturesque town square) to see one million Mexicans cheer them and offer support and solidarity. Having secured the support of the National Indigenous Council, the Zapatistas took the city with delegates from forty four of Mexico’s fifty seven indigenous nations.

CREATING MEMORY IS OUR WEAPON
LA MARCHA – 10 YEARS LATER

Photographs by B+ and COLEMAN

Opening Reception: March 11th, 7pm – 12am
Show Runs: March 11th – April 3rd

Urban Santuary : 2026 E 1st Street, Boyle Hieghts, CA 90033

*RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=193073654056293

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Jan 21

We’re honestly so thankful and amazed that we have customers in Brasil…Mochilla will be screening Timeless in São Paulo February 9th, 10th, 11th and in Rio De Janiero Feb 16th, 17th, 18th, hope you can make it out! (click image to enlarge each flyer).

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Jan 21

We will have the new Nu-Mark mix in-house shortly, here’s the info for the record release party:

“Take Me With You”

listening party 9pm-10pm | party 10pm-2am

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presented by Mochilla

Friday Feb 4th 9pm-2am | 21+

info: unclenu.com | mochilla.com

FREE before 10pm | $10 All Night + CD for the first 50 people | $4 Rum Special

e3rd : 734 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

RSVP on Facebook [http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181735141860724]

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Oct 01

(photos by Laith Majali & Nasser Kalaji)

Free new mix from Mochilla (click image for download page)

Message from B+:

This past summer, Coleman and myself, along with Jay Electronica and his DJ, TJ the King, Ommar Offendum, and Will Quantic had the chance to go to the Middle East and play.  We even made it to Egypt and linked with Kutmah there, but that’s a whole other story… This mix represents some of what we learnt. It’s a group effort, but Coleman made the whole thing seem magically coherent…

This is the liner note from the back of the cd:

The Mashriq (Arabic: مشرق, also transcribed as Mashreq, Mashrek) is the Arabic term referring to a large area in the Middle East that is bounded between the Mediterranean Sea and Iran. It is derived from the Arabic consonantal rootMaghreb (مغرب), which simultaneously suggests  “west” or “sunset,” and is a reference to the Arabic-speaking countries of North Africa. sh-r-q (ش ر ق) and essentially means “east” – or more poetically, “place of sunrise.” It is therefore the companion term to

Mochilla has had the opportunity to visit Lebanon and Jordan twice within the past year, as well as Egypt most recently. We were invited by our friends Nasser Kalaji and Laith Majali of Immortal Entertainment to play our music in Beirut and Amman, and to experience for ourselves how life is at this incredible cultural crossroads. To say that we have been astonished, amazed, shocked, gratified and humbled is to put things mildly. We have only begun to scratch the deep surface of this world, and yet so many things have been revealed already.

In honor of these visits and our growing cultural exchange, we are presenting a mix of some of the music that we collected, picked up, swapped and bought along the way. Coleman always delivers when it comes to these mixes and this is no different: from Jay-Z samples to the fidjeri vocal music of Bahraini pearl divers, this is a journey worth taking. Enjoy, open your ears and let the beauty and depth of the cradle of civilization wash away your preconceptions…

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May 27

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The Sounds of VTech / Tezeta De Ethiopia: A Special Mulatu Slideshow

Mulatu Astatke Slide Show

It is sometimes easy to forget that Timeless is the brainchild of two photographers and a promoter. But for those lucky enough to see the shows live there was always photographs there to remind you. For Verocai we had an amazing slide show of a recent trip to the North East of Brasil, Suite for Ma Dukes was presented complete with a tough look at Dilla’s Detroit and of course Mulatu’s show was resplendent with a slide show of Ethiopian photographs.

In 2004, Miles Cleret of Soundway Records, Will “Quantic” Holland and B+ spent three weeks in Ethiopia. The plan was to meet Mulatu and dig for records. B+ shot some 120 rolls of film and the best of that is represented here. The music is an exclusive track from the concert that didn’t make the film. “Ene Alantchi Alnorem” is a languid beautiful song of longing.

This slideshow along with lots of other treats are contained on the DVD.

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Apr 21

We’re fans of DJ Nuts here at Peach, and here is a free mix  he did of Arthur Verocai songs courtesy of Mochilla (click the image above to download). A little background:

One the eve of the Verocai Timeless Concert Series show, DJ Nuts was supposed to perform with Madlib.  He made the arduous journey from Brasil after completing a show with Marcelo D2.  He endured a punishing series of flights that took 20 hours to complete, and in the end, a plane delay caused him to miss his own set at the start of the show.
In a pinch, J. Rocc stepped up to the plate and performed a stellar set at the Luckman in his place, and Nuts went on to DJ a mind-blowing two hour set at the after-party.
So much of Mochilla’s dealings in Brasil would not have been possible without Rodrigo Teixera (known to the world as DJ Nuts).  The Verocai concert surely would never have happened without him.  His role in helping with the pre and post coordination was enormous.
DJ Nuts is an astute and rigorous historian of Brasil’s vast and varied musical culture.  His record collection is legendary; his skills as a DJ are world class.  Mochilla commissioned him to make this mix to help people understand the extraordinary legacy of Verocai.  Many by now know Verocai’s self-titled album, some even know the more popular compositions and arrangements, but none have dug as hard as Nuts.  Years of collecting and a strong friendship with Verocai himself have made this historic mix possible.  78 minutes of all Verocai compositions and arrangements is a dream come true.

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Mar 17

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The Sounds of VTech / Yekermo Sew Trailer

In support of the upcoming Timeless DVD Box Set release (March 30th) via the folks at Mochilla, enjoy this video and audio mp3 download of one of Mulatu Astatke’s most celebrated pieces of work, “Yekermo Sew.”

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