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Long Beach, CA – Today, the City of Long Beach announced that offices, places of worship and in-person retail may reopen, with restrictions, in alignment with the State of California and Los Angeles County. “Our mom and pop retailers, boutiques, and places of worship need our support, and it’s time for them to safely reopen,” […]

We are quite excited to have the most awesome Rocky Dawuni joining us all the way live from Ghana, West Africa. We will be chatting about African music, cultural exchange, arts and culture activism, humanitarianism, Hes got new music and we will talk about that but mostly we are talking music, arts and culture. You […]

Where do we start? I mean this season has been brutal. So much death. So many have gone on and now we rise to learn of the passing of Andre Harrell at the age of 59. Mr. Harrell was the founder of one of the most influential urban music labels in recent history, Uptown Records. […]

No Little Richard, No Rock N Roll. Sorry for all of you who may be sleep, no, Elvis nor Jerry Lee Lewis did not birth the worldwide phenomenon that is Rock N Roll. No. They cannot lay claim there. The King, the originator, the never can be duplicated, and the undisputed King is Richard Penniman […]

From the BBC: Pioneering Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, a co-founder of the afrobeat musical genre, died in Paris on Thursday aged 79, his manager says. Eric Trosset told NPR radio that he had died of a heart attack. AFP said his death was not linked to coronavirus. Allen was the drummer and musical director of […]

This online, mid morning talk show has taken off and we are so appreciative that people are beginning to take notice. Our work isnt done as we do our part for the culture. That’s why we are so happy to embrace Judge Mablean Ephraim as she comes through with her coffee cup and her deep […]

On Wednesday, April 29 we are so proud to grab coffee with Dr. Daniel E. Walker. He is a scholar, historian, pop culture analyst and theologian. We will discuss music, black history and education in a COVID environment, pop culture and religion. Tune in on facebook live for an exceptionally compelling discussion…. facebook.com/kalimbasongcoffee We had […]

We have a unique position as we continue the rollout of “Coffee Conversations with Greg J., a twice weekly mid morning talk presentation on Facebook Live. Our connection to the continent of Africa lends a great global perspective to the essence of our conversations. Yes, we want to examine the folkways of our community. We […]

We were proud to present an early evening of acoustic soul. This is a first of a series of music events that will showcase the essence of soul music. Today, we linked with the Arts Council for Long Beach as they advocate for local artists faced with hardships as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. […]

We launched a new online series known as Coffee Conversations with Greg J. , starting with a transatlantic journey all the way to South Africa to talk with our friend Linda Nzuzo. She is a popular radio personality over in South Africa and very knowledgeable about the music. I was especially honored to have her […]


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