Radical media, politics and culture.

Paper Tiger TV Celebrates, New York City, Dec. 11, 2004

Paper Tiger Television writes:

Paper Tiger TV Celebrates

New York City, Dec. 11, 2004

In light of the recent election, our country's need for media free from corporate interests has never been clearer.

Working steadfastly to prevent further erosion of our civil liberties, Paper Tiger TV (PTTV) celebrates its long history of media activism and its continuos commitment to media democracy.Since 1981 PTTV, an open, non-profit, volunteer video collective, has challenged and exposed the corporate domination of mainstream media using the non-commercial, uncensored channels to counter balance negative influence of mass media. PTTV works to involve communities in the process of making media and advocates for more equitable and democratic control of the information industry.

"The media has become more doctrinaire and rigid, and more and more people are rightly seeking serious alternatives of the kind Paper Tiger has been providing so well... Congratulations on over 20 years of fine and path-breaking work, never more needed than it is today." — Noam Chomsky

In celebration of the Paper Tiger TV ‘s notable accomplishments of 23 years, the December 11th event at the Al-Wan for the Arts will feature earth-shaking, mind-expanding film, music and dance.

The event will include live music from Badawi, original Bedouin sound clash and Fu-Arkist-Ra, a 12 piece Afrobeat ensemble featuring members of Antibalas, will offer a blend of African spiritual rhythms, traditional Chinese lion rhythms, highlife, funk, and jazz infused with political messages. DJ’s will spin into the evening including Tippy and LobstervCrab providing nothing but west coast hits and music to bust a hip to. DJ Stylus will be spinning vintage soul, funk and rare groove and DJ Conor with hip hop sounds and world beat.

The event will take place at Alwan for the Arts, a non-profit organization that promotes arts and cultures of Iran and the Arab World providing language, art and music classes.

Saturday December 11
8pm until late at Alwan for the Arts:
16 Beaver Street 4th floor (between Broadway & Broad)

Sliding scale to benefit Paper Tiger’s Community Media Work $8-$20

Subway 4/5 Bowling Green; R/W Whitehall; 2/3 Wall
Street; J/M Broad Street;1/9 South Ferry