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first_imgGalactic has shared an updated take on “Something’s Wrong With This Picture” with fellow New Orleans musicians Ivan Neville and recent collaborator Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph. The new version of the song which originally appeared on Galactic’s 1996 debut album, Coolin’ Off, hears the band revisit the theme of injustice and inequalities that face black Americans continue to face at a moment when cities across the country are engulfed in race-inspired movements and police protests.Related: Galactic Delivers Cover Of The Meters’ “The World Is A Little Bit Under The Weather” From Quarantine [Watch]The black and white video was filmed inside the temporarily-closed Tipitina’s nightclub in New Orleans and shines a spotlight (literally) on the two guest singers along with the band as they perform the song inside a darkened venue.“In light of the current events, we felt the original message of this song has a very strong relevance today,” bassist Robert Mercurio mentioned in a statement to go with the new video.Galactic drummer Stanton Moore also added, “Faced with the gravity of recent events, we felt that redoing this song now would hopefully spread a message of awareness. We believe that we need to do more to show that we stand with our Black musicians, friends and heroes against violence, injustice and inequity. We will not be silent. Black Lives Matter.”Watch the new video below.Galactic – “Something’s Wrong With This Picture”[Video: Galactic]Galactic, Neville, and Joseph had all teamed up earlier this spring for a new take on “Wash Your Hands” during the peak of the COVID-19 breakout. Galactic had spent much of the first quarter of this year on tour celebrating the band’s 25th anniversary in 2020 before the sudden pause on all live events.last_img read more

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first_imgManuel Noriega Manuel Antonio Noriega, the  former dictator of Panama and one time ally of the United States has died. He was 83.President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama announced Noriega’s death on Twitter early Tuesday morning.Varela’s post read, “The death of Manuel A. Noriega closes a chapter in our history; his daughters and his relatives deserve to bury him in peace.”Noriega died around 11 p.m. Monday at Santo Tomás Hospital in Panama City, a hospital employee confirmed. An official cause of death was not immediately available.Noriega had been in intensive care since March 7 after complications developed from surgery to remove what his lawyer described as a benign brain tumor. His daughters told reporters at the hospital in March that he had a brain hemorrhage after the procedure. He had been granted house arrest in January to prepare for the operation.His medical problems came on the heels of a legal odyssey that had begun with the invasion and led to prison terms in the United States, France and finally Panama. While imprisoned abroad he suffered strokes, hypertension and other ailments.After returning to Panama on December 11, 2011, he began serving long sentences for murder, embezzlement and corruption in connection with his rule during the 1980s.Seven arrested for Panamanian footballer’s killinglast_img read more

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