Got The Power: Boomboxes, Brooklyn. Installed at BRIC Arts gallery in downtown Brooklyn, for the “Art Into Music” exhibition.
Got the Power: Brooklyn; is a community-sourced, site-specific sculpture and soundscape that highlights the power of music – and technology – to sustain communities, trigger emotions and memories, and bind people over place and time. To produce the work, boomboxes were collected from an array of sources, and a variety of locations both locally and across the United States. Got the Power plays a mixtape featuring music and stories that the artist collected from members of the local community. It includes songs by local musicians and DJ sets by two local DJs: DJ WilSyl and DJ Ushka.
Photo by Jason Wyche

Got The Power: Boomboxes, Brooklyn. Installed at BRIC Arts gallery in downtown Brooklyn, for the “Art Into Music” exhibition.

Got the Power: Brooklyn; is a community-sourced, site-specific sculpture and soundscape that highlights the power of music – and technology – to sustain communities, trigger emotions and memories, and bind people over place and time. To produce the work, boomboxes were collected from an array of sources, and a variety of locations both locally and across the United States. Got the Power plays a mixtape featuring music and stories that the artist collected from members of the local community. It includes songs by local musicians and DJ sets by two local DJs: DJ WilSyl and DJ Ushka.

Photo by Jason Wyche

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Got The Power: Boomboxes, Brooklyn mixtape part one

Name                          Section                      Song                            Artist

1. Vee                   Crown Heights           Set It Off                 Big Daddy Kane

2. Amy                  Ft. Greene                   Set It Off                 Strate

 Jack                 The Boombox and the Groupie

3. Siddy D.           East New York           Fight the Power       Public Enemy

4. Danny            Crown Heights      Take Me to the River    Talking Heads

5. Brandon       Prospect Heights    (Until) Lagos Whispered    Brandon Ross

 Siddy D.                       A Moment and place in time

6. Cornelia     Downtown Brooklyn        Cool Kid          Dulcinea Detwah

7. Jasmine           Bed Stuy                          Pac Blood             Danny Brown

8. Halle                 Bushwick                    Swim Good                Frank Ocean

9. Ciara                  Bed Stuy                     Gorilla                         Bruno Mars

Kate                             The King

10. Melvin Gibbs       Williamsburg   “Ritual Rubbin’”    Harriet Tubman Dbl Trio (Brandon Ross, J.T. Lewis, Melvin Gibbs) – feat. DJ Logic, DJ Singe & Ron Miles

11. Danny            Crown Heights           House Burning          Jimi Hendrix

12. Jack              Park Slope          Pressure Drop         Toots & the Maytals

Danny                         The Brooklyn Scene in the 80’s

13. Thanu (DJ Ushka)     Crown Heights       Ushka iBomba Live Mix        DJ Ushka       

 Sean                            Why We Stayed In Brooklyn: Life Had A Soundtrack

14. Anthony                Flatbush                 Juicy                          Biggie Smalls

15. Will (DJ WilSyl)       Bushwick        “To My Friends Who Love To Dance”    DJ WilSyl

                                     Mtume - Juicy Fruit

                                    Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love

                                    Hall & Oates - I Can’t Go For That

                                    Rob Base & DJ Eazy Roc - It Takes Two

                                    Daft Punk - Instant Crush

                                    Disclosure - When a Fire Starts to Burn

                                    Robin Thicke ft. Pharell & T.I. - Blurred Lines

                                    Michael Jackson - Rock With You

                                    Montell Jordan - This is How We Do It

                                    Will Smith - Gettin’ Jiggy With It

Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher

Got The Power: Boomboxes, Brooklyn. Installation at BRIC Arts in downtown Brooklyn for the “Art Into Music” exhibition. A piece by artist Arturo Meade from his “Discos Paisa” series can be seen to the left.
Got the Power: Brooklyn; is a community-sourced, site-specific sculpture and soundscape that highlights the power of music – and technology – to sustain communities, trigger emotions and memories, and bind people over place and time. To produce the work, boomboxes were collected from an array of sources, and a variety of locations both locally and across the United States. Got the Power plays a mixtape featuring music and stories that the artist collected from members of the local community. It includes songs by local musicians and DJ sets by two local DJs: DJ WilSyl and DJ Ushka.
Photo by Jason Wyche

Got The Power: Boomboxes, Brooklyn. Installation at BRIC Arts in downtown Brooklyn for the “Art Into Music” exhibition. A piece by artist Arturo Meade from his “Discos Paisa” series can be seen to the left.

