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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 […]

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 […]

We’ve been digging on this song for a while now and no matter how much we rearrange our playlists, this still finds itself among the top songs that defines this new generation of soul. Dira Sugandi ft. Omar “Lets Go Back is an infectious record that surely keeps your soulful juices going. It is surely […]

Well, if your like us, we are locked in the house under stringent “Stay at Home” orders by our local and state jurisidiction. The Covid 19 virus has the entire globe shook. And as we struggle to get the spread under control and reduce if not compltely eliminate the virus, we have to stay at […]

Sy Smith’s dreamy single “Camelot” speaks of a love affair that feels so real, but is a fantasy all the same. In the video, Sy re-imagines the concept of Camelot – instead of being a fairytale-like castle set in Old England, Camelot is quite literally East Africa – Tanzania to be specific. The video opens […]

Indie Soul super-vocalist Sy Smith is set to give us the medicine we need as the world shuts down in the face of Covid-19 – an online concert. Thursday March 19, Sy Smith presents “Quarantune” – a soulful acoustic set featuring Sy and her musical friends, Kyle Bolden on guitar, and Chad Wright on percussion. […]

By Megan Zukin Alexandra Mandelkorn went through 15 sketches before settling on Janelle Monae’s final Met Gala look. Mandelkorn is the mastermind stylist behind Monae’s red carpet reign and is responsible for her style from PYNK-era to present. When it comes to Monae’s look for the first Monday of May event, Mandelkorn turned to Picasso and Dali for inspiration […]


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