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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.

Third World to headline for Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

Anyone who enjoys authentic Caribbean food needs to run—not walk—to get tickets to the sixth annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival.

Hip Hop Honors' tips hat to women trailblazers, tackles racial issues

Monday night's "Hip Hop Honors" was a chance to honor both the first ladies of hip-hop and bring attention to racial unrest in this country.

The Apollo Theater presents hip hop concert featuring DMX, Jim Jones and Jadakiss

The Apollo Theater announced that it will present The Originals: DMX featuring N.O.R.E., Jim Jones Jadakiss & friends with DJ Scram Jones, an epic hip-hop concert