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

...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 Onel Mulet. Also on the bill: The Louisiana Renegades Texas Tornados Mazel Tov, Mis Amigos The Arturo O'Farrill...
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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...
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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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Listening Post: Faith–"Delicate"

...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 here in Brooklyn, and they were on a bill with Shrine for the Black Madonna and Tamar-Kali. After all, what’s not to like about a band led by a woman on bass, whose voice is like honey? This track–“Delicate”–is from their latest album, “A Place Where Love Can...
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Best black rock releases of 2009

...221; The Cocker Spaniels, “Sometimes You’ve Gotta Fight to Get a Bit of Peace” theDOLLDAZE, “Acid Report: the missing piece” Bad Rabbits, “Stick Up Kids” Highly anticipated for 2010: Tamar-Kali, “Black Bottom” Not only is she a force of nature, but she’s evolving into a multi-faceted singer, songwriter and an artist to be reckoned with. Game Rebellion, “Sounds Like A...