Got the Power: Brooklyn; is a community-sourced, site-specific sculpture and soundscape that highlights the power of music – and technology – to sustain communities, trigger emotions and memories, and bind people over place and time. To produce the work, boomboxes were collected from an array of sources, and a variety of locations both locally and across the United States. Got the Power plays a mixtape featuring music and stories that the artist collected from members of the local community. It includes songs by local musicians and DJ sets by two local DJs: DJ WilSyl and DJ Ushka.

Photo by Jason Wyche

Got The Power: Boomboxes, Brooklyn Mixtape part two

Name,                 Section,                    Song,                          Artist

16. Daniel           Sunset Park       Street Hassle                            Lou Reed
17. Randy          Marine Park        50 Ways to Leave Your Lover   Paul Simon

Natalie                        This is What I Want

18. Lacy              Ft. Greene             Sade                            By Your Side
19. Elizabeth       Ft. Greene             Perfect Day                  Lou Reed
20. Ebony            Ft. Greene         I Ain’t No Joke                 Eric B. & Rakim

Elizabeth                     Perfect Day

21. Katie                    Williamsburg            Obsesion                  Aventura
22. Nicole                  Boerum Hill              5am in Brooklyn       Talib Kweli    
23. Drue                    Fort Greene    The Show      Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh

Roni                       My Boombox, the Songs and My Husband

24. Kate             Bushwick       You Are The Living Word      Fred Hammond
25. Michelle       Flatbush Junction        Eye of the Tiger           Katy Perry
26. Rob              Flatbush Junction       Just Like  A Woman   Richie Havens 
27. Stef          Kensington     I’ve Been Loving You Too Long     Otis Redding
26. David       Flatbush       Dance With My Father Again      Luther Vandross

Amy                       L.L. Cool J and B.A.M.

27. Xavier           Cinton Hill                  93 ‘Til Infinity           Souls of Mischief
28. Joe               Ft. Greene                  Old School Love        Lupe Fiasco
29. Sean            Park Slope                 Rock Box                   Run DMC

Sean                   Walk This Way: The Police and My Boombox

30. Rob               Bed Stuy                     The Don                     Nas
31. Russell          Bushwick                    Unbelievable              Biggie Smalls
32. Brandon        East New York            Crooked Smile.           J. Cole

Siddy D.                       Recorded Music

33. Margaret     Prospect Heights       Animal Crackers        Shirley Temple
34. Natalie        Prospect Heights       Follow Your Arrow    Kacey Musgraves
35. Chris           Prospect Heights       Song For Every Girl   Chris McFarland

Amy                            Nobody Lived In Brooklyn

36. Jeremiah           Ditmas Park       New York State of Mind Pt. 2    Nas
37. Eric                    Bed Stuy             Wheelz of Steel                  Outkast
38. Avery                 Flatbush               Day & Night                       Kid Cudi

Danny                         The Gallery Scene

39. Trevor           Canarsie            The Worst Guys              Childish Gambino
40. Kyonne         Canarsie            It’s Raining Men              The Weather Girls
41. Eddy             Lefferts Gardens     Shoop, Shoop Song      Cher
42. Safat             Kensington               I’m In It                      Kanye West
43. Kerry           Prospect Heights     Smooth Criminal         Michael Jackson
44. Kateria        Ft. Greene                Darling Nikki                Prince
45. Jaime          Downtown Brooklyn       Reagan                 Killer Mike

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bayetekenan:

#GotThePower #GotThePowerBrooklyn #ArmoryWeek #ArmoryShow14 #ArtIntoMusic ET from Dragon House in BRIC House with YAK FILMS and Got The Power Brooklyn.

