Video: RBMA Presents ‘What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music’ Trailer

 

Always a leader in guiding the conversation about music, Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA), shares with us their trailer for What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music.

The film “explores the challenges that a life in music can bring,” by “go[ing] beyond music, and ask[ing] questions about life itself,” and features interviews from Brian Eno, Erykah Badu, Nile Rodgers, Q-Tip, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Rakim, and others.

Look for it to drop February 18.

Nas and Damien Marley Discuss Distant Relatives & the Politics of Hip Hop and Reggae

Tomorrow at 7pm, National Geographic Live presents a one-of-a-kind evening with some of hip-hop’s most legendary figures. The event will feature Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley in a discussion about the often under-appreciated evolution of and deep-rooted connections between reggae and hip-hop.

Hip-hop, now a multibillion-dollar industry, originated as a vital form of cultural expression in Africa that was translocated by the slave trade to the Caribbean and the American colonies. It blossomed a half century ago in the dance halls of Kingston, Jamaica, and soon migrated to the parks jams and recreational centers of New York City, where the culture became known as hip-hop. This evolution forms the basis of the Distant Relatives music project, a collaborative effort by Marley and Nas, which will comprise of an album set for release in early 2010, a documentary film, performances and a series of public discussions.

Joining Nas and Marley for this conversation, moderated by MTV VJ Sway, will be key players in the development of both musical genres, including Kool Herc, Rakim, Daddy U-Roy, King Jammy, Jeff Chang, Pat McKay, Waterflow and DJ Red Alert.

You can watch the event live streaming here.
Saturday 12, 7pm EST