Saturday, May 29, 2010

DOCUMENTARY FOOTAGE UPLOAD

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The uploading of some of the wonderful raw footage I shot of Creoles; Black Indians; Gullahs; Garifuna; Nova Scotians; New England Cape Verdeans; Afro Mexican and Peruvians about their ethnic and cultural heritages will have to wait until I receive the adapter for the memory stick IN THE MAIL. It has been almost 10 years since I was emotionally able to look at anything related to my documentary, so I am frustrated about the delay, to say the least. Stay tuned...

That's a photo of Mexico's first president of African descent, Vincente Guerrero, who had a direct role in helping Mexican gain independence.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

RADIO SHOW

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I've been asked to appear on a radio show for a live interview. It will be on June 14th. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

THE ACTOR: MY CLAIM TO HIP HOP FAME!/Biz Markie - Vapors

Biz Markie - Vapors: "Biz's Baddest Beats"

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This classic music video took two days to shoot. We went riding around in a Winnebago to different locations of where each rapper came from. I got the role of the busy body neighbor because my head shot was so bad that it made me look older. The director complained about my looking younger than he expected so I told him not to worry that I'd hook myself up so that I'd look older. Thus you have the crazy sunglasses and hair rollers! LOL Just click the link (this blog's title) to view.

Monday, May 24, 2010

THE FILMMAKER/DIRECTOR:THE DESCENDANTS OF AFRICA:Evolution of a People and Culture

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Regarding my documentary, I will be working on trying to post clips of footage shot so far. Since filming was done some years ago some of the footage must undergo conversion in order to upload. I am working on it and perhaps one day may resume filming... Stay tuned!

P.S. Found a solution to part of my problem so look for some documentary clips hopefully by the weekend!

THE TEE SHIRT AND JEWELRY DESIGNER:tribalspirit


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My documentary, "The Descendants of Africa: Evolution of a People and Culture" gave to birth to a few off-shoots, vehicles in which I could disseminate the valuable info I obtained in my research, and while filming interviews. I started a company called tribalspirit inc. and sold tee shirts that came with little booklets of historical info regarding peoples of Native American and/or African descent throughout the Americas. I designed the shirts and sold them on a web site with some ethnic jewelry that I designed as well. The website and tees were to help combat the ignorance that contributes to the "isms" that plague our society, and to promote the appreciation of diversity. As with my other projects, I lost interest due to depression brought on by 9/11. Happily, I am back on track and resuming as well as resurrecting old projects; and due to popular demand will be bringing back the tees, in black only. See the photos of the tees with the design on the back of all the countries in the Americas in a setting sun. On the sleeve is the logo of an arrow crossed with a spear. Across the chest are the words "New World Tribe", which represents the "new breed of people" created from the colonization of the Americas. I hope to have the new tribalspirit site up by the Summer.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

THE POET: A CULTURAL THANG!

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I bounce my butt to the beat of the bongo
Shoulders shimmy and shake
Grind my hips from side to side
Groovin' to the music
Groovin' in my soul
I'm home, in my own place--the dance floor--where I'm a star!
Men get hot and horny when they see me feel the joy.
My body tells a story
I move into you slowly
Just to tease!
But then you rise between your thighs
Sorry brother! I'm not hear to please
You see, I'm expressing my freedom of expression
My need to dance ABOVE the floor
Expressing my culture in the purest form
It's not about sex--but all about joy
Profound and deep and raw!
And I refuse to apologize for my culture!
(Two snaps up)

Copyright (c) 1995 all rights reserved

JUNGLE LOVIN'

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I performed this poem back in da day at Nuyorican Poets Cafe at their Poetry Slam!

No, my lips aint draggin' on da floor
And my nose aint spread from shore to shore
But I'm a Jungle Lover all the way!
I like buckin', bitin', and scratchin'
Cussin', howlin' and screamin'
I'm all over da place!
Sheets all on da flo'!
Mattress on da wall
Swingin' from chandeliers
I have a new hairdo by the time I'm through!
Hair standin' on my head like the Bride of Frankenstein's
That's how you know that I had me a R-E-A-L good time!

Copyright (c) 1994 all rights reserved

NEW WORLD PEOPLE

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New World People, you know who you are
A NEW BREED, existing as you are because of the ambitions
of proud and gallant travelers long ago
A whirlpool of races, colors, and nations brought together
A part of history-in-progress
Offspring of oppression, of aggression, of taboo, and yes... Of love
Spilling over, speaking many tongues, of old nations and new nations
Clawing through the thickets of hard times and hard lives
Bellies rising and falling through the centuries--The children fathered by many races--by many colors--by many nations
For five centuries breastfed and weaned in the darkest, coldest corners beyond
a society's mainstream
You grew to carry the legacy in this NEW WORLD, strange to your father
NEW WORLD PEOPLE... YOU are the legacy.

Copyright (c) 1995 all rights reserved

Sunday, May 16, 2010

PLEASE TAKE THE POLL BELOW

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Polls will be on this site on a regualr basis. Please feel free to scroll down to the bottom of this page and vote!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

THE PLAYWRIGHT/SCREENWRITER: TAKE A LOOK AT THE WEBSITE OF MY PLAY LAUNCHING IN OCTOBER

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Just click the title. Enjoy!

THE NEW SCRIPT IN PROGRESS: BLOOD MAKES THE RED RIVER FLOW

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Starting to work on new historically based script inspired by my research and filming in Western Louisiana for my documentary "The Descendants of Africa: Evolution of a People and Culture"...

At rise is scene of present day debutante ball. Then blackout and slow rise to scene of a party circa 1802 in western Louisiana. African women mingle with French and Spaniard gentlemen...A shy and apprehensive Lizette meets Ferdinand Montoya... A year later Lizette is pregnant and living in a grand house and large plantation on the Red River that Ferdinand has purchased. Her pushy mother, who lives with them, continues making her potions and love perfumes . She sells them to hopeful mothers who bargain with European men of means to accept their daughters. Ferdinand is delayed in Cuba on business and writes her of talk of problems ahead regarding the apparent acquisition of Louisiana by the British...

Friday, May 14, 2010

LET'S LINK UP!

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Let's link up!

WILSON EXCLUSIVE TALENT PRODUCTIONS NOW A DOT COM...

My production company is now finally a dot com. However, the name of "wetproductions.com" was already taken so I had to settle for "wetprods.com". Sounds kind of harsh don't you think? Anyway it will probably be easier to remember...

Working on my play's "A Wound In Time" website to get the word out of the show's launch at the famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe in October. Working on a new script titled "Blood Makes The Red River Flow". It's a fictional drama based on some of the research that I gathered in filming my documentary "The Descendants of Africa: Evolution of a People and Culture". I was covering the Creoles of Louisiana and was fascinated by what I discovered. Since there's no money to continue filming (was working 3 jobs funding the project) I'll just use all my valuable info and disseminate it in other ways. That's what I did when I designed my tee shirts and attached little booklets of historical facts, as it pertained to the people of African descent in the Diaspora West. So until the funds come rolling in you can look for the information on the stage, with tee shirts, and beyond....

Thursday, May 13, 2010

WELCOME TO WILSON EXCLUSIVE TALENT PRODUCTIONS

Greetings! I am S.L. Wilson. I am an actor; writer of plays and screenplay; documentary producer; tee shirt and ethnic jewelry designer (tribalspirit) and all around Cultural Activist. My goal is to use my creative talents to fight ignorance and promote the appreciation of cultural diversity. I will be telling you more about my past projects as well as those in the works. Until next time...