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New Video: Stan Douglas Makes a Visual Mixtape

In a new film from the Extended Play digital series—the sixth of our Summer of Shorts film premieres—artist Stan Douglas recalls the making of his epic six-hour video Luanda-Kinshasa (2013). Influenced by memories of making pause button mixtapes in the early 1980s, Douglas imagined a recording that combined elements of Miles Davis’s last studio album from the 1970s, On the Corner, with Afrobeat rhythms inspired by musician Manu Dibango’s 1972 song, Soul Makossa.

“Everything comes out of my experience of the world—what I’ve read, where I’ve gone, what I’ve seen, who I’ve met.
We’re always basing it on something. I’m just being honest of where it came from.”
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