I knew I couldn't be the only person doing video journalism in world music. Sure enough, meet Toni Polo, founding member of the Groovalizacion collective, and co-director of the webradio www.groovalizacion.com who is also a filmmaker. He recently contacted me about a series of short portraits he is doing of artists in Bamako, and I found them to be charming and informative. Most of the pieces will need subtitling, but he sent me a few that already had English subitiles, so here is an engaging look at a duo from Italy and Cape Verde who seem to read each other's minds.
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24h Internet radio about multicultural vibes, peripheral music, suburban grooves, nomadic sounds, tribal and regional blends... These are the soundtrack of migrations and cultural fusions, the voices of ethnic groups which animate our cities. Music is a white flag brandished at racial tensions, insufferable religious or economic wars and the closure of borders....Groovalizacion breaks the digital frontiers and brings people together: artistes, listeners, displaced citizens. Also with podcasts, videos, agenda and articles in Spanish, French, English and Portuguese.