miércoles, 3 de junio de 2015

Bandcamp City Guide: Oakland

http://bandcampcityguides.bandcamp.com/album/oaklandOakland Bandcamp City Guide“For the launch of the Bandcamp City Guides, we are pleased to shine a light on a city that’s often made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Although long in the shadows of neighboring San Francisco, Oakland is a city embedded with a rich cultural history. It’s a place that has at times served as home to musicians of heritage and genre as varied as the brilliant jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck to seminal West Coast rapper Tupac. There’s also Sly Stone, the Pointer Sisters, Souls of Mischief, Rogue Wave and Del the Funky Homosapien, but that’s almost missing the point. For several years now, we’ve had our sights on Oakland and what we’ve continually observed is a rising tide of musicians as diverse and masterly as this magical metropolis’ musical forebears. In spite of decades of infamy spurred on by a reputation for violent crime and perilous civic strife, Oakland has pedaled back from the brink to become one of America’s rising capitals for the creative spirit. Never before has the city seen the level of artistic, culinary and musical talent that has in recent years come to define its diverse districts. Apart from being one of the most ethnically varied cities in America, Oakland is considered home to more working artists per capita than any other city in the country. 

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Oakland Bandcamp City Guide

“For the launch of the Bandcamp City Guides, we are pleased to shine a light on a city that’s often made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Although long in the shadows of neighboring San Francisco, Oakland is a city embedded with a rich cultural history. It’s a place that has at times served as home to musicians of heritage and genre as varied as the brilliant jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck to seminal West Coast rapper Tupa. There’s also Sly Stone, the Pointer Sisters, Souls of Mischief, Rogue Wave and Del the Funky Homosapien, but that’s almost missing the point. For several years now, we’ve had our sights on Oakland and what we’ve continually observed is a rising tide of musicians as diverse and masterly as this magical metropolis’ musical forebears.

In spite of decades of infamy spurred on by a reputation for violent crime and perilous civic strife, Oakland has pedaled back from the brink to become one of America’s rising capitals for the creative spirit. Never before has the city seen the level of artistic, culinary and musical talent that has in recent years come to define its diverse districts. Apart from being one of the most ethnically varied cities in America, Oakland is considered home to more working artists per capita than any other city in the country.”

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