With winter upon us, what better way to turn up the heat than keeping it moving Read the rest of this entry
On Friday, August 3, The Bronx Salsa Fest kicked off its month long celebration starting at the Pregones Theater in Bronx, NY for a documentary screening of “From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale”. A film by Henry Chalfant, Elena Martinez, and Steve Zeitlin, gave the history of the Bronx and explained the birth of the salsa and hip-hop movement. With music and commentary expressed by musicians and dancers, this feature showcased the Bronx dance and music culture to its fullest. Read the rest of this entry
FELA! has once again returned to Broadway at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre to share the electrifying story of a man who played a pivotal role in igniting young people through socially conscious music about the government in Nigeria. Based on the life of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the play takes place in the late 70’s during the peak of Fela Kutis’ status as an influential composer and political activist. Read the rest of this entry
Despite the scorching heat, I love what the summertime brings out in communities throughout the city! Whether it’s street fairs, block parties, recreational activities, or my favorite, BBQ’s, it’s always something to get into. A Saturday trip uptown allowed me to experience the East Harlem Multi-Cultural Festival at La Placita de La Marqueta in El Barrio, NYC. Read the rest of this entry
What better way to kick off Black History Month than to celebrate the progression of Black culture by attending the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY for their Inaugural Stage for Debate series where authors Steve Stoute and William C. Rhoden discussed whether or not culture and sports are in a “post-black” moment. Moderated by Danyel Smith, Editor of Billboard magazine, culture critic, and sports enthusiast, this debate opened the minds of the audience to evaluate the progression of Black culture.