Afro-Iranian Musical Group The Shanbehzadeh Ensemble At The Apollo

afro inranan usic in harlem Not A Crime, a campaign that raises awareness of human rights abuses in Iran, today announced that renowned Afro-Iranian musical group the Shanbehzadeh Ensemble will make two U.S. appearances to culminate the movement’s 2016 education equality campaign. Continue Reading →

“Drop Me Off In Harlem,” By Louis Armstrong And Duke Ellington, 1933 ( Video)

Duke Ellington at the piano and Louis Armstrong on trumpet rehearse Leonard Feather's "Long, Long Journey" during a session at the RCA Victor recording studio in New York Jan. 12, 1946. (AP Photo)

“Drop Me Off in Harlem,” sang by Harlem legends Louis Armstrong And Duke Ellington, composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics written by Broadway columnist Nick Kenny in 1933. Continue Reading →

FX Original Comedy Series “ATLANTA” Premieres (Video)

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The new show, Atlanta tells the same story of why people come to the shores of Harlem, New York – the American dream. Continue Reading →

Cora La Redd, Harlem’s “Terpsichorean Riot,” -1968 (Video)

lora walker in harlemCora LaRedd, the brilliant Harlem singer and dancer of the 1920s and 1930s, known for her hard-hitting rhythm-tap style, was often announced as the “Terpsichorean riot.” Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Jim Jones Featuring A$AP Ferg “Harlem” Baby

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Jim Jones, along with the rest of Dipset, always made sure to put on for Harlem, and the A$AP Mob are now doing the very same thing, so it only made sense for Jones’ “Harlem” record from his new mixtape, The Kitchen, to be a torch-passing moment. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Marvin Gaye’s Timeless “What’s Going On” Live 1972 (Video)

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rex - David Magnus/REX (10378c) Marvin Gaye Various - 1964

What’s Going On is the eleventh studio album by soul musician Marvin Gaye, released May 21, 1971, on the Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. Continue Reading →

Espaillat’s Historic Story Receives Thunderous Ovation At Democratic National Convention (video)

espanialt-1 slider1Today, Harlem State Senator Adriano Espaillat, the Democratic primary winner in New York’s 13th congressional district, addressed the delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in support of the Clinton-Kaine ticket. Continue Reading →

Harlem Musicians, Philly Studio, David Bowie’s ‘The Gouster,’ 1974

david bowie gouters in harlemIn 1974, David Bowie was undergoing the sort of musical and aesthetic transformation that would come to define his career. Bowie knew that being in Harlem was going to be a place of inspiration, as he did here, if he couldn’t get it from being in Harlem he would bring Harlem to him like he did with Gouster. Continue Reading →

“Man In The Mirror” By Harlem Fave Michael Jackson, 1987 (Video)

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A great music video by one of the most incredible performers in the world Michael Jackson who performed at the Apollo Theater on 125th Street here he is performing Man In The Mirror in 1987

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HW Pick: “Hollywood Beauty Salon,” Opens In NYC (Video)

hollywood buety slaonThe “Hollywood Beauty Salon” is an intimate beauty parlor that happens to be part of the NHS Germantown Recovery Community, a non-profit mental health program in Philadelphia that is administered by NHS Human Services. Continue Reading →