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This Christmas 

Donny Hathaway


  Christmas time has come again. Even here in Japan, which is not a predominantly Christian country, the holiday lights, decorations, events and songs declare the season's popularity.

One of my favorite Christmas songs is Donny Hathaway's This Christmas. I love listening to his version and I love singing it as well. In fact, I've performed it a few times this month at various Christmas events.

Today, I'd like to share a beautiful version which I discovered recently on YouTube. What is even…

The New Nutcracker 

The Nutcracker - http://www.cbtnva.org/nutcracker

 

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra & Baltimore School for the Arts dancers - http://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2014-2015-events/the-nutcracker.aspx


As a child, The Nutcracker was one of my favorite ballet productions. It inspired my desire to become a ballerina and to take ballet lessons in primary school back in Trinidad.
 
With a fabulous score by Tchaikovsky, the ballet premièred at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on Sunday, December 18, 1892…

Official Lyrics Video for the New Single, 'Can You See Me? (Hands in the Air)' by Lady A aka Alicia Saldenha 

The official lyrics video for my new single, Can You See Me? (Hands in the Air) has been released. 

Please check it out and please help me share the links on social media. 

The song is a call for solidarity in the face of racism, institutionalized discrimination and police brutality.
We have lost too many of our sisters and brothers, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, to this hatred.

#BlackLivesMatter #SayHerName #LaquanMcDonald #Sandra Bland #TamirRice #EricGarner


Can You See Me? (Hands in the Air) 
Artist…

M.I.A. Shines the Spotlight on Refugees with a Beautiful Song & Music Video - Borders  

 

M.I.A. in music video for Borders

Reading about a new M.I.A. release is enough for me to click on the link and listen to the new song or watch the new video. She is such an original and talented young woman.

Today, after watching the beautiful and self-directed music video for her new release, Borders, my love and respect for her has grown even more.

Not only is she addressing such an important and pressing human rights issue, but she is doing it in such a creative and visually stunning way. That is the…

Acclaimed Poet, Musician, Artist, Saul Williams, Considers The Politics of Race and Poetry with the release of US (a.) 

Saul Williams (from Buzzfeed)


Where does one begin when speaking about the wonderful Saul Williams
He is so prolific - an actor, rapper, musician, artist, and writer. 

No wonder that he was commissioned to write a book about about the United States of America. 
In US (a.), he reflects on the complicated issue of identity, of being an American, and the ways in which race informs that identity.
Check out the beautiful interview on Buzzfeed here.

Enjoy this video below. He is definitely one of the artists…

Sananda Maitreya (Formerly Known as Terrence Trent Darby) Powerfully Addresses Civil Injustice in New Music Video 

Sananda Maitreya

He's back.
I have loved Sananda Maitreya since way back when he was known as Terrence Trent Darby.
His voice, his wonderful songs, his style, his sex appeal--- it was all enthralling. I followed his career as he became more and more philosophical and continued to produce beautiful music.  Today, my respect for him increases with the release of his new, powerful, passionate song and heartbreakingly beautiful music video.
The song is called I Wanna Breathe. According to AfroPunk, where…

New Art Music Video!!! - Fractal Addict by Alicia Saldenha 

RedFire (Fractal Art by Alicia Saldenha - DeviantArt.com)



  Hi Friends,

Drum roll please......

Announcing my new art music video!!! 

Yes, art AND music. 

With my new passion for fractal art, I decided to showcase some of my first digital creations in a movie slideshow, set the the soundtrack of my original music. I'm a beginner in the weird and wonderful world of fractal art, but I love it so much that I have been producing tons and tons of it. I'd like to share some of it with you.

(You can also visit my Digital

D'Angelo is Back! All Hail the King! 

Rumours have been circulating for years about a come-back for soul sensation, D'angelo, all leading 
to dead-ends and disappointment for his legions of fans around the globe.

We have been waiting since The Voodoo Tour of 2000. 

Then, last month, a leak of a new demo on the internet - "Black Hole Sun."

Now, concrete proof - clips of D'angelo's concert on January 26 in Stockholm at the Filadelfiakyrkan. 
(Pronounce it if you can.) 

He has ended his retreat and our frustration with the first of a…