The Moorish tower, commonly referred to as Newport Tower is a stone tower located in Touro Park in Newport, Rhode Island.
The tower is supported by eight cylindrical columns that form stone arches, two of which are slightly broader than the other six. The style of architecture, including the arches is obviously Moorish. Above the arches and inside the tower is evidence of a floor that once supported an interior chamber.
The tower was designed to keep time and keep up with aspects of the sun, moon and stars.
The tower can be seen here on the seal of the USS Newport, a US Navy vessel. The Latin writing on the seal, “Magni Nominis Umbra” translates to “shadow of a great name”
“The Moorish Whore“, a novel by Rebekah Scott. Published by Peaceable Publishing, in 2012.
“Moorish Vanguard Concert” was a Moorish-American funk band from Philadelphia, that released a single named “The Sunset Of Your Love”, in 1977 on Country Eastern Music.
Members L-R: Jason Bey(Guitar), Melvin El(Trombone), Lewis “Sonny” Bey(Drums), Barbara Bey(Vocals), Harry El(Trumpet), Frank Bey (Vocals), Bernard Bey(Bass).
To hear the song and get more information about the band, click here.
“Moor Life” video – written, produced, shot & directed by Young Moors (Brandon Stewart aka Beatnet and Corbin Howard Butler aka 1/4th of $urreal). #MoorLife
1975 First Edition of “I Am Ishmael, Son of the Blackamoor: A Play by Saggittarus”. Published by Nuclassics And Science Publishing Company, in Wasiington, DC in 1975. 76 pages in original softcover binding.
From the book:
“This is probably one the most controversial plays ever written. Questions and thoughts etched on the minds of most people are interwoven in the theme of this great work. Ishmael, a nobleman, battles trying to find a way to save his country. Saggittarus leaves the reader with the question” In spite of man’s education and technology does his basic nature ever change?…”
“They Die Before Dawn” official video by the Bullitts featuring Yasiin Bey, Jay Electronica and Lucy Liu, off the soundtrack for the film, “They Die By Dawn” written, scored and directed by Jeymes Samuel.
The film was first premiered at SXSW 2013 annual music, film, and interactive conference, in Austin, Texas.