Illstrator performs "South South Bronx" live at the NYC Overtime Concert
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Breakdance breaking b-boying or b-girling is a street dance style that evolved as part of the hip hop movement among African American and Puerto Rican youths in the South Bronx of New York City during the early 1970s. It is normally danced to funk or hip hop music often remixed to prolong the breaks and is arguably the best known of all hip hop dance styles.
This passionate documentary follows a troubled teen living the street life of the South Bronx as he takes a chance on changing his path. As Andres faces the challenges of proving he can be a ballet dancer and earning the acceptance of his choice by his friends and family he learns there's never just one position in life.
Official Selection for:
The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival 2005.
Bend Film Festival 2005.
Arlene's Grocery Picture Show 2005.
Director: Richard Calvache
Music created by Richard Calvache using Soundtrack.
BUY IT: http://www.caachi.com/Members/vngrdcinema/something_within_me/view - Winner of multiple awards at Sundance, "Something Within Me" takes us into St. Augustine where music transforms the school despite being in one of the poorest sections of the South Bronx.
Prior to 2008, I had never ventured outside of the medium of oil paint. Life got HECTIC and I was forced to reconsider my approach. Here (below) is the story. For the past eight years, I have taught art in schools in Harlem and the South Bronx and my technique was created out of a need that arose in my classroom. Forty five minute periods is not enough time to teach painting. So I switched my painting supplies from traditional supplies, to paint markers to eliminate the set up and clean up. After witnessing the success that my students were having, I decided to push the technique even further, while working in my studio. I learned that mixing color pencils with a "blender" (on top of the opaque layers of the paint markers) marker allows an artist to mimic the effects of glazed oil paint. I incorporated media "cut outs" and printed images in my work. And I found that paint markers were ideal to tie everything together. Finally I learned that scanning my images on to a computer will allow me to edit my "characters" and add crazy effects such as juxtaposing images on top of my creations. The computer also enables me to use the medium that I am most familiar with; oil paint. I usually print my compositions on canvas ( I order an non varnished giclee print) and lay down the finishing touches in oil paint.
Watch this premier episode of Soul of Green for an exclusive interview with environmental justice pioneer Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx, who we caught up with in New York on the cleaned-up shores of the Bronx River. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Canoeing and the South Bronx don't seem to go together...but this summer they do! Check out the ride...
From FDNY to Brain Cancer from the SOUTH BRONX to RIDING CAMELS IN TUNISIA to A WOPPING SHOPLIFTER IN A HALF to "THE BEST GARBAGE PICKER" IN ALL OF SUNNY FLORIDA to "RUNNING WITH BRAIN CANCER" 5 PLUS TO NEEDING/PRAYING/BEGGING TO BE PUBLISHED
Autobiography by Gumersindo Vidot about growing up in Spanish Harlem and the South Bronx having to deal with poverty, racism, gangs, alcohol and drugs among many other things. He details his journey through many incredible stories about the obstacles he faced and the life he lived. Becoming an 8 year old alcoholic, a 13 year old Heroine addict and Gang member. Through it all he survived and now is on a Mission to help other youth survive. As part of his effort with the book "You Only Live Twice", Gumersindo has teamed up with Emmitt Thrower and Wabi sabi Productions to develop a youth Educational and Life skills training program called "Youth Survival Project". He says "it is urgent we help them before the streets claim them like it did him." He was given a 2nd Chance by GOD to get it right. And he refuses to waste it this time. He has other reasons to be "Urgent" about things. Gumersindo has been diagnosed with a Terminal Illness. He needs a Liver transplant or a miracle by GOD or his time is very short. But he has only ONE focus and that is saving even one young person from a fate such as his. His past mistakes shooting heroin has caused his present day challenge. For more info visit
Video created and edited by Emmitt Thrower for Wabi sabi Productions Inc Distributed by Tubemogul.
Gumersindo vidot the author of YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE the Puerto Rican Born business owner who grew up in Spanish Harlem and the South Bronx NY. The book details his experiences as a 8th year old alcoholic, 13 year old heroin addict and a Gang member. Through it all he managed to survive. Now he wants to help other Youth Survive.
Interview on TeleMundo TV in Spanish Distributed by Tubemogul.
He faced it all, he stood tall and did it his way.....The Autobiography of Gumersindo Vidot.
From the mean, bad, ghetto streets of Spanish Harlem, and The South Bronx of the 60s, and 70s comes a remarkable, and true story of survival that took much more then just determination, and courage.
The book will shock you no doubt. You will laugh, and you will cry. You will see life in a different perspective as you gain knowledge through his experiences, and his pain. The book will have you saying WOW. OMG many times over. There is a reason why the book is an award winner, and the author the recipient of The Four Chaplains prestigious award, and for that same reason a production company is making a documentary..
ts a must read!!
One of those rare book you have to get two copies of. One to give to someone else that can benefit from it, and one for you to treasure.
MUSIC, AND SONG FROM MC MAGIC
This spine-tingling fantasy is sure to take you on a supernatural ride. Meet Stuart Duffelmeyer, a soon-to-be top graduate of NYU’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Stuart is targeted by eight of his egomaniacal college classmates once they learn he’s desperate to break his virginity. His classmates lure him to a sleazy motel in the South Bronx where they play out a heinous prank. His night ends in utter disappointment after learning that his date was just a beautiful mechanical doll. He suffered severely as a result of their callous behavior and feels he must get even with his tormentors.
A chance encounter allows him to come across a magical Hebrew talisman with indescribable powers. Once the talisman is consecrated, Stuart is granted miraculous powers over the creatures and elements of the Earth. Little do those who’ve wronged Stuart know that his absolute domination over the creatures and elements of the Earth will bring plagues of unspeakable horrors into their lives. This will teach the eight of them that asking for his forgiveness is the only way to terminate the plagues inflicted upon them. This stirring tale of adventure, intrigue, redemption and mystical powers will get the adrenalin pumped.
You only live twice is a real no punches pull story of the struggles of one young man from Spanish Harlem, and the South Bronx. At the age of seven he was already a gang member, and alcoholic at eight, a drug addict at thirteen. He endured racism, police brutality, and witness more in his first seventeen years then most of us have seen in a life time. The book has won two awards, and now comes the film..
Big Ideas for a Small Planet Season: 2 Episode: 8 Majora Carter, Executive Director of Sustainable South Bronx, talks about her responsibility as an environmental activist.
On August 12, 2009 Eddie Montalvo performed at 52 Park, El Teatro Miranda as part of a concert series begun in 1990 in a park that was rehabilitated by concerned citizens from this South Bronx neighborhood. One of these people is Al Quiñones who has worked tirelessly for nearly 20 years for this neighborhood that was the birthplace of such great musicians as Eddie Palmieri and Orlando Marin.
Gangs, shooting, and gun robberies are nothing new for this well known Notorious South Bronx Neighborhood On New York Streets DVD. You Will See Real Gangsters from The Bronx Represent There Hood On New York Streets. The Bronx, also the birth place of Hip Hop, gives the viewers a chance to see whats really going on out there. The Bronx has a long history, this is the home of KRS 1, Fat Joe, Big Pun, and many more. What you are about to view is exclusive footage on the soon to come out New York Streets DVD