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Busy Girls Social Event @ Ex Novo
7 p.m.
Sat. June 25
Ex Novo Brewing Company
4895 Corrales Road
Corrales, New Mexico 87048
NM social busy girl

live music
7 p.m.
Sat. June 25
Brewing Lab 101 Beer & Cider Co.
3301 Boulevard South Southeast
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124
Brewing Lab 101 Beer & Cider Co.

Amazing treasure hunt adventure
9 a.m. – noon
Sun June 2
Old Town Arch • Albuquerque, New Mexico
1919 North West Old Town Road

Urban Adventure Quest: Turn Albuquerque into a giant game board with this fun treasure hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams navigate their way through the city’s known and unsung gems, solving clues and overcoming challenges while learning local history. Start whenever you want and play at your own pace.

Corrales Farmers Market
9 a.m. to noon
Sun. June 26
500 Jones Road, Corrales

Pink Warrior House High Level Golf Event – 2022
10 a.m. to noon
Sun 26 June
1600 Desert Surf Cir NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
100% of proceeds from this event will go to Pink Warrior House programs that support New Mexico Breast Cancer Prosperers. Pink Warrior House offers counseling, support groups, nutrition, yoga, art therapy, wigs, meditation and mindfulness, Beautiful Warrior classes, Battle Buddy Network, prosthetics and bra adjustments at no cost to anyone personally affected by breast cancer. Pink Warrior House is a registered 501(c)3.
Tickets are $45 for adults or $30 for children (12 and under) and include two hours of golf and a continental breakfast.

Drake and Beyonce return with house music, the Internet reacts Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:22:10 +0000

Drake and Beyoncé flipping the script and dropping house music are having the internet talking.

On Monday, June 20, Beyoncé released her first single in years, “Break My Soul,” from her upcoming album. Renaissance. The lively dance record features outtakes from Robin S.’s 1990 hit “Show Me Live” and Big Freedia’s 2014 “Explode.” The Tricky Stewart and The-Dream produced record sounds distinctly house, with many on social media pointing out that Bey is capitalizing on the wave of the genre, just like Drake did on his new album Honestly it doesn’t matter, which is also filled with home aesthetics. The internet weighed in on the two megastars trying out a new genre.

“Beyoncé and Drake are smart about making house music,” one person tweeted. “The world needs healing right now. There is a spiritual war going on and it will help people through it.”

Some people assumed that Drake knew Bey was going to start a house project and dropped the former to make it seem like he was the originator of the idea.

“Drake said y’all would make it up to you knowing Beyoncé released a house album…my son really is a Scorpio,” another person added.

Other Twitter users denounced the hypocrisy of people hating Drake’s attempt at home but praising Beyoncé for the move.

“You can’t criticize Drake for having a House inspired album but hype Beyonce for it lol,” someone else tweeted. “They’re both entering an era in black music history that hasn’t been touched in a while. Respect to them both for trying to create a new vibe for our generation.”

Drake is new Honesty, it doesn’t matter The album received mixed reactions when the surprise project was released last week, with many Drizzy fans put off by the change in style. Drake even reacted to the backlash on Instagram.

“It’s okay if you haven’t figured it out yet. It’s okay,” Drake said in an Instagram video. “We’re doing it. We’re waiting for you to catch up with us. We’re here, though. We’re already caught up. Let’s move on. My God.”

Watch more reactions to Drake and Beyoncé releasing new house music below.

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A “Grassroots, One of a Kind” Music Festival in Grand Valley Sun, 19 Jun 2022 19:30:00 +0000

We hope to make summer 2022 even more memorable by launching a one-of-a-kind health and wellness music festival. This inspiring event will be held Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7, 2022 on a beautiful 100-acre rural property near Grand Valley, Ontario.

It has long been said that music is medicine for the mind and body as well as the soul. With this in mind, attendees of COMING HOME MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022 will be able to experience this sound healing medicine on many different levels. We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be supporting a number of local bands playing different genres of music, so you’re sure to find a few that you should enjoy. Not only has music long been an extremely powerful healing tool, it also has the innate ability to bring people together in community through a love and passion for sound that connects to something deep within us.

In keeping with the room’s main theme of healing, there will be daily drumming circles and sound baths as well as yoga and meditation, all included in your pass. We will have a space called Holistic Haven designated for holistic practitioners to offer their healing services for a nominal fee on a registration basis. When have you been able to attend a music festival and also receive Reflexology or a Shiatsu massage? But why stop there? We also have amazing workshops as well as a craft market where local artists will showcase their offerings. And what’s a healing weekend without some awesome, wholesome food vendors on site? We have done our best to ensure that this HEALING WEEKEND has everything to please!

When you come to experience the first annual, family-friendly COMING HOME FESTIVAL, you might also be tempted to connect with nature by taking a leisurely stroll through the manicured gardens or exploring the nature trails through the forest along the River Mud. In the evening, don’t be surprised if you’re greeted and swept into an acoustic jam and sung song by the main campfire before settling in for the evening at your site in the area designated for natural forest camping.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here. We have just launched a SPECIAL EARLY BOOKING TICKET PROMOTION until June 15, 2022. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold for this wonderful event, so don’t miss it. Get your tickets TODAY!

