The Art of Cool

I wish I could write an introduction that gave in-depth background information on the Jazz genre, or music, or this Durham-based festival, but I’m sure there’s a Wikipedia page for it so I will spare you. What I have to share is an experience and I will use this to extract something more than knowledge: emotion. And what I do know about jazz is that it combines a mellow tempo with more silence and space than other songs, giving the track and listener more breathing room; it can range from melancholic to frenzied to intoxicating and sensual. The Art of Cool festival aimed to bring various artists (not all were jazz) to Durham, NC for a fantastic weekend with dope tunes and dapper locals.

JMSN

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Priscilla
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JMSN
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Pjlaje
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It is.


Will Wildfire

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Romance Dawn
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Here for the Whyl
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Dressrosa
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Prince of the City


Zoocru

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Listing
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Everybody Wants to Rule the World
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Out of Reach
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Timestoppers
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Maniac Depression
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Chaka Zoocru


 

Masego

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The Pink Polo EP
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Wifeable
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Loose Thoughts
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Bounce
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Girls that Dance
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Navajo


 

GoldLink

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The God Complex
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And After That, We Didn’t Talk
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At What Cost
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Crew


Cole World

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Dreamville Don

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