Watch John Medeski, Eddie Roberts, Zigaboo & George Porter Jr. Jam Out As Foundation Of Funk

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Watch John Medeski, Eddie Roberts, Zigaboo & George Porter Jr. Jam Out As Foundation Of Funk

first_imgAsk any architect or construction crew and they’ll tell you nothing they design or build will last without a solid base. When it comes to matters of funk you can’t find a more solid foundation than bassist George Porter Jr. and drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, the rhythm section of The Meters. The dynamic duo have been playing with an ever changing cast of all-stars as Foundation Of Funk over the last few years, and teamed with John Medeski from Medeski, Martin and Wood and Eddie Roberts from The New Mastersounds at the recent Bear Creek Bayou.Porter and Modeliste helped write the definitive story of the funky back beat with a style often imitated but never duplicated. With big splashy cymbal crashes and syrupy sweet the partnership has endured for five decades for a reason… nobody does it better. Joined by the wizard of the keys John Medeski who delighted listeners and his fellow players with his straight from the soul runs on his organ. Filling the final slot guitarist Eddie Roberts showcased the slinky lead lines that have earned him accolades on multiple continents, effortlessly slipping from support to the front line.Celebrating a rebirth in New Orleans, the Bear Creek Bayou brought together an amazing array of talent for a two day funk-a-thon with dozens of the acts that had the crowd in a state of perpetual motion. Our own Rex Thomson has just received permission to share a slew of videos from the two sets by this amazing line up that includes Meters classics, a guest appearance by noted sax player Khris Royal and even a nod to Professor Longhair. Whether in the office, on your phone or safe at home turn the music up and get down to the sounds of the Foundation Of Funk!“Rolling Stone”“Whatcha Say”“Cissy Strut”“Hey Now Baby”“People Say”last_img read more

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Bacolod sets up port info desks for returning residents

first_imgThe OFWs are required to present travel authority, quarantine certificate and negative result of reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test. Those coming from areas outside Western Visayas, on the other hand, must have travel authority and medical certificate and should undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a city government-managed facility and a swab test upon arrival. Similar requirements are also needed for returnees on air travel. BACOLOD City – The city government here has set up information desks in ports to document the arrival of returning residents via sea travel.Councilor Cindy Rojas, chair of Action Team on Non-overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Returning Residents, said on June 4 this will address concerns on the monitoring of a large number of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) who wanted to go home. Philippine Coast Guard-Negros Occidental chief Lieutenant Commander Jansen Benjamin, for his part, said their personnel are checking the travel documents of arriving passengers.  LSIs coming from areas within Western Visayas are required to submit travel authority and medical certificate and should undergo home quarantine upon arrival under the monitoring of their respective barangays. The city government here has set up patient care centers in various schools to accommodate LSIs while repatriated OFWs are brought to hotels, inns or pension houses, based on the agreement between the city and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration. A number of Bacolodnons have been stranded in Panay Island and other parts of the country due to travel restrictions during the community quarantine amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Through the information desks that were established at the Bredco and Banago ports, returnees are asked to fill out a health declaration form with their personal information and travel history, among others, for contact-tracing purposes. “They will be sent home to undergo quarantine. We will also inform the barangays about their arrivals,” Rojas said. They must also undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine and a repeat swab test while staying at a patient care center.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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