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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. […]

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Boldaslove.us presents The Getaway

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Here’s something to start your weekend off right! Shout out to Qool DJ Marv and The Mighty G-man for handling the mix.  These two brothas make mighty cool mixes.  Philly meets NYC in Harlem and timeless mixtapes featuring enduring music emerges.  Marv’s been spinning around the globe for at least a decade, and you can […]

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UPCOMING: Kimberly Nichole and Shabazz Palaces at Weeksville–July 17

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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 […]

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UPCOMING: BRC Orchestra's tribute to Odetta, Miriam, Eartha, and Abbey

Sunday, August 23 at 4PM, that's when! The Black Rock Coalition proudly pays tribute to four powerful forces, taking inspiration from monumental performances in each of their careers and honoring women from across the entire African Diaspora, featuring Jayne Cortez, Tamar-Kali, Abena Koomson, Alkebulan, and others. Curated by Latasha N. Nevada Diggs; musical direction by […]

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Weekend preview: The Queen’s Daughters @ Manhattan Center

OK, so the weekend’s already upon us. But, if you’re still keeping your options open for Saturday night, here’s one much-buzzed about event that you should consider. This show is a power-packed tribute to the original all-girl, Black rock group, Labelle. Saturday May 10th The Manhattan Center & Ubiquita NYC Proudly Present:The Queen’s Daughters Tribute […]

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Weekend Preview: Restoration Rocks Festival

I sometimes say that Brooklyn is Black rock, and a weekend like this one coming up just proves my point.  Saturday afternoon, the place to be is going to be Restoration Plaza for the Restoration Rocks Festival, a celebration of the community development center’s 40th anniversary.  Organizing the festival is Brian Tate who is, among […]

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Weekend Music: BRC Series and URB ALT Festival Begins

The BRC begins its June/Black Music Month Friday series 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 8Katreese Barnes and Krystle Warren June 15Tamar-Kali & Earth Driver June 22BRC All-Star Tribute to James Brown (a reprise of this […]

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Listening Post: Faith–"Delicate"

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For as long as I’ve been involved with the BRC, Felice Rosser’s band Faith has been a mainstay.  If they come to a venue near you, check them out.  In fact, even if you have to travel out of your way, they’re worth the effort.  I just saw them a few weeks ago at Southpaw […]

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Best black rock releases of 2009

  There was a lot of good music last year.  Here’s a quick list of what I thought was tops, and it includes albums and artists that were reviewed or highlighted here, as well as stuff I was listening to. Best of 2009 (in no particular order): Honeychild Coleman, “Halo Inside (Come La Luna).”  Bjork-shaded […]

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3 Day Countdown to Afropunk 2008

It’s July, so it must be time for the Afropunk Festival.  My hat’s off to James Spooner and Matthew Morgan for the 10 days of music, film and skating that they’re about to present from July 4 thru July 13.  It’s pretty massive: Nearly 40 bands 15 films a skate park featuring 30 pro BMX […]

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