Daily Archives: December 12, 2017

Chris Dave: Destiny N Stereo Feat. Elzhi, Phonte & Eric Roberson

Chris Dave collaborates with Elzhi, Phonte and Eric Roberson on “Destiny N Stereo.” Dave is one of the greatest drummers of his generation and has worked with Adele, D’Angelo, Robert Glasper and many others. Next month he will release the first album from his Chris Dave And The Drumhedz band. “Destiny N Stereo” lives in the spirit of Guru’s Jazzmatazz pulling hip-hop, R&B and jazz into a contemporary sleeve.

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Sza & Chance The Rapper Perform Child’s Play Live

Watch Chance The Rapper join Sza on stage Monday night at Irving Plaza in New York for a live performance of “Child’s Play.” Sza was still in the city after her SNL debut over the weekend.

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Queen Sugar Star Nicholas L. Ashe To Host 10th Season Of AfroPop Series

Nicholas L. Ashe who plays the Queen Sugar character Micah West will host the 10th season of AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange.  The series new season brings a collection of films about Black life worldwide addressing immigration, arts, social justice, heritage and more. Season 10 will premiere on Dr. King’s birthday Monday, January 15th at 8 PM ET on the WORLD channel. It will air weekly through February 12th.

Ashe is best known as Micah on the award-winning Queen Sugar from Oprah and Ava DuVernay. He started acting at age 10 as Simba in the national tour of The Lion King. He has also appeared in film and television including 2016’s Custody with Viola Davis and Are We There Yet?

AfroPop premiered in 2008 on public television with Idris Elba as the host.  The series was created after a number of films about life in Black Diaspora needed distribution. It has since aired 47 documentaries, nonfiction and fiction shorts providing a platform for filmmakers of color to tell their story. It is the only public television documentary series on life in the African diaspora.

To find out more about AfroPop, visit  www.blackpublicmedia.org. For viewing information, check local listings or www.APTonline.org.

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David Bowie: The Last Five Years HBO Trailer

David Bowie: The Last Five Years is an exclusive HBO documentary about Bowie’s music and his The Next Day and Blackstar albums. Friends and musicians who worked with Bowie discuss his lifetime of artistry and those last two albums which are companion pieces. Archival footage is also mixed into the storytelling about his music. He was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2015 but continued to work until his passing in 2016. Bowie was rare because of his overall achievements through the decades but who died still at his best as an artist. The documentary will air on HBO next year.

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Fabian Secon Shares New Single Blood Kisses

U.K.-based R&B artist Fabian Secon shares his latest single “Blood Kisses” following the recently-released  “Haze.” “Blood Kisses” is brooding and submerged beneath a low rumbling trap beat as his vocals are surrounded by static that mimicks AM Radio. He calls his style punk trap and it sounds like a descendant of horrorcore. Fabian released his debut EP Don’t Disturb last year and his audience continues to grow on his side of the water and in the United States. He is getting ready for his first international and the dates will be announced soon.

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