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February 8, 2011, 7:50 am
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Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James “J.Dilla” Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans and supporters who knew of his accomplishments before February 2006 and those that have grown to appreciate his genius. Here, we gain a greater insight and understanding about our musical icon.

J.Dilla is Still Shining.

source: vimeo giftedfilm inc.

January 25, 2011, 2:16 pm
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Big up Frolab team … for handing me poetry in motion.  A very educational and entertaining documentary on one of  the most influential artists in the world …Stevie Wonder.

Hotter than July is a rare documentary that was broadcasted for the first time in 1981 by the BBC. It’s is about the 1980/1981 USA tour by Stevie Wonder looking at his musical insight and his preparation for a concert, and his appearance at a Washington Rally to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King.

Since I happen to be an eighties girl …this documentary was a music as well as a fashion deja vu. I haven’t decided if the “deja vu” part is a good or bad thing but when it comes to fashion it’s certainly a funny thing. Enjoy!!

September 11, 2010, 2:09 pm
Filed under: beats, documentary, Download, Electronic, Hip Hop, music | Tags: took tha time to put the emphasize on some familiar and some less familiar beatmakers in the Netherlands by producing a mini-documentary. The documentary (in Dutch) shows beatmakers/producers while their crate digging for gems and explain to us how their beatmaking process works.

Unfortunately the documentary is in Dutch, but the free downloadable Gemstone Beattape however is by Dutch beatmakers/producers who have the ability to mix and match on an International level. This free release features work by  Bluntspeakers, Highless, RoyalMugls, Bluntsports, DM2M, Ciph Barker, MOD the black marvel, Godzwrath,  Rare Villains, INCREDIBLEEMP1 & Def Dreadda.

With these names the only language you need to comprehend in order to understand that only some head nodding is required … is MUSIC!!

July 20, 2010, 5:00 pm
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Bilal Oliver performs Move On in the Attic Addict tent at Dour Fest, Belgium. Shot & edited by Mikael Colombu for Attack Of The Crazy Dolphins Film Productions, Good Music Only, and Free Your Funk.

STAC – TURN THAT LIGHT OUT // Documentary by Noggy
June 10, 2010, 11:03 pm
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BOUNCING CATS film trailer by Noggy
May 31, 2010, 10:53 pm
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Uganda has been called one of the worst places on earth to be a child. In the South, children face the threat of poverty and disease. In the North, these threats are enflamed by a brutal, mindless war inflicted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (L.R.A.) that has divided families, displaced millions, and led to the abduction and mutilation of tens of thousands of children resulting in the deterioration of identity and culture.

Bouncing Cats is the inspiring story of one man’s attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tool of hip-hop with a focus on b-boy culture and breakdance. In 2006, Abraham “Abramz” Tekya, a Ugandan b-boy and A.I.D.S. orphan created Breakdance Project Uganda (B.P.U.). The dream was to establish a free workshop that would empower, rehabilitate and heal the community by teaching youth about b-boy culture. Based in Kampala, Uganda, B.P.U. has recently expanded to include permanent classes in Gulu, Northern Uganda. Abramz teaches classes three times a week to more than 300 kids from all parts of the country. Many of the children are homeless, victims of war and poverty, and few can afford proper schooling yet they walk from miles away to attend the B.P.U. classes. As Abramz says, “This is where many people’s pride is. It’s a skill that no one can take away from us.”

Crazy Legs, one of the founding members of the seminal Rock Steady Crew visited Uganda after receiving an invitation from Abramz to teach b-boy classes. What he discovered upon his arrival was both heartbreaking and inspiring. Traveling throughout Uganda, from the southern slums to the war-torn North, Crazy Legs encountered a passion for hip-hop and desire to learn amongst the most squalid conditions.

Bouncing Cats follows Abramz, Crazy Legs, and Breakdance Project Uganda on a journey to use hip-hop culture for positive social change. The film features narration by Common and interviews with Mos Def, Will-I-Am, and K’Naan.

