There is a sound in pop music you’ve been hearing a lot lately—it’s called Afrobeats. And behind that sound is a story of how one African country’s music went global. Over the past decade, a new generation of Nigerian pop stars, like Davido, Wizkid, Niniola, and Tiwa Savage have seen the sounds of their Afrobeats […]Read More
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The Adungu Harp of Uganda & other African Lyres like the Kora is almost identical to the ancient Egyptian Arched harp?
THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN HARP Elaborately decorated model arched harp: the underside of the soundbox, which is in the shape of a ladle, is rounded and finely carved. It ends in a human head, turned slightly to the left, with lengthy wig and double crown. The Adungu Harp of Uganda is strikingly similar to an example […]Read More
Ringing rocks are rocks that have the property of resonating like a bell when struck. Mr. Tellinger demonstrates the acoustic properties of stone artifacts from the ruins in South Africa. Here are the videos on his alternative theory regarding the African stones resonating sound, vibrations and possibly free energy in our ancient past? In 2012 Tellinger founded the […]Read More
“Twenty miles off the coast of Uganda in the unpredictable waters of Lake Victoria lies an island full of mystery. Unknown even to the local residents, it is an island of musical rocks. Numerous prehistoric stone gongs sit silently beneath the huge granite borders that characterize Lolui island.” Support TARA’s mission to preserve and share […]Read More
Before Prince there was Le Mozart Noir / Joseph Boulogne, Le Chevalier Saint Georges portrays the remarkable life of a man who overcame the adversities of class, race and society to become a international superstar in 18th century France whose work has fallen into neglect due to the prejudices of history. –Marie Antoinette -film still […]Read More
Roman; Thyreatis, Greece (c. 170 C.E.) –Tom Ljevar This marvelous bust is one of the very few documents of an actual black person from Greek and Roman antiquity. Memnon was a pupil and protégé of the well-known Athenian entrepreneur and philosopher Herodes Atticus. It was found more than a century ago in one of several […]Read More
Afro-Chileans Aren’t Done Fighting for Representation Campaign for the INCLUSION of Afro-descendant people in Chile in response to the discriminatory act that Chile’s National Institute of Statistics did to EXCLUDE the Afro-Chilean people in the upcoming 2017 National Census. With this racist act, the Chilean state violates various international treaties with respect to human rights, […]Read More
In November 2009, Peru became the first Latin American country to apologize to its citizens of African descent for a history of oppression. In urban areas Afro-Peruvians were cooks, laundresses, maids, handymen, and gardeners. In some cases, they worked in the navy, hospitals, churches and charitable institutions. In 1587, 377 people of African descent worked […]Read More
Unknown, Forgotten or Accidentally left out of your history books by mistake. This book is about 30 million people scattered across an arc of islands — Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Antigua, Martinique, Trinidad, among others-separated by the languages and cultures of their colonizers, but joined together, nevertheless, by a common heritage. For whether French, English, Dutch, […]Read More
Nationality: Canadian Ethnicity: She is African American and German. Born Denise Katrina Matthews, Vanity is a glamorous Canadian ex-model and lead singer of the all-girl group “Vanity 6” of German and African/American , she specialized in playing sultry female characters often in trouble with the law. (CNN) Vanity fronted the group Vanity 6 but was best […]Read More
Bowie married the supermodel in a romantic ceremony in Florence, Italy on 24 April, 1992. The couple were often regarded as one of the most stable in the public eye having been married for 24 years. They have one daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, born 15 August 2000. Iman is now a single parent raising a teenage daughter on […]Read More
Legendary black American stage performer who took pre-World War II Europe by storm but found constant racial harassment in her homeland.
Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920’s and 1930’s. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, and follows to her death in 1975.
Today in history, June 3rd, 1906… dancer, singer and actress Freda Josephine McDonald (aka Josephine Baker), who gained fame in Paris, France, thanks to her “risque” cabaret and musical hall performances, was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
While Ms Baker did perform on screen in a number of films – Siren of the Tropics (1927), Zouzou (1934) andPrincesse Tam Tam (1935), notably – she’s probably more universally recognized for her vaudeville stage musical acts which helped her become maybe the first international black female celebrity.
She was also politically active, making contributions to the Civil Rights Movement here in the United States, and assisted the French Resistance during World War II, becoming the first American-born woman to receive the French military honor, the Croix de guerre.
She died on April 12th, 1975 at age 68.
Since then, there’s really been only 1 true attempt to tell her story on film – the 1991, HBO movie, The Josephine Baker Story, which starred Lynn Whitfield as Baker. Whitfield would go on to win an Emmy Award for her performance!
This is more my style of music, as some Djs who knows my taste personally and remembers that I love drums and electronic futuristic type of sounds mixed together. I love this track and I think the producers are very talented. I have an old track almost similar to this that I recorded years ago. […]Read More
According to data released last week by Nielsen Soundscan, more than 9.2 million vinyl records were sold in the U.S. last year, marking a 52% increase over the year before. The Wall Street Journal also reports that the vinyl sales are the highest numbers recorded by SoundScan since the music industry monitor started tracking them […]Read More
Nationality: Ukrainian Ethnicity: Unknown She speaks Russian and English. Tina Sokol is part of a Ukrainian girl group called Montana. Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. Ukrainian flag below Kiev or Kyiv is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of […]Read More
One thing I love about photo shoots is that you can become a different person sort of like acting. Hair, make-up, lighting and the angle of your face can make you look like a totally different person. And yes that’s me below. I found one of my old Japanese playlist & others. I’m not sure […]Read More