Modern Griots: United Vibrations


The name of their album “Galaxies not Ghettoes,” is the rallying cry from the London-based group, United Vibrations. The phrase implies creating spaces of inclusion and not exclusion. Inspired by the likes of Fela Kuti, Bob Marley Sun Ra and the spiritual beliefs and mythologies of the world, the four members, Ahmad Dayes (Trombone & […]

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Moving on the Wires: The Afrofuturist Affair, JJ Doom and The Noisettes


* On July 13, the Afrofuturist Affair will be launching their website Afrofuturistaffair.com. Here is a description of the website from the organization: The site serves a dual role. It functions foremost as a landing page for the organization, where you can find out more detailed information about our mission, upcoming events, and purchase tshirts […]

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Sister Rosetta


When most people think of the Blues, Rhythm and Blues and early Rock ‘n’ Roll artists who had a major influence on the development of Rock ‘n’ Roll, they tend to mention the male musicians like Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Muddy Waters, Louis Jordan, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, Big Joe Turner and Ike […]

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