Additionally, we still have a few spots available for local artisans, holistic practitioners or workshops and even if you would like to volunteer or sponsor our event. For more information, please visit our website here.

We look forward to creating a magical weekend with all of you!


Escape the daily grind with ‘Magic Island – Music For Balearic People Vol. 11’ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 23:20:10 +0000

Roger Shah welcomes summer to Ibiza with the latest episode of Magic Island – Music for the Balearics Vol. 11!

As we prepare for a summer of fun, many music enthusiasts plan to head to the beautiful island of Ibiza, because the warm sandy beaches and the thud of the bass line are too tempting to ignore! Sure, Roger Shah takes island escapism very seriously and has put together a spectacular set of beats to accompany you on your vacation. In fact, he’s been doing it for over a decade with a series called magic island which is lovingly packed with inspiring masterpieces from the industry’s most revered, as well as the talents of the future.

Today, Magic Island – Music for the Balearics Vol. 11 officially arrived on Black hole records. With 60 tracks to dive into, we implore you to post yourself in the shade of your favorite tree and let the music charm you into a trance as you dream of crashing waves and sleepless nights under lasers and lights. . So who are some of the magic makers chosen to bring the island to your speakers? Of course, there’s the returning family, including Ingcha, clark, Raphael Osmoand Raul Pablo Sanchez. Even Roger’s own son, Noah Shah shows off her skills with three bold heaters,”Time,” “Phoenix,” and “Animus.”

Speaking of Shah’s offspring, we can think of Roger’s alter egos and alias projects as an extension of himself, and he makes sure to showcase a plethora of them; Full noon in Salinas, Port of San Antonio, Balearic Islands, Guided Gratitudeand Swing are all there and accounted for. Additionally, joining the ranks for the very first time, a group of rising stars, including Magnetizer, ditoma, Archers & MainDain, Julie Dvirand Jean Colombaniwhich triggers a sacred spiritual elevation with “Athena.”

Now on the subject of emotion and tone, Shah offers us two types of listening experiences, spread over two discs. The first disc is what you’d want to gravitate towards if you’re looking for something a little more laid back, perfect for pre-game or carefree poolside meditation. Some notable selections include “Guanabara” by clarklet’s escape” by Bob Memphisand “Message from beyond“, an otherworldly collaboration between Shah and Cores.

Disc two pumps up the power with selections perfect for rush hour until the afternoon at your favorite Ibiza spot. Get ready to leave it all on the dance floor when tracks like “You and me” by Ciaran McAuleyRoger Shah and Hannah BrineLook beyond the horizon” by Sergei Shabanovand “Serengeti (uplifting mix)” by Pierre Pienaar and Melodia shamelessly pump the airwaves! Once you hit the final beat, you’ll purchase your flight directly to the beautiful beaches of Balaeric to relive the magic up close and personal.

It’s that time of year again and I’m super excited to bring you this new edition! Mix 1 is a unique journey, mixing everything from Balearic guitars, deep house vibes and melodic techno. For Mix 2, you’ll find the selection becomes more uplifting, emotional, and ground-focused as the mix oscillates between progressive and trance-like.

I take this opportunity to thank all the super talented artists who contributed to the realization of this album. They are the ones who bring this magic to my island and I couldn’t do it without them!

Roger Shah

Take your copy of Magic Island – Music for the Balearics Vol. 11 on your favorite music platform, stream the album below on Spotify and tell us about your favorite tracks in the comments section!

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Roger Shah- Magic Island – Music for the Balearics Vol. 11 – List of tracks:

Mix 1.

  1. Roger Shah pres. Symphony in Deep Minor – Horizon (Intro Mix)
  2. Another Fat Cat – New Sunset
  3. Sienna Collective – Alive
  4. Clarks–Guanabara
  5. Sunflare – Madeira
  6. Ditoma – Stay Awake
  7. Roger Shah & Dominik Novak pres. – Watch over the tribe
  8. Guided Gratitude – Marumba
  9. Horizon One – All
  10. Noah Shah – Out of time
  11. Raphael Osmo – Moments
  12. Corey Goldsmith and Adam Stark – Cesca
  13. Stoneface & Terminal, Roger Shah – Ignite
  14. Roger Shah, Cores – Message From Beyond
  15. Raphael Osmo – Domina
  16. Binary Ensemble against Gabrielle AG pres. SHE – Kailin
  17. High Noon At Salinas – It’s a Good Day
  18. Port of San Antonio – The Lonely Road
  19. Balearic Islands – Indira Session
  20. Cory Goldsmith, Adan Stark – Yahlé
  21. Archers & MainDain – Adam’s Ale
  22. Roger Shah & Dominik Novak pres. – Arikara
  23. Bob Memphis – Let’s Run Away
  24. Nyram Horizon
  25. Noah Shah – Phoenix
  26. Raúl Pablo Sanchez – Really?
  27. Julie Dvir – Imagine
  28. Noah Shah – Animus

Mix 2.

