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Afropunk, Black Diversity, And What Marketers Need To Know

...ap-Kings (funk); Lianne La Havas and Valerie June (folk); Meshell Ndegeocello (neo-soul); Body Count (thrash metal); punk icons Bad Brains; SZA and Gordon Voidwell (alt R&B); King Britt and Shabazz Palaces (alt hip hop); Tamar-Kali (hard rock); and many more. “The lineups are always of and ahead of their time, and this year might be the strongest yet,” says music journalist Jem Aswad, a former editor at SPIN, Billboard and MTV News. Afropunk...
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Detroit's Black Women Rock Weekend

Dopeness in the D this weekend, spearheaded by @jessicacaremoor.  First, a tribute to funk diva Betty Davis featuring Tamar-Kali, Imani Uzuri, Steffanie Christi'an and Marcia Jones:   On Sunday, there's a master class with many of these artists that focuses on inspiring young women to define their own terms of participation in the music industry. Both events are free, so please stop by if you're in or around Detroit this...
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SUPPORT IT: Karma Johnson's "Miracle 63" campaign

Start talking about hellafied female vocalists and you’re into a list that includes Toshi Reagon, Tamar-Kali, Shelley Nicole, Imani Uzuri, Saidah Baba Talibah, JUST. TO NAME. A FEW. And to that list one must add Karma Mayet Johnson, who I’ve gotten to know over the last year or so, especially after she completely put her foot in James Brown’s “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” during the...
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Boldaslove.us Recommended @ SXSW Music

...8217;re going to make a dent in all the killer acts there. However, knowing is half the battle. So, on that note, here’s my list, done in no particular order): Fishbone Bad Brains Ebony Bones Born In Flames Tour (feat. Tamar-Kali, Jean Grae, Invincible + Waajeed) Year of The Dragon The Memorials ELEW Freedom or Death J*Davey Tecla Valerie June Fifth Nation Animals As Leaders Kokayi B L A C K I E all caps no spaces Talib Kweli Toro Y Moi...
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FREE DOWNLOAD: Boldaslove.us presents The Getaway

...d send me a note, and I can get you a .wav file that will be over 800MB. Here’s the track listing. Goes without saying, but if you like what you hear, support these artists. Blind – Game Rebellion Warrior Bones – Tamar-kali So What Am I (Sunday Night Res) – Res Shooting Holes – Twin Shadow IIETYS – BLK JKS Mojuba – Melvin Gibbs’ Elevated Entity Godda Get It – No Surrender Huff + Puff – Just A Band...
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UPCOMING: Kimberly Nichole and Shabazz Palaces at Weeksville–July 17

Check out this week’s lineup at Weeksville. Music starts at 6pm, which should give you plenty of time to recover from rockin’ out Friday at Tamar-kali’s show. This show should be subtitled “Seattle in the house,” since both artists are either from there or based there. Kimberly Nichole is becoming known as the “puffy haired tower of power” for her exciting vocals and energetic stage show. One reviewer...
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Weekend Music: BRC Series and URB ALT Festival Begins

...ries tonight at Symphony Space.  There series is "Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll" and it explores the roots of rock music.  The lineups are as follows: June 8 Katreese Barnes and Krystle Warren June 15 Tamar-Kali & Earth Driver June 22 BRC All-Star Tribute to James Brown (a reprise of this show, for those who missed it the first time or want to see it again) Time:  8PMWhere:  2537 Broadway @ 95th Street,...
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3 Day Countdown to Afropunk 2008

...’s lots to do and see.  For example, a smart thing for me to do would be to focus on checking out the bands that I haven’t seen before, which would mean blowing off killer acts like Janelle Monae, The Smyrk, Tamar-kali, Game Rebellion and Bazaar Royale and instead finally get to see others I’ve heard a lot about like J*Davey, Whole Wheat Bread, No Surrender, The Dirtbombs, and McRad.  Yeah, gotta make some decisions...
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Weekend preview: The Queen’s Daughters @ Manhattan Center

...r & Ubiquita NYC Proudly Present: The Queen’s Daughters Tribute to Labelle @ The Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center 311 w. 34th street (b/w 8th & 9th Ave) New York, NY Featuring: Shelley Nicole’s blaKbüshe, Tamar-Kali & Joi PLUS: The Ladies of Ubiquita NYC: DJs Selly, Reborn & ShErOck And it’s been recently announced that Angela Johnson and Stephanie McKay will join them for the finale If you decide to go,...
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Weekend Preview: Restoration Rocks Festival

...St. (b/w New York & Brooklyn Aves) Brooklyn, NY 11216 Noon-5pm FREE!!! A/C Train to Nostrand Avenue or C to Kingston/Throop Rain Date: Sunday, September 16th 12:00pm-Gates Open 12:30-Red Lights to Rio 12:55-DJ Rainy 1:05-Tamar-Kali 1:30-DJ Rainy 1:40-Roughstars 2:05-DJ Rainy 2:15-Martha Redbone 2:40-The Dustbin Brothers 2:50-Shelley Nicole’s blaKbüshe 3:15-The Dustbin Brothers 3:25-Sankofa 3:50-The Dustbin Brothers 4:00-Shrine for the Black...