HIP Video Promo presents: Rough Minds release a psychadelic and vintage inspired music video “Songs Out Loud” on Medium

Rough Minds

Rough Minds – Songs Out Loud

Montevideo isn't well known in the States, but most Americans would find its handsome architecture and broad avenues extremely familiar

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY, January 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch "Songs Out Loud" by Rough Minds on Medium

There's plenty of kinetic streetscape footage in the clip for "Songs Out Loud," the latest single from Uruguayan rock artist Rough Minds, the brainchild of Josema Ganz. The director takes us, breathlessly, through the streets of Montevideo on a glorious day and digitally amplifies the colors until the entire scene takes on the character of a fantastic, exotic dream. Nevertheless, the money shots in Matías Bernadá Montedónico's clip are simple ones. They show frontman Josema Ganz's firm hands on the fretboard of his acoustic guitar. These images demonstrate more than Ganz's instrumental technique or the conviction with which he strums; they're a testament to Ganz's understanding of classic pop-rock compositional architecture and chord structure. Rough Minds' songs are impeccably built: they've got irresistible melodies and singalong refrains, rock-solid beats, and smart, excited, wide-eyed lyrics, and they make their debt to the fabulous British pop-rock movements of the 1960s and 1990s evident.

Ganz is a Uruguayan, but he's never been hesitant about singing in English and flying the Union Jack. Echoes of jangling British Invasion singles and roaring, Oasis-like Britpop are audible in everything he does – and he's backed up his musical style with a visual aesthetic that also matches that of the English rockers we all revere. To realize this vision, he's retained the services of an undisputed master: Stuart Epps, the legendary producer and engineer whose credits include Led Zeppelin, George Harrison, Oasis, Elton John, Paul Weller, and many other towering figures in the history of British pop. Together, they've crafted a sound to match Rough Minds' attitude – forceful without ever being overbearing, tuneful yet pleasantly rough around the edges, and effortlessly swaggering.

And although it might come as a surprise to listeners in the Northern Hemisphere to learn, it's by no means out of place in South America. Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay love classic rock: they've been the home of a recent resurgence of ambitious guitar-based music, true to the aspirations of the album-oriented British songwriters of the '60s and '70s. Josema Ganz is part of that trend, and Rough Minds is another inspiring expression of the current South American wave. Montevideo isn't well known in the States, but most Americans would find its handsome architecture and broad avenues extremely familiar. Ganz himself added a psychedelic colorful effect to the video to reflect the '60s and '70s influence. In the "Songs Out Loud" clip, he walks the downtown of his home city, guitar in hand, stopping at busy intersections and in front of landmarks to tell his story – loud and proud.

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Hollywood Hemi set to drop “Coldest Winter Ever DELUXE”

Hollywood Hemi

Hollywood Hemi

Hollywood Hemi is all set to break into the genre of Rap and Hip Hop as he plans to impress and astound listeners with a fresh and stunning new project

FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, January 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — An up-and-coming artist whose fresh new project slated to drop titled “Coldest Winter Ever DELUXE” is bound to blow away fans of Hip Hop and fusion music, Hollywood Hemi is the sensation to look out for. With a stunning and much-awaited single released earlier this year with the collaborative feature of platinum-certified, famed recording artist Da Baby, Hollywood Hemi is ready to share his talent with the world and fans of the genres of Hip Hop and Rap. Da Baby is a splendid and widely acclaimed musician who has solidified himself as one of the top maestros in the genre, and this new collaboration with talented powerhouse Hollywood Hemi only hints towards the talent and sheer brilliance that Hollywood Hemi has to offer with the single “On Top”. Hollywood Hemi’s Halloween party was a treat for the kids. Hemi gave out tons of candy to the little ones and for Christmas he sponsored needy kids across the city and gave free hair cuts, brought a tons of gifts, and gave out free food.

Hollywood Hemi also released a single and music video accompanied by talented hip hop artist Money Bag Yo titled “Bad Guy”. Hollywood Hemi is on the track towards absolute success as he gears up for the release of his stunning & hit new project ” Coldest Winter Ever Deluxe”. A complete package of entertainment and hip and fresh musical tracks, Hollywood Hemi’s upcoming project will reflect the raw struggles of life and the authentic and rich experience of the bare necessities and brunt one has to face with life’s numerous challenges and tribulations. The track “On Top” and Hemi’s recently released album “Coldest Winter Ever” in 2020 is a reflection of the grieving loss that Hollywood Hemi had to face of his brother Kit- an inspiration and driving force for Hollywood Hemi and Da Baby to produce and work together on this upcoming project.



