PEOPLE ARE STRANGE

21st October 2016BEAT MAGAZINE, by Roger Roca

On those characters living on the edge and magnetic figures that we can’t resist watching We are all strange when seen from up close; only some of us seemingly more so… more everything: more extreme, more undecipherable, more dysfunctional… Since the first edition of In-Edit we have seen the inner workings of an endless list … Read More

DAD, WHAT IS MUSIC?

21st October 2016BEAT MAGAZINE, by Joan Pons

Films that show the World as an endless pentagram In the image above: Darwin before two species that like to sing. From the documentary “The Origins Of Music”. Someday a Barcelona based music documentary festival should roll up their sleeves and program a retrospective of films on artists (or some might say, on nut jobs) … Read More

“FONKO” A SIGN OF THE CHANGING TIMES

21st October 2016BEAT MAGAZINE, by Tania Adam

New generations of African musicians collide head-on with the prejudices and stereotypes associated with the vast continent. In the middle of the dark night, with no more light than that of camera, a young black man speaks into the lens: “I’m going to tell you something you may or may not know: you can never … Read More

DON LETTS – IN HIS OWN WORDS

21st October 2016BEAT MAGAZINE, by Santiago Salvador

It’s as if he was part of the family. Don Letts, the man who in the birth-year of London punk brought together punks and rastafarians with fat bass lines – the ones recorded on the dub and roots reggae 7” he played on the only record player in the Roxy club. He was also the … Read More

UNLOCKING PUBERTY

20th October 2016BEAT MAGAZINE, by Santiago Salvador

‘Breaking a Monster’ or the great rock & roll swindle seen from the eyes of a child We’ve all seen a few videos of kids rocking out with more than six figure sales numbers. The fame of the protagonists is however, always fleeting. It vanishes along with the wave of shares seasoned with emojis and … Read More

OKLAHOMA WAS A PARTY

20th October 2016BEAT MAGAZINE, by Toni L. Querol

‘A Poem Is A Naked Person’, Les Blank’s superb forgotten film on Leon Russell and his pals Listen to our playlist “Leon Russell everywhere” on Playmoss. Almost forty years without speaking a word to each other or talking about “their drama” with anyone else. The filming of the documentary A Poem Is A Naked Person was settled … Read More

WHEN MUSIC IS DIRECT ACTION

20th October 2016BEAT MAGAZINE, by Luis Hidalgo

Four glances at the youth that is making up the soundtrack of new Africa and the Middle East Ahmed Ag Kaedi and Fatoumata Diawaran, two of the musicians and protagonists of the documentary “Mali Blues” (Lutz Gregor, 2016) It happened in September: a Jordanian writer was assassinated for sharing on Facebook – sharing, not actually illustrating … Read More

THIS DANCE IS FOR LES BLANK

6th October 2016BEAT MAGAZINE, by Roger Roca

ONE OF THE GREAT DOCUMENTARY MAKERS OF AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE / BY ROGER ROCA The women from a Mexican family are making tacos in their kitchen. In a Louisiana town, a pig is killed and made into sausages. A group of people meet around a barbecue in a corner of deepest Texas. A famous German … Read More