  1. Roger Shah & Thomas Benscher – Morning Dew (Intro Mix)
  2. Magnettor – Aurora Borealis
  3. Vintage & Morelli x Elypsis – Serene (Yelow Remix)
  4. Ciaran McAuley, Roger Shah and Hannah Brine – You and Me
  5. Binary set – Zephyr
  6. David Broaders – Low Sun
  7. Thomas Benscher – Speed ​​of Light
  8. Roger Shah with Adrina Thorpe – Skyline (Roger Shah & Yelow Retouch)
  9. Andrew Henry – It Could Have Been
  10. Cloudriver – Another Paradise
  11. DJ Galaxie – Discover me
  12. Roger Shah with Omar Vinyl – Freedom
  13. Ingsha–Nishaya
  14. Larsson (BE) – Falling apart
  15. Thomas Benscher – Andromeda
  16. Rob Dalby – Freedom
  17. Spy – Accelerate
  18. Sergey Shabanov – Look beyond the horizon
  19. Fredd Moz – Goodbye
  20. George Jema – I feel you
  21. Spy – Rush
  22. Sergey Shabanov – Away
  23. Brent Rix, Bruce Herringer – Daydreamer
  24. Soul Lifters – Before You Go
  25. Lounge Chair with Susie Ledge & Inger Hansen – Run (Roger Shah Uplifting Mix)
  26. Sergey Shabanov – Into the Flame
  27. TEKNO, DJ TH & Amin Salmee – Sandcastles
  28. John Colombani – Athena
  29. Sergey Shabanov – Respite
  30. Thomas Knight – Forget Me
  31. Pierre Pienaar, Melodia – Serengeti (Exhilarating Mix)
  32. Lounge Chair, Susie Ledge, Inger Hansen, Roger Shah – Ok (Roger Shah Uplifting Mix)
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Celebrating Freedom: Tulsa’s June 19 Festivities Honor Black History, Music and Culture | Music Wed, 15 Jun 2022 05:05:00 +0000

Juneteenth, short for June Nineteenth, is a federal holiday celebrating the emancipation of all slaves in the United States in 1865.

The celebration is the oldest African-American holiday and is all about freedom in every sense of the word, said Lindsey Corbitt, event producer for the Tulsa Juneteenth Festival.

“For us at Tulsa Juneteenth, freedom goes into every aspect of life — you have to be free in everything you do and be free to be who you are,” Corbitt said. “We want to provide people with different perspectives on what freedom is, while focusing on our arts, our culture, and all the different things that African Americans bring to this crucible in the United States”

There’s no shortage of events in Tulsa this year to commemorate the Juneteenth celebration. From the Tulsa Juneteenth Festival to Dr. Leon Rollerson’s annual Juneteenth celebration, people from all walks of life and walks of life are invited to attend these events and celebrate what it means to be free.

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Tulsa June 19 Festival

For its eighth year, the Tulsa Juneteenth Festival will span three days: Thursday, June 16 through Saturday, June 18. The celebration – which is free to enter – will include live musical performances, art exhibits, vendors, food, classes and workshops, all in the historic Greenwood neighborhood in downtown Tulsa. .

The Juneteenth festivities kick off Thursday night with a block party from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The party will include performances by artists like Quentin Marcellis, Kode Ransom and more on Greenwood Avenue. Customers can enjoy produce from local vendors and food trucks while listening to the music.

“We really want to showcase local talent to show people that these are the artists they should be watching,” Corbitt said. “We love being able to celebrate with them and give them a stage to show off their talent.”

Beginning Thursday from 4-7 p.m. (and continuing Friday and Saturday), an art exhibit, “Wide Eyed Wonders,” will be open to the public at the Zarrow Center for Arts and Education. The exhibition will feature visual artists and creative workshops.

“It’s really about being free to think about different things and expanding your imagination beyond what you see on a daily basis,” Corbitt said.

At the downtown OSU-Tulsa campus, the Tulsa Juneteenth Festival will host a homeowner’s workshop from 3-6 p.m. to help prospective or current homeowners obtain housing-related information and resources.

“It’s information from real estate agents, banks and other organizations that offer things to homeowners or someone looking to buy a home,” Corbitt said. “If we can bring more knowledge to our community members and have a bigger impact, then that’s exactly what we want to do.”

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., a variety of musical acts will perform, including artists like DJ View, Tea Rush and the Wise Men.

At 9:10 p.m., head to the main stage to attend one of the festival’s headliners, Con Funk Shun. The group is known for their funky R&B sound and songs such as “Ffun”, “Straight From The Heart” and “Love’s Train”, which was recently covered by Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars of Silk Sonic.

The celebrations will begin early Saturday with a sunrise run from 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. in Guthrie Green.

