Friday, October 8, 2010

"We Rock Long Distance" (Hip-hop Documentary) + M.anifest "Golly Gosh (Remix)"

Twin Cities documentarian Justin Schell is working on a film/dissertation titled "We Rock Long Distance". The title comes from a Fela Kuti quote, and is a reference to the globalized influence of hip-hop, highlighted particularly through the three artists featured in this documentary. Schell will follow three Minneapolis musicians: M.anifest, Maria Isa, and Tou SaiK Lee. He'll be heading to Ghana, Puerto Rico, and Thailand respectively with those artists.

The above trailer is part of a Kickstarter fundraising scheme to help finance the trips. This video is a preview for M.anifest's portion of the documentary, where he visits his Grandfather, J.H. Kwabena Nketia, in Ghana while on a 10-city tour.

As you surely know already, traveling around the world with fancy camera equipment is no small undertaking. Luckily, you can help out Schell with this project by visiting his Kickstarter campaign website and pledging a monetary contribution. He has approximately $1000 of the goal of $8000 dollars raised thus far, and has one week remaining to gather those donations. So please, visit the website and do your part to help out with this ambitious project.

As a bonus, below is a download link to a remix of M.anifest's "Golly Gosh", produced by DJ Juls.

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