Photos of the Mbyá Guarani, their music and art.
A video clip of Cacique Geniolito (Guarani Chief Lorenzo Benito) and his companion busking at a restaurant in San Ignacio, Misiones, Argentina.
A few favourite live videos of Yacaré Manso playing in Buenos Aires.
Argentine musician Raul Martinez, aka Nikoberqui, aka Yacaré Manso, speaking about the origin of “Yacaré Manso” or “Gentle Crocodile” and the fight to save the Esteros de Iberá (Iberá wetlands) in northern Argentina.
This is a single-shot take of Mbyá Guaraní music recorded in Aldea Katupyry (San Ignacio, Misiones, Argentina) with voiceover by chief Arturo Duarte speaking about the role of nature and music in the Mbyá community. For more on the music of the Mbyá Guarani, please visit the project page. Forest Song from Jason Rothe [...]
Single-shot video of the “band” of Katu-Pyry down by the river Cazador in San Ignacio, Misiones. To find out more about the music of the Mbyá Guarani, please visit the project page. NEI KATU JAJEROJY One Shot, Down by the River from Jason Rothe on Vimeo.
An initial video of music by the Mbyá Guarani of Misiones province in northern Argentina.
An introductory video on the music of the Mbyá Guarani indigenous living in Misiones province in northern Argentina.
I’m pleased to announce that some of my photos (not the cover) from Suriname will be included in a new book by Richard Price – Rainforest Warriors: Human Rights on Trial. This is an important book on an important subject – the fight by Suriname’s Saramaka maroons for the rights to their own piece of [...]
Fuego y Tambor (Fire and Drum) is a 13-minute documentary video that explores the role of Candombe drumming as an agent of revolution and social unification in the small South American country of Uruguay.
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Nikoberqui is a 27 year-old Argentine musician who’s roots (video interview) are the moist subtropical forests and marsh lakes of Corrientes (map), a province in northeastern Argentina…
In light of the recent controversy surrounding senate bill 1070, Arizona’s new immigration law, I thought it would be interesting to share a few words and photos related to the US/Mexico border story on dental tourism that I did a few years ago for the Toronto Star. Every night at the border between Andrade, California (map) and Los [...]
Orion Magazine May/June 2010 Feature story and photos Visit the “Devil and the Mountain” project page here to check out a video feature of this story.
Here are a some photo “outtakes” from The Mountain That Eats Men in an alternate style.
The video below features photos and audio recorded in Potosí, Bolivia. The Devil and the Mountain from Jason Rothe on Vimeo.
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Yemanjá is one of the most revered Orishas, or deities in the Yoruba spiritual order that since ancient times has been adored by millions of Africans…
Zizek Club and Peña Electrica at the Konex cultural center in Buenos Aires, March 12, 2010. Performances included Gustavo Santoalalla, Terraplen, Semilla, El G, Tremor, Doña Maria, Chancha Via Circuita, Fauna, Villa Diamante and Peña Criolla.
After a successful European tour, the always experimental electronic music label Zizek has returned to Buenos Aires for what promises to be a hot season of parties. Zizek has been making waves in the worldwide electronic music scene for its unique blend of electro beats, Cumbia, Reggaeton and Argentine folk music.
Here are some photos from the homecoming party.
Brazilian band Saravá with special guest Alerta Pachuca (música Latin Americana) at the UniClub, Buenos Aires. Click on any image for details or visit the full archived gallery here.
¡Baile Salsa! Sunday night Salsa dance party at a local club here in Buenos Aires. To get your groove on, check out the band’s website: http://www.elsonar.com.ar/laclavegenetica These guys rock. Baile!
Bicycles are a growing trend in Buenos Aires and other major cities in Argentina where cars and smog tend to dominate the urban environment. The first of every month, however, cyclists gather at the foot of BA’s most prominent landmark, El Obelisco, to take back the streets. For more information, visit http://www.masacriticabsas.com.ar/ Here are a [...]
Here are some photos from Carnaval this past weekend in San Francisco. Rather than try and cover the event, I opted to do some “visual push-ups”, as Jay Maisel is fond of saying.
Here are some recent photos from a weekend trip to Big Sur and a few I took while hanging out around the Marina/Palace of Fine arts in SF waiting for the legendary Sabastao Salgado to give a talk. Included is a shot of Salgado speaking with Ken Light about photojournaism and his current project “Genesis” [...]