Hollywood Hemi is an up-and-coming budding new artist who is set to break through the genres of rap and Hip Hop. A sensational national recording artist and musician from the district of Fayetteville in North Carolina, Hollywood Hemi produces and works on music that connects with people and their struggles and provides much-needed rich introspection into their own life’s trial and hardships. Working currently on his 5th project which is set to release soon with the title “Coldest Winter Ever Deluxe” (#CWED) on all major streaming platforms, Hollywood Hemi is on the track towards fame and mass appreciation.

Hemi has previously worked on four projects that were titled “Time will tell”, “1 and 2” and “In Between Time”, “Coldest Winter Ever” all of which received critical acclaim as they led music to its roots.


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HIP Video Promo presents: Jaybandsome proves the doubters wrong in new music video "Looking Up” on Hip Hop Weekly


Jaybandsome – Looking Up

The flow is organic, and the rapper doesn't embellish his words or environment; it's him, his crew, his city, and the truth.

NEW YORK, NY, USA, January 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch "Looking Up" by Jaybandsome on Hip Hop Weekly

Many artists enter the music industry with no direction, navigating the treacherous waters with no support, and end up getting caught by the current or by the sharks. Not everyone is as lucky as Jaybandsome, a highschooler whose surrounding musical forces consistently guide and inspire him. His sister, Dream Doll, is a notable celebrity from the reality television shows Bad Girls Club and Love and Hip-Hop, and a rapper and social media icon. She has navigated the business and has paved a smooth route for her younger brother. It was Dream Doll's studio session that made Jay realize music was his future. He hopped on the mic and performed like a veteran, and by the reaction of those in the studio, Jay realized that he could easily be next.

The New York native has a close-knit family unit, with a mother from Harlem and a father from Kingston, Jamaica. Jaybandsome has studio experience with Queens, New York rapper Lougotcash signed to Gwinnin Records and Bronx, New York rapper Vyse179; both pushed him deeper into the world of hip-hop. His debut single, "Looking Up," was released by Hitmatic Records and NaturalBridge. "Looking Up" isn't slow on the uptick; Jay performed it with the Genaroots Band, and it's been given radio love from DJ Whutever and DJ Will of Power 105.1 in New York.

In the "Looking Up" music video, we take a tour of all of Jaybandsome's hotspots, and of course, he pays homage to his neighborhoods in New York and high school just across the water in New Jersey. The flow is organic, and the rapper doesn't embellish his words or environment; it's him, his crew, his city, and the truth. Anyone that has ever doubted him can take a seat because Jaybandsome is standing tall and proving them wrong with his quick-witted bars and coming-of-age debut. He makes big moves, quick, and questions the haters, "I was comin' up while you was sleepin' how you miss that?" Throughout the video, we watch him top the charts as his streams and views skyrocket. Whether he's dominating the studio or playing ball under the George Washington Bridge, Jaybandsome is bringing a new dynamism to the rap game with his stylistic flexibility and unrefined lyrics.

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HIP Video Promo presents: Meresha releases a new alien pop music video "Red Headed Lover" on Music News


Meresha – Red Headed Lover

Yet, the real relationship in the video is between the artist and the woman she sees in the mirror.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, USA, January 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch "Red Headed Lover" by Meresha on Music News

No matter how flashy their magazine covers are or how flamboyant they look in their music videos, many pop musicians are introverts. They have to be: the job description requires introspection, emotional honesty, and single-minded dedication to their craft. But to connect with an audience, the pop artist needs to turn all of that soul-searching outward: she needs to find her fiery, red-headed spirit, and she needs to make it visible for her audience. Meresha knows all about that struggle: the singer-songwriter pens uncommonly thoughtful pop, and for the better part of a decade, she's been entertaining us with electronic and dance music of surprising musical and lyrical depth. But sometimes, she wants to roar – and on "Red Headed Lover," she's doing just that. The clip for the upbeat, compulsively danceable pop song gives us two Mereshas: one blonde, elegantly-bobbed, and reserved, and another with flaming red tresses, flirtatious and ready to rock. Which one is she? Well, she's both, of course. One can't exist without the other.

