Thanks for taking the time to read this, and we look forward to supporting local music with both artists and listeners in the future! They have started doing so – AKA has developed a huge fan base in Nigeria and other countries, and he went to America and came back with two awards – which is something to be proud of. I listen to local hip hop, especially the young artists but I won’t lie, I don’t buy CDs.
This event, which gathered experimental musicians from the east coast and beyond as well as the musically curious in Charlottesville, was the result of collaboration between several grassroots organizations that are community-minded, focusing on their local community as a basis for solid connections with other localities.
Of all the albums by local musicians that have flown under the radar of the mainstream music interests in this big small town over the last year, the one that I think for sure deserves way more exposure than it has received is this beautifully succinct set of music.
The other thing I have noticed, when living and traveling abroad, is that music varies dramatically from country to country – at least some of it. If you focus on things other than the American pop songs that play everywhere, you can start journeying into the culture you’re living in. Finding local music you enjoy can help you create new memories in your new home.
Curated by Rachel Thomas and Mark Starte of the Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, Saffron Screen’s very first MUSIC FILM SEASON sees concert based documentaries sit alongside observational documentaries from musicians themselves, mockumentaries and brand new feature films.