Your TRUSTED source for all things Black owned, Globally

Tag archive

Music

13 year old violinist heading to New York to play at Carnegie Hall

in All Posts/Black Culture by
violinist

Lincoln Haggart-Ives is about to do something many musicians have only dreamed of. The thirteen year old violinist, from Vaughan, Ontario., is headed to New York to play at Carnegie Hall. “I was really excited. I was mind-blown,” Haggart-Ives said of his reaction when he learned his audition tape for the American Protégé Music Competitions had…

Keep Reading

7 Black Opera Singers You Should Know

in All Posts/Black Culture by
black opera singer

We can all name several RnB or Gospel singers, but what about the Black opera singers!? They deserve some recognition too, right? Right. That’s why we’ve decided to highlight some of the black opera singers doing their thing in the biggest theaters around the world. Black Opera Singers J’Nai Bridges has been heralded as a…

Keep Reading

Wyclef Jean Raises $25 Million To Finance Music Publishing Services In Africa And Developing Countries

in All Posts/Black Money by

The generous charitable initiatives established by three-time Grammy Award winner Wyclef Jean, in his native Haiti and other developing countries in Africa, are a significant part of his legacy. Jean hopes to see these regions continue to thrive and, more recently, has turned his attention to the fast-growing music genre of Afrobeats, which has had…

Keep Reading

The First Black Owned Piano Manufacturing Business

in All Posts/Black Money by
Black Owned Piano Manufacturing Business

Warren Shadd is the founder of Shadd Piano, the first Black owned piano manufacturing business. That makes him the first large-scale commercial Black instrument manufacturer, period. For Shadd, piano making is part of his birthright. His grandparents were musicians: His grandmother was a ragtime pianist in the South in the ’30s, and his grandfather invented…

Keep Reading

12 Nipsey Hussle Quotes About Business and Success

in All Posts/Black Culture by
nipsey hussle

Last night I clicked on an old video interview Nipsey Hussle did discussing his business ventures. That video led me to another and then another. I’ve always been impressed by his drive and focus. Now, he’s gone. My way of paying tribute and my respects to someone who I was inspired by, is to provide…

Keep Reading

The Lyrical Hoofer: Joseph Webb on Life As A Rhyming Tap Dancer

in All Posts/Black Culture by
joseph webb

The New York Times hit the nail on the head when dance and cultural critic Roslyn Sulcas deemed tap dancer Joseph Webb “no doubt, a natural star,” albeit “too hard to categorize.” This is because he, like other prolific triple threats, has managed to trip the light fantastic as a seasoned professional dancer, Broadway actor,…

Keep Reading

Folami Opens Up About Her Path from Entertainer To Artist Entrepreneur

in All Posts/Black Culture by
folami

If you haven’t been following Folami, one of the dazzling lead vocalists of disco’s greatest band, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, then you’re absolutely missing out! In this in-depth interview, Folami opens up about her path as a working entertainer and artist entrepreneur. We cover everything from how essential her family and Afrocentric upbringing were in…

Keep Reading

ABIAH Pays Tribute to Nina Simone on Upcoming Album

in All Posts/Black Culture by
abiah

The week after Nina Simone, our fierce activist artist born as Eunice Wyman, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I arrived at the charming residence of renowned vocalist Jeremiah Abiah. It was a dismally rainy Sunday afternoon in the cold of April. Located on a Central Harlem brownstone block, in the…

Keep Reading

10 Of Our Favorite Fela Kuti Quotes

in All Posts/Black Culture by
fela

Music legend and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti would have been 79 years also today. In honor of his life and his mission to use his music to liberate his people, we have compiled a few of our favorite Fela quotes. Happy Birthday Fela! To be spiritual is not by praying and going to church. Spiritualism…

Keep Reading

Go to Top