arts and entertainment

One of the most anticipated community festivals returns to Long Beach in the virtual space on Sunday October 18 as District 9’s Councilman Rex Richardson presents the Ninth annual Uptown Jazz Festival. The theme for this year’s free community concert is “The Best of Uptown,” highlighting fan favorites from past Uptown Jazz Festivals. Festivities will […]

Posted on October 10, 2020 by afropopradio Needless to say, 2020 has been an exceptionally insane year. Pandemic. Civil unrest, police murders of unarmed black civilians, uncertain leadership all across the board, this has been a real adventure. As we navigate this unprecedented time, we hope you and your family are safe, keeping as balanced as possible in […]

Today, we examine arts and culture from a hyper-local perspective. yes. We are joining in with Long Beach Gives – a unique fund raising strategy for non profits within the City of Long Beach. California’s 7th Largest City is a municipalty where its citizens are exceedingly engaged civically. Whatever your advocacy, there’s a non profit […]

Sauti Sol is one of the biggest music acts on the continent of Africa. Hailing from Nairobi Kenya, they have sold millions of albums and sold out thousands of arenas across the globe. They have just released thier latest LP called “Midnight Train:, and featured a live quarantined concert, livestreamed to the world on August […]

And so the nation pauses to cease buying from white companies and only do business with black entities…. This is a movement to make the stance of stimulating black economics… Today, we join with Cossandra Calloway and Callywood Productions for a 24 hour telethon. Tune in as we livestream music, interviews with businesses, poetry, dramatic […]

Charlie Wilson is one of the top names in R&B/Soul… HIs endearing vocals coupled with his unbridled funk has made him a favorite for years. We just got his latest single and suffice to say we are adding it right away to our soul music stream. One I Got is sort of a new generation […]

Regal Cinemas has updated its reopening policy and will now require guests to wear face masks at their locations when theaters are able to resume business. “Our current mask policy requires both employees and guests to wear masks at all Regal theaters,” a company spokesperson told Variety. “Our ultimate goal is to create a safe environment for […]

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. […]


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