Guests can return to Guthrie Green at 8am for a feel-good experience called “I Am Here”, presented by Native Creative. The experience will consist of affirmations, journaling, guided meditation, breathwork, yoga, tai chi and more.

“We want to show people how they can stay mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally healthy in their bodies,” Corbitt said. “The goal is to become present in who you are in that moment – to enjoy those moments and treat yourself well within them.”

Festival goers are encouraged to bring their families to the celebrations. Tulsa Juneteenth has organized a children’s zone within the festival, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Kids can enjoy live musical performances, food, a shootout basketball challenge, a three-on-three basketball tournament, jump rope, and the Tulsa Juneteenth Buck Down, a cheerleader dance showcase. TTCU Federal Credit Union will also be handing out $50 vouchers to teens at the event so they can set up their own bank accounts.

“Children are a big part of our community and our future, so we wanted to create a space where they can come together and feel like they have a part of the festival to themselves,” Corbitt said. “We’re trying to continue our healthy lifestyle initiative, so this experience is all about that mindset – growing kids and bringing them in as much as possible.”

On Saturday night, the festival will feature more musical performances from artists like Omaley B, the Soul Cool Band and others. At 9:10 p.m., the festival’s second headliner, Dru Hill, will take the stage to perform hits like “How Deep Is Your Love” and “Beauty.”

“The whole point of this festival is to foster a sense of community,” Corbitt said. “The more people who can come together and celebrate together safely in a fun environment, the better.”

For more information about the Tulsa Juneteenth Festival, to donate, or to register for a VIP festival experience, visit

Some events may require pre-registration. To register, search for “Tulsa Juneteenth Festival” on

Greenwood Cultural Center

Oklahoma jazz musician and entrepreneur Leon Rollerson is hosting a June 16 celebration at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 at the Greenwood Cultural Center. The event will be hosted by Brandy Hammons and former City Council member Joe Williams.

“This event is going to be something very special,” Rollerson said.

Events include the Juneteenth Celebration of Oklahoma, the Greenwood Cultural Center Recognition, the Dr. Leon Rollerson Annual Juneteenth Celebration (the longest running Juneteenth celebration in Tulsa), the Dr. Leon Rollerson Diamond Awards and a fundraiser for medical treatment by Rollerson.

The event is designed to recognize musicians, educators, veterans and other significant figures who have contributed to Black history in Tulsa, said Victoria Ellington, president of the Juneteenth Celebration of Oklahoma.

Rollerson said he wanted to specifically honor the people who helped make Tulsa’s Black Wall Street neighborhood famous, as well as the musicians who developed the musical style known as “Tulsa Sound.”

Among the many honored will be Ronnie and Robert Wilson of the GAP Band, former Senator Maxine Horner, who designed the Jazz Hall of Fame and authored several state bills to support Oklahoma’s minority communities, and the former State Representative Don Ross, creative pioneer. of the Greenwood Cultural Center.

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The Claremore History Museum celebrates its Black History exhibit with Gerome Riley on preserving black history in Claremore and the importance of freed status with the Cherokee Nation. The free event is from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 121 N. Weenonah Ave.

Editor’s Note: This story was edited after publication to include an additional June 19 themed event.

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Universal Music partners with music app for people with dementia Mon, 13 Jun 2022 09:58:37 +0000

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By Chris Cooke | Posted on Monday, June 13, 2022

Universal Music last week announced a partnership with music wellness tech company Music Health. The deal sees the former provide its catalog to an app developed by the latter called Vera, which is described as “an intuitive music intervention tool designed for the care of people with dementia”.

The alliance follows Universal UK’s recent support for a new online platform that provides information on the use of music in healthcare. This was announced alongside ‘The Power Of Music’, the recent report by UK Music and Music For Dementia which championed the use of music to improve the lives of people with dementia, depression and other debilitating conditions .

Music Health says its Vera app “analyzes the age of the person with dementia, where they grew up, and how they react to certain music. It uses these criteria to autonomously select the right songs at the right time to effectively manage behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.Vera selects songs from UMG’s unrivaled catalog, the world’s largest, most diverse and culturally rich collection of blues, classical, country, folk, jazz, pop, R&B , reggae, rock n roll, soul and soundtracks”.

When announcing the Universal/Vera partnership, Grace Meadows of Music For Dementia noted that the app responded to searches referenced in the “Power Of Music” report.

She said: “Research shows that music is much more impactful for people with dementia when it has meaning and is associated with moments in someone’s life. In our report, which outlines how we can further harness the power of music to support health and well-being, we highlighted the need for a personalized approach to integrating music into health and social care, and l Vera app helps caregivers do just that. .

Commenting on the partnership on Universal’s side, Michael Nash, Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy at the major, added, “From rigorous workouts to peaceful meditation to restorative sleep cycles, music is deeply integrated into numerous innovations promoting health and well-being”.

