Yes, I’ve been silent for a while. My apologies, particularly to
those who may have lost faith in me. Good news is that it hasn’t been
for naught. I’ve been working on a project that will, I think, extend
the work and mission of this blog into new areas.
What’s kept me out of the blogosphere is that I’m launching a Black rock music series here in Brooklyn. Called BoldasLIVE,
it’s a new live event platform for Black rock. I call it a platform
because I envision the output of BoldasLIVE taking many forms:
innovative discussion forums, panels and, yes, even full-on shows. The
goal is to provide an experience that will create a richer context for
some of the discussions taking place on this and other blogs.
The first offering is a Sunday afternoon series that starts on July 22.
These will have the following format: artist sits for a 30 or so minute
interview with a music journalist or cultural critic followed by a
20-30 minute acoustic/electro-acoustic set. The artist returns for a
few more questions from the interviewer and Q&A with the audience.
I’ve got the first three booked, and the lineup will be:
- July 22: Music icon Nona Hendryx interviewed by Nick Charles, Editor in Chief, AOL Black Voices
- September 16: The Family Stand’s Peter Lord and V. Jeffrey Smith interviewed by Michaela angela Davis, “Urbanista” and Hip Hop Fashion Feminist
- October 14: Danielia Cotton (think of a Black Janis Joplin, and you’ll be in her zone!)
These three events will take place at the Brooklyn Lyceum. Tix are $8, with kids under 13 getting in free.
I’m excited. Please let me know if you’re planning on coming, as I’d like to meet my readers.