Doctor L video teaser for 'Tongues of Fire' feat. Living Color & The Last Poets
Tongues of Fire video teaser by Doctor L
"TONGUES ON FIRE" LIVING COLOUR + LAST POETS
DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS BY EMORY DOUGLAS
Corey Glover chant / Vernon Reid guitare
Doug Wimbish basse
Will Cahoun batterie, percussions
Umar Bin Hassan, Abiodun Oyewole spoken words
David Murray compositions / Doctor L vidéo montage
"Tongues Of Fire" Living Colour + Last Poets
Saturday, February 6th, 2010 - 9:00PM
Théatre Jean Vilar - 1, Place Jean Vilar - Vitry sur Seine
A musical project inspired by the revolutionary art of Emory Douglas, the brilliant draftsman and Minister of Culture of the Black Panther Party.
This show gives the lion's share to Emory Douglas, cartoonist and graphic designer for The Black Panther weekly. Mixing cartoons, collages and appropriations, this committed artist tells the epic of the Black Panther Party of which he was the “Minister of Culture”. There is immediacy in the beauty of his pictures that, although firmly rooted in past political fights, shows a still up to date aesthetics of energy. The teaming of Living Colour with the Last Poets offers a fantastic artistic moment thanks also to David Murray compositions. It could be said that this show mixing plastic arts, jazz, rock and spoken words, is a kind of kaleidoscopic representation of today's Afro-American art expression.
Mixing funk and heavy metal, Living Colour creates a powerful yet original sound and do not hesitate to tackle serious matters in their songs, such as racism or politics while referring to Jimi Hendrix' electric eruptions, Funkadelic and Bad Brains.
No wonder they team with the Last Poets, Umar Bin Hassan and Abiodun Oyewole, masters of the spoken-word, whose influence was deciding over the emerging hip-hop scene. In the line of civil rights and social freedom fighters, the Last Poets were formed on the 19th of May 1968, anniversary of Malcolm X. For this “Tongues on fire”, they have written original and sharp texts.