Happy Holidays  from Michael  Él  Tigré  

Traxsource IDMW Top 10 December 2016 – http://wp.me/p7FfKF-fKw

Happy  Holidays !

I have not  posted  for too  long now, and in 2017  my posts  will be frequent . Music is my joyful pastime and weekly  I present 2 hourly sessions  on Indamixworldwide(IDMW) under the knowledgeable  leadership  of Paris-based Frédéric  MFSB Messent.

Expect  more IDMW reposts  here  on my flagship  michaeltigre.wordpress site as  Frédéric  is prolific ,  presenting  entertaining  and provocative  content  and  perspective . I will be presenting more L.A oriented  content  on my LotusLMiLA.Wordpress site .

Our IDMW Traxsource picks for December  2016 are presented  here  for your music  consideration .

Sincerely ,

Saludos y Salud.

Michael  Él  Tigré

Christmas  Eve  2016

Hollywood , CA

DrumZ 4 U Straight OuTTA Tigah’s Music Vaults :)

SpecialMusic Treat -an appreciation : Joyful SummaH 2016 My friends, followers and readers here it gets warmer in L.A as we approach July 4th. I set myself a tall order of content in Summer 2016 , including Rio Olympics commentary … Continue reading

Mike Sonksen’s L.A Sutra :Poetics of Location

I am honored to present a review of the latest literary work by 3rd generation Angeleno Poet/Journalist Mike ‘The Poet’ Sonksen entitled Poetics of Location. The essay is initially posted in my companion site ‘Lotus L.A, Mi L.A ‘ for reasons self explanatory when read. We have here in Los Angeles a rare breed of writer in Mr. Sonksen .More than being  a critical thinker and disciplined researcher, Mr.Sonksen is foremost a compassionate educator who mentors the at risk youth .Get your copy of ‘Poetics of Location’. Support our own. Welcome to Summer 2016.
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Sonksen’s ‘Poetics’ evokes that Zen feeling……

Mike ‘The Poet ‘ Sonksen is a Film-maker , he just needs to act on it. My words to my trusted and esteemed fellow traveller and confidante a few days ago at Grand Park, DTLA. We were sitting in Starbucks after he had another on the fly , creative and intense video recording session with Javier Guillen , the social media wunderkind of L.A’s new epicenter of community gatherings including New Year’s Eve and July 4th.

Grand Park was that evening the venue of a timely and historic symposium on Hip Hop including break dance luminaries as Little Caesar.Javier and Mike , not surprisingly struck this complimentary collaborative vibe and were a few hours away from the documenting of the open air panel discussion in Grand Park , the quadrangle of L.A County Government of Superior Court, Board of Supervisors and Hall of Records…

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Guest Blog by Mike the Poet: Dance Door Opens for Compagnie Käfig

My good buddy Mike the Poet comes DTLA to the Music Center and Grand Park this week and a half. We’re in for a treat as this L.A street poet, creative writing teacher, journalist , author represents dynamic contemporary culture . My content just got richer here. Great opening Michael . Much respect ,
El Tigré
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OneThirtyFive // Grand

Above the eastern steps of The Music Center, directly across from Grand Park is one of the most iconic sculptures of both Downtown Los Angeles and the city itself. “Dance Door,” is the bronze frame and doorway sculpture originally created by the celebrated late sculptor Robert Graham in 1978. As writer Michael Several wrote in 1998, “The work consists of three sections: small fragments of dancing figures appear in relief in the bottom half; larger fragments of dancers in relief in the next quarter; and a cutout frieze of silhouetted dancing figures on the top.” This elegant artwork frames City Hall on the eastern horizon and has been the site of countless photos for over a generation of Angelenos.

“Dance Door,” is a meaningful sculpture for many reasons. The most obvious is that its’ beauty pays tribute to the many dance events that The Music Center hosts every year. The…

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Global celebrity South Africa’s Dj/Producer Black Coffee wins 3 SAMA awards

South African Celebrity Dj/Producer Black Coffee rocks MixMag’s London Session

South Africa Declares the Future is Hear 

On June 4, 2016 the 22nd South African Music Awards were presented in Durban ,South Africa (ZA). The event was oblivious to many in North America, except those who follow and enjoy the leading trends in global dance music . The production broadcast live on SABC (South Africa Broadcast Corporation) was a celebration of many aspects of post-apartheid South Africa.For one there was the memory of 1970s student leader Steve Biko who was martyred in 1976. South Africans matter of factly embrace their national transformative narrative.

22 nd South African Music Awards SAMA # 22

The opening segment was a mashup of music genres embracing the multi-color world of equality.in the African partner  of the alternative global cultural-politico-economic-tech order termed BRICS . Brazil, Russia, China India and South Africa believe the globe is on the verge of a dynamic , multi-polar , collaborative and mutually beneficial engagement. Of course there are die-hard power centers of the ancien regime which resist, despise and counter such idyllic notions and platitudes on our planet

Unto a New Global Music Order..

However , while the Ministers with and without Portfolio and even Pleni-potentiary hold ‘talks’ and summits and then issue communiques , the Dance world aknows and already defers to South African music influence ,trends, producers, djs and artists. From London, Paris, NYC to Rio the smart money and talent trek to JoBurg and the Cape to collaborate and soak up the organic power of African musicianship , infectious rhythms and vocal emotion, I call Lava.Black Coffee opened the doors to this flood about 10 years ago and with Bucie dropped the club hit ‘SuperMan’ rich in dub, bass and piano with sexy vocals.

Neither Bucie, dubbed the Princess of House in ZA nor Black Coffee have looked back. Many fellow South Africans followed suit , adding the pool of international productions , projects and tracks with African groundings. My FaceBook peeps know I constantly post House music genre tracks and the South African portion increases every year as more outstanding sounds emanate from that progressive Nation-state.

So at the 22nd annual South African Music Awards whose theme was the Future is Hear , bold acceptance of the new music leadership emergence , 3 Awards went to Black Coffee : Best Album of the Year, Best Engineered Album and Best Dance Album.The album is ‘Pieces of Me’.The Youtube link opening shows the London crowd upset after 3 hours as the promoters shut down the party. Londoners were calling for more.

Bucie performs ‘SuperMan’ produced by Award winner Black Coffee

I suspect once you start listening to South African music you will join their chant.

Congratulations to Black Coffee all around as like Denzel Washington winning for ‘Training Day’, we know it’s the body of work long overdue that’s being recognized.

El Tigre.

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