The Kids Are All Right: Original Soundtrack featuring MGMT, Little Dragon, Quadron, Ge-ology ft. Yukimi Nagano & more

The soundtrack for the critically acclaimed film, The Kids Are All Right, includes tracks from MGMT, Little Dragon, Quadron, Ge-ology ft. Yukimi Nagano, Betty Wright, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, CSS, and more. It accompanies a story about two teenaged children conceived by donor insemination who seek out their birth father and introduce him into the family life that their two mothers have built for them. Once the donor is found, the household will never be the same, as family ties are defined, re-defined, and then re-re-defined.

Focus Features and Gilbert Films present The Kids Are All Right, the most talked-about movie at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, in select theaters on July 9, starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo and directed by Lisa Cholodenko.

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Advance Screening of The Kids Are All Right – June 22

Kids Are All Right at Cobble Hill Cinemas 6/22

Giant Step and Focus Features invite you to an advance screening of The Kids Are All Right, the award-winning film from Lisa Cholodenko (Laurel Canyon), at Cobble Hill Cinemas in Brooklyn, on Tuesday, June 22nd at 7:30 p.m. Entrance is free, but strictly RSVP only.

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M.I.A.’s New Track “Born Free” in Romain Garvas Film

Be Warned: This video contains graphic, violent imagery.

M.I.A. is the latest artist to send the internet into a full-blown frenzy with a video. The short film by French director Romain Garvas, which has been pulled from YouTube and labeled as NSFW elsewhere, is set to the music of M.I.A.’s “Born Free.”
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Mulatu Astatke: The Man & His Influence

Mulatu Astatke is a musical titan, in the same league as the likes of Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade, yet he was first recognized to most people when The Paris-based world music record label, Buda Musique devoted the entire 4th installment of their respected series, Ethiopiques, to his compositions in 1998.

Astatke was born in 1943 in a town called Jimma in Ethiopia. His family sent him abroad to Wales to study chemical engineering, and instead, he came home with a degree in Music and a whole new sound brewing in his head. After Wales, he proceeded to the prestigious Berklee College of Music becoming the first African student to attend, studying the Vibraphone and percussion.

Mulatu Astatke – “Asosa” (from Mulatu Steps Ahead on Strut Records)
 

Read more, grab a few downloads, samples and more Ethiopian-influenced hip-hop after the jump.

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