Ras Moshe Burnett

Ras Moshe at Sanctuary for Independent Media


Published 2:16 pm EST, Wednesday, December 5, 2018

 

Ras Moshe

 

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Ras Moshe was born Theodore Burnett III in Brooklyn, heir to a rich family musical legacy. A grandfather who came to America from Jamaica played saxophone in bands led by luminaries like Chick Webb, Benny Carter and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. …

No PhDs needed: how citizen science is transforming research


 23 OCTOBER 2018

Projects that recruit the public are getting more ambitious and diverse, but the field faces some growing pains.

Aisling Irwin

 

 

Japanese priest Sadamaru Okano stands beneath a Geiger counter (top left) that sends radiation readings to the Safecast …

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About Us

Most people know us as The Sanctuary for Independent Media in North Troy, NY; the official non-profit 501(c)3 is incorporated as Media Alliance. Our mission is to use art and participatory action to promote social and environmental justice and freedom of creative expression.

Spotlight: Vusi Mahlasela at The Egg


Published 4:12 pm EDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018

 

Vusi Mahlasela

 

His website details all the national celebrations Vusi Mahlasela has been a part of in post-apartheid South Africa, including performing at Nelson Mandela’s 1994 inauguration and during the 2010 World Cup tournament. He also opened for the Dave Matthews Band in …

Spotlight: LADAMA at Sanctuary for Independent Media


Published 4:57 pm EDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018

LADAMA

The U.S. government is not too much associated these days with border-erasing, multinational cultural projects. Which perhaps makes Ladama’s existence even more compelling. According to their website bio, the group’s core members met in 2014 “while touring Los Angeles, Arizona, and New …

Sanctuary for Independent Media 2018 fall schedule


All Over Albany

posted Sep 11, 2018

The upcoming fall season of events at  The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy starts up this month. And, as in past seasons, it includes concerts, talks, screenings, and workshops on topics ranging from Afro-Caribbean music to  jazz to …

NATURE Lab to help transform Troy neighborhood


Program aimed at raising awareness to renovate, move into larger space
By Kenneth C. Crowe II

Will Waldron / Times UnionThe Sanctuary for Independent Media plans to develop 3319 Sixth Ave. in Troy into a community lab.

Troy

The NATURE Lab is …

Media Alliance solicits input for science center in North Central Troy



 

Dozens of people met this Tuesday at the Sanctuary for Independent Media to offer ideas for a new environmental education center planned for a long-vacant building in Troy’s North Central neighborhood.

Media Alliance, the nonprofit that owns and operates …

Jazz Sanctuary crew group shot

Jazz Sanctuary from 7-10 PM


Jazz Sanctuary is a wonderful celebration of all that is creative, dedicated to …

Image of an architectural drawing of the future NATURE Lab Environmental Education Center

NATURE Lab Environmental Education Center!


We need your help! With your help we can create a permanent home for NATURE Lab

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We are living in a challenging time. No one here has all the answers. But every day we are here building community resilience, pulling in new inspiring people, and learning together how to create a more harmonious world.

By signing up as a Sanctuary Sustainer you are providing critical …

Troy activists want review board: Residents call for reforms after Schneiderman’s report on 2016 police shooting


Published: 01/19/2018

Publication: Times Union

Residents call for reforms after Schneiderman’s report on 2016 police shooting

 

Photo: Lori Van Buren

 

Messiah Cooper …

Sanctuary Fall 2018 Schedule!


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26 7PM $20
Delgrès
A deep roots trio blending French Caribbean and New Orleans’ styles for an all-new sound. The trio is made up of guitarist and vocalist Pascal Danae, sousaphonist Rafgee and Baptiste Brondy on drums. Delgrès is named for Officer Louis Delgrès, a biracial …

Troy merchants to set up Sunday in Colonie Center


Published: 01/09/18

Publication: Troy Record

 

By Lauren Halligan, The Record

COLONIE, N.Y. >> A group of Troy merchants are setting up shop at the mall this weekend, in a new collective pop-up called #ShopTroyNY.

Following the launch of a social media campaign called #ShopTroyNY, …

THANK YOU!!!


The outpouring of support from this community helped us raise $32,584—we can now help build two new progressive radio stations for the Capital Region.

The Hudson Mohawk Radio Network is now live, test broadcasting on WOOA 106.9 FM Albany and WOOS 98.9 FM Schenectady. The FCC construction permits will

“In Mecca with eye, iPhone”


Siri is confused. She and I are riding on the Wifi network kindly provided by Osama bin Laden’s family, who own the biggest construction conglomerate in the Holy Land. She does not seem to know where we are, geographically speaking. Siri thinks we are in Doha in Qatar, my previous stop, but I am with my iPhone 4s and pocket Quran in Mecca.

You can help us cover the entire Capital Region!


The Sanctuary for Independent Media is working with partner organizations that have FCC construction permits to build radio transmitters in Albany and Schenectady. These transmitters would create the opportunity to develop new local content while expanding the reach of WOOC programming throughout the entire Capital Region! 

The cost of each transmitter …

"Community vision becoming reality for Troy, NY"


Date published: 06/14/2016
Publication: Pacifica Network

Posted on 14 June, 2016 by 

Envisioning the content and format of a local station is the heart of community radio’s excitement.  For …

"Media Sanctuary to screen Sundance award-winning 'Nuts!'"


Date published: 05/11/2016
Publication: Albany Times Union

Random book pick led filmmaker to explore life of doctor who got rich peddling a lie

 

Published 12:52 pm, Wednesday, May 11, 2016

 
 

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