Belong: A TV journalist's search for urban culture: From by Jennifer Morton

By Jennifer Morton

This publication highlights a different method of cultural reportage: knocking on doorways, jogging the streets and taking hazards alongside the best way. From putting out with the blue surfer in Lisbon, the man making risky artwork in his condominium in Tokyo, Iqaluit's personal superhero Polar guy to Moscow's evening Wolves, a motorbike gang with no motorcycles, it is a number of tales in regards to the international artwork scene and the eccentric characters that make it up. Belong is usually a glance at how artwork, song and tradition live to tell the tale in locations lots of the remainder of the realm merely go together with conflict, poverty and civil strife, just like the Bob Marley hide band in Beirut or the architect artist in Tel Aviv who contains the city's destruction into new structures. As manufacturer and host of television frames -- a convey concentrating on city tradition utilizing a documentary-style layout -- Jennifer task took her to 41 international locations and hundreds of thousands of encounters.

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They performed the "Hour of Power" once at week at the Mount Moriah Baptist Church in the heart of Harlem. " it felt like the songs they were singing had saved them. A few days after seeing the choir, we went back to Perk's and had a great night of shooting there. And we also went to the "Apollo Theater Amateur Night" which was a bit on the cheeseball side, like a bad version of Tiny Talent Time complete with rapping grandmas, terrible rock bands, and a guy who "hooked" performers off the stage when the audience booed loud enough.

But at the end of the night, when the cameras were turned off and put away, everyone was relieved. Then we danced. P. 49 SHAMANS, BAIANAS AND OH MY... BEARS, BAIANAS DE SALVADOR DA BAHIA: TO SERVE (FOOD) AND PROTECT Once you have a Baiana, she's yours for life. She'll protect you and in return you will eat only her acaraje and no other. The Baianas dress in white, the colour of lansa, goddess of the wind. Found throughout the streets of Salvador da Bahia, in Northern Brazil, they're believed to be highly spiritual and untouchable.

Soon it was midday, and the sun beat down on us. Our guide huffed and puffed; Arthur huffed and puffed; as did the artist. First we went up the mountain, then down the mountain, without getting anywhere. We were so screwed up we didn't know where the hell we were. we'd been walking for five hours. I started to get the giggles. At one point our lovable lunatic of a guide turned to me, his head shaking. He was not okay. He looked like he was having a heart attack. But there I was, peeling with laughter, not knowing I looked like the one whose head was going to blow off.

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