No matter how passionate she gets, Meresha never loses that sense of balance and artistic cohesion that has always been a hallmark of her work. It's audible on "Violet Night" and "Olivia," her two Billboard-charting club singles from 2018 and 2019, respectively. That poise was one of the distinguishing characteristics of Enter The Dreamland, the 2017 EP that AllMusic called "smart, effervescent, forward-thinking, progressive pop." And it's present on every track of Look How Far, the wide-ranging retrospective collection that she released last year. "Red Headed Lover" builds on the successes of those prior releases, retaining their intelligence and sense of innovation while adding a newfound sense of urgency to her sound. It's a style she's developed on her own: she's been a producer since she was a teenager, and her choice of beats and synthesizer sounds is as characteristic and personal as her breathy, direct, confessional vocals. She calls her style "alien pop," and it's not hard to see why – it's got the immediacy of contemporary chart hits, yet there's a detached, reflective, otherworldly quality to it, too.

There's a male object of desire in the clip for "Red Headed Lover," and Meresha isn't shy about chasing him as he dances through these frames. Yet, the real relationship in the video is between the artist and the woman she sees in the mirror. As she slips effortlessly between the innocent, reticent blonde and the driven redhead, the message is clear: identity is mutable, and even the most ruminative artist must sometimes set herself afire to get what she wants.

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What Is Innovation And How Important It Is For Entrepreneurship: Gurps Rai On One's Own ‘Innovation Style'

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In this age of rapid technological growth that is making large impacts in pretty much all aspects of our life and daily living, the concept of innovation has come under increasingly greater scrutiny. This is hardly surprising since innovation is a necessary ingredient of progress and is used everywhere, such as economics, social and political systems, education, technology, healthcare, marketing, and business. In short, we simply cannot imagine life without innovation.

What role does innovation play in the field of entrepreneurship? To provide but a simple answer to this rather complicated question, we may say that to build a profitable commercial venture, entrepreneurship and innovation are two essential ingredients that are moreover difficult to separate from each other.

Although innovation comes with a much broader meaning and scope, the term 'entrepreneurship' already implies the concept of innovation. In other words, innovation is ingrained in the very idea of entrepreneurship.

In today’s business landscape, two terms are very much in vogue–sustained innovation and disruptive innovation. The first of these is more relevant to established business entities that require continued innovation to hold on to their market status.

However, for entrepreneurs, disruptive innovation becomes much more important as entrepreneurs (start-ups or mid-level) are either trying to make headway into an already established market or looking to create an altogether new niche of their own. Both are equally challenging, and it is innovation that can help them overcome these challenges.

But exactly what is innovation? Innovation consists of offering something new to your potential customers. It is the introduction of a novelty in a given vertical. So, it can be an enhanced business model, new or improved manufacturing process, new and more affordable sources of supply, technology development, and new methods, services, products, etc.

From another perspective, all innovations should be geared towards providing a better user experience. A case in point, an auto insurer starts to offer, in addition to their regular policies, a new Payment Protection Plan amid this pandemic-induced scenario. And this plan is designed as a safeguard against unexpected layoffs and temporary unemployment (that have, unfortunately, become alarmingly common due to all sorts of pandemic-induced conditions). Now, if effectively marketed (which also requires innovation on the part of the company), the introduction of such a plan is apt to give the insurer in question an edge over its competition.

The above example shows that the company is providing something new or extra to its customers. And it has been able to do so through idea generation (creative thinking) to take the necessary steps required to make the idea into a reality. And innovation is this complete process from idea generation to bringing that idea to fruition.

Gurps Rai on the Importance of Innovation in Entrepreneurship

Gurps Rai has already distinguished himself as a forward-thinking business leader always eager to explore uncharted territories and novel approaches in his relatively short career. Currently the CEO of Dropp.tv, Gurps Rai always prefers to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation. In other words, he is someone who believes strongly in 'disruptive innovation.'

