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"I'M TIRED"

Directed by KAO RA ZEN & NESS THE GOD

Filmed by SLIM GEM

Edited by SLIM GEM & KAO RA ZEN

Produced by NESS THE GOD

All Things Nature / xxxspiritmental media 2020

"I'm honored to know Kao Ra Zen, have the opportunity to continually learn from him, and to jam to his amazing music. I've had this piece ["MORNING IN AMERICA"] on repeat most of the past few years. Kao's music and poetry have been a huge part of my self-care when things feel really fucked up and a huge part of hearing Black perspectives and history. This piece is already incredibly powerful and impactful, but the video adds another layer. It shows us history and it shows us the present. It shows us some things that I think we often gaslight or sweep under the rug." - NICOLE KASS, host of the podcast We DO Talk about that here.

"MORNING IN AMERICA"

Directed by KAO RA ZEN

Edited by KAO RA ZEN

Produced by PROFESSOR K & KAO RA ZEN

Mixed and Mastered by KEVIN FORD at FULLERTON RECORDING STUDIO

xxxspiritmental media 2020

"(UNITED) STATES OF MATTER"

An excerpt from "THE BALDWIN CHRONICLES: MIDNIGHT RAMBLE", performed by the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project in the Buntrock Hall of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro RENEÉ BAKER, presented by SHEILA ANNE DAWSON-JONES and the CSO AFRICAN AMERICAN NETWORK (AAN). February 16, 2019.

Performance by KAO RA ZEN & THE UNGOVERNABLES (PROFESSOR K, ANAI BRIZUELA, & DAINA SURREALISM). Backdrop by SARA PEAK CONVERY.  A musical and spoken word experience that seeks to touch the bleeding/black heart of America. Proclamation, prose, and prophecy. A rally in rhyme and rhyme.  Written and directed by Kao Ra Zen.  Filmed live at LINKS HALL as part of THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO's 'NEW BLOOD XIII' performance festival.  November 23rd, 2019.

"AMERI(KIN)S"(excerpt)

"KILLING IN THE NAME OF LOVE"

Written and Performed by DODO MAFIOSO

Directed by KAO RA ZEN

Filmed by KAO RA ZEN & PJ

Edited by KAO RA ZEN & SLIM GEM

Produced by MARCO

Co-produced by KAO RA ZEN

Mixed and Mastered by KEVIN FORD at FULLERTON RECORDING STUDIO

xxxspiritmental media 2020

"ADVENT"

Music by SILIS

Oboe by CARL "CREAM" COLVIN

Co-produced by KAO RA ZEN

Mixed and Mastered by KEVIN FORD at FULLERTON RECORDING STUDIO

Edited by KAO RA ZEN

Footage from 'METROPOLIS' (1927), directed by FRITZ LANG

Culture Power 45 / xxxspiritmental media 2021

"2244 (remix)"

Performed by HOBBYIST & KAO RA ZEN featuring PROFESSOR K

Music by MARC MOZGA & PROFESSOR K

Vocals by KAO RA ZEN & HOLLY PRINDLE

Filmed and edited by KRISTEN SMITH

Directed by KAO RA ZEN

International Art Group (IAG) / xxxspiritmental media 2018

"F.T.A."

Music by SILIS

Co-produced by KAO RA ZEN

Mixed and Mastered by KEVIN FORD at FULLERTON RECORDING STUDIO

Filmed by PJ

Edited by KAO RA ZEN

nobodies smiling / Culture Power 45 / xxxspiritmental media 2021

"ANYSQUARED SPOTLIGHT: KAO RA ZEN ART TALK"