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.
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(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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]