Sending love out to Brotha Sean aka DJ Ceiba, who recently became a father. Ceiba is a Harlem-based drummer, DJ, and producer. He puts together jarring, head-nodding beats, fusing Reggae, Latin, and Hip-Hop influences. Ceiba flirts with some samples but relies mostly on his own musicianship.
Posts Tagged My America
Believe It by Molina Soleil & Aju w/ DJ Ceiba.
Recorded in Harlem, NY, February 2009. Beat by DJ Ceiba, NYC drummer and producer. Released on My America, benefit compilation for Papers the Movie—a film about undocumented youth. Release Date July 4, 2009.
I walk on through the winter, where all the trees are dying. Behind me, a road of tar and red clay. I reach across the new ocean, borderless in brothels of freedom. A long night awaits us…” – e.g. bailey
(above: image from BP spill in the gulf coast, April 2010)
On July 4th, 2009 CHiTT Productions released My America—a benefit CD for Papers the movie. Molina spent months compiling music for the project, which features artists from across the United States, including Denver, Albuquerque, Oakland, Harlem, and Minneapolis. The CD is raising awareness about immigration and racial justice issues, and it is steadily bringing in funding to support the Papers movement. Special shoutout to the Tru Ruts collective out of MN for contributing almost one half the music on the album. WireTap Magazine recently wrote about My America. The story ran Thanksgiving Day.
Paper Chase: Hip-Hop for My America
By Geoffrey Dobbins, November 26, 2009
Read the article: http://www.wiretapmag.org/arts/44697/
Purchase the cd: http://papersthemovie.com/myamerica.html