• 01:21

    The Breakbeat - Gentrifying Black Music

    in Culture

    Join MC Brooks this Saturday night at 5pm EST and he makes his return to the air as he discusses the gentrification of black music, specifically hip hop. He will discuss commentary by Lord Jamar, Macklemore, and a variety of other relevant topics. Tune in at 5pm. DON'T MISS IT.

  • 01:04

    Celebrating Black Music Month

    in Music

    June is the month to celebrate our most memorable black artists from jazz, blues, cabaret, pop, rap, etc. Don't hesitate to let me know what artist you want to hear. When I am on the air you can call in at 347-426-3751. You can even email at tekneshiaday@gmail.com, tweet @tday60, Facebook @The Bright Side with Tekneshia. 

  • 01:10

    The Letter That Shook Black Music

    in Current Events

    Recently a satirical letter to black artists, demanding that they move out of the way for white artists doing hip hop and R&B, has made its rounds on the internet. While the letter was made in comedic fashion, it has sent shockwaves throughout the music business. This Thursday on Talk of the Town, The Middle Men will break down the letter, and its impact on black music makers.

  • 00:56

    Black Music Month: Gullah/Geechee Music & Movement

    in Culture

    Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is the hostess of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net).  On this episode, she continues the celebration of Black Music Month 2014 with an examination of the spirituals which were created on the Sea Islands and the role of their use in the civil rights and human rights movements.  Tune een fa yeddi we sho-Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio!


    www.gullahgeecheenation.com

  • 00:58

    Black Music Month-Gullah/Geechee Global Sounds!

    in Culture

    Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is the hostess of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net).  She begins Black Music Month 2014 with this broadcast focused on the global impacts of music done by Gullah/Geechees.  Tune een fa yeddi we sho-Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio!


    www.gullahgeecheenation.com

  • 01:01

    Black Music Month and Hip Hop

    in Social Networking

    Travis L. Gosa is Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University. An interdisciplinary social scientist, he holds faculty appointments in Education, American Studies, and the Center for the Study of Inequality. Since 2008, he has advised Cornell’s Hip Hop Collection, the largest archive on early hip hop culture in the United States. Gosa is editor of Remixing Change: Hip Hop & Obama (Oxford University Press, 2014). His most recent academic work has been published with peer-reviewed journals Poetics, Journal of Popular Music Studies, Teacher’s College Record, Popular Music and Society, and the Journal of American Culture. He has contributed scholarly essays to many critical anthologies including The Cambridge Companion To Hip Hop(Cambridge University Press, 2014) and Social Media: Impact & Usage (Lexington Books, 2012). He has written for various media outlets, including Ebony, The Root, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Black Commentator, FoxNews, and Hip Hop Republican. His book-in-progress examines the relationship between hip hop culture and Black student achievement.


    He is editor of the book Remixing Change: Hip Hop & Obama, and he regularly writes about race and politics at TheRoot.com. You can follow him on Twitter @basedprof.


     

  • 00:56

    Gullah/Geechee Spiritual Soul-Black Music Month Roll Call

    in Culture

    Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is the hostess of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net).  On this broadcast, she continues the celebration of Black Music Month with a roll call of world known musical artists that have roots in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  Tune een fa yeddi we sho-Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio!


    www.gullahgeecheenation.com

  • 01:28

    Fresh Sounds in Black Music: Dominique Toney, JJ Thames and Chelsey Green

    in Women

    Brown Girl Collective celebrates BOLD, Brilliant and Beautiful women and girls of African descent by paying homage to our past and sharing our present, while preparing for our future. 


    Hosted by BGC founder Marcie L. Thomas, in honor of Black Music Month, this show features three unique women who are doing it big on the music scene in 2014.


    Special Guests include:



    Dominique Toney, a singer-songwriter, and actress from Los Angeles, CA, whose musical journey began at the age of 6. Through of a variety of challenges and triumphs, she is now preparing for the release of her debut album “A Love Like Ours” on August 12th. See her video for "Loving You's So Easy" here.
    JJ Thames, a soulful singer-songwriter from Detroit who currently makes her home in Jackson, MS, discovered her love of the blues at an early age and has been touring the land sharing her special brand of fire with live audiences. She recently released her first single, "Tell You What I Know," which reached #1 on Billboard Hot Single sales chart and stayed in the top 10 for 15 weeks! View the video for her top-selling single here.
    Chelsey Green, brings the vibrancy of the acoustic violin to audiences in a whole new way. A student of classical music for over 20 years, Chelsey incorporates the classical into both original tunes and popular favorites in genres including Soul, Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Funk, and more! Watch her in action here.

  • 01:43

    Music Monday: Soul'd Out! Black Music Month Sampler Vol. 4

    in Indie Music

    Who:  Soul'd Out! 


    What:  Black Music Month Sampler Vol 4.


    Where:  Concord Records



    N'dambi - The World Is A Beat
    Mindi Abair feat. Trombone Shorty - Amazing Game
    Isaac Hayes - Part Time Love
    Kris Bowers - Wake The Neighbors
    Lonnie Jordan - Third Stone From The Sun
    Dianne Reeves feat. Gregory Porter - Satiated (Been Waiting)
    Al Jarreau feat. Kelly Price - No Rhyme, No Reason
    Harvey Mason feat. Christian Scott and Corey "CK" King - Places And Spaces
    Pleasure - Space Is The Place
    Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot - Always There
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band feat. Keb' Mo and Rebirth Brass Band - Born Under A Bad Sign
    Billy Porter - Luck Be A Lady
    Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Yusef Lateef - Gemini
    Mel and Tim - Starting All Over Again


     

  • 00:36

    INDIE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Tiz; The State of Black Music; Remembering Maya Angelou

    in Indie Music

    Tune in as host Stacey Brewer speaks with up and coming artist Tiz on his journey in the music industry. Stacey will also speak briefly on the state of Black music. Call in number to chat with Tiz and/or to weigh in on topic is 646-716-8544


    Stacey will also speak on Oprah Winfrey's latest comments regarding the passing of her mentor/mother Dr. Maya Angelou.


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  • 01:03

    Celebrating Black Music Month

    in Music

    In recognition of Black Music Month, we are rebroadcasting our December show.  Please enjoy.

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