When asked about his take on the role of innovation in entrepreneurship, Gurps Rai had this to say: "In the advancing tech scenario of today, such as machine learning, Internet of things, and big data, all entrepreneurs always need to stay abreast of all current ideas and inventions. That is the primary requirement. Next is to curve out an 'innovation style' of one's own, chiefly through exploring different approaches, so that one can actually use all the acquired knowledge into innovation.

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Southern Rock Legends The Outlaws Announce October Concert in Connecticut

Members of The Outlaws stand against a wall, with all seven wearing black t-shirts.

The Outlaws

The Outlaws will bring their legendary performance style to Milford Connecticut in October for a concert at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

This should be a great opportunity for southern rock fans to get back to live entertainment and see some true legends perform… This should be a great one.”

— Baker Concerts

MILFORD, CONNECTICUT, UNITED STATES, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Outlaws, legends of southern rock, are bringing their celebrated sound to Connecticut’s Veterans Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Tickets are on sale now at MilfordVMA.com.

For more than 40 years, The Outlaws have celebrated triumphs and endured tragedies to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Back with new music, new focus, and an uncompromising mission, The Outlaws are a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony, and the road. They respect their own legacy while refusing to be defined by the past – including their own.

“Because The Outlaws had been out of the public eye for so long, it was almost like starting over,” original singer/songwriter and guitarist Henry Paul said of the band’s acclaimed 2012 comeback album It’s About Pride. “But because of the band’s history, we’re still seeing this as a new chapter. What our fans loved then is what they still love now, because we are just as good or even better than we were.”

Tickets are available now at ezEvent.com, with prices beginning as low as $40 and premium seats at the edge of the stage available for $55. Organizers are confident that the performance will run as planned with full capacity as concerts return from their long hiatus due to the coronavirus. Should a cancellation be necessary, full refunds would be granted.

“This should be a great opportunity for southern rock fans to get back to live entertainment and see some true legends perform,” says a spokesperson for Baker Concerts, which is organizing the show. “After being locked out from live entertainment for so long, we’re thrilled to see shows coming back, and this should be a great one.”

Veterans Memorial Auditorium is an intimate venue at 70 West River Street, Milford, Connecticut with a capacity of 962 assigned seats. Originally part of the Milford High School, the auditorium has undergone a face-lift to become part of the Parsons Government Center and the home of performing arts in the city.

Doors for The Outlaws on October 2, 2021 at Milford’s Veterans Memorial Auditorium open at 7 p.m. with music scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased now at www.MilfordVMA.com .

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MAAT Gets Rad With FiDef

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screenshot of thEQblue v3 minimum phase equalizer collection

thEQblue v3 minimum phase equalizer collection

thEQblue v3 includes exclusive FiDef® processing

thEQblue v3 includes exclusive FiDef® processing

Company announces the addition of unique FiDef process to their benchmark minimum phase EQ

(FiDef brings out) …the best of the mix and the emotion of the mix…extremely effectively.”

— audio engineer Frank Filipetti

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — MAAT Incorporated, a manufacturer of exceptional performance professional audio solutions, today announced the release of thEQblue version 3.0, a cross–platform plug–in for correction and aesthetic equalization of all content including music, motion picture and game audio. The new version includes a world’s first, the addition of the exclusive FiDef® digital audio process.

Available for select workstation platforms, thEQblue v3 builds on the proven foundation of MAAT’s celebrated original, while bringing a new layer of subtle refinement to the already reference quality minimum phase equalizer. FiDef is a proprietary psychoacoustic process, developed in cooperation with neuroscientists and DSP experts, that activates a receptive listener’s subconscious. It makes digital audio content more compelling and brings audiences closer to the emotion of the music.

Since its introduction, both thEQblue and FiDef have been embraced by the top echelon of audio professionals as well as the masterminds at MAAT. Friedemann Tischmeyer, one of MAAT’s co–founders, was an early proponent of the FideliQuest magic. “We all know it intuitively,” Tischmeyer stated, “but your brain really does hear more than you might think.” He quipped that “…clients love it…we have put my outboard gear on notice!” FiDef itself has found a home in the workflows of prominent practitioners, from producer extraordinaire Gary Katz, to legendary engineers Elliot Scheiner and Frank Filipetti. Filipetti emphasized the potential of FiDef when he stated that it brings out, “…the best of the mix and the emotion of the mix…extremely effectively.” Al Schmitt, engineer emeritus, sums it up neatly with the sentiment that, “It (FiDef) doesn’t do anything except sound better.”

