Harlem Cultural Archives: Camille Billops And Jim Hatch Archivists (video)

camille billops and hatch in harlem

We love the recordings from the Harlem Cultural Archives, and here’s another one. Camille Billops and Jim Hatch were professors at the City College of New York in Manhattan Community District 9 in Harlem, Camille in Art and Jim in English – when they ramped up their “Artists and Influences” oral history project. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Premiere Of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez In NY

sonia sanchez in baddddThe New York premiere of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez. 

“I want to tell people how I became this woman with razor blades between her teeth.”

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Summer of Music: Hustlers Convention At Maysles In Harlem (video)

hustlers conventionWhile largely unknown, the 1973 album “Hustlers Convention” is regarded as a cornerstone in the evolution of Hip Hop. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Favorite King Does Baraka About Du Bois

17BARAKA2-master675The NY Times writes about the relentlessly adventurous producer and director like Woodie King Jr. was bound to reach a breaking point when it came to Amiri Baraka. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Tongues of Fire Choir

walter worldBy Walter Rutledge

On Saturday, April 27 the Apollo Theater presented Tongues of Fire Choir by poet, performer, and teacher Sekou Sundiata and composer/trombonist Craig Harris. Continue Reading →