Weekend Jam: Tingsek

For your weekend jam, we have another favorite Swedish artist! Mix up your playlists with a little Sverige love. Here's a live rehearsal of Magnus Tingsek performing 'Goodbye' with the Vindla String Quartet. Tingsek's sound could be most closely compared to the mellow sounds of Dave Matthews or Damien Rice with a  more soul and rhythm and blues feel on some tracks. What do you think? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TC6u3h17eo[/youtube]  

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Transformation: A Story Worth Telling

I first saw Abdoul Aziz three years ago while watching the documentary 'Gum For My Boat.' He was speaking his native language of Bengali at a beach in Bangladesh and still very much a boy. This morning, I saw Aziz as a grown up man, sit in front of a large group of people in Hawaii and tell his story to a large audience in English. How do things like this happen? How can a boy that used to throw his books in the bushes on the way to school and go crabbing instead, be captivating an audience in a place and a language that he could never grasp a year ago? Transformation. ...

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Beyond Sight Movie

I'm going to be honest with you. I have been putting off writing this blog about this film for days. Not because I didn't want to write it, not because I wasn't interested in it; on the contrary, I was so inspired and moved by this story that I couldn't properly translate the emotions that had been inspired into words that made sense. The film is Walking on Water's ''Beyond Sight.'' The story is of Derek Rabelo, a blind surfer from Brazil who has overcome his blindness to surf all over the world, and most notably, at Pipeline. I remember the first time I saw Pipeline ...

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