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ST.JOHN feat in DazedConfused

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Date: 01-01-2014


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ANNUNCIATION SKATEBOARDS

By admin

Date: 04-01-2014


Mati Klarwein Annunciation / FTC limited edition skateboard decks and t-shirts have arrived! Order yours at www.shop.ftcsf.com 

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THE GREAT YUSEF LATEEF

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Date: 04-01-2014


Here is a portrait of the great Yusef Lateef ( 9th October 1920 - 23 December 2013 ) hand painted by Abdul Mati.

 

Article by Rob Young in The Wire 1998

IN 1960, AN artist called Abdul Mati sent a copy of a portrait he had made of jazz saxophonist Yusef Lateef to the musician himself. Lateef, a Muslim, liked the painting—Lateef's bald pate almost swamped by a sea of encroaching flora—and sensed a kinship: he wrote back with a salutation to his "Dear Bro", and offers of record sleeves in the future. Abdul Mati approached Lateef one evening after a gig at New York's Five Spot, but when Lateef saw that this ... Read More.

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The Mati Klarwein 'Annunciation' Series by FTC

By Ftc Skateboards

Date: 28-11-2013


“This provocative interpretation, a winged and tattooed Gabriel is depicted astride a conga drum, pointing heavenwards to a Hebrew Aleph symbol (signifying beginning), with a dark-skinned and naked Mary surrounded by images of fertility. "Drums were always used to announce something," Mati said. "They were a medium of communication in Africa." To the left are three Wodaabe Charm Dancers, perhaps representing the Three Kings, and an image of Mati himself.”

THE MATI KLARWEIN “ANNUNCIATION” SERIES
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MATI AND BALTHAZAR KLARWEIN

By Astro Runners

Date: 01-07-2013


An old interview on Astro Runners a new Brazilian based website.

http://astrorunners.com

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