May 31, 2010, 8:33 pm
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This might be old news to some because this documentary has been in the works for a while but since the releasedate is getting closer and closer…
A new documentary film will be released that highlights the legacy, influence, and artistic path created by the legendary 90’s Hip Hop group A Tribe Called Quest.

Created by notable actor and avid fan of ATCQ, Michael Rapaport, Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest follows the groups lineage through Hip Hop. Rapaport and his team of film producers have documented over 200 hours of footage, including interviews with Mos Def, Pete Rock, Common, Pharrell Williams and many others.

The film is currently in its editing stage, with no current release date set. Visit for updates on this project. (source:


May 2, 2010, 11:11 pm
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1. M Sta Li Ma Bo
2. Afri Ka
3. Dos Eternidade
4. Tente Midj
5. Protegid
6. Dxam Ess Moment
7. Sodade
8. Song For My Father
9. Kem E Bo
10. Magia Ca Tem
11. Decison
12. Mara Marga

Purchase and listen on Itunes

I do not have a clue why I didn’t write about this before because this release has been on repeat for a while now. But the main reason I didn’t mention her was probably the fact that the strangefruitmusicblog features a lot of electronic music, funk, hip hop and soul and even though very jazzy at times Protegid is a typical world music release.

Carmen Souza will tell you all about the creative proces in the video documentary above and better yet you will get a feel of what to expect when you listen to Protegid. An earflattering release that will evoke beatiful and happy emotions.

The main reason you should know about Protegid and the very enchanting Mrs. Souza is that she will be performing and North Sea Jazz on Sunday the 11th of July. Since I already saw her perform this year video material of that beautiful performance is included.

April 18, 2010, 10:23 pm
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BCD2 features in depth interviews, a look into the typical day of a producer, MPC tutorials/tips, diggin, studios, a suprise visit to a unique synthizier collection as well as song construction and on the spot beat making!. If you liked BCD1 then BCD2 is an overdose of producer driven content and a must for your collection. All this plus the bonus beat CD (as featured in vol 1) featuring exclusive material from the producers involved in the project.


April 14, 2010, 1:38 pm
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On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Tony Allen’s legendary debut album Black Voices, Comet will release the album again as Black Voices Revisted. Eric Trosset, founder of Comet did a short documentary about Black Voices which you can watch below. Chances are you will be in an afro beat kinda mood after the documentary and if so….the following information will help you to keep Afro Beat alive!!

Tony Allen will visit the Netherlands pretty soon to perform and the dates are 22 May at Music Meetint in Nijmegen, 29 th of May at  Nattjazz Festival in Bergen and 3oth of May at Dunya Festival in Rotterdam.

To Have & To Hold by strangefruitmusic
March 28, 2010, 9:46 pm
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Here a quick taster for the upcoming documentary  To Have & To Hold, which the Jony  Lyle describes as “a ‘musicmentory’ to celebrate the age of vinyl records.”

The film promises enough archive footage, records rooms, music collections, pressing plants, and rare vinyl to satisfy even the most die hard physical music addicts. In addition to its irresistible collectible eye candy, To Have & To Hold, which is scheduled for a 2010 release, features interviews with such notable vinyl aficionados as Questlove, Chuck D, Bobbito Garcia, DJ Amir, Bruce Lundvall, Christian Marclay, and Paul Mawhinney

March 17, 2010, 7:07 pm
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EGLO records documentary with thanx to

Stussy – J Dilla Documentary Prt3 (of 3) by strangefruitmusic
February 26, 2010, 9:34 pm
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The Final part!

Stussy presents “J Dilla Documentary part 2″ by strangefruitmusic
February 18, 2010, 8:24 pm
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Related Post: Stussy presents “J Dilla Documentary part 1″

Stussy presents “J Dilla Documentary part 1” by strangefruitmusic
February 15, 2010, 11:01 pm
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Amazing! . Part 2 & 3 Follow soon!