Film Review – We Rock Long Distance


Becca Martin-Marx

“I can’t stand all that short music. We dance long distance here…”  a quote from Afro-Beat artist Fela Kuti from which a title was born. Filmmaker Justin Schell was proud as he introduced his Doc several years in the making, the impetus an encounter with the film’s subjects. What follows is a snapshot into the artistic journeys of Minneapolis hip hop artists M.anifest, Maria Isa and Tou Saiko Lee. Continue reading


Film – We Rock Long Distance – 2/6 and 2/7 at Intermedia Arts


Intermedia Arts presents the WORLD PREMIERE of
A Film by Justin Schell
February 6 – 7, 2015 | 7:30PM
Intermedia Arts
– 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Maria Isa, Lydia Liza, Muja Messiah and DJ Tony Trouble – 2/6 – Bedlam Theatre

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Maria Isa, Lydia Liza, Muja Messiah and DJ Tony Trouble.
Friday, February 6th – 9PM – $10
Bedlam Theatre Lowertown
213 East Fourth St. St. Paul, 55101

Listen – Maria Isa – Down For Whateva

Desdamona “Mr. Pretender” Release 5/31 at the Kitty Cat Klub.


Desdamona is an inspiring artist who should be heard by everyone. You can check out an interview with her over at Millwind, and tomorrow she is releasing a new single.

Here is the full info from her press release: Continue reading