Gilberto Gil in Concert on March 11 – Tickets on Sale at 12pm Today

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Brazil’s most influential musician and its Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil, will be performing live at Nokia Theatre Times Square on Thursday, March 11. The String Concert will feature Jacques Morelenbaum and Bem Gil.

Tickets go on sale today at Noon. If you have seen Gilberto Gil in the past, you probably just bought your tickets. If not, do yourself a favor and get two tickets today. You’ll thank yourself in March. Here’s the Village Voice review on last year’s show.

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The Heavy Sound Presents Mind. Body. Soul.

image11The Heavy Sound, a collective of artists, DJs and musicians, presents a night of music to raise awareness of diabetes this Wednesday, January 20th. Actor Michael Rapaport is hosting the event with Phife Dawg. As a diabetic, Phife recently received a long-awaited kidney transplant and this event will mark his first appearance in New York City since the surgery.

A fantastic line-up including Ghostface Killah, Jay Electronica, Consequence, Talib Kweli and more will perform at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. D-Lyfe is set to DJ for the evening – expect surprise appearances both onstage and in the DJ booth.

Various diabetic support organizations will be on-site and donations are highly encouraged.

Free with RSVP before 11:00pm
rsvp@theheavysound.com
$25 after 11pm at door.
21+ w/ valid ID to enter.

 

 

 

 

 

GPWW 12/31/09: Gilles Peterson World Wide

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UK tastemaker extraordinaire Gilles Peterson pulls out some of his favorite laid-back tracks of the year, as well as some of 2009′s best reissues and world music releases. As usual, the GPWW playlist is widely diverse, running the gambit from Marvin Gaye to Oliver Lake Ntu to Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou.

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Like what you hear? Gilles will make his Brooklyn debut on Jan 29th at Littlefield. Check him in person. More info here.

M.I.A.’s Upcoming Album To Be Awesome

News has been leaking about the new M.I.A. album to come later this year. We share her frustration regarding interweb connections, so we absolutely love this story: M.I.A. wrote a song about Verizon Customer Service’s incompetence, and she even got some Philipino Verizon employees to sing backup on the track, perfectly titled “I’m Down Like Your Internet Connection”.

No guarantee that this song will be on the new album, but for now, take this MP3 to go along with the video, via MFR.

M.I.A. – “There’s Space For Ol Dat I See” [download MP3]
 

“Never, Never” Video by Little Dragon

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New video from Little Dragon by Ulla Tomtom. “Never, Never” is from Little Dragon’s sophomore release, Machine Dreams, an album which is very likely to show up multiple times in our (kinda late) 2009 Staff Picks.