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HuffPo: Jordan Backtracks on Decision to Ban Lebanese Indie Rock Band Mashrou Leila

Popular Arab Band Accused by Conservatives as “Contradicting Christianity and Islam” MAY 2, 2016 – Although it came too late and they still couldn’t play the concert, popular Arab band Mashrou Leila that was at first banned from playing at Amman’s Roman Amphitheater were invited back to play by the Jordanian authorities, due to a massive public backlash….

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JTMP Attends DC National Cannabis Festival

420 Event Brings Music, Education, Advocacy and Entrepreneurs Together APR 24, 2016 – JTMP attended the first annual National Cannabis Festival here in DC that brought cannabis activists and entrepreneurs together for a day of music, education, advocacy, munchies and 420 fun. It was held in DC, for DC is setting the tone for the East…

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NY Times: Beyonce in ‘Formation’: Entertainer, Activist or Both?

Feb 15, 2016 – Three writers and music critics for the NY Times, Jon Caramanica Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, have a good piece up about the current dust up and controversy of Beyonce’s recent Super Bowl halftime show where there were African-Americans in “uniform” and marching in “Formation” to speak out about police killing kids in inner…

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TheConversation: Woody Guthrie, ‘Old Man Trump’ and a real estate empire’s racist foundation

Nick Lehr With Post up About Guthrie and Trump Connection “In December 1950, Woody Guthrie signed his name to the lease of a new apartment in Brooklyn. Even now, over half a century later, that uninspiring document prompts a double-take. Below all the legal jargon is the signature of the man who had composed “This…

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Roger Waters Shreds Donald Trump in RS

Activist-Musician Calls GOP Frontrunner “Pig-ignorant” JAN 20, 2016 – One of JTMP’s favorite musical-activist Roger Waters ripped into the current GOP primary frontrunner Donald Trump in a Rolling Stone interview by Kory Grow, calling Trump “pig-ignorant” and saying, “he stands for everything that is not admirable in American society.” Read more on RS here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/roger-waters-on-donald-trump-he-is-pig-ignorant-20150915#ixzz3xnbvYZwh…

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Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” Set to Cinematic Video

Director Colin Tilley Makes Epic-like Video Worthy of Award DEC 28, 2015 – Rapper Kendrick Lamar has teamed up with director Colin Tilley for a music video of his song, “Alright“, and it is a great production you must watch, and in JTMP’s opinion worthy of nominations and awards, specifically for any activist or social…

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