We had a ‘Blast’ last night @ the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and here’s a ‘Blast from the past’
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Come Get All Funk’d Up!
Nov. 1st, watch us “Shine” @ Joe’s Pub, NYC,
‘Shine (This Is It)’ is the first single from Soul Clap’s self-titled second album, a project that’s been four years in the making. An uplifting house music anthem, it features legendary vocalist Nona Hendryx and includes remixes from Dimitri From Paris and DJ Rocca aka Erodiscotique.
Nona Hendryx is an original member of the trio Labelle who’s smash single “Lady Marmalade” is a timeless classic. Her solo singles “Transformation” and “Do What You Wanna Do” from the 80’s are equally prolific to her work as a back-up vocalist for a laundry list of legendary acts including Parliament-Funkadelic, Talking Heads and Peter Gabriel. There is magic contained in ‘Shine (This Is It)’ and the strength in Hendryx’s vocal empowers our sprits and moves us on the dancefloor. Midnight Magic’s Morgan Wiley delivers an outstanding keyboard solo and fellow bandmate Jason Disu teams up with Kalí Rodríguez and No Regular Play’s Greg Paulus to form the Soul Clap horn section.
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IF YOU LOVE THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE, LET HIM KNOW TODAY!
Love the video of John Lennon’s impromtu version of ‘Lady Marmalade’, makes me smile & laugh everytime!
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I Also love my friend Gina Raphaela’s jewelry, check it out here:
“All The WOO In The World” Update!
The celebration/fundraiser for Bernie Worrell, the wonderful wizard of WOO who’s battling 4th stage lung cancer and prostate cancer was a hugh success! , you made a thought, a dream come true! To contribute:
Someone gave me this early Christmas present of ‘No Emotion’ live on Sunday Night with David Sanborn and some of killing-est musicians, I was in Funkrockster heaven and singing with the ‘oh so understated’ Pop Staples. I’m sharing it with you, enjoy and Rock on!
Sunday night after 2 nearly sold out shows at Joe’s Pub, so many people asked me how I chose such an amazingly talented group of singers, musicians, dancer and poet? I could only answer ‘it happened because it was fate’ and I am so grateful to know each of you. My fate to meet each of you at different times and to have the opportunity to witness your artistry, as Joey says, your ‘magic’. Sharing the stage many times with most of you, exploring, playing and creating music. And yes, sooooo much love and laughter. Thank you for making me look and feel so good! Working on getting a tour bus or 2 and taking ‘Parallel Lives’ on the road Spring in 2016!
A celebration of Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf for their Centennial year
Parallel Lives Joe’s Pub
FEATURING: JOEY ARIAS, TAMAR KALI, WOMEN OF THE WORLD, ADUKU UTAH, LISA JESSE PETERSON, Kiki Hawkins and Keith Fluitt,
with an ‘All Star’ Orchestra
Etienne Stadwjck, Will Calhoun, Kim Clarke, Juliette Jones, Clerida Eltime, Alva Sings, Gwen Laster, Ina Paris
Contact Sol Studio (646) 559-8368 to bid on the ‘Make Music, Not War’ artwork.
Make Music Not War
IF YOU MISSED THE NIGHT OF SUMMER FUNK & SWEAT & DIDN’T ‘GET YOUR BOOTAY SHAKIN’, HEAD NODDIN’ AND HAND CLAPPIN ON! @ JOE’S PUB W/MY BAND ‘MAMAFUNK’ & GUEST ARTIST ‘TOSHI REAGON’ SHAME ON YOU!
ALL IS NOT LOST, WE’LL DO IT AGAIN IN THE FALL, I’M THINKIN OCTOBER FOR MY BIRTHDAY, WHADDYA THINK?
+ AND YOU CAN CHECK 2 PREVIOUS VIDEO BELOW! +
AND EARLIER IN 2015 @ THE SCHOMBURG a Toshi Reagon lead tribute to my music w/Mamafunk (miles Robertson on keys that night) & a stellar group of Mamafunk’s chillun!
IT WAS ‘DA FUNK, NUTIN BUT DA FUNK’ YA’LL!
MAMAFUNK BAND: RONNY DRAYTON (GTR.) TREVOR GALE (DRUMS) ETIENNE STADWJCK (KEYS) WARREN MCRAE (BASS) KIKI HAWKINS, ASA ARNOLD AND KEITH FLUITT (VOCALS)
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“IF YOU HEAR OR SEE SOMETHING YOU LIKE, CLICK ON IT & GET IT & WE’LL SEND IT”!
‘Transformation’ & ‘Sister’s On the Rise’ on the GRAMMY WINNING ‘BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM’ Mosaic w/Terri Lynn Carrington
REMEMBERING 2013 & 14!
BECAUSE HE’S AND INSPIRATION, LOVE FOR SEKOU SUNDIATA!
2 Live Performances of songs from Nona’s “MUTATIS MUTANDIS” CD
“Temple of Heaven” Live @ The World Cafe in Philadelphia
*And ‘Let’s Give Love A Try’ - on ‘Later w/Jools’
“MUTATIS MUTANDIS” CD
Buy it on itunes & from my store!
Reel Black TV Shot this video at our show at Philadelphia’s World Cafe!