“Now scientists are discovering that music is also a powerful tool to help those suffering from the effects of dementia and memory loss,” he continued. “At UMG, we work with a wide range of companies to develop therapeutic applications of music and we are proud to partner with Music Health on Vera to help improve the lives of so many people around the world.”

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Blue Ox Music Festival 2022 is approaching with a great lineup Sat, 11 Jun 2022 19:24:24 +0000

For the June 11 edition of XL II 90 Live Music Radio Hour, Nufone Rick delivered the first of a two-part series featuring a preview of artists who were set to grace the stage at this year’s Blue Ox Music Festival. Drawing inspiration from past Blue Ox performances and other archival material, NuFone presented live recorded music from Sam Bush Band, Boogie Armchair, railroad land,Pert near sandstone, The Del McCoury Group, Punch Brothers, Bela Fleck and her friends, Them Coulee Boys and Old Crow Medicine Show.

From June 23-25, Blue Ox will once again descend on beautiful The Pines Music Park in Eau Claire for Wisconsin for their 2022 edition of world-class bluegrass and American music for the music-loving masses of the Upper Midwest.

The 2022 edition of Blue Ox will feature the Wisconsin debut of Bela Fleck’s My Bluegrass Heart. Representing the latest development in Bela Fleck’s ongoing dialogue with bluegrass, My Bluegrass Heart involved the top instrumentalists playing bluegrass today. At the festival, Fleck will be joined by Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz and Bryan Sutton. Attendees can expect many special appearances from other artists performing at Blue Ox Music Festival 2022.

Additional headliners include a who’s-who of American and bluegrass music. Performers include returning hosts Pert Near Sandstone, as well as Old Crow Medicine Show, Railroad Earth, Sam Bush Band, Punch Brothers, Del McCoury Band, Paul Cauthen, Samantha Fish, Joseph, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades and Fruition.

Rounding out the lineup are Eau Claire locals Them Coulee Boys, Madison-based Armchair Boogie, guitarist Daniel Donato, Milwaukee’s Chicken Wire Empire and more.

Blue Ox has become known for its intimate, family-friendly, and welcoming atmosphere for artists and fans. A full range of cultural activities, including yoga and meditation, a children’s stage with programming for toddlers, and a diverse lineup of food and craft vendors round out the festival experience.

The full setlist for the June 11 edition of the XL II 90 Live Music Radio Hour is below. For more information about the Blue Ox Music Festival or to purchase tickets, visit

Sam Bush performs at the 2021 Blue Ox Music Festival in Eau Claire, WI. Photo courtesy of Jen Koppelman.

Blue Ox Music Festival host band Pert Near Sandstone performs at the 2021 Blue Ox Music Festival in Eau Claire, WI. Photo courtesy of Jen Koppelman.

Cover photo courtesy of Jen Koppelman.

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The Home Rule Music Festival carries on the spirit of Black Fire Records Fri, 10 Jun 2022 13:00:00 +0000
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In the 1970s, Washington-based Black Fire Records was both an incubator and reliquary of DC’s African-American music and culture and a living symbol of the Black Power and Black Consciousness movements. Charvis Campbell wanted to celebrate it.

” We had to Something in the spirit of Black Fire,” said Campbell, owner of Petworth’s HR Records and head of its adjacent nonprofit, the Home Rule Music and Film Preservation Foundation. To start, he invited Richmond saxophonist James “Plunky” Branch – who co-founded Black Fire with local jazz DJ Jimmy “Black Fire” Gray (who died in 1999) and fronted a jazz band called The Oneness of Juju for the label. — to perform in DC in 2021.

“I was so in love with this guy,” Campbell recalled. “The stories he told, the music – he had it all. And on the way out, I talked to Plunky, and I was like, ‘We have to do a documentary. Can I help you ?’ He said, ‘Sure, let’s talk about it.’

It was not a well-covered topic in music history. Primarily a jazz label, Black Fire was a small, niche operation with sales mostly concentrated in the DC area. Outside of the Beltway, most of his artists and recordings had cult hits at best.

On the other hand, its founding in 1975 coincided with the beginning of DC’s inner regime (to which the “HR” of Campbell’s operation refers), itself a microcosm of the growing political, social and economic consciousness of the African-Americans of the time. And it had significance beyond symbolism: Black Fire’s roster slowly expanded beyond jazz to include soul, funk and the early recordings of genre group Experience Unlimited – later known as from EU, one of the main artists in the DC go-go music scene. (A decade after his Black Fire debut, EU would perform “Da Butt” in Spike Lee’s “School Daze,” bringing perhaps his brightest international spotlight.)

It was a legacy worth commemorating.

Armed with a grant from HumanitiesDC and a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, Campbell assembled a team to produce “The Black Fire Documentary,” a 28-minute film that chronicles the label through archival footage and about two dozens of interviews (including, full disclosure, this writer).

But that wasn’t enough, Campbell decided. “Black Fire” needed a real splash.