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#GotThePowerBrooklyn with Dragon House dancers from ATL and YAK Films at BRIC Art House in Brooklyn. The installation is the latest version of #GotThePower, my series of site specific boombox sculptures.

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margaritacorporan:

Taking a moment with artist, photographer and educator, Bayeté Ross Smith @bayetekenan in front of his installation, ‘Got The Power’. Phenomenal!! Must check it at @bricartsmedia! (at BRIC Arts Media Bklyn)

Ha! Got me Looking like an O.G.

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margaritacorporan:

Taking a moment with artist, photographer and educator, Bayeté Ross Smith @bayetekenan in front of his installation, ‘Got The Power’. Phenomenal!! Must check it at @bricartsmedia! (at BRIC Arts Media Bklyn)

Ha! Got me Looking like an O.G.

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bayetekenan:

Listen closely.  Another piece off the Got The Power: Brooklyn Mixtape. Currently on view at BRIC Arts | Media House in Brooklyn, NY.

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Got The Power: Alabama
This is the fourth piece in my series of site specific boombox sculptures and community soundtracks which are composed of local peoples favorite songs and their memories of living in that area. ASFA, Birmingham.

Got The Power: Alabama

This is the fourth piece in my series of site specific boombox sculptures and community soundtracks which are composed of local peoples favorite songs and their memories of living in that area. ASFA, Birmingham.

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Got The Power: Alabama Mixtape

All of the songs were submitted by students at the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) in Birmingham Alabama, except for 6 songs that were submitted by the faculty. All memories were recorded from the accounts of students at the ASFA.

Song                                                    Artist

1. “At Last”                                                   Etta Jones

2. “Pumped Up Kicks”                                  Foster The People

3. “Da Funk”                                                  Daft Punk

4. “Float On”                                                  Modest Mouse

Coming To Alabama                                       Lauren

5. “Rhinestone Eyes”                                     The Gorillas

6. “Dramamine”                                             Modest Mouse

Bany                                                                Wesley

7. “Zombie”                                                    Fela Kuti

Birthday Presents                                           Emmett          

8. “Kids”                                                         MGMT

9. “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”              Daft Punk      

10. “Vodoo Child”                                          Jimi Hendrix

Scary Stories                                                  Emma

11. “Introspection”                                      

12. “Memory”                               Yoko Kanno & The Seatbelts

13. “Freak Love”                                            Toro Y Moi    

Reality of Alabama                                         Lauren

14. “Sir Duke”                                                Stevie Wonder

15. “Super Freak”                                         Rick James

16. “Build Me Up Buttercup”                       The Foundations

Vulcan                                                             Andy

17. “Milk”                                                       Coco Rosie

18. “Dashboard”                                           Modest Mouse

19. “In Bloom”                                               Nirvana

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bayetekenan:

Me installing “Got The Power: Alabama” at the Alabama School of Fine Art in Birmingham. Photos by Frank Couch

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Song                                                    Artist

Audition                                                          Jonathan

20. “Around The World”                              Daft Punk

21. “Sweet Dreams”                                      The Eurythmics

Church Picnic                                                  Josh

22. “Do The Astral Plane”                            Flying Lotus

23. “Stand By Me”                                         Ben E. King

House Fire/Family Reunion                           Jimmy

24. “SpottieOttieDopaliscious”                     Outkast

25. “I Keep Trying to be Composite”          Omari Simmons

Dock, Monkeys                                                   Caroline

26. “Graceland”                                                 Paul Simon

27. “Heaven”                                                      Talking Heads

28. “Revolution”                                            The Beatles

Alabama School of Fine Art                           Emily

29. “Hey”                                                        The Pixies

30. “Electron Blue”                                       R.E.M.

