Kennedy Center Launches First Ever Hip-Hop Season With Harlem Stage Ex-Director

The Kennedy Center has been presenting hip-hop for over 15 years, but not as part of its institutional programming. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Malcolm J. Merriweather Leads Dessoff Choirs Into 93rd season

Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times).” Continue Reading →

A$AP Rocky Brings The Harlem Bodega To Selfridges

Vogue reports that Harlem’s A$AP Rocky (above) is expanding his multi-hyphenate career—to rapper-producer-director-actor-model, he can now add Harlem, New York ambassador. Continue Reading →

Watch Harlem School Of The Arts’s Brandon Brown On NBC’s The Voice Tonight

Boy, the Harlem School for the Arts (HSA), has been producing incredible talent! First, it was We’ McDonald last year who took The Voice by storm, now it’s Brandon Brown. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s A$AP Rocky Says He’ll Rock New Album

XXLMag reports that the A$AP Mob is having a busy year and look to put out even more product before the end of 2017, including projects from A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast and Key!.  Continue Reading →

Leslie Arthur Julien “Hutch” Hutchinson, From Harlem To Hampstead, 1900 – 1969

Leslie Arthur Julien Hutchinson, known as “Hutch” (7 March 1900 – 18 August 1969), was one of the biggest cabaret stars in the world during the 1920s and 1930s. Continue Reading →

The Fabulous Dionne Warwick Sings “I Say A Little Prayer,” Live, 1967 (Video)

We love, love, love Harlem fave Dionne Warwick from her work at the Apollo Theatre, to Harlem Week in Harlem and her incredible Harlem style. Continue Reading →

The Villalobos Brothers, The First Mexican Band To Play At Harlem’s Apollo Theater (Video)

The Villalobos Brothers are Ernestos, Alberto and Luis Villalobos, lead vocals and violin; Humberto Flores, backup vocals and guitar; Rosa Avila, drums; and Leo Sherman, bass were the first Mexican band to play on October 23rd 2013 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem Resident Rick DePofi Receives American Master Award At BerkleeNYC

To celebrate the announcement of Power Station at BerkleeNYC, Berklee and New York’s Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) hosted a launch party at the Manhattan studio on Tuesday. Continue Reading →

“Havana Meets Kingston,” The Perfect Blend Of The Two Islands (Video)

At home in Harlem, Hollywood or Harare, we think you’re going to love that on Friday, November 3rd, 2017, VP Records/17 North Parade will release “Havana Meets Kingston.” Continue Reading →

5 Members Of Harlem’s A$AP Mob’s Style Obsessions

A$AP Mob in the "RAF" video

Vogue reports that the fashion influence of A$AP Rocky and the rest of the A$AP Mob crew is well established by now. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Somi Brings ‘Petite Afrique’ To Aaron Davis Hall At City College

Internationally acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Somi will bring the captivating sounds of her latest release [easyazon_link identifier=”B01MZ9SZUG” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]“Petite Afrique”[/easyazon_link] (“Little Africa”) to audiences at Aaron Davis Hall during a special 7:30 p.m. concert on Friday, October 20, 2017. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s A$AP Rocky’s “SVDDXNLY,” Full Set Parts (Videos)

We found this great five piece video series from Noisey on Youtube titled “SVDDXNLY,” which chronicles the ascension of one of raps brightest super stars, Harlem man A$AP Rocky.

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Andra Day Covers “Strange Fruit” Joins Google In Support of “Lynching In America” (Video)

Andra Day, the award-winning singer, songwriter, and philanthropist, released today a recording and music video for Strange Fruit, the historic song originally recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939. Continue Reading →

Check Out “Bruno Mars 24K Magic Live At The Apollo” TV Special To Air On CBS

Last week Harlem World Magazine announced that that Bruno Mars performed on top of the at the Apollo Theatre marquee, today it was announced that Bruno Mars is getting his own TV special, a first for the Grammy-winning superstar. Continue Reading →