The Home Rule Foundation was already sponsoring a series of concerts and movies at the Parks, an outdoor community space on the former Walter Reed campus. “The light bulb went on,” Campbell said. “Why don’t we get Plunky, try to get EU and [other representative artists]and spend a day of music, then end the day with the screening of the documentary? »

Branch quickly agreed. Jimmy Gray’s son, Jamal, a DC-based musician and curator, has also signed on to help the Home Rule Foundation organize the festival, scheduled for June 11 at the parks. Although EU has already been booked for a gig in Virginia, lead singer Gregory “Sugar Bear” Elliott has signed on for another date to lead a workshop on go-go music and culture.

Added to the procedure are artists who did not record for Black Fire but who represented the same era, the same philosophy and the same aesthetic. If the EU can’t make it happen, TCB – another beloved and long-running go-go band – can. Doug Carn, a witty jazz pianist (and a frequent presence at DC’s Bohemian Caverns in the 2000s and 2010s), recorded in the 1970s for the Black Jazz label of Oakland, California. He agreed to perform and lead a meditation workshop. CapitalBop, DC’s loyal jazz advocacy organization, features an octet led by saxophonist David Murray, arguably the most iconic avant-garde jazz artist of the 1970s and 1980s.

Add DJs to open the proceedings, on-site concessions by Denizens Brewing and Anxo restaurant and cider house, and even a special one-edition Home Rule magazine (in homage to Gray’s old Black Fire magazine), and a day of music and film becomes a full-fledged Home Rule festival.

Branch and Oneness of Juju close out the musical program, with the saxophonist next performing in the climactic documentary.

There’s a certain eerie irony in celebrating Black Fire — emblematic as it is of DC’s largely bygone ‘Chocolate City’ design — in Walter Reed’s parks, whose mixed-use redevelopment is a symbol of contemporary gentrification in the capital.

Yet there is also a note of victory. Amid new condominiums, a charter school and a Whole Foods, old DC is once again leaving an indelible mark.

“I think we’re hitting all the key components and under the guise of trying to follow the spirit of Black Fire and Jimmy, if we can,” Campbell says. “It’s tough on these tracks, but we’re doing our best. And we’re really excited about it.

Parks at Walter Reed, 1010 Butternut St. NW.

Date: June 11 from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (the rainy date is June 12.)

]]> Tribeca Festival: the past, present and future of New York’s celebration of film and music Wed, 08 Jun 2022 15:15:00 +0000

The Tribeca Festival will be held from June 8 to 19 in New York. The annual arts festival, which has been running for 20 years, celebrates film, television, podcasts, musical performances and video games. Highlights this year include 88 movie premieres and musical performances from Lil Baby and Of Monsters and Men.

The Tribeca Festival will offer both live and virtual events during this year’s edition.

A Brief History of the Tribeca Festival

The festival began with a series of dinner parties hosted by Robert De Niro in Lower Manhattan in an effort to revitalize the area after 9/11. The most popular had nearly 800 people and included former President Bill Clinton. After the dinner parties’ initial popularity, De Niro and his co-founders Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff decided to start a full-fledged film festival.

In 2009, director Damien Chazelle will create his musical romantic drama Guy and Madeline on a park bench. The film is the heartfelt story of a jazz trumpeter who goes through an unusual breakup. Chazelle went on to make films about music throughout his career, such as The Earth and Whiplash.

Tribeca would continue to expand its programming offering in 2016 when it decided to include television shows in the festival. The same year would also include a 40th anniversary commemorative screening of the classic De Niro film. Taxi driver.

The 2022 edition of the Tribeca Film Festival will present 111 films from 40 countries.

This 2022 feature film program leaves us proud and humbled by the boundless ingenuity and passion of our tireless community of filmmakers. Whether it’s a breath of fresh comic air or an incisive exposition of today’s most pressing issues, this year’s official selections remind us once again of the vitality and urgency of independent cinema in a world that needs it more than ever.

Cara Cusumano, Festival Director and Vice President of Programming

In addition to several musical films, Tribeca will also feature several live performances throughout the week-long festival. This Thursday at the Indeed Theater the Icelandic group Of Monsters and Men will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their first album, My head is an animal with a special live. On Saturday, June 11, Lil Baby will perform after the start of his documentary Untrapped: The Lil Baby Story.

Music has always been an integral part of Tribeca, from the live performances to the countless music documentaries we’ve celebrated at the Festival. This unique series of events aims to showcase the true power of music and underscores Tribeca’s ongoing commitment to year-round programming.

Jane Rosenthal, Founder and CEO of Tribeca Enterprises

To celebrate the relationship between music and film at the Tribeca Festival, here are some recommendations from this year’s edition and past editions. The list below includes feature films that specifically deal with music in New York State

Mister Soul!

