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NEWS: Santigold US Tour Starts April 30

Check out the US dates and Santi’s official first video.

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VIDEO: Gregory Porter — “Be Good (Lion’s Song)

If you don’t know Gregory Porter, you should get familiar with one of the brightest rising jazz voices on the scene.

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History and Legacy with Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts and Simone Leigh

Natalie Peart on using history to interact with the present

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LISTENING POST: The Mighty Fine — “Mr. Drive By”

Some “sweaty rump shakin’ garage soul,” anyone?

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VIDEO: Tecla — “John [$$$] Dough”

New music from a former “Best Of” winner

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VIDEO: T.E.S. feat. Corey Glover — “The Economy $ux”

New music featuring Living Colour’s lead vocalist

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LISTENING POST: Spoek Mathambo — “Let Them Talk” ft Yolanda

The grindy guitars are the payoff

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VIDEO: Avery*Sunshine — “Ugly Part Of Me”

The just-released video from the talented singer/songwriter/pianist

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UPCOMING: Nomsa Mazwai @ DROM — March 9

An artist and Fulbright scholar takes the NYC stage

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VIDEO: Candice Anitra — “Love Sick”

Meet Candice Anitra, a Philly-born singer-songwriter. Good chance you’ll be hearing a lot from her.

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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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