Photography by Tafari © 2019

Category : On Stage

March 6, 2015 Out On a Work Night

I am not a big fan of going out during the week, but when my girl Mayaeni organized a show, there was no way that I could not be there. She gave the standing room audience everything they needed and then some! And as an extra rock songstress bonus, she had Steffanie Christi'an on

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November 18, 2012 Go DJ, That's My DJ

Last night, DJ Jazzy Jeff saved my life with a set that blew the spot UP!

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November 20, 2011

Last Friday, I photographed The Parade Company’s “Hob Nobble Gobble” black tie event. The event always has a host of local & national celebrities that guest have the chance to interact with up close & personal. I’m not usually one who is star struck but this ti

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August 22, 2011

One of the VERY 1st CDs that I EVERY purchased was Rachelle Ferrell’s self titled album “Rachelle Ferrell” back in 1992. I purchased the album because I fell in love with her voice on “No Rhyme, No Reason” by George Duke, where she was on background vocals. I was infat

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August 6, 2011

Last night, I did something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, which was to attend the Detroit edition of The Moth story hour and tell a story. When I learned that the theme was food for the most recent event, I made it my business to make sure that I attended. Once I a

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May 30, 2011

2011 marks the 12th year for the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (D.E.M.F), which brought 34,820 lovers of all things beat driven to downtown Detroit on the 1st day. While the festival boasted an all star line up of 25+ acts across 5 stages with the likes of Felix da Housecat

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January 23, 2011 On Stage: Fluxphonic

Last night, I braved the frigid Michigan temperatures to see my friends Fluxphonic perform at a local hip hop event. Ironically, they are not a hip hop group but that did not stop them from rocking the crowd with their brand of funk. Last night was my 1st time seeing lead sing

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November 22, 2010

Clearly I am getting old or maybe it is the fact that I am too far removed from pop music.  Since I stopped listening to popular radio I rarely know who all these young “singers/performers” are. My kids try to tell me but I have to tune it out. I cannot listen to their musi

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November 21, 2010

Last Friday, I covered the Half Way House event for Fusicology. The show billing included Bilal, Suai, DJ Rich Medina & DJ Minx on the billing. When I heard about the event, I was excited! I LOVE Rich, Minx & I was looking forward to seeing Suai perform (my 1st time of

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October 11, 2010

The calm on Celia’s face the, the sweat on her chest and the applauding audience created perfect storm in my mind... My favorite moment to capture at a concert performance is when the artist takes a step back and absorbs the audience’s vibe. I find this time to be especial

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