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The Apollo's Music Cafe launches with Joi–Feb 11 & 12


“Music genres from the Apollo’s heritage updated by cutting edge artists in a stylized lounge space.” Sounds hot!…

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UPCOMING: Laina Dawes’s NYC Book Launch — April 15

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…ou Doing Here?. Really thrilled for Laina, who seems to have gotten a lot of good coverage on the book: Here she is on NPR . . .and VICE . . . as well as the AV Club Cool, too, that the event features special performances by Tamar–Kali and Militia. Definitely some face-peeling ish. There’s […]

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WATCH: Janelle Monae ft. Erykah Badu — “Q.U.E.E.N.”


  On the song “Warrior Bones,” Tamar–Kali closes with the telling lines: “These warrior bones ache for revolution, but the people ain’t ready.” So it seems that Janelle Monae’s solution is to be a time-traveling rebel from the future so that she can impact and change the present. Smart, right? After all, history is filled […]

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REVIEW: Chocolate Genius Inc. — "Swansongs" (One Little Indian)


…songs that have an internal power driven by song craft and quiet confidence. All of which stands in stark contrast to the frenetic, slickly produced, yet empty work that’s only designed to gin up controversy and generate Youtube views. But there’s hope. In fact, there always has been. To a list of contemporary songwriting talents […]

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VIDEO: Restoration Rocks 2010


A great day of music and community right in the heart of Bed-Stuy…

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Recap: Indiana University’s black rock conference

(l to r) Reebee Garofalo, Tamar-Kali, Moe Mitchell, Linda Tillery, Dr. Portia Maultsby, Greg Tate Frankly, it’s easy to think that wherever you are is the center of the Universe.  In my case, that would be Brooklyn and New York City.  But, in fact, there’s a lot going on—particularly in the world of black rock […]

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REVIEW: Dee Rees’ “Pariah”


…a story about outsiders with a lot of left-of-center music. Great to see longtime fam like Honeychild Coleman and Tamar–Kali have their music placed in a feature film. And this is no spoiler: There’s a houseparty scene where Tamar–Kali and her band perform “Pearl,” and it’s great to see her 20-feet tall on the screen, […]

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TONIGHT: Black Rock Coalition Orchestra's Nina Simone tribute–SOLD OUT!

  Tonight, the BRC Orchestra takes over the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  For those of you who have tix, it'll be a great experience: 18 performers, all female, under the musical direction of Tamar-Kali.  It's part of the Schomburg's Annual Women's Jazz Festival. In addition to Tamar-kali, some of the other performers […]

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Upcoming: 2009 Afro-punk Festival

It's that time of year again.  Lots of great music, film and skating to be had.  So get out and enjoy. From what I understand, Living Colour is no longer part of the lineup.  But the bands that are playing are pretty amazing: Pure Hell (the first all-Black punk band); Saul Williams; Game Rebellion; Earl […]

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Restoration Rocks 2010 Preview: Q&A with Invincible

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…lingshot Hip-Hop), is a huge inspiration. So are the South and Central American hip-hop scenes (highlighted in the film Estilo Hip-Hop). I’ve had the opportunity to work with artists like DAM from Palestine, Kamau from Brazil, and Ana Tijoux from Chile- all who seamlessly intertwine revolutionary content into amazing music. Additional links: Restoration Rocks Tamar–kali […]

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