Kim Burrell & the Flirtationship Between Gospel &Secular Music

In 1983, The Legendary Clark Sisters set the Grammy stage ablaze when they ran down the aisle in their matching Easter Sunday dresses and feathered headpieces singing their hit song “Hallelujah” along with their iconic choir mastermind mother, Mattie Moss Clark. They took the stage and Holy danced into the hearts of non-clapping white people … More Kim Burrell & the Flirtationship Between Gospel &Secular Music

Concert Review: Valerie Troutt & Mooncandy House Ensemble put some Oakland Soul in Soulful House Performance

In our urban communities the struggle is real. As black and brown people are being driven out of their homes, our communities are left struggling to hang on to the artistic traditions that made them unique. In Oakland, the same community that birthed disco, soul and funk legends like Sly & the Family Stone, Graham … More Concert Review: Valerie Troutt & Mooncandy House Ensemble put some Oakland Soul in Soulful House Performance

This Will Be: 18 Black Singers The Lawd Coulda Took Outta Here Instead of Natalie Cole

On New Years Day my sister called me with the devastating news that the amazing Natalie Cole had laid on up and died. Most mainstream headlines dubbed her as just Nat King Cole’s daughter. She was soooo much more than that. She was a diva, a songtress with a mega voice who could sing gospel, … More This Will Be: 18 Black Singers The Lawd Coulda Took Outta Here Instead of Natalie Cole

Rev Sekou & the Holy Ghost Welcome You to the Church of the Revolution

2015 has been a year where we have internalized an extraordinary amount of oppression, hurt and violence. As a community, we have seen our people brutalized and shamed. We have defended our best and brightest when white tears tried to snuff them out. We have marched, chanted, and resisted. It has been very hard work and many times doing the work has left our spirits in need of a recharge. Enter Rev Sekou and the Holy Ghost … More Rev Sekou & the Holy Ghost Welcome You to the Church of the Revolution