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BINDI COLE and KALIA BROOKSwww.mocada.org Saying No: Reconciling Spirituality and Resistance in Indigenous Australian Art. The word “No” does not exist in the majority of the over 200 Australian Aboriginal languages, and where it does exist, this powerful word is reserved for the elders and is used with great care and ceremony. As these languages reach the brink of extinction, indigenous Australian artists are using contemporary art to assert their identity and culture and say no to racism, land theft and colonialism in an urban world. With this, the Museum of Contemporary African Diaporan Arts (MoCADA) announces the opening of the highly anticipated international group exhibition entitled, Saying No: Reconciling Spirituality and Resistance in Indigenous Australian Art.
THE LAST INTERNATIONALEwww.thelastinternationale.com Especially known for their explosive live performances, The Last Internationale is constantly reinventing a new and eclectic sound that can be summed up as follows: guitar-driving, bass-pumping, boot-stomping garage rock, blues, punk, folk laced with a powerful, soul-charged (sometimes melodically haunting) voice that can fill any room. They are in studio with a few acoustic songs and we discuss the execution of Troy Davis.