World of Dance Paris 2019 delivered an unparalleled experience to both participants and spectators. As the largest touring event that embraces urban dance culture, World of Dance focuses on the art of street dancing and today’s new aged choreography. Hundreds of the country’s top dance teams competed in front of thousands in the performance festival setting.
Emmanuel Whajah, a creative director and photographer known as Emzy Production Films, has always involved himself in creative pursuits. Born in Hanover, Germany, his first passion was dancing. At the age of five he imitated his idol, Michael Jackson, and a couple years later, won a dance competition. After dancing in front of the camera for over seventeen years, Emmanuel started thinking about how he could use his talent behind the camera.
Karl Lagerfeld was one of the most influential fashion designers of all time; the Creative Director at Chanel, Fendi, and his prolific namesake label Karl Lagerfeld. Rarely seen without his dark glasses, silver ponytail or fingerless gloves, he gained the reputation as the most recognizable man in fashion. With a fifty year career, Lagerfeld became a fashion legend who will forever be known as a cornerstone of Chanel’s legacy.
Slim Turkey: The Unsolved Homicide of Richard Aderson is a podcast that focuses on the February 5, 1997 unsolved mystery of Richard Aderson, a school administrator from New York State. On February 5, 1997, Richard was driving home from his office in Montgomery to his home in Lagrange, NY. The drive usually took about forty minutes.
Kosi Jah is a singer/songwriter from Prosper, Texas who finds “Tha Love” in her insightful debut single. The smooth, R&B track is full of lyrical substance. It addresses how people often get confused about love, and how material love can overtake the true love that has to be shown towards other people.
We’re celebrating the Chinese New Year with Jorby, a rising singer/songwriter from Hong Kong that uses his music as an outlet for his emotions. Jorby wants his work to connect with people and be a representation of them. He never wants to lose touch with the single quality that makes us human, and that is the ability to feel and express ourselves.
Luka & Jenalyn’s emotionally powerful style of dance is captured in the official music video for James Barker Band’s country cover of “Never Be the Same.” Filmed in one day at ProdStudio in Toronto, the video was directed by Ben Knechtel with video work by Lee Zavitz. Luka & Jenalyn hold nothing back as they use stunts and strong movement to capture the intimate lyrics of the song.
We recently had the privilege of conversing with Usher Morgan, the award winning writer, director, and producer whose work includes Prego, Windblown, Fine Dining, Trapped Inside and the newly released feature film, Pickings. Morgan’s new book, Lessons From the Se Lessons from the Set: A DIY Guide to Your First Feature Film, was released to bookstores by Library Tales Publishing on December 17th, 2018.
Author Carl E. Moyler pens a compelling comparison between two Nobel Prize winners – Albert Camus and Martin Luther, Jr. The comparison addresses major concerns about tyranny, injustice,, racism, poverty, exploitation and war. Moyler uncovers and reveals in his book that neither man was willing to stand in the face of these devestating issues and do nothing.
With the current state of politics and race issues, Anotherpatsy feels we need to truly get in touch with our hearts. Songwriting has always been his outlet, growing up in a home with a toxic environment. He has learnt that honest songwriting is a bit more of a difficult path because not everyone is willing to come to terms with their own demons.
Larry Bourgeois, one half of the legendary French dance duo Les Twins, performed a poignant dance to “My Mind” by YEBBA while in London last month that will move you to tears. The raw, yet controlled riffs and runs of the Grammy-nominated singer’s soulful vocals are equally matched by Larry’s precise movements.