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King Sunny Ade, Wunmi to host big Brooklyn show

Celebrating 50 years on stage and his 70 years of age, the legendary King Sunny Ade and his African Beats band will be performing a major show in Fort Greene, Brooklyn Friday, Aug. 19, 2016.

Community Calendar: August 18- August 24 2016

Greetings! Our congratulations to our brother Ron Bobb Semple “The Voice and Spirit of Garvey” on receiving the Marcus Garvey Award for the Arts on Garvey’s Earthday on Aug. 17, in his homeland Jamaica,W.I. Harlem Week 2016 continues with “Summer ...

Jim Jones, Jill Scott take center stage

A reinforced concrete foundation was laid for the Harlem-based hip-hop groups, with teams the likes of Master Don & The Death Committee, the Disco 4, The Crash Crew, The Fearless Four and The Treacherous Three leading the way.

Chano Pozo, the great Cuban percussionist and composer

As we approach the precipice of the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival, a nearly weeklong event from Aug. 15 to Aug. 21, it is difficult not to think of the great Cuban percussionist, conguero Chano Pozo.

Jazz on the Hill, Jazz in the Valley, Harlem/Havana

The tenor saxophonist, composer, arranger and big band leader Jimmy Heath will celebrate his 90th birthday in October, but on Aug. 13, he will start his major birthday celebration early at “Great Jazz on the Great Hill” in Central Park ...

500 Men Making a Difference hosts run and concert in Bed-Stuy

Saturday Aug. 6, 2016, the 500 Men Making a Difference is going to host their seventh annual Men’s Day.

King Sunny Ade returns to the Brooklyn stage

King Sunny Ade returns to the Brooklyn stage.

One Africa brought music and culture to the Brooklyn stage

Africa took over Downtown Brooklyn with style, fashion, music and culture this past weekend.

Home Sweet Harlem swings

Home Sweet Harlem Restaurant was the place to be last Thursday night. Located at 1528 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y., just off the corner of West 135th Street, the place was jumping with tenor saxophone player Chris Johnson’s Trio, featuring ...

Babyface and New Edition—Oldies, but goodies

Babyface may seem like a quiet, unassuming guy, but put him on a stage and he sets the house on fire with 30 years of hits, from The Deele to After 7, to Paula Abdul, to Karyn White, to Boys ...

Mint Condition, the world’s most underrated band, rocks NYC

Mint Condition for president, and B.B. King’s for V.P.—yes! Mint Condition lives up to the title of their 1996 third studio album, “Definition of a Band.” Think Earth, Wind & Fire, bring in Maze and Frankie Beverly, bring in 90s ...

Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival rocks Queens

Dancehall, roots reggae, lover rock, calypso, soca and all meats jerk took over Roy Wilkins park in Queens this past Sunday.

Maurice Hines talks ‘Tappin’ Thru Life’

“Maurice Hines Tappin’ Thru Life” is back! That delicious jazz- and tap-filled musical treat that enjoyed a limited Broadway run earlier this year is coming to Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park July 28, for one night only.

Songwriter Alan Scott debuts music video featuring Eric Garner's mother

D.C. songwriter and music teacher Alan Scott debuts his new song “You Only See Me When I’m Gone,” which touches on the recent killings of Black Americans.

One Africa Music Festival coming to Brooklyn

People, like myself, who enjoy listening to Afrobeat and Afropop artists are excited about the upcoming concert, One Africa Music Festival, Friday, July 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. This concert is presented by Upfront & Personal.