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TOUR DATES: 2009 Afro-Punk Tour–Saul Williams and guests

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'Cuz you know you didn't get your fix at the festival. Hat's off to Afro-Punk for putting together a 20-city tour headlining the bombastic wordsmith and performer Saul Williams.  CX Kidtronik will be bringing his Krak Attack to the decks to all the dates. The other acts on the bill constitute a dynamic and changing [...]

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VIDEO: SociaLybrium promo trailer

If you're around the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC next week, this is definitely a group that should make it onto your schedule.  This is Melvin Gibbs, JT Lewis, the great Bernie Worrell, and Blackbyrd McKnight.  What's not to like?  And there's a new album scheduled for January 2010 via our friends at Livewired Music. [...]

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Join the Felabration! Celebrate the life and music of Fela Anikulapo Kuti!

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From our friends at Giant Step: In support of the Knitting Factory Records re-launch of Fela Kuti’s music catalogue, as well as the debut of the FELA! show on Broadway, Giant Step has organized official Felabration events in more than 15 cities across North America throughout the month of October; this outstanding schedule of Felabrations [...]

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Get It Now! The FREE Boldaslove.us compilation “Fire In The Dark” on Amazon.com

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Download the album here! So thrilled to let you all know that the compilation album is now available for your listening pleasure! That’s right: 17 tracks from artists who represent the diversity of black rock, Afro-punk and black alternative music, both here in the US and internationally (thrilled to have Sabatta, Otto Fischer and Milk [...]

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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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