Daily Archives: March 8, 2018

Khalid Performs Rendition Of Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car In The Live Lounge

Khalid covers Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” for the BBC’s Live Lounge and brings her classic song into 2018. He also performs as Chapman does acoustically with only a guitar. It was an ambitious choice because of how iconic the song is but his tone and emotional candor did it justice. Khalid had five Grammy nominations for his debut album American Teen. The singer will be on the road journeying the world this summer as a continuation of his sold-out 2017 tour.


Watch Mar Perform Storm & Love Outro For Red Bull’s Music Uncut

Mar recently performed “Storm” and “Love Outro” for Red Bull Music’s Uncut series. The songs are from his Things Will Be EP and he explains how his father’s passing is what inspired “Storm,”

“I created ‘Storm’ right after I lost my father. He was a great person and a dear friend of mine. He taught me to play, understand and communicate through music. ‘Storm’ is the sound of my darkest thoughts. The two songs are their opposites, yet they make each other stronger.”


The Roxbury International Film Festival (RoxFilm) Celebrates 20 Years of Independent Cinema Celebrating People of Color | Submissions Due March 9


(Boston, MA) –The Roxbury International Film Festival (RoxFilm), New England’s largest film festival screening films celebrating people of color from around the globe,  takes place June 20 – 29 at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Haley House Bakery Café, and Hibernian Hall in Roxbury.

For the past two decades, the festival has showcased and celebrated both films and filmmakers of color, and has screened more than 1,200 films. Festival Director Lisa Simmons, who has been with RoxFilm since its inception, is proud and excited that the festival has made it to this milestone which it could not have done without the support from filmmakers, audiences, and sponsors who have believed in its mission and have contributed to its success. 

“When ACT Roxbury and Color of Film Collaborative first started this festival, the mission was to support local filmmakers of color whose work was not being presented by other festivals.  We wanted to create an opportunity for filmmakers to share their vision and voice with a wider audience who were hungry for authentic representations of people of color beyond the stereotypical images from Hollywood,” says Simmons. 


Roy Ayers: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

 Roy Ayers’ three-song NPR concert was a brief listen from a long catalog and career. It would be hard to guess which songs the vibraphonist would choose from so many but “Searchin’,” “Black Family” and “Everybody Loves The Sunshine” set the room aglow. At the age of 77, Ayers showed he can still command the stage and never miss a beat in his solos. His trio of bassist Trevor Allen, drummer Christopher De Carmine and keyboardist Mark Adams provided Ayers with the right amount of groove to recreate his classics. 


Adrian Younge Announces Voices Of Gemma Album & Releases Silhouette Dreams Video


Adrian Younge has prepared his new album Voices Of Gemma for release March 30th. The video for “Silhouette Dreams” matches the ’60s soulful psychedelic style reminiscent of Minnie Riperton’s former band Rotary Connection. Younge prides himself as a maverick who counts Rza, hip-hop, jazz and funk among his influences. The producer was last heard on the soundtrack to Netflix’s 2016 Luke Cage series.