Wednesday, June 10, 2009

From Cali To Here

Tonight (Wednesday June 10th) in Mickey Martin's, Cheebah present Tradition In Transition(A Postcard From Cali), a screening of the new film from Limerick native B+ (or Brian Cross on his birth-cert)

Cross rose to fame in the nineties for designing album covers for the likes of Blackalicious, Mos Def, J5, David Axelrod, and many more, as well as tonnes of music videos. While many of his covers had graced discs or records in my own house, it wasn't until DJ Shadow's Irish dates in 2002 that I realised this guy was actually from Limerick.

At the time, Shadow was opening his gigs with the film "Keepintime", pitching old school drummers alongside some of the top hip-hop djs of the last two decades. Cross followed that up with "Brasil In Time"

"Tradition In Transition" goes to Cali, Columbia, the new home of British DJ, producer, and record label owner Will "Quantic" Holland.

Here is more info from Cheebah:

Limerick homeboy B+ has been busy down in Cali Columbia (Will 'Quantic' Holland's new home town) documenting the city and the result is Tradition in Transition.

Based around the music of Quantic and his Combo Barbaro from their forthcoming Tradition in Transition album on Tru Thoughts Records featuring the talents of Will Quantic, Alfredito Linares, Nidia Gongora, Freddy Colorado, Arthur Verocai, Joao Comanche Gomes and Malcolm Catto this is a screening not to be missed. Dj set from B+ afterwards with some crazy cumbia funk and off centre tropical beats.

It all kicks off at 7.30pm, runs 'til late, and is free in.

Here's the trailer from Brasilintime to give you an indication of B+'s prowess as a director of music documentaries.

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