The titular Mr. Soul is Ellis Haizlip, the producer and host of “Soul!” the first black variety show in America. Which makes “Mr. Soul!” a documentary not about musicians and performers but rather about someone, like Haizlip, who created places for them to share their music. Haizlip was a pioneer for making a television show that focused exclusively on black identity and art. And he was a tastemaker for introducing viewers to acts such as Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and The Pips, and Al Green. Interspersed throughout the film are readings of passages from Haizlip’s diary. There, he regularly uses phrases such as “raising voices” and “creating a safe space” when talking about black artists. Terms that might be familiar to a contemporary audience until we remember he wrote them in 1968 when they were truly groundbreaking. Not just because they sought to overturn a status quo (although that was certainly the case) but because he had come up with them himself. At the end of the documentary, when discussing the show’s possible cancellation, poet Sonia Sanchez comments, “I wasn’t just sad because of Soul’s disappearance! but because I knew they would not replace him”.

Other music

Another documentary that does not talk about musical artists but rather about the people around them, in this case music listeners. “Other Music” is the story of a legendary alternative record store in New York run by co-owners Josh Madell and Chris Vanderloo, which was forced to close in May 2016. If anyone has ever asked you “What is the passion?” you could show them this documentary. His target is not the owners of Other Music – a falling out with a distant third partner is hinted at but never addressed – or his clients – although the most famous are interviewed for the film. The heart of this film is the question what does it mean to fill your life with art? The record store, its shelves overflowing with esotericism and its staff with their characteristic brevity testify to the fulfillment of a life spent in the arts. In all likelihood, if you are on this website, you would be a fan of “Other Music”. Hell, you might even have shopped there.

Woodstock: three days that marked a generation

The documentary with the most famous subject on our list. It is also the only documentary to take place outside of New York. “Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation” is made up entirely of archival footage, so expect to see lots of long hair, hippie outfits and blurry nudity. The film doesn’t spend too much time with the famous musical artists and their legendary performances, but instead focuses on the organizers and attendees of the festival. The voices of the talking heads are still played over grainy archival footage from 1969. We never see any of their faces. Maybe that’s the point, because it doesn’t matter who went to Woodstock, but why they went: three days of peace and music.

Blue Note Records: Beyond Notes

The documentary opens with a montage of famous Blue Note Records releases. If you’re like me, you probably didn’t recognize the album covers, but you did recognize the names: Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock. “Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes” does not deal with chronology, details of Blue Note’s time in the music world, or the history of jazz music. This is an interesting addition to this list because it is the importance of this label. He shows us what happens when well-meaning aficionados, like label founders Alfred Lion and Franck Wolff, work with talented artists. In an interview near the end of the documentary, Hancock explains jazz music in one minute by recounting a recording session with Miles Davis. If nothing else watch the documentary just for this anecdote.

2022 Tribeca Festival Recommendations

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Tribeca is a downtown film festival and JLo is an uptown girl. Few artists have made their New York roots as important to their identity as JLo. The Netflix documentary “Halftime,” directed by Amanda Micheli, follows Jennifer Lopez over the past few years. She prepares for major shows there, including her 2020 Super Bowl halftime show and the presidential inauguration in 2021. “Halftime” is billed as a documentary in which Lopez prepares for the second half of her career and life. . She assesses her own contributions to American pop culture and more specifically to Latinx culture. “The Tribeca Festival looks forward to bringing together audiences from around the world to honor the importance of purpose-driven creative expression,” said Robert De Niro, the festival’s founder. Probably part documentary, part commercial “Halttime” promises to be at least an entertaining 98 minutes with a charismatic and beloved star and at most a meditation on activism and middle age. Anyway, Jenny du Block is here.


Gracie Marie Bradley stars as the titular beauty in the film “Beauty,” which will make its world premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.

The only Tribeca Festival narrative feature included in this list, “Beauty” is the story of Beauty (Gracie Marie Bradley), a talented singer on the verge of success in the industry in the 1980s. innocently her first contract, she is faced with the realities of pop stardom, being asked to hide his relationship with his girlfriend, compromising her identity as a black woman and intentionally distorting her own art in an effort to gain approval public. It’s apparent from the description alone that this film is as much about real-life legendary singers, such as Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, and countless others, as it is about fictional beauty. Written by Lena Waithe, “Beauty” deals with timeless themes of ambition, identity and love, told through the lens of the music industry.


New York Ballet’s Lift Project provides scholarships for homeless children to learn ballet. This documentary follows international ballet star Steven Melendez as he teaches ballet to young dancers. The problem? Melendez himself was homeless for seven years before joining the LIFT program. The doc follows Melendez and his students over a period of ten years. The film ends with a stage performance by LIFT students that addresses the pain of homelessness.

Musical performances in Tribeca

Thursday June 9

8 p.m.: Machine Gun Kelly at the Beacon Theater
After the premiere of the semi-autobiographical Bull the rap-rocker will make a special appearance.

8 p.m.: Of Monsters and Men at the Indeed Theater
Icelandic group Of Monsters and Men will perform after a screening of UTIa feature documentary about the group.

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6:00 p.m.: Pharrell in conversation at BMCC Tribeca PAC
Pharrell Williams will sit down for a live interview to discuss his career.

