Archive for the Video Category

Why we Love the Apocalypse

Posted in America, Books, Clips, Culture, Video on May 31, 2017 by frankbures

Video from Aeon, adapted from the essay, Dispatches from the Ruins.

Rain the Color of Blue With a Little Red in It

Posted in Africa, Arts in Africa, Music, Video on November 22, 2015 by frankbures

The Tuareg remake of Purple Rain.  More here.

 

 

Lé Lé Oh Brasil!

Posted in Calcio, Video on July 7, 2014 by frankbures

Lean Out, Lean Back

Posted in Africa, America, Video on May 16, 2014 by frankbures

After seven years on Facebook and Twitter, it’s increasingly clear that they fill a need without satisfying it, and that time is too short and there’s too much to do.

RIP Tabu Ley

Posted in Africa, Arts in Africa, Music, Video on December 4, 2013 by frankbures

Very sad to say goodbye to one of the greatest musicians in one of the greatest musical traditions.  Tabu Ley Rochereau, 73, passed away November 30, 2013. Here’s some old footage of him with another of my favorites, his partner Mbilia Bel. (Via Africa is a Country)

The Bridge of the Horns

Posted in Africa, Clips, Travel, Video on January 10, 2013 by frankbures

Here’s a slick, bizarre, unintentionally hilarious video promoting the Bridge of The Horns that I wrote about in Nowhere Magazine last year. Is the distance between rhetoric and reality greater than the distance between Djibouti and Yemen? Who knows? Maybe someday “the dream of seeing the future of mankind bathed in light,” will come true after all.

The Pilgrim is Bridled and Bespectacled

Posted in Art, Travel, Video on September 5, 2012 by frankbures

For the traveler. Poem by Bridget Lowe.  Animation by Angella Kassube. More at Motionpoems.