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Moogfest, a music festival which takes place in Durham for the second time in mid-May, will feature a protest stage. The current volatile political climate made “Protest” an obvious theme choice for 2017. The festival is also working with local activists and social justice groups to give urgency to current issues and social change.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 5, Feb 2017, p22, por Periodical Website
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29016
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The Art of Cool Festival, which celebrates is fourth year in Durham, presents and promotes jazz to local audiences as well as helping foster jazz education among young musicians. Despite funding struggles, community support has kept the festival strong. This year the festival will feature prominent speakers on social justice and what citizens can do to fight oppression.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 15, April 2017, p24-25, por Periodical Website
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29036
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Moogfest, in its second year in Durham, features a protest stage and other progressive themes. The music festival promises a space where artistic expression can be channeled to incite action for social justice. At the same time, Moogfest is eager to be a beacon for the affluent, tech-minded entrepreneurs flooding Durham's rapidly expanding start-up community.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 18, May 2017, p12, il Periodical Website
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29038
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Amos Gaynes experienced an unexpected spiritual awakening in the middle of a field outside Asheville in 1999. At Durham’s Moogfest, Gaynes will speak about musical technology and ritual in twenty-first-century shamanistic practice. As Gaynes explains it, a well-planned dance party can be akin to a shamanistic ritual, with potential benefits to mind, body, and spirit.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 18, May 2017, p15-16, por Periodical Website
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29045
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The Art of Cool Festival and Moogfest have spent the past two years locked in comparison and competition for Durham resources. The festivals take place less than a month apart, but they attract different audiences and reflect different values. Themes of protest and resistance were central to both festivals this year, and their different manifestations were telling of their motivations.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 19, May 2017, p15, por Periodical Website
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29037
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The second year of Durham’s Moogfest focuses on grassroots musical activism, and features music-related forms of social protest. The festival opens with Moor Mother, an experimental music project led by Camae Ayewa. A self-described Afrofuturist, she uses music and lyrics to fight against oppression.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 18, May 2017, p13-14, por Periodical Website
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29039
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Beginning half a century ago, Laurie Spiegel and Suzanne Ciani laid early foundations for electronic music. In the Triangle, a resurgence of interest in their work has run parallel with the renewed interest in old synthesizers. They will be featured at this year’s Moogfest in Durham.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 18, May 2017, p17-18, por Periodical Website
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27115
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Two music festivals, Moogfest and Art of Cool, asked the city and county of Durham for funding. Trouble to obtain these funds indicate the city’s pervasive growing pains and troubled efforts to build a cohesive vision for its own future. People are concerned that development will cause Durham to lose its diverse culture.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 17, April 2016, p17-18, il Periodical Website
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27127
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The Art of Cool Festival in Durham has added rappers, DJs, and neo-soul singers to the line-up of jazz and hip-hop musicians. Few young working groups are more emblematic of such a mix than The Internet, a Los Angeles-based, Grammy-nominated R&B/soul band. The Internet is based on a shared musical appreciation of the power of hip-hop and the sophistication of jazz.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 18, May 2016, p18, por Periodical Website
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27124
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The Art of Cool began as Durham’s only jazz and soul music festival. To survive, founder Cicely Mitchell has broadened the festival to include hip-hop and a more diverse network of collaborators. This year, Art of Cool reunited with the Beyu Caffe, Durhams go-to jazz dive, making it the festival’s free music stop throughout the weekend.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 18, May 2016, p14-15, por Periodical Website
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Terence Blanchard, trumpeter and leader of the quintet E-Collective, isn’t afraid of injecting politics into his music. His latest album, Breathless, explores the meaning of groove, police violence, and community building through music. Blanchard is one of this year’s featured musicians at Art of Cool Festival in Durham.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 18, May 2016, p17, por Periodical Website
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The critic Stanley Crouch described jazz as democracy in sound. This is demonstrated by Kamasi Washington and Anderson Paak at this year’s Art of Cool in Durham. The duo reinvigorates jazz by integrating hip-hop, rap, and soulful sounds.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 18, May 2016, p16, por Periodical Website
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This week, Moogfest will at last arrive in Durham after a year and a half of anticipatory debate, analysis, and excitement. The ambition of Moogfest 2014, and the financial flop that followed, helped push the event to Durham after failed investments. Organizers have since gained support by a local network of sponsors aspiring to develop the region's growing tech image.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 20, May 2016, p17, il Periodical Website
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Marisa Brickman is the new director of Moogfest, the music festival which was originally located in Asheville but relocated to Durham. Brickman has helped build an extensive, cross-discipline network to support the festival’s restart. Moogfest is meant to explore how technology is impacting music, art, and the way we think about ourselves.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 20, May 2016, p18-19, por Periodical Website
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Grimes, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Mykki Blanco are three modern Moogfest artists who wrestle with the memory of nostalgic nineties music and modern-day sounds. These musicians remix mid-nineties rap, grunge rock, and pop to create new forms of electronica music.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 20, May 2016, p23, por Periodical Website
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