Visual/Sound/Walls featuring G Yamazawa with Shirlette Ammons and Kid Ethnic
Brooklyn Arts Center, Wilmington, NC
November 13, 2019
Shot and edited by Alec Ferrell
An interactive music video concert featuring G Yamazawa, Shirlette Ammons and the visual stylings of Kid Ethnic. An interactive evening of live performers with a selection of NC’s best music videos projecting onto all available surfaces. An ear-filling, eye-popping night of multi-sensory stimulations for humans from planet earth.
Born in Durham, National Poetry Slam Champion. Cultural Diplomat for the Department of State. Kundiman Fellow.
G Yamazawa has been featured on ABC, NBC, NPR, PBS, and has toured over 200 universities both domestic and internationally. With notable performances at the Sundance Film Festival and the Pentagon, G continues to challenge the American perspective of race & culture, poetry & rap, and the phenomena of the human condition.
G’s debut album “Shouts to Durham,” charted at #37 on the iTunes top 100 rap albums, and is currently working on his sophomore release.
Durham based musician and record producer Shirlette Ammons brought her doc project “The Hook” (about Saltbox chef Ricky Moore) to the Cucalorus Works-in-Progress Lab in 2018. Ammons is an associate producer for Markay Media working on the PBS series, A Chef’s Life. Ammons was named one of the NC Arts Council’s 50 for 50 and is a passionate advocate for rural arts education. Ammons credits here rural upbringing as central to her artistic evolutions.
Shirlette Ammons: vocals
Tom Rau: bass, keys
Griffin Wade: drums
Alec Ferrell: guitar, bg vox
Saleem Reshamwala is a journalist and filmmaker whose recent work has focused on culture, ethnicity and music. Recent awards include Best Music Video at the Hip Hop Film Festival in Harlem (for G Yamazawa’s “North Cack”) and an Emmy-nomination for his work on implicit bias and race while at the New York Times. Saleem has also created work for The Guardian, LinkedIn, Soccer.com and the PBS Digital Studios series “Beat Making Lab,” for which he filmed rappers and beatmakers in Senegal, Ethiopia, Fiji, Panama and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Reshamwala has studied, worked or hung out in 50 countries.
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