"That’s the Grandmaster in the back. He doesn’t speak much English. He was number one in China back in 1980, so I knew of his name long before I met him. He’s very humble. A true gentleman fighter. He’s 68, but I’ve seen him put a spear against his neck, and use it to push a car."
"So at what point can you call yourself a Grandmaster?"
"A Grandmaster doesn’t say he’s a Grandmaster. Other people say it for him."
Joe Jackson - “Another World”
— Central Park - Nueva York
— Barcelona - España
— Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
— Male - Maldivas
— Cataratas del Niagara - EEUU
— Campos de tulipanes - Holanda
— Pirámides de Egipto
— Islas artificiales - Dubai
— Venecia - Italia
— Santiago - Chile… mi ciudad
‘Between 14th & Bedford: NY Subway Dancers’ (vimeo link)
Directed, shot & edited by Mollie Mills
Featuring “W.A.F.F.L.E” (We Are Family For Life Entertainment) dance crew: Facebook / Twitter / YouTube
Soundtrack: Nas - N.Y. State of Mind
"The longer I spent with them, the more I realised that they weren’t dancing as a hobby or to earn a couple of bucks but a lot of these kids actually needed the money to support either themselves or their families. A lot of them come from poorer backgrounds and areas like Crown Heights and East New York and have bonded over a mutual decision to earn money through something more positive than gang banging, drugs or stealing. What’s more is that dancing on the trains is currently illegal in the New York state. The boys told me about several friends who had been arrested for this harmless and unifying activity. Aside from some of the more tragic back stories, the dance they’ve created and called ‘Lite Feet’ is phenomenal to watch. - These kids have created an underground community of young dancers all looking for a similar escape from reality. As they say so appropriately at the end of each dance "Show your love and show your support". - Mollie Mills
John Coltrane Talks About Malcolm X and Music of the Times
Dave Liebman posted this audio interview with John Coltrane on Facbook. About the interview, he writes, “Maybe the best interview of Trane from 1966. Sounds like it was done at his home in Long Island by Frank Kofsky. His humility is astounding and some great thoughts concerning recordings. - Lieb” Thanks, Dave.