AFROPUNK Unapologetically Black With Jill Scott, Bilal And More At The Apollo Theatre

From Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit, to Public Enemy’s Fight the Power, to James Brown’s Say it Loud, and Bob Marley’s iconic call-to-action, War, the Apollo stage has been an incubator and platform for music that sparks consciousness, celebrates empowerment, and births revolutions. Continue Reading →

Women’s Jazz Festival: Bernice Johnson Reagon Compositions In Harlem

Composer, songleader, scholar and producer Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in Washington. (Sharon Farmer/sfphotoworks)

Bernice Johnson Reagon, a scholar, singer, song leader, composer, activist for over half a century, has been a profound contributor to African-American and American culture. Continue Reading →

Women’s Jazz Festival, Alicia Hall Moran & Mal Devisa At The Schomburg

march+21+join+eblastcropOur 2016 Women’s Jazz Festival continues with another show-stopping pair of performers! Alicia Hall Moran presents her latest project, “Black Wall Street,” a staged concert depicting a story about money and the lesser-known tale of Black American finance in New York City and beyond. Continue Reading →