On 5th May 2020, renowned author Roshan Bhondekar officially gets appointed as a Consulting Associate Director for L’Hospitalet de Llobregat International Film Festival in Europe.
This esteemed announcement was made by the board members of the film festival and Darwin Reina (Festival Director) from Sweden, Europe.
Roshan Bhondekar’s years of hard work and his global recognition has paid him off. The recent success of his short films titled ‘The Shoes’ & ‘Hausla aur Raste’ based on social issues is one of the reasons why Roshan has come so far and is witnessing immense appreciation globally.
L’Hospitalet de Llobregat International Film Festival is one of the most glamorous, rewarding and helpful festivals in Europe for emerging international artists and experienced creators to be a part of this great festival.
Talking about the same, Roshan Bhondekar, an Indian-born Spanish filmmaker, says, “There is ample opportunity to attend networking events, industry professional talk panels, workshops, guest speaker events, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&A’s recorded, film screenings and to socialize with like-minded creatives from all walks of life. All of this is wrapped in 5 days showcasing films where our strong community supports any and every film, from first-time artists to seasoned creators. We are going to be a unique festival that provides a real platform for filmmakers to meet, network and do business during the festival days plus our glamorous gala night on 13th November 2020 at 19:00h. We have the right people and skills in our professional team to make this happen. We can create a wave for your movie to be seen around Spain, Europe and beyond. It all starts here at L’Hospitalet de Llobregat International Film festival 1st Edition based in Barcelona, Spain”.
The vision of the festival director, Darwin Reina is to give the best platform to rising filmmakers to showcase the films to a wider audience and well known experienced artist. Over the years, he gained a variety of professional experience – learning from each new production. As he got older, he took his craft more seriously and channelled it towards formal studies and moved towards acting in Films and TV shows. Darwin Reina moved to Barcelona-Spain at age 18, where he pursued his passion for theatre and the arts. Darwin also studied drama in London. Darwin started his Filmmaking Career 2010 and has now starred and performed in two viral short film hits. He later spent 2 years as a reporter. Darwin believes he has a lot to share with the film world.
Inboard of organizing committee of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat International Film Festival, Europe, Roshan Bhondekar being only an Indian-born Spanish, and rest other members are from Europe and America, board members named as Ajuntament de L’Hospitalet as Associate, Rubi Rios as Funder & Organizer, Toni Rovira as an Associate, Edyta Kwiatek as Marketing Manager, Uzoma Nwosu as Jury Member, Irene Bardallo Garrigós as Organizer, Assistant Director & Jury Member, Miriam Campos as Production Manager, Julio Moran Suarez as Jury Member, Arnau Salvador Baiges as Organizer & Jury Member, Steven Wilbur as Director Co-Organizer of Transport & Tours.
Roshan also shares, “would like to give the credit of this accomplishment to my father, Dilip Bhondekar and mother- Suta Bhondekar as they both have shown me the way of driving the life uniquely & achieving more”.
Discovering The Influence of Jazz and Soul in Hip-Hop Sampling
Hip-hop music has taken over the world since its ascension from the streets of the Bronx in New York City. Characterized by its unique blend of poetry, rhythm, and beats, hip-hop has produced some of the world’s most iconic musicians and songs. One of the hallmarks of hip-hop music is its creative sampling techniques, which involves using snippets of music from old records to recreate new sounds. But where do these samples come from? And what has been the major influence behind hip-hop sampling?
The answer is jazz and soul music. In this blog post, we’ll put jazz and soul music under the microscope as expert Benjy Grinberg explores how these genres have influenced hip-hop sampling.
Jazz Music Influence On Hip-Hop Sampling
Jazz music was a major inspiration behind the early days of hip-hop music. Jazz music was all about improvisation and freestyling, which is very much in the DNA of hip-hop. In the early days of hip-hop, DJs often looped beats from jazz records to create breakbeats, which became the building blocks of early hip-hop music. One of the most sampled jazz artists in hip-hop is none other than the legendary saxophonist John Coltrane. Coltrane’s music has been sampled in countless hip-hop songs, and his influence can be felt in the music of many hip-hop icons, including Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, and Kendrick Lamar.
Soul Music Influence On Hip-Hop Sampling
Soul music, on the other hand, was all about emotion and expression. The raw, unfiltered passion of soul music was aptly captured in the sampling techniques of early hip-hop producers. One of the most sampled soul artists in hip-hop is James Brown. Brown’s unique blend of funk, soul, rhythm, and blues has been sampled in countless hip-hop tracks. Brown’s “Funky Drummer” has become one of the most iconic samples in hip-hop and has been used by everyone from Public Enemy and Run-DMC to Dr. Dre and Kanye West.
Jazz And Soul Music As A Source Of Inspiration For Hip-Hop Sampling
As hip-hop music evolved, so did its sampling techniques. Producers and artists began to look beyond just using samples to create beats but also as a source of inspiration for their lyrics and melodies. Jazz and soul music became fertile ground for this kind of experimentation. Artists like A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, and The Roots infused jazz and soul samples into their music, not just for the danceable beats but also to add depth and richness to their lyrics and melodies.
Other Examples Of Jazz And Soul Sampling
Hip-hop’s rich history is peppered with countless examples of jazz and soul samples. Some of the most iconic tracks in the genre owe their existence to these tried-and-true sources. One example of hip-hop greatly influenced by these genres is “N.Y. State of Mind” by Nas. The track samples Joe Chambers’ “Mind Rain,” featuring a haunting and soulful beat with Nas’s gritty and introspective lyrics. Another iconic track that has sampled jazz is “Electric Relaxation” by A Tribe Called Quest. The track heavily samples Ronnie Foster’s “Mystic Brew,” creating a hypnotic and smooth rhythm that complements Q-Tip and Phife Dawg’s playful yet insightful lyrics. These songs and many more showcase the versatility and creative genius of hip-hop producers who have skillfully incorporated jazz and soul samples to create a new wave of music.
In conclusion, jazz and soul music have significantly influenced hip-hop music. Jazz represents the improvisational spirit and freestyling DNA that runs through hip-hop music, while soul represents the raw, unfiltered emotions that hip-hop music embodies. Jazz and soul music have been sampled and used as inspiration by countless hip-hop producers and artists, and their influence can be felt in the music of some of hip-hop’s most iconic names, from Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, and Kendrick Lamar to Public Enemy, Run-DMC, Dr. Dre, and Kanye West. According to Benjy Grinberg, without jazz and soul music, hip-hop music would not be what it is today – a global phenomenon that has influenced not just music but also fashion, art, and culture.
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