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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 […]

In these days of COVID19 quarantine entertainment, certainly one of the most anticipated online events in the urban pop online culture was the #verzuz battle royale pitting superstar producers Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and New Jack Swing progenitor Teddy Riley. Everybody was here for the battle, which was set for last Saturday Night on IG Live. […]

In answer to a reporter’s question, Governor Newsome says that in the face of COVID-19, mass gatherings are “negligible at best”. The thing about the Lifestyle of the West Coast is our season of music festivals. Oh yes, all up and down the state we love our festivals. Jazz Festivals, music festivals, food festivals on […]

During this quarantine time, I am binging just like everyone else. I was finally able to watch “United Skates”, the acclaimed documentary spotlighting the African American Roller Skate Culture. While the documentary examined the various intricacies of skating styles from the various geograpic areas, its main point was the eroding demise of roller rinks across […]

We started this week with the most tragic news to hit our community during this stressful time. We stand with the Los Angeles Community to mourn the loss of Roland Wirt. Roland was well known as one of the top event promoters in the City. His infectious personality and uncanny ability to bring together the […]


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