Tag Archives: Profiles

Interview: Mem Nahadr on "For Colored Girls" and Lars von Trier

Multi-hyphenate M. talks “For Colored Girls,” free jazz and Europe’s openness.

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WRFB: Talking Restoration Rocks w/ Lisa Yancey and Tamar-kali

Chopping it up with Tamar-kali and Restoration’s Lisa Yancey.

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Tamar-kali: The Interview

An excerpt from a longer conversation between Tamar-kali and Boldaslove.us contributor Jen Williams.

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Q&A with KimberlyNichole

A few words with the “puffy-haired tower of power.”

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Q&A with Kameron Corvet + his song "This Way To Love"

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Atlanta keeps him hungry. Here’s why.

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Q&A with Valerie June + her song "Raindance"

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I originally met Valerie June last November when she participated in the Fire + Fire: Gypsy + Black event, where Hungarian Gypsy and black American musicians shared the stage and explored common musical bonds.  Of course, you can't miss the Medusan head of locks she sports, and then there's something about her that reminds me [...]

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Q&A with Cody ChesnuTT

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  In advance of his performance this Saturday at Weeksville Heritage Center, I had a short back and forth with Cody.  Here are the questions along with his responses: Q: So, it’s been 4 years since you last performed in NYC and about that much time since your last album.  What’s been the best thing [...]

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Q&A with Earl Greyhound's Kamara Thomas

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With a killer new album just released and a gang of tour dates ahead of them, I caught up with bassist Kamara Thomas for a quick trip into the world of Earl Greyhound. RF: Tell me about the title.  First, there was Soft Targets.  Now there’s Suspicious Package.  There’s definitely this modern paranoia, slightly military [...]

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Understanding Sade


photo credit: Sophie Muller In case you missed it, New York Times music critic Jon Pareles profiled Sade (above) in Sunday's paper.  Here's what one of the singer's close friends told him about her: “With most artists they’re more of a big person in their public persona than they are in their private persona, and [...]

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Q&A with The Bots


The Bots: Anaiah (l) and Mikaiah LeiPhoto credit: Walter Einenkel, courtesy of Vital Records An edited version of this ran on Converse.com on January 15.  Here’s the full version of my conversation with Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei, better known as The Bots. Have you heard of The Bots?  If not, then meet Mikaiah and Anaiah [...]

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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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