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JANUARY 2011


“MULHERES” Rio de Janeiro Produced and filmed by Christoph A. Geiseler Musical director Leon Mobley Lyrics and music by the students of Afroreggae Sound production by Estudios Mega

Oh my princess I respect you even too much Yemanja, Goddess of the sea Oh my Queen Yemanja, Goddess of the sea Fountain of caring Love and attention I love you, my Goddess From the bottom of my heart I arrived, women! I’d like to say that I love women Women!


“MAS ALLA DEL RIO� Buenos Aires Produced and filmed by Christoph A. Geiseler Musical director Matias Zloto Lyrics and music by the students of Lange Ley Sound production by SCAT

I search for the light of the sun, in you I search for the light of the sun, in you I search for the light of the sun, in you Where did the dreams of yesterday go? What is vice? What is pleasure? Where is the door to your skin? I go far beyond the river Far beyond the river The river of nostalgia and fate


“THE SKY KINGDOM� Florianopolis Produced and filmed by Christoph A. Geiseler Directed by Alan Gaskill Story by the students of Casa das Maquinas Live sound by MIMA

Between earth and heaven is a kingdom in the sky, where gods come to play, side by side with the children of the tide. There is a Queen. Her eyes are set on the throne of heaven. She grows tired with her man, the king, who would rather laugh and dance and sing. A warrior arrives. His spirit moves the queen, so she sends her husband packing. One bright day, the Gods come down to play. The warrior, to serve his queen, leads his terrifying band of fighters to slay the Gods. The queen and her tribe replace the Gods in Heaven. The warrior cannot join them; his hands are stained with blood The man who once was king is now a sage sitting and sitting and sitting for over an age. They return. Those Gods. That warrior. Reborn. A family. The rites return. The music. The Beat back on.


“TICK TOCK, TIME TO ROCK” Harlem Produced and filmed by Christoph A. Geiseler Musical directors Caleb Dance & Kevin Wenzel Lyrics and music by the students of Cristo Rey New York Sound production by Jonathan Barnes

I’m looking at the clock And time won’t stop Everything is going It never stops I’m going crazy TICK TOCK! Time Waits for no one Let’s bring it back to the beat


“TALK OF THE TOWN” Bristol Produced and filmed by Jonathan Barnes Musical directors Alex Mitnick & Kevin Wenzel Lyrics and music by the students of Fairfield High School Sound production by Alex Mitnick

Bristol be the name of the town / The town that everyone is talking about / Because you can do a lot around here / Because we’ve got the things that are watering down Bristol is a place to find me, When the sun shines I’m free I’ve got a dream “I’ll aim high”, I won’t stop till I touch the sky I’ve got a plan to be a star, From here I know I’ll go far Friendly faces , Familiar places, Different races, This is our home! Bristol is the city that I’m from / I’m trying to do well for my dad and my mum / the selling drugs thing, that’s not what I’m on / You see my flow is banging more than a drum kit / I rap on beats with snares and kicks / On this beat yeah you know I’m overly sick / I wanna live forever / And don’t wanna die / Like the Cabot Tower up high in the sky When you’re walking down Park Street The whole world is at your feet From many different places we have come Here in Bristol we strive to live as one I’ve got a plan to be a star, From here I know I’ll travel far Bristol is the talk of the UK / People chat air and I don’t care what you say / Guys on the roadside and I don’t participate / Don’t want to be locked up in a cage / People know they did wrong so they try to avoid jakes / Not all the time Bristol’s fun and games / A guy can get one, two shots in his brain / So I’m gonna stay focused to make this cake Bristol is a place in the southwest / Everyone here is too blessed to be stressed / Everybody care about each other / Respect one another, life is flowing like a river / We got the big cars and houses too / We also have the famous Cabot Circus for you / St. Pauls Carnival in June or July, when the sun stays way up high in the sky / in the heavens above, yeah we all got love for Bristol!


“QUÉ HACÉS” Buenos Aires Produced and directed by Matias Zloto Filmed by iLGalo & Nina La Croix Lyrics and music by the students of Barracas Sound production by SCAT

The dog barks and what do you do? The corner calls you and what do you do? If they trip Messi what do you do? If it rains in Barracas what do you do? There’s not enough time so what do you do? Whistling softly, counting to ten, I take a breath, and see what it is... What is the solution, for this situation? So I don’t fall in tremendous confusion. With your permission dear people, I’ll tell you about my friends: Paloma! Paloma! Tiki! Pamola! Paloma! Tiki! It appears that we are cousins and this gives me the strength I need. Here we are, here we arrived, the Facheritos of this city! To the person who doesn’t like to be sitting down, because this band continues to stay on its feet: One senorita wanted to get married; she had good vibrations and a lot of happiness, but her husband was a rat and a great Facherito. This lady almost died because of his lies, but because she was intelligent she stopped giving him all her love.


“TRAVELING MY SENSES AND TAKING THE STEP” Nicosia Produced and directed by Christina Charalambidou Filmed by AIBORI Lyrics and music by the students of Makedonitissa Sound production by Sophianos Charalambides

I’ll spend my years stuck here on the paint of a wall I’ll be screaming “I can” I’ll keep like a breath locked within a life that sleeps and has had enough! Meeeeeeee! Together with my senses in the kiss of life Student of a moment, you live my truth Traveling my senses and jumping into the void Incomplete life, assisted breath Take the step Take the step, oh yes, oh yes The one longing for soil in our world, our earth You know which one I mean The one longing for soil in our world, our earth


“HUG THE UGLY” Princeton Produced and filmed by Christoph A. Geiseler Musical directors Jonathan Barnes, Christina Charalambidou, Alan Gaskill & Matias Zloto Lyrics and music by the students of Princeton University Sound production by SCAT

Alone on the road All on my own Can’t go back home A purple sky A far away cry Close your eyes Hug the Ugly Don’t turn away Don’t be afraid Here I am Hug the Ugly Come up for air Breathe in the light Es un bicho hermoso See the beauty Hug the Ugly


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