MAAT’s thEQblue plug–in is delivered in all modern formats, including cross–platform AAX, VST 2 and VST 3 as well as AU for macOS. Perpetual licenses for thEQblue are available in two tiers; thEQblue6 offers six popular series equalizer Architectures, while thEQblue12 extends the license to include the entire set of all ten series plus two additional parallel Architectures. Images and additional information, including user manuals and videos, are accessible anytime at MAAT dot Digital on the web.

About MAAT Inc.
MAAT Incorporated, a manufacturer of professional audio solutions, is built on the belief that higher accuracy, exceptional fidelity, enhanced workflows and less visual fatigue are hallmarks of better quality. MAAT is derived from “Mastering Academy Audio Tools,” reflecting the deep connection and practical wisdom derived from years of real world experience. MAAT’s reliance on hard science and in–depth research balanced by extensive listening redefines audio tools for professionals worldwide.

About FideliQuest Inc.
FideliQuest Incorporated, a digital solutions provider for entertainment, broadcast, therapeutics, education and advertising, creates essential technology for the world’s top media professionals. Its novel, far reaching family of algorithmic products add life to sound by informing the human auditory system in a pleasant and positive way. The company is the sole provider of FiDef® professional audio products as well as OEM, broadcast and medical solutions. Comprised of a management team with more than four decades of experience in advanced technology verticals, the Minnesota–based company is committed to ensuring that our lives and well being are improved through audio.

©2021 MAAT Incorporated. The MAAT logo, and thEQblue are trademarks of MAAT Incorporated. FiDef is a registered trademark of FideliQuest Incorporated. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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TACT and Easterseals Colorado Join Forces to Address Autism Unemployment Crisis

Teaching the Autism Community Trades

At 90 percent, the autism community has the highest unemployment rate in the country. Two leading Colorado nonprofits are working to change that—together.

We are thrilled to join ESCAN. Together we will significantly expand the services, learning opportunities and job placement services we offer individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).”

— TACT Founder and CEO Danny Combs

DENVER, CO, USA, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Easterseals Colorado and TACT (Teaching the Autism Community Trades), today announced that TACT has become an official member of the Easterseals Colorado Affiliate Network (ESCAN). ESCAN is an affiliation of local nonprofit organizations that have come together as a collaborative effort to better serve people living with disabilities and their families.

“We are thrilled to join ESCAN and the network of great organizations making a difference in the lives of countless Coloradoans,” said TACT Founder and CEO Danny Combs. “Together we will significantly expand the services, learning opportunities and job placement services we offer individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).”

“We recognized the great work that TACT is doing across the state and we wanted to help expand that mission through ESCAN,” said Easterseals Colorado President and CEO Roman Krafczyk. “TACT is joining a great group of nonprofits that are a vital resource for all people with disabilities, older adults and caregivers in rural and urban communities across the state.”

Founded in 2016, Denver-based TACT is the nation’s only skilled trades program for individuals living with ASD. In just four years, TACT has established itself as a fascinating laboratory for how to give kids with ASD the skills they need to succeed, teaching car repair, carpentry, computer skills—even guitar-making—to students ages 5-30.

The organization currently has about 750 students throughout its various programs and an 83.3% job placement rate. It is the nation’s first—and only—autism training program to be recognized by SkillsUSA, the nation’s career and technical education standards organization. In 2020, TACT was featured on Mike Rowe’s Emmy-winning Returning the Favor and voted “Top Special Needs Resource or Organization” in the state of Colorado.

Combs says the affiliation with Easterseals Colorado stands to make the state a leader and model for supporting, training, empowering and employing individuals with autism and expanding its services to youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

About Easterseals Colorado
For 93 years, Easterseals Colorado has served as a vital resource for all people with disabilities, older adults and caregivers in rural and urban communities across the state. Easterseals Colorado provides programs and supports that enhance quality of life and create opportunities for greater independence at home, at work and at play. By advocating for an equitable and inclusive Colorado, we ensure those we serve have the rights and resources to thrive. Join us in ensuring that everyone – regardless of age or ability – is 100% included and 100% empowered to realize their full potential. Learn more at www.easterseals.com/co/.

