And while the contemporary phenomenon of global punk makes for fascinating news stories, a new documentary, Punk in Africa, demonstrates that international punk rock is as old as the Western variety. It just never got the same press. In South Africa, shortly after the 1976 Soweto Uprising, multi-racial punk bands began to form, with names like Gay Marines, National Wake, and Screaming Foetus.
Black Sabbath and the Birth of Heavy Metal - On The Road (by noisey)
Noisey teamed up with Marshall Headphones and Jesse Hughes of Eagles Of Death Metal to investigate the original heavy metal sound born in the UK, as pioneered by musical heroes Black Sabbath in the 1970s.
50 minute feature on Yusef Lateef, (born William Emmanuel Huddleston on October 9, 1920) is a Grammy Award-winning American jazz musician, academic, and author well known for incorporating Arabic and Eastern sounds into his musical offerings.
Pierre Henry documentary - The Art of Sounds (by straypixel)
Experimental French composer Pierre Henry, one of the pioneers of musique concrète, is the subject of this documentary that traces his development of a new sound that shocked the music world. During the 1950s, the radical innovator and his colleague Pierre Schaeffer created a unique form of music based on electronically modified environmental noises.