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James Whetzel
Works at Seattle Center, City of Seattle: Dept. of Parks & Recreation, Olin Place, Funketabla
Attended New College of South Florida, University of Washington, Institute national des langues et civilisations orientales,
Lives in Seattle
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Lee "Scratch" Perry & Subatomic Sound are the sh*t. New Orleans gets dubbed out. #LeeScratchPerry #SubatomicSoundSystem  
"I saw the devil and shit my pants." Dub reggae genius Lee "Scratch" Perry talked a lot about shit Wednesday night at Tipitina's. "I love peace and I love shit," he proclaimed at one point. "I shit my head," he confessed in another. "Respect my shit," he commanded, and as near as I could tell, people did. There was a point about 15 minutes into the show when the first wave excitement wore off and Perry's stream of consciousness word flow became p...
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Still the coolest version of Man With a Movie Camera ever. :) Obviously. :)
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Greensleeves as it was meant to sound. Obviously! ;) Sarod, dhol and bass with accordion and mandolin and additional percussion completing the sarod and beats ensemble. Suggestions of garba in the rhythm...
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An all new 51 piece score, a new way to understand Dziga Vertov's masterpiece film "Man With a Movie Camera."
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So excited for this and so so working hard on this right now. http://bit.ly/NNCPrp Screening March 13th at SIFF Uptown. 7pm.
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Some very nice sitar fusion sounds here! :)
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Doing a show April 30th at Barboza in Seattle with DJ Chilly and Vox Mod. It shall be an excellent time, and it's the release party for the the album Beats for Venus https://jameswhetzel.bandcamp.com/album/dj-baba-james-beats-for-venus #seattle #livemusic #shows #barboza #capitolhill  
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New DJ Baba James track! From the forthcoming EP "Beats for Venus." It's instrumental and nice. :)
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My Kickstarter is a Kickstarter Staff Pick!! Please help me reach my goal by pledging even a small amount. Thanks! The link to click: http://kck.st/1qEmlkr

[BTW I'm the good looking #ManWithAMovieCamera project  at far right...]
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Man With a Movie Camera is one of the best silent films of all time. I've made an all-new all-original soundtrack for it, and I need your help to get the soundtrack and film + new soundtrack released to the world. Doing a kickstarter for it! http://kck.st/1qEmlkr
A release of Dziga Vertov's brilliant silent film "Man With a Movie Camera" with a brand new all-original score of 51 pieces of music
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For all you European dub fans!
Dub Champions Festival returns to Europe in Vienna and Amsterdam Feburary 6-8 featuring Mad Professor, Goth Trad, Radikal Guru, Ulrich Troyer and more!
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Producer, Musician, Music Programmer, DJ, Social Media Guy
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  • Seattle Center, City of Seattle: Dept. of Parks & Recreation, Olin Place, Funketabla
    Producer, Musician, DJ & Music Programmer, Social Media Guy, present
  • University of Washington, Immunex, ICOS, Graviton, The Recording Academy, Seattle Center, Olin Place, Funketabla
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Seattle
Previously
Seattle - Sarasota, Austin, Paris, New York, - Silliguri, Delhi, Tangiers - Mt. Hagen, Cairns
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Sarod & tabla player; singer & beat maker. DJ @SeattleCenter. Started Seattle's on-hold music program. Social media guy tweetsfor @SeattleCenter @SeattleBuskers & +
Introduction
A classically trained sarod and tabla player who sings, plays palm-wine guitar, and DJs clever beats, James Whetzel, aka Baba James, is a multi-instrumentalist producer who combines these elements to create new folk & machine music. 

DJ for the International Fountain @ Seattle Center. In charge of all the music that plays in the fountain except the "big show" music since 2001.

Clever social media guy: tweets & FB for @SeattleCenter @SeattleBuskers  @JamesWhetzel

Initiated the "on-hold" music of the City of Seattle with Steve Sneed at Seattle Center.

http://jameswhetzel.com

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JamesWhetzel

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dasdhoom

http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/james-whetzel/id253880049




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DJ for the International Fountain @SeattleCenter, initiiated the "on-hold" music program of the City of Seattle. Plays his sarod standing-up, plugged-in, and tuned to the key of A. On Pandora internet radio as DJ Baba James & James Whetzel.
Education
  • New College of South Florida, University of Washington, Institute national des langues et civilisations orientales,
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Baba James