About TACT
TACT is a Denver-based nonprofit organization that encourages and empowers individuals ages 5-30 living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through education and employment in the skilled trades industry. We envision a world where neurodiversity is not only embraced but inherently valued. A world where the full spectrum of the autism community can contribute their talents and gifts and find personal fulfillment. Learn more at www.buildwithtact.org/

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Michael Mitchell of Penfield NY Discusses How Music Can Improve Your Mood

Michael Mitchell of Penfield NY

Michael Mitchell of Penfield NY

Michael Mitchell of Penfield NY with family

Michael Mitchell of Penfield NY with family

Michael Mitchell of Penfield NY recently discussed the positive effects music can have on your mood. 

A study in 2015 by The Lancet showed that people who listened to music before, during, or after undergoing surgery reported less anxiety and less pain”

— Michael Mitchell

PENFIELD, NY, USA, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Many people have felt their emotions change as they listen to certain songs. However, music has a larger affect on mood than most of us think. Recent research has shown that music can reduce anxiety, increase happiness, and more. Michael Mitchell of Penfield NY recently discussed how music can improve your mood. 

"Music has always been an important part of human life," Michael Mitchell of Penfield NY said. "Recent research has unveiled that 'important' may be an understatement."

Michael Mitchell of Penfield NY stated that recent studies took place at Finland's University of Jyväskylä and Durham University in the United Kingdom. The studies included surveys of roughly 2,400 people and questioned about memorable experiences and feelings associated with listening to songs that are characteristically sad.

"Amazingly, the studies showed that even sad songs were linked to positive feelings in a majority of the participants," Michael Mitchell of Penfield NY said. "Researchers believe this is because people can relate to the sad music. It's almost like having an emphatic friend who can relate to what you're experiencing."

Michael Mitchell of Penfield NY explained that other studies showed upbeat music was linked to an overall happier mood. Michael Mitchell of Penfield NY added that the benefits went far beyond this, as happiness is linked to superior relationship satisfaction, a higher income, and better physical health, and more. 

"A study in 2015 by The Lancet showed that people who listened to music before, during, or after undergoing surgery reported less anxiety and less pain," Michael Mitchell of Penfield NY said. "Those who listened to music even needed less pain medication."

Michael Mitchell of Penfield NY stated that these studies show music can have countless physical and mental benefits that result in a superior mood. The World Journal of Psychiatry recently reported that music therapy can be effective in treating specific mood disorders related to stroke, multiple sclerosis, dementia, and Parkinson's disease. Michael Mitchell of Penfield NY added that researchers and psychiatrists concluded that music is a legitimate form of therapy for improving self-esteem, reducing depression, reducing anxiety, and more. 

"Everyone is affected by music in one way or another, whether they play music or listen to it," Michael Mitchell of Penfield NY said. "All of this research, and so many other studies, have proven that music truly can positively impact your quality of life."

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The 6th Annual Haiti International Film Festival Set for August 14-15 is Accepting Short and Feature Film Submissions

The 6th Annual Haiti International Film Festival, a two-day film festival set for August 14-15, 2021, celebrates Haitian art and culture. Founded in 2015, HIFF provides a platform for Haitian filmmakers. The 2021 theme is #HaitianCollaboration and #Haiti.

2020 HIFF Winners for Feature: “Desrances” Dir. Apolline Traore; Documentary: “In Search Of Voodoo: Road to Heaven” Dir. Djimon Hounsou; Innovative: “Out Of Chaos: An Artist’s Journey In Haiti” Dir. Pascal Giacomini; and Short: “Rasin” Dir. Pierre Lucson Bellegarde.

Haiti Tech Summit, founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur Christine Souffrant Ntim, partnered with HIFF to launch the first Haitian Mentorship Filmmakers Program on Haitian Independence Day in 2021. Selected short films will be showcased on Haitian Flag Day in May.

The theme for the short films is "What does Haitian Flag Day mean to you?" Selected shorts will be showcased virtually on Haitian Flag Day on May 18, 2021.

It is a dream to bring the Haitian Creative Community together through the Haiti International Film Festival, which has been illuminating the aspirations of Haitian Filmmakers since 2015.”

