Thursday, March 13, 2014

Omar

TheIndies.Com recommends the Oscar nominated Palestinian film titled Omar

A very worthwhile indie film to see, titled Omar, deservingly hit the big league after being nominated for an Oscar for "Best Foreign Language Film" of 2014.

It's a film that offers a glimpse of the real life that the Palestinian population lives under or endures. I heard that it was the first ever feature film endorsed by the Palestinian Authority. The film was directed by the talented Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad, who also was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2006 with his film titled Paradise Now.

Omar is really the deepest of love stories at it's roots, but is full of real danger, non stop suspense, paranoia of not knowing who to trust, mind games and bitter betrayal that perhaps only the oppressed could know best.

The character Omar (Adam Bakri) must scale the Israeli built separation wall, which is monitored by the well armed Israeli Defense Force, if and when he wants to meet up with the love of his life named Nadja who is played by actress Leem Lubany.

The film is really heavy and portrays Omar and his friends as freedom fighters against the Israeli occupation.  It's violent and harsh with action and heart pounding scenes that don't let up through to the last frame. While the film offers no solutions to the ongoing conflicts between a trigger happy Israeli military backed by zealous leaders and the Palestinians who feel slighted and are willing to resist and even seek revenge, it's a must see and a very well done film with many layers of depth.  Share your thoughts and hot tips with GC



Adopt Films, the distributor for the picture, is also releasing another heavy film by a different director titled Bethlehem. The film is not related to Omar directly, except that it is being released almost simultaneously and it is a action firm from the Israeli perspective. I will see that one soon and report back.

Actress Leem Lubany, by the way, is captivating in the film.  In the real world, she is seriously one of the most naturally stunning and beautiful actresses out there. She recently took the international film festival and awards circuit by storm, creating quite a positive buzz for her own career as well as for Omar. Hopefully we will see more of her talent. In the film, she speaks Arabic, but she is multi-lingual and speaks English fluently and could easily infiltrate Hollywood's elite actress pool.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Robbing Millions

TheIndies.Com presents Robbing Millions

Bordering on Avant Garde, from Brussels Belgium, here is a psychedelic band known as Robbing Millions.

The first two videos below were filmed by a French music discovery show out of Brussels known as Bruxelles Ma Belle





Next up is a conceptual music video for the studio version of the Robbing Millions song titled Ages and Sun


Next up is a conceptual music video for the studio version of the Robbing Millions song titled Tenshinhan


Connect direct with Robbing Millions at http://robbingmillions.bandcamp.com/

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Dom La Nena - Canção Boba

TheIndies.Com is proud to present more from Dom La Nena
Dom La Nena performs to a packed house in Lisbon Portugal
For the last year or so, the cellist/songwriter/singer and touring artist named Dom La Nena has been no stranger on my trail of posts listed at the end of this entry. It has been lovely to follow her international travels where she has been so well received quite literally everywhere. Just read the piece on her that Jim Fusilli at The Wall St. Journal recently wrote about her in the January 9, 2014 Life & Culture section. (click here to read).

She is well deserving of much more exposure in my opinion because her songs are so very beautiful along with the fact that she has really paid her dues in terms of personally honing her craft and original songwriting. She is a real artist not put together by the Hollywood hype machine. She is super organic, unmanufactured and a true artist. Dom La Nena is breath of fresh air.

The two videos below are different takes of the same song, and original by Dom La Nena titled Canção Boba. The first take was shot in the streets of Fez, Morocco. It was shot by Dom La Nena's videographer (her husband, according to the Wall St. Journal) who gets credit only as Jeremiah with support from Mathieu Mastin and Renaud Duguet. Dom La Nena is one of my favorite emerging organic artists making her way around the international scene. Tell me what you think at GC

Dom La Nena - Canção Boba (on the streets of Fez, Morocco)


This version and official music video for Canção Boba was filmed in the Jardin des Tuileries of Paris, France. It too was filmed by Jeremiah.


Connect direct with Dom La Nena at DomLaNena.Com

Hear other Dom La Nena songs from earlier posts I have made at the links below:

This posts features Dom La Nena performing the title track of her album Ela, live on Portugese TV in Europe.
http://www.theindies.com/2013/10/impossible-to-not-love-angelesque.html

This post features Dom La Nena's video to her song titled Golondrina
http://www.musicload.com/2013/10/the-sweet-sounds-of-dom-la-nena.html

This post features her song titled Anjo Gabriel
http://www.musictelevision.com/2013/05/angel-faced-artist-with-sweet-sound-dom.html

This post features a live version and studio version of her breakout song titled No Meu Pais
http://www.musictelevision.com/2013/03/dom-la-nena.html

This post features the song Buenos Aires, Dessa Vez featuring Piers Faccini, Saudade and Ela featuring Dancas Ocultas
http://www.musictelevision.com/2013/04/more-from-don-la-nena.html

This post features No Meu Pais featuring Absynthe Minded
http://www.musictelevision.com/2013/04/one-more-gem-from-dom-la-nena.html

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Inspired Music of Bernhoft

TheIndies.Com presents Bernhoft
Bernhoft - Photo by Fred Jonny

A few years ago, the only Eskimo I think I know, recording artist/producer Kelly Moneymaker, turned me onto Jerle Bernhoft, a.k.a. Bernhoft. Bernhoft has been emerging for years and fine tuning his own brand of soul music in his native country of Norway.

Bernhoft is seriously inspired in terms of songwriting, his very soulful vocals and in terms of his ability to play guitar, bass,& piano and create percussion sounds out of thin air while setting up loops with his feet that forms a serious wall of sound. He is the ultimate one man band. Let me know what you think at GC

***In these first three recordings below, these are actual live recording and there are no overdubs. seriously for real!)

Bernhoft and his track entitled Cmon Talk.



Next is Bernhoft and his track titled Choices



Next is Berhoft and his unreleased track entitled Since I was a Little Kid



Next video below is a song where he breaks from his usual pattern of being a one man band running loops, being a beatbox and playing multiple guitars all while singing his ass off. In this live performance video, he simply sits down at the piano and sings.

Bernhoft - Stay With Me


And last but not least is Bernhoft with more of a studio track and a real music video to his song titled So Many Faces.



Connect direct with Bernhoft at Bernhoft.Org

Hear three more handpicked Bernhoft tracks at http://www.musicload.com/2011/04/jerle-bernhoft-has.html

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

shadow reWinD - Say So

TheIndies.Com presents Shadow Rewind
shadow reWinD

Here is the latest self produced music video from the artist known as shadow rWinD. Tell me what you think at GC

shadow reWinD - Say So


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Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Peach Kings - Fisherman

The Indies presents The Peach Kings
The Peach Kings

The song Fisherman is a single off The Peach Kings vinyl album release titled Handsome Moves.



Connect direct with The Peach Kings at ThePeachKings.Com

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Monday, January 6, 2014

The badass sounds of Unlocking The Truth

TheIndies.Com presents Unlocking The Truth
Unlocking The Truth
Photo from a recent Cole Haan clothing company holiday ad campaign! 
Just below is a 33 minute performance of a tasty young independent group found via a New Year's Day tweet on the Twitter page of Cree Summer who is presently the featured artist on MusicTelevision.Com - The group, which has a sound that the hard rock band LivingColour.Com would be proud of, has apparently been getting a lot of major league attention lately. The group was even featured in a advertising campaign for the clothing company Cole Haan.

The group called the performance below their "Farewell Show" in Time Square New York back in June 23, 2013. More from these guys soon! Enjoy! GC



Connect direct with Unlocking The Truth at UnlockingTheTruthBand.Com

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