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Miriam Makeba (r) with Dizzy Gillespie in France 1991
Beyond the Films

January 30, 2018

For “Winnie”: Anti-Apartheid Songs of Protest

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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Miriam Makeba and Dizzy Gillespie, 1991[/caption] By Sarah Bardeen, guest contributor Modern South Africa was forged in apartheid. The struggle defined life for generations of South…...

an abstract shot of John Coltrane playing sax, as if through water
Beyond the Films

October 31, 2017

Chasing Trane Playlist: Coltrane and His Disciples

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By Nick Dedina, Guest Contributor Drop a needle on a John Coltrane record, hit play on one of his digital playlists, or watch Chasing Trane and it’s easy to understand…...

1966 Dodge Monaco Dashboard and Radio
Beyond the Films

February 13, 2017

TOWER Playlist: 1966 Music Soundscape

Independent Lens in Beyond the Films

Pure and simple, 1966 was considered by many critics as one of the greatest years for popular music ever [see the Guardian’s “Was 1966 pop music greatest’s year?” and the…...

September 19, 2012

#TGIM! Indie Lens Fans Generate EPIC Monday Music Playlist

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We asked you for your favorite Monday music jams, and boy, did you come through! Turns out your tastes run from Wilco to NOFX, with some Mamas & the Papas…...

August 17, 2012

Help Us Create a Monday Music Playlist

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Who's got a case of the Mondays? We do! As you may know, we have a new home on the television schedule starting in October — Monday nights at 10…...