Pet Fish                                                            Lilly

31. “Lady Brown”                                     Nujabes ft. Cise Starr

32. “The Man Who Sold The World”          The Section Quartet

Camping Fire with Papa                                 Cassandra

33. “Sleepy Head”                                           Passion Pit

34. “Milk Man”                                                Aphex Twins

35. “Folds In Your Hands”                           Passion Pit

Bark Like A Dog                                             Amanda

36. “Hound Dog”                                           Elvis Presley

37. “Ramble On”                                           Led Zepplin

Grandparents/Returning to Alabama            Lily S.

38. “Mr. Tambourine Man”                          Bob Dylan

39. “Ghost”                                                     Nuetral Milk hotel

Dad’s Award                                                   Omari

40. “I Have A Dream”                                Martin Luther King Jr.

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Got The Power: Minnesota
Created by Bayeté Ross Smith, installed at Franconia Sculpture Park, one hour outside of the Twin cities at the junction of Hwy 8 and Hwy 95, in Shafer Minnesota in Franconia township. bayeterosssmith.com

Got The Power: Minnesota

Created by Bayeté Ross Smith, installed at Franconia Sculpture Park, one hour outside of the Twin cities at the junction of Hwy 8 and Hwy 95, in Shafer Minnesota in Franconia township. bayeterosssmith.com

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Got The Power: Minnesota Mixtape Pt.1

The Minnesota Mixtape was created by collecting song titles from visitors to Franconia Sculpture Park and people I encountered in my travels around the Twin cities area. Each participant was allowed to submit at least one song title. I have included the first name and town of residence of each participant, along with their song title. I also collected recordings of people recalling a memory from their life that relates to Minnesota. These stories are interspersed between the songs. The Minnesota Mixtape serves as a portrait of the Twin cities and the surrounding area, through audio recordings, both the songs people listen to and their actual voices describing significant moments in their lives. Unfortunately they were about 6 songs I was not able to locate, however the other 75 are the direct result of local community’s input.

Name,              Town,            Song,              Artist

ROLLER DERBY

1. Amanda, St. Croix Falls, Hot n’ Fun, N.E.R.D. ft. Nelly Furtado

2. Amelia, Minneapolis, Lovely Day, Bill Withers

3. Chelsea, Andover, Torn, Natalie Imbruglia

4. Cordell, Minneapolis, Fight The Power, Public Enemy

5. Lillie, Maplewood, I’mma Be, The Black eyed Peas

6. Woody, Shafer, Everything Under The Sun, DJ ESP

CAMPING

7. Carly, Edmonton, Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

8. Tom, Franconia, Take 5, Dave Brubek

9. Evelyn, Hopkins, Baby Bumblebee, Camp song/kids song

10. John, Hopkins, All Along The Watchtower, Jimi Hendrix

11. Mike, Chisago City, Dreams, The Allman Brothers

SNOWMAGEDDON 2010 

12. Anne, St. Croix, Animals, Neon Trees

13. Matt, St. Croix, Welcome to the Machine, Pink Floyd

14. Kira, Minneapolis, Little Boxes, Malvina Reynolds

WARTS

15. Morgan, Luck, Lollipop, Mika

16. Maia, Luck, Oh No, Marina and The Diamonds

17. Chitti, Minneapolis, Edge Of Glory, Lady Gaga

18. Amy, St. Paul, Cult of Personality, Living Colour

AN EPIC BATTLE

19. Carissa, Franconia, Final Countdown, Europe

20. George, St. Paul, Send Me Your Money, Suicidal Tendencies

21. Sara, St. Paul, Queen Bitch, David Bowie

22. Jeff, Oakdale, Eye of The Tiger, Survivor

23. Andrew, Maplegrove, Looking Out My Back Door, CCR

24. Kevin, St. Cloud, Space Oddity, David Bowie

25. Phoenix, St. Cloud, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole

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