8 p.m.: The feat of the DOC’s 54th anniversary party. DJ Quik, Das and Kurupt at the Beacon Theater Rapper The DOC will celebrate his birthday with the premiere of a documentary about his life followed by a live performance.

Saturday June 11

3 p.m.: A conversation with Taylor Swift at the Beacon Theater
The Grammy-winning artist will present his film Red, Too good: the short film and discuss his creative process with filmmaker Mike Mills.

8 p.m.: Lil Baby at the Beacon Theater
Atlanta rapper Lil Baby will present Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby, a documentary about his life and career. After the screening, there will be a special performance by Lil Baby.

8 p.m.: Inner City and Blake Baxter at the Indeed Theater
The electronic music group Inner City will perform after the screening of God said give them drum machinesa documentary on the origin of techno music.

8 p.m.: Performance by Onyx Collective and Duendita at Baby’s All Right
Onyx Collective is a jazz ensemble founded in New York that will perform with another artist who is Duendita, a singer-songwriter from Queens.

00:00: DJ sets by Huerco S and Ade Kassim at Baby’s All Right.
The two DJs will perform at a festival afterparty.

Tribeca Festival Tickets

Screenings will take place throughout New York City from June 8-19. The complete festival program is available online. Tickets for both in-person and virtual events are available on the festival website.

Ashanti and Hitmakers to Lead ASCAP Experience Programs Mon, 06 Jun 2022 17:13:42 +0000

ASCAP experienceASCAP’s signature event created to inspire, educate and connect aspiring songwriters and composers around the world, has announced its June 2022 schedule. Ended with a session with the singer-songwriter and actress Grammy award-winning Ashantithe month includes a series of events dedicated to showcasing the many diverse voices and experiences within ASCAP and the music-making communities, as well as a live ASCAP Wellness musical meditation.

June 24 at 3 p.m. ET, singer and songwriter topping the charts Ashanti will speak with Dawton Thomas, Editor of VIBE on the 20-year legacy of his landmark debut album, Ashanti, and delve into the creation of some of his greatest hits of all time. In addition to the Grammy, Ashanti has won numerous Billboard and American Music Awards and is a Guinness World Record holder. She is CEO of her record label Written Entertainment, recently became the first black artist to co-found a Web3 company, EQ Exchange, and will release her first children’s book, My Name Is a Story, on July 12 with HarperCollins Publishing. The event will be broadcast on the ASCAP YouTube channel and will end ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awardstaking place on the social networks @ASCAP and @ASCAPURBAN from June 21 to 24.

Earlier in the month, June 8 at 3 p.m. ET, Indian-American television/film composer Raashi Kulkarni (Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Costa Rican composer-producer Daniel Rojas (Marvel’s Hit-Monkey, MODOK) Will Reunite With Universal Pictures Executive Jeff Cafuir for “The Sound of Diversity: Championing Unique Voices in Film/Television Music.” Panelists will explain why diversity, equity and inclusion efforts are so crucial for songwriters, businesses and fans. Kulkarni and Rojas will also discuss their experiences with NBCUniversal’s Universal Composers initiative, an effort to close the gap for women, people of color and other underrepresented communities in the world of composition. The conversation will take place live on Instagram @ASCAP.

On June 10 at 12 p.m. ET, leading up to World Wellness Day on Saturday, the ASCAP wellness program joins Experience in presenting “The art of listening: a live musical meditation with the beginner’s ear. Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, founder of Beginner’s Ear, will guide an immersive group meditation that explores the ways sound, stillness and mindfulness are interconnected and features acclaimed ASCAP musician and composer Todd Reynolds performing a program of contemporary classical works for violin and electronics. The meditation will take place live on Instagram @ASCAP.

On June 15 at 3 p.m. ET, ASCAP Experience hosts “Speak Out: A Roundtable on Identity in the Music Industry.” With Lazaro Hernández (VP, A&R at Warner Chappell Music for Latin America and Latin America), Ryan Cassata (award winning singer-songwriter, LGBTQ+ activist) and Jamie Moore (three-time Grammy-nominated songwriter-producer), this panel discussion will cover how each participant’s identity shapes their musical career, how they overcame the challenges they encountered along the way, and how to create an environment more welcoming and accessible and nurturing the music industry for all. The conversation will take place on the ASCAP YouTube channel.

In the first few months of 2022 alone, this year’s ASCAP Experience sessions have been viewed nearly 30,000 times. Sessions so far have included music creators from the Latin superstar Camille to the Oscar-nominated composer of Encanto Germaine Franco; K-pop stars justin liu and Amber Park to producers such as Ariana Grande’s hitmaker Tommy Brown and Bieber collaborator Bear poo for discussions on a wide variety of music-related topics. Last year, ASCAP Experience saw a 39% increase in attendance and a 53% increase in RSVPs over the previous year, and 2022 is on track to break attendance records again.

For more information and to see the full schedule as well as on-demand sessions, go to