While music continues to break barriers in today’s society, the older generation of hip-hop/soul lovers tend to diverge from modern day music because of the inability to express lyrics that obtain substance, moral standards and positive world outlooks. For 25 year old lyricist Tey Yaniis bringing his old soul personality blending genres such as hip-hop, neo-soul, chill out and poetry Tey Yaniis wants to bring an exhilarated experience to today’s new and old generation of music lovers.
Born in Dallas, Texas as Tory Davis he started his musical journey at an early age playing different musical instruments such as the violin, trumpet, and bass cello. Tey Yaniis realized his potential to rhyme after being inspired by Nas and Lauryn Hill’s single ‘If I Ruled The World’ by writing 20 different versions of the song explaining what he would do if he had the power of being a world ruler.
Tey Yaniis is on a mission to bring a timeless sound to worldwide music lovers with a timeless, uplifting and elagant sound that is off-beat but soulful compared to most music that is heard in today’s mainstream music.
You speak a lot on your upcoming debut album “The Soul Jones Collection” when is the album coming and whats the meaning behind the title of your album?
I’m still putting finishing touches on the project so honestly im looking at January 2015 for an official release date. Im very picky but at the same time im a little nervoyus being that this is my first release. The meaning behind the soul jones is like my addiction to soulful vibes in music. I remember I was watching a movie and one of the musicians was like “he got that jones” which back then meant for a specific kind of drug and you just have to have it. So in my case being someone who doesn’t do drugs or alcohol my jones is for soul music. When I added collection its basically everything that I was able to put together for the project as far as lyrics, production, vibe, feel and all the above to make this project come to life that’s how I came up with “The Soul Jones Collection.”
It is the band’s first album in nearly five years and with Kings of Suburbia the guys from Magdeburg, Germany are back to claim their rightful thrown at the top of the charts.
I have been a fan of Tokio Hotel since 2008, and even started a fan radio called 483 Radio. It was around this time that Bill, Tom, George, and Gustav were the biggest band in Europe and preparing to take North America by storm. There was something so fresh, different and magnetic about them, and even today that is what separates them from everyone else in the music business.
Fast-forward to a few years later when the band would go on a hiatus to escape the limelight, find themselves and establish their new sound.
Cleo Tellier is a French-Canadian actress known for the role of Émilie in the 15 season TV show Virginie and also the role of Flora in the Emmy-nominated show, 30 Vies. She can also be seen in Degrassi as Rheanne and in various TV shows and national commercials. Her latest project puts Cleo behind the lens as she puts a spotlight on child abuse in her short film “The Silence.”
Synopsis: Ann, Leslie, Isabelle and Jerome used to be four out of the two millions children in foster care in the world. Before their life in foster care, they were forgotten, abused, unseen and unloved. Today, they decide to break the silence of child abuse to share their story with the world in a poetic, heartbreaking way.
You’ve recently directed a short-film “The Silence”. What type of film is it? What can you tell me about this film?
The Silence is an alternative documentary about child abuse. It’s an intercut of four monologues written by child abuse survivors, incorporated with strong moving images shot in studio. The style of the re-enactments is very unrealistic. I actually just finished shooting last weekend, so I’m starting post-production this week. Hopefully, it will be screened in film festivals!
There is something wonderfully fearless about Bidisha Chowdhury who is an independent-minded film maker and who has forged a happy working relationship with film making. In 2010, Bidisha completed two short films each around 30 minutes long - Broken Mirror and Chimes Of Midnight. Her first film, Broken Mirror, set in early 1900’s India, is an authentic classic about a traditional, honorable, and well respected woman and the compromises she will have to make and the treacherous path she will have to cross to ensure the survival of her heirs.
Her films are powerful, poetic and always have a strong storyline. It is Bidisha’s blend of humor, righteousness and depth that has made her a filmmaker to take notice of. Bidisha is a writer and director with an unerring eye for stories that matter. I had the opportunity to speak with this up and coming female director about her background, her influences and her upcoming films including Weeping Lilly and Adaline.
What is your personal background, did you grow up in India or the US?
Yes, I grew up in India, then lived in London for a few years before moving to the US.
Was Indian cinema a driving force in pushing you towards film?
No, even though India produces a lot of films when I was younger I never ever thought I’d be making films. It was in large part a matter of circumstance and opportunity that allowed me to even contemplate making a full length feature film.
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Twisted Piecesis a dramatic thriller that was shot in and around Toronto, that pits a vengeful ex-soldier against the wits of a demonic surgeon who abducts people, and sells specially preserved trophies-human pieces-to the highest bidder. Produced by RSquare, directed by Ryan Ellis and adapted to the screen by David Roy French from his novel Raven’s Blood.
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