Chromeo is a Canadian electro-funk duo formed in 2002 by David "Dave 1" Macklovitch and Patrick "P-Thugg" Gemayel. They are known for their unique blend of synthesizers, catchy melodies, and retro-inspired sounds. The duo's music draws influences from various genres, including funk, disco, R&B and synth-pop.
I believe that music’s ability to resonate with us—regardless of whether we as listeners are able to comprehend it or not—makes it an indispensable tool for social fraternization. Music that is written in foreign languages and composed of (pun intended!) unfamiliar rhythms can still be a part of a wholly pleasant experience if we allow it to be. Our theme for this week celebrates our shared humanity through music and film. As such, I will be sharing songs that remind me that unity, acceptance, and appreciation are powerful perspectives that each one of us can practice in our daily lives.
De Colores is a song which encourages the listener to appreciate the world in all its splendor and beauty.
New music that promotes togetherness, kindness, and hope is created in every part of the globe. The library is one great place to find global perspectives which enrich our worldview.
Can you think of other ways in which music is able to bring us closer together?
Nine Days - Strangers are interviewed for a chance to live on Earth. During the process, those who aren't chosen are given one moment to experience life, thoughtfully recreated by the interviewer. This is a surreal and interesting take on "where we come from" that examines the possible reasons for our human existence.
The Best of James Taylor- There are so many lyrics on this album about human connection, friendship, and love. Check out You've Got a Friend, How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You), Shower the People, and Your Smiling Face.
Grammy nominated artists Lori Henriques and Joey Alexander paired up to create a beautiful album of jazz tunes inspired by eight different Nobel Laureates - Legion of Peace. Children young, old, and everywhere in between can bebop and groove along to glimpses of the work of Jody Williams, Malala Yousafzai, Wangari Maathai, Muhammad Yunus, Ralph Bunche, Leymah Gbowee, Desmond Tutu, and Jimmy Carter. You may even be inspired to be the change and bring more good into our world!
The Band's Visit: Egyptian police band musicians on their way to play at a ceremony in Israel find themselves stranded in a small, desolate Israeli town in the desert. Human moments ensue between the musicians and Israeli townsfolk in this cross-cultural comedy. It was also a Tony award winning musical and the cast album is available.
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra: Argentinian-born Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim and Palestinian scholar Edward Said founded the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in 1999 to enable intercultural dialogue and to promote the experience of collaborating as a matter of common interest. You can hear many of their concerts on medici.tv
Movies & Music - Question of the Week
Who is the first person to win the Nobel Peace Prize AND a Grammy Award?
Martin Luther King, Jr.0
Last Week's Trivia Answer: Mary Richards