• Politics, Diversity and Self-Reflection: A Review of Polarity/1's 'Yankin' the Food…

    28 Sep 2008, 18:37 by musicdish

    By Liz Singer, MusicDish e-Journal

    Polarity/1, the multi-genre artist best known for honest, hard-hitting songs, succeeds in being both persuasive and entertaining on his album 'Yankin' the Food Chain.' As Polarity/1 continues on his ambitious, outspoken journey through the music industry, the delightfully bold album only adds to his list of accomplishments; Polarity/1's music has been incorporated by dance theaters and documentarists, including Danny Schechter's feature-length film documentary 'In Debt We Trust' and Battery Dance Company's 26th Annual Downtown Dance Festival last year.

    Proving musicians' dual role as messengers, 'Yankin' the Food Chain' fuses electronica, acid jazz, alternative and electro-folk to create a set of funky-fresh beats infused with political themes. The serious issues covered on 'Yankin'' force listeners to reanalyze their own ethics, especially when cornered with their own self-images in "Look At Your Shoeshine": "Can you see yourself in your shoeshine?/ Step back!"
  • Koko Dozo, Polarity/1 & Danny Schechter Present "The Home Sweet Home Project"

    26 Sep 2008, 17:33 by musicdish

    A call to arms against the predatory financial industry that brought us the housing & credit crisis

    Koko Dozo will headline a diverse gang of committed, pissed-off musicians out to get YOU pissed. Focused on the legalized loan-sharking that has fueled the subprime crisis and predatory credit card practices and school loans.


    * Koko Dozo, w/ special guest & MC, La Bruja
    * Brooklyn's Soulchild Theophilus London (norm Rex)
    * Joe Bendik
    * One Word Song
    * William Rottman
    * Prez Powerz
    * Mammi-ama Ofori

    Reality Check by Danny Schechter 'The News Dissector,' journalist, Emmy award-winning filmmaker, author and agitator

    WHEN: Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
    WHERE: Public Assembly (formerly known as Galapagos)
    70 N. 6th Street (between Kent and Wythe Aves.)
    Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
    Subway Line: L to Bedford Ave.
    TIME: 8pm
    COST: $5

    Home Sweet Home was written in 1823; and though the language sounds really…