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Photos: Tamar-kali vs. Jean Grae–3/28/09

Two powerful women tore up Santos back in March. Yeah, Tamar-kali and Jean Grae.  After seeing their individual sets, I couldn't help but wonder why these two aren't better known.  Both are really engaging performers.  One of the things I would've liked to have seen was more collaboration between the two.  They did one number [...]

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Festival Kickoff Event–Tuesday, July 12

…to blacks and women with her elaborate scenarios and imaginative visuals that offend some and exhilarate others. Tamar-Kali Brooklyn native and resident hardcore-soul queen, Tamar-kali, wields her pen and guitar with equal ferocity. Her hard-rocking brand of outsider art leaps from every track on her 2005 solo EP, Geechee Goddess Hardcore Warrior Soul, enchanting you with its melody, while delivering a swift kick to the gut with its incisive emo…

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SXSW Spotlight: The Born In Flames Tour

@tamar_kali @invincibleDET @jeangreasy If you’ll be in Austin on Saturday night, you should check out the official preview show for the Born In Flames tour.  This is an all-female, hip hop meets rock tour featuring Tamar-Kali and MCs Jean Grae and Invincible (Disclosure: I’m an advisor to the tour). If you can’t make that, then try to check them out the day before, on Friday, March 18, when they perform as part of the Girls Ro…

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UPCOMING: Advanced Screening of "Passing Strange" + Tamar-kali performance — Aug. 11


On Tuesday, August 11, our friends over at Imagenation are presenting an advanced screening of Spike Lee's film of the black rock musical Passing Strange.  You'll recall that the musical won a Tony Award last year.  The film went to Sundance this year, where it was acquired by PBS and, I understand, will have its [...]

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Tamar-Kali's "Cabaret Chocolate" at HarlemStage — Feb 12

Just so you know: Last year’s performance of Cabaret Chocolate was sold out.  There’s no reason to expect that this year won’t do the same, so if you want to see her multidisciplinary treatise of love, then you should buy tickets in advance. Event info: Cabaret Chocolate Saturday, February 12 730pm $25 More info on the show is here. Additional link: Tamar-Kali official site…

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PHOTOS & Set List from BRC's 4 Women Tribute — August 23


  (l to r: Karma Johnson, Lisette Santiago, Lynne Procope, Abena Koomson, Aklebulan, Tamar-Kali, Latasha Diggs, Onel Mulet) 4 pm on a sunny August Sunday afternoon in Damrosch Park–and no shade–is not a good look.  It was hotter 'n a mugh.  But the music made it all worth it. My hat's off to Latasha Diggs [...]

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The Best of 2010

Thought I forgot, didn’t you? Well, I couldn’t fully start a new year, without some sort of recap of the year in black rock and black alt music.  Many other blogs have weighed in on their “best of”, so it’s only fair that represents as well.  Here goes.  Some you’ve heard, others are things you might’ve missed.  All were honest explorations of the new black imagination.  No particular order: ALBUMS Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid…

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BREAKING: “Born In Flames” Tour — Only NYC Date This Friday, March 2

@tamar_kali Good afternoon, fam! Just got this flyer from Tamar-Kali.  If you want to check out the Born In Flames Tour as it stomps through NYC, get a move on!   Additional link: Born In Flames Tour official…

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Starting tonight: Toni Blackman, Tamar-kali & Blue Nefertiti


Brooklyn's 651 Arts presents three dynamic performers More info on the artists and where to get tickets here.

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More Scenes from Afropunk 2008: Tamar-kali, The Dirtbombs & more!

    Better late than never, right? For those that missed Afropunk, here are some of the moments I captured at Fort Greene Park.  Enjoy! 

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Fear Of A Black President

Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration.

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”

In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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