Join City Parks at Summerstage as they celebrate African Music this summer at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park with Femi Kuti & The Positive Force and their blended Funk, Jazz, and African Folk sounds they have created throughout their 27 year career to create a colorful and distinctive sound in the music world. Continue reading
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Tagged Africa, Africa for Africa, Day by Day, Femi Kuti, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Fight To Win, Grammy award, Headies Hall of Fame, hw pick, King Britt, Mos Def, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rumsey Playfield, Shoki Shoki
On Wednesday, April 24, WNYC’s Soundcheck presents an intimate conversation and performance with Brooklyn-based rapper TALIB KWELI, who will release his fifth album, Prisoner of Conscious, this May. Continue reading
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Tagged Black Star, Busta Rhymes, Hip Hop, John Schaefer, Kendrick Lamar, Melanie Fiona, Mos Def, Prisoner of Conscious, soundcheck, Talib Kweli, Yasiin Bey
Claude Zdanow, 24, founder and CEO of Stadiumred (stadiumredny.com) is busy turning a Harlem music recording, mixing and mastering studio … Continue reading
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Tagged Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chris Brown, drake, Eminem, Harlem, Harmolodic Studios, Jeremy Carr, Lee Building, Long Island, Ludaris, Marc Zdanow, Mos Def, Mya, New York, New York City, Nicky Minaj, Ornette Coleman, Ornette Coleman jazz studio, Stadiumred, Wyclef Jean, Yo-Yo Ma
Jimmy Castor, a singer, instrumentalist and songwriter whose mastery of genres from doo-wop to Latin soul to funk, and instruments including saxophone and bongos earned him the title Everything Man, died on Monday in Henderson, Nev. He was 71. Continue reading
Jim Jones has a Twitter, and he’s not afraid to use it. Usually, though, the Harlem rapper and Dipset capo spends his time microblogging about his workout routine, which is really not all that riveting. But last night, Jones offered a legitimately intriguing nugget of information: “I’m on my way to me the black keys a new rock n roll group then summer jam rehearsal lg.”
Jim Jones going to me (meet, I guess?) the Black Keys is a fun image, but it’s not quite newsworthy. This morning, though, Jones Twittered the follow-up: “Aight back to our reg schedule I did some dope music with black keys and mos def last night def a good rock n roll experience.” That does sound like a good rock n roll experience!
A member of the legendary Staple Singers, Mavis Staples has taken her roots in gospel and given them an uncanny boost of soul.
She was awarded the Americana Music Association’s (AMA) “Spirit of Americana” Free Speech Award in 2007….
Here are two points from four points in a list that discuss issues related to Harlem‘s world in this week’s Pulse Report from Archie Fucque (yes, that’s right) on the website www.sohh.com… Continue reading
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Tagged Arsenio Hall, Bill Clinton, Cam'ron, CNN, Dunkin' Donuts, Harlem, Harlem World Magazie, Jim Jones, Kaffiyeh, Michelle Malkin, Mos Def, Rachel Ray, Yasser Arafat