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Category : Music

March 27, 2015 Music Break: Ibeyi

The visually stunning video for "River" by Ibeyi, a twin sister duo is enough to send me through changes but the haunting music & message really rock my world. If you're feeling "River" then you have to check out "Mama Says," which has an equally stimulating video & ly

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November 17, 2013 At The Disco

I was listing to some random house music mix recently and all of the sudden, I was caught up in a disco frenzy. I can't tell you how many times that I've listened to "Dance Dance Dance" by Chic in the last two weeks. Perhaps too much but I love it. "Oh, what a treat, feels so

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October 25, 2013 Autumn Leaves

The vision of autumn leaves take me back to my childhood where my aunts would take my brother, cousin & I on little expeditions to collect leaves in our neighbor on cold weekend days. After collecting bags of all kinds of leaves, we would go home to make glue from a mixtur

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July 26, 2013 Everybody Loves the Sunshine

I walked past a patch of wild flowers the other day & started singing spontaneously.... Totally made me happy! Just bee's and thangs and flowers Just bee's and thangs and flowers Just bee's and thangs and flowers Just bee's and thangs and flowers Roy Ayers - 1976

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March 25, 2013 We Are One

This morning, I found out that Hugh Masekela, one of my art heroes is coming to Detroit next week for a performance. I actually screamed in my head a little. His music, sociopolitical voice, & background are so inspiring. "We Are One" by  South African DJ, Black Coffee

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March 5, 2013 The Church Lady

I’m no Christian but even when I was, I never really liked gospel music but I do have a few songs that I like for sentimental reasons. While I I'm not into gospel, I do happen to love gospel-house music & have tons of it in my music library. I guess if you put anything t

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March 4, 2013 Dancing Feels Like

Dancing is my favorite form of stress release and this weekend, I danced like no one was looking and got my life right. ————————— "Sometime I disappear, I'm not in the room anymore. Most of the time I look at the floor, I don't want to make eye contact with

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December 13, 2012 Her Smoking Gun

"It go Halle Berry or hallelujah Pick your poison tell me what you do Everybody gon' respect the shooter But the one in front of the gun lives forever And I been hustlin' all day, this a way, that a way Through canals and alleyways, just to say Money trees is th

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August 20, 2012 Music From The Diaspora: Just A Band

This remix of "Have You Seen Her" by Just A Band has been musical crack to me for the last week or so. I cannot stop listening and have had it on auto play & non-spot repeat. So soulful, so beautiful, so black. Cop a download here....

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February 5, 2012

This is one reason why I love NYC... I mean, where else in the world can you assemble a mass amount of people for the purpose of song, dance & soul??? And to be fair, Everbody knows..... that I came up with the idea for a Flash Mob last Wednesday: "I'm calling for all of my f

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