If you walk down 125th Street in Central Harlem you’re bound to see diverse images of female beauty in various shapes, skin tones and hairstyles. Continue reading
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Tagged "Bare Head Beauties" Walk in Celebration, Aleathia Brown, Beau McCall, Darsell Brtttingham, eMerge: Danny Simmons & Artists on the Cusp, Harlem, Harlem Arts Alliance, Harlem Week 2012, Harlem YMCA Stage, Lazette McCants, Ledisi, NBC, No Talking Heads, PBS, Sade Lythcott, Souleo Enterprises, Strivers Gardens Galle, SweetPea Producers, The National Black Theatre, Visual arts, Volunteer Divas, Women's Wear Daily
SATURDAY, JUNE 2 4PM, WACKO ACADEMY, Faith Wilkins
Faith Wilkins has been writing poems and short stories since the age of seven. She loves music, plays the violin, and sings in a local choral group. Faith began writing Wacko Academy during the summer of seventh grade which became her first published novel at the tender age of 15. This 15-year old high school student is a voice we’ll hear for a long time. Continue reading
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Tagged Abdi Latif Ega, ACRED SILENCE, BETTER THAN ALRIGHT, Charles Holt, Faith Wilkins, GUBAN, HW Picks, Intuitive Rebel: Tuning in to Voice That Matters, Ken Silbanda, Ledisi, MAN HEAL THYSELF, Mildred Muhammad, Monda Webb, NO ONE'S SON, Queen Afua, RED CLAY DIRT AND MOUNTAINS, RETURN TO GIBRALTER, Tewodros Fekadu, WACKO ACADEMY
HW always loves Ledisi‘s work, now following her last two critically acclaimed albums–2007′s breakthrough hit Lost and Found… Continue reading
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She sings “Goin’ Through Changes” fromI rushed out and bought it on the day of its release and I can frankly say it’s one of the best R&B albums of the decade! her new record entitled “Turn Me Loose.”
I rushed out and bought it on the day of its release and I can frankly say it’s one of the best R&B albums of the decade!
It was a perfect afternoon in Central Park on Sunday! Hot, sunny, no rain with talented artists scheduled to perform at Central Park’s Summerstage: Jonathan Batiste, Esperanza Spalding and Ledisi.
Honoring the King of Pop Michael Jackson, Jazz Pianist Batiste took the stage wearing a Michael Jackson T-shirt. Midway through his set, the Batiste led band broke down a Curtis Mayfield song into Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean.
Spalding followed Batiste and raised the energy level at Summerstage. This firecracker rocked the upright bass, the electric bass and sang her tail off. After playing nearly an hour, Spalding and her band left the stage. However, an overwhelming roar from the audience guided Spalding and crew back. Before performing one more tune, Spalding instructed the audience to participate because that’s the only way she could continue on with her feet hurting.
Closing out this lovely afternoon, was the two-time Grammy nominated R&B singer Ledisi. From the moment she sang the first note and that soulful sound came pushing through the speakers, it was on! Although Ledisi playful said she was leaving the stage a couple of times because the crowd was not with her, clearly she knows New York City loves some Ledisi.
Posted in Culture, Entertainment, Harlem, Jazz, Music, Salters Scene
Tagged Central Park Summer Stage, Derrick Salters, Esperanza Spalding, Jonathan Batiste, Ledisi, summerstage
A modern day siren known for her jazz influenced vocals and flowing rhythms, Ledisi brings her Southern-inspired soul sound to the stage. In 2000, Ledisi released her first solo album Soulsinger: The Revival, featuring the breakout singles, “Soulsinger” and “Get Outta My Kitchen.” Since then, she has released three other albums including It’s Christmas, which led to her very own TV special, “Ledisi Christmas,” that aired in December 2008. Currently, Ledisi is writing new music for her fifth studio album.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
Posted in Event
Take time, to get away
Free your mind, and fly away
Take time to get away
Free your mind, and fly away