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kinté cast #003: Othello, the Moor of Venice

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Published on Mar 17, 2017

Original Release: 9/9/2009

This was kinte cast #3, "Othello, the Moor of Venice." It starts with some magnetic tape recordings I made in college (at UCSB circa 1987) with my second serious girlfriend, Saundra Esparza, and her roommate (the flute player you heard) Tasha---I'm sorry I don't remember her last name and she's really cool.

Next, comes a track from Steve Connell's "Intimate Nature of Knife Fights"---I call this track "country lies between us" and the excellent vocals sets the tone for reaching the character of Desdemona in this show. I apologize for not knowing who this vocalist is---and any accusations of this thing "we" might call "reverse racism" is a gross misrepresentation. You can purchase this Steve Connell work from stevenconnell.com.

So: we get to my favorite Julliard graduate, Saundra Quarterman, playing Desdemona in a sound-space I designed, using audio from a Spanish museum, La Casa Encendida, in Vernissage TV footage from Heinrich Schmidt and his dedicated team. Check out the 2009 "quick interview" of Vernissage TV celebrating their 1000th video at we-make-money-not-art.com.

Then we jump into my spoken word piece from many years ago, called "girlfriend is paula cole," that should be found at rasx.megafunk.com (and kintespace.com). YouTube.com personality "Psychedea" speaks next in "Effects of Racial Discrimination on Interracial Couples"---and she is followed by another YouTube.com lovely lady, "ChockeyMe," with "Interracial Relationships & Ignorance."

My spoken word soundtracks return with "girlfriend is paula cole part 2" which leads into my attempt to play a few lines as Othello---the sound components used in this scene come from Kit Watkins, his "Ambient Realms" collection for Sony Creative Software. By the way I auditioned for Othello way back in my freshman days at UCSB and broke out into an uncontrollable laughing fit. Obviously, I didn't get the part.

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