— Jacquil Constant, Executive Director for Haiti International Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The coronavirus changed the way the world engaged in film festivals including the 5th Annual Haiti International Film Festival that went virtual for the first time in August 2020. Today, Executive Director Jacquil Constant announced the 6th Annual Haiti International Film Festival, set for August 14-15, 2021, is accepting submissions in the short, documentary, and feature film categories through FilmFreeway at filmfreeway.com/HaitiInternationalFilmFestival.

"The COVID-19 pandemic was challenging and the film festival successfully pivoted to a two-day online event," said Constant. "If the COVID-19 curve flattens, we plan to return to our festival home at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. The core of our festival merges Hollywood with the Haitian culture and brings the stories that shape Haiti to a larger audience."

The theme for the short films is "What does Haitian Flag Day mean to you?" The selected short films will be showcased virtually on Haitian Flag Day on May 18, 2021 on the HIFF website. A major holiday in Haiti since 1803, Haitian Flag Day came to be when the revolutionary leader Jean-Jacques Dessalines ripped up the French tricolor flag. His goddaughter, Catherine Flon, used only the red and blue stripes from the French flag to stitch together Haiti's first independent flag.

"It is a dream to bring the Haitian Creative Community together through the Haiti International Film Festival, which has been illuminating the aspirations of Haitian Filmmakers since 2015," said Constant. "We are also developing a streaming platform for Haitian filmmakers to allow diverse audiences to experience Haitian films throughout the year."

Haiti Tech Summit, founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur Christine Souffrant Ntim, partnered with HIFF to launch the first historic Haitian Filmmakers Mentorship Program on January 1, 2021 on Haitian Independence Day. Applicants can apply to the program at www.haititechsummit.com. The last day to submit an application is February 25, 2021. “The partnership combines two like-minded organizations that have a passion for changing the narrative and of Haiti through film and tech,” said Ntim.

The Haitian Filmmakers Mentorship Program is a month-long virtual experience throughout the Haitian Diaspora. Emerging filmmakers will have an opportunity to learn from Haitian established filmmakers to improve their careers. The mentees will produce a short film after the mentorship program concludes.

"The partnership with Ms. Ntim of Haiti Tech Summit on Haitian Independence Day was very significant for me," said Constant. "On January 1, 1804, Haiti made history by being the first Black Republic to gain its independence." Haiti celebrates every year on January 1, the same day as New Year's Day. Haiti Independence Day is an important holiday and the most important event in history as it marks Haiti's independence from the French colonial empire.

"We are proud to announce that the mentee's films will be showcased at the 6th Annual Haiti International Film Festival in Los Angeles and Haiti," said Constant. Since 2017, Haiti Tech Summit launched an inspiring 13-year initiative to change the future of the country via technology and innovation.

The 5th Annual HIFF Winners are:

Best Feature Film Award
"Desrances" directed by Apolline Traore

Best Documentary Film Award
"In Search Of Voodoo: Road to Heaven" directed by Djimon Hounsou

Best Innovative Film Award
Out Of Chaos "An Artists's Journey In Haiti" directed by Pascal Giacomini

Best Short Film Award
"Rasin", directed by Pierre Lucson Bellegarde

2020 Haitian Diaspora Award
Christine Ntim Founder, Haiti Tech Summit

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About the HIFF
The Annual Haiti International Film Festival (HIFF) is a two-day film festival celebrating Haitian art and culture. Founded in 2015 by Haitian American Filmmaker Jacquil Constant, HIFF showcases art and films from the Haitian Diaspora to authentically reflect Haitian community's diverse experiences and backgrounds. HIFF promotes cultural diversity through various art genres including documentaries, feature films, short films, narrative films, and art.

HIFF is considered the HBO for Haitian films displaying the humanity of Haitian culture. The goal of the HIFF is to inform diverse audiences about the rich culture of the Haitian diaspora through innovative cinema. Through outreach and collaboration with emerging, and established filmmakers, we not only teach and conduct workshops, we build a stronger ecosystem for Haitian filmmakers through partnerships with non-profit organizations and educational institutions to make a bigger impact in Hollywood and Haiti.

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Official Promo Video for the 6th Annual Haiti International Film Festival

Source: EIN Presswire