Category: Music

Skin, Inc. — Identity Repair Poems at the Studio Museum in Harlem

Skin, Inc. — Identity Repair Poems at the Studio Museum in Harlem

The Studio Museum in Harlem is having a reading and performance by Thomas Sayers Ellis, author of Skin, Inc. Identity Repair Poems. Skin, Inc. is Ellis’s big, ambitious argument in sound and image for an America whose identity is in need of repair.

September 25, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Kimberly Nicole’s A Rage in Harlem at Billie’s Black

Kimberly Nicole’s A Rage in Harlem at Billie’s Black

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September 20, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Angela Johnson “On the Sofa with Joseph Riley Land” at Billie’s Black in Harlem

Angela Johnson “On the Sofa with Joseph Riley Land” at Billie’s Black in Harlem

(click here to view details) You’re invited to attend the launch of “On the sofa with Joseph Riley Land.” The event, co-sponsored by Billie’s Black (where it will take place) and Pollen Nation, will be an Oprah-style sit down interview with renowned entertainer Angela Johnson. This will be part listening party, part interview, so come [...]

August 11, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Stripped with Melanie Charles at Creole in Harlem

Stripped with Melanie Charles at Creole in Harlem

August 8, 2010 | 1 Comment More
The Public Theater Presents The Capeman

The Public Theater Presents The Capeman

Originally on Broadway in 1998, Paul Simon’s musical THE CAPEMAN tells the true story of a Nuyorican street gang member, Salvador Agrón, whose story exploded on to the front pages of the tabloids in 1959, ultimately revealing the cultural and racial tensions beneath the surface of New York in that era. THE CAPEMAN’s score is [...]

August 1, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Fela’s Antibalas Concert in the Park

Fela’s Antibalas Concert in the Park

I’ve been an Antibalas fan ever since they opened up for James Brown. Even with their Fela fame, it’s nice to see that they’re still doing concerts in the park.

July 20, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Sundae Sermon in Harlem — Party in Morningside Park

Sundae Sermon in Harlem — Party in Morningside Park

Sundae Sermon is an afternoon in the park of music, dancing, family and community commerce. The foundation of the sound of Sundae Sermon is positive house music and peaceful tribal vibes.

June 2, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Alvin Ailey at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Alvin Ailey at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Alvin Ailey returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) to showcase the Company’s superb artistry and astounding technical prowess. Ailey will present two programs, “Ailey Spirit” and “By Popular Demand,” both culminating with the beloved masterpiece Revelations.

June 1, 2010 | 1 Comment More
A-Free-Ka — A Night of African Music at Littlefield in Brooklyn

A-Free-Ka — A Night of African Music at Littlefield in Brooklyn

Conscious NYC and Africology Media are celebrating the influence of African culture in New York with an event called “A-FREE-KA”. Members of the group are Africans who have lived in New York for so long that they call it “almost home”. They have a common vision and a drive to be part of a new [...]

May 25, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Shout! — Lavender Light Gospel Choir Pride Concert

Shout! — Lavender Light Gospel Choir Pride Concert

Founded in 1985, the Lavender Light Gospel Choir is a mixed chorus (women and men). Although the group encompasses many ethnic and spiritual backgrounds, the choir provides a special ministry to black lesbians and gays, who have historically been pressured by their communities to choose between their blackness and their gayness. Their repertoire includes gospel [...]

May 22, 2010 | 1 Comment More
DanceAfrica at Brooklyn Academy of Music

DanceAfrica at Brooklyn Academy of Music

DanceAfrica, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) longest running program — and one of America’s largest and most vibrant celebrations of African and African American dance, music, and culture — celebrated its 30th year in 2007. Created in 1977 to heighten awareness of African culture, the festival has evolved into a high-spirited Memorial Day Weekend tradition [...]

May 19, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Harlem’s Apollo Theater “Walk of Fame”

Harlem’s Apollo Theater “Walk of Fame”

Harlem’s Apollo Theater recently unveiled its “Walk of Fame”. Gold plaques have been embedded into the sidewalk out front to commemorate African American musical icons. Built in 1914, the Apollo jump started the careers of countless jazz, soul, and R&B artists, ranging from Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan to D’Angelo and Lauryn Hill.

May 11, 2010 | 2 Comments More
Ay Que Funny Sketch Comedy Show

Ay Que Funny Sketch Comedy Show

The Ay Que Funny Sketch Comedy Show, conceptualized, written, directed and produced by Jesenia Bailey and Crystal Roman, will play five performances at the National Comedy Theater (347 West 36th Street, between 8 & 9 Avenue) Thursdays at 8pm, for five weeks starting May 6, 2010. The Spanglish NYC based sketch comedy show encourages the [...]

May 1, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Roy Ayers Tribute Featuring Pete Rock, The Robert Glasper Experiment and Stefon Harris at the Harlem Stage

Roy Ayers Tribute Featuring Pete Rock, The Robert Glasper Experiment and Stefon Harris at the Harlem Stage

Revive Music Group’s tribute to the legendary jazz musician Roy Ayers features an amazing lineup of music pioneers including legendary hip hop producer Pete Rock, jazz trailblazer The Robert Glasper Experiment [Chris Dave (Drums), Casey Benjamin (Vocoder /Sax), Derrick Hodge (Bass)] and Special Guest Stefon Harris. Honored Guest Roy Ayers will be there to bask [...]

April 21, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Harlem: Our Shared Global Culture — 1st Annual Harlem Arts Alliance International Arts Event

Harlem: Our Shared Global Culture — 1st Annual Harlem Arts Alliance International Arts Event

Featuring: Bodoma Garifuna (Honduras) IMPACT Repertory Theatre (U.S.A.) New York African Chorus (Continental Africa) Pauline Jean Trio (Haiti) Taeko & Gaika Mass Choir (Japan) Yoshi Amao & Samurai Crew (Japan) Keith “The Captain” Gamble (U.S.A.) Visual Artist & Photography video display of Harlem Arts Alliance member’s and member partner’s work MCs: Yoshi Amao & Victor [...]

March 17, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Lincoln Center Celebrates Black History Month

Lincoln Center Celebrates Black History Month

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February 18, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Caron Wheeler at the Triad

Caron Wheeler at the Triad

Hennessy Artistry Concert with Caron Wheeler from Soul II Soul, October 2009, NYC ===== Two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Caron Wheeler of Soul II Soul, will perform at The Triad on Saturday, December 19, 2009, in a limited engagement in time for the holidays. She will also be joined by a special guest performer. As an [...]

December 12, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Empire State of Mind Video with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Empire State of Mind Video with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys in Times Square Photo: HipHopMusicDotCom **** The long awaited video with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys for Empire State of Mind is finally here. The initial buzz began when the video crew began shooting in Harlem on 145th and Broadway weeks ago. There were celebrity sightings and some of our Twitter followers [...]

October 31, 2009 | 0 Comments More