2016 Things I’ve done & will do!
John Lennon “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir” - Vidéo Ina.fr
Love this video of John Lennon’s impromtu version of ‘Lady Marmalade’, makes me smile & laugh everytime!
“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! Thank you to The BRC Team, the Sweet Relief Team, BLJ World Wide, God’s Love We Deliver, Jonathan Demme for the Stop Making Sense/Ricki & The Flash footage, Berklee College of Music’s ‘The Record’ Team, Tony Pallagrosi of the Stone Pony and specially to all of the ‘Superb Guest Artists’ on the stage April 4th. A major ‘Thank You’ to those who wanted to be there but couldn’t and sent ‘amazing’ musical instruments for the live and online auction, (Santana, Flea, Moog, Bob Gruen, The Rolling Stones, Pigtronix, Fender Guitars, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Dennis Chambers),you made the funds raised for Bernie even sweeter. Thank you to Mayor Ras Baraka for the ‘Proclamation’ proclaiming Bernie’s contribution to music and the music industy. To the Stephen Colbert Show for showing Bernie & P-Funk ‘air time love’ the day of show. The hundreds of members of the press who helped to promote the event, the volunteers supporting the event and the thousands of ‘Funkateers’ who brought their funky selves to the fundraiser and those who checked in online, you made a thought, a dream come true!
The goal was to raise funds for Worrell’s health and living expenses as he fights Stage 4 lung cancer and prostate cancer. The even honored Worrell for all he’s given to popular culture through music and raised funds to attempt to cover gaps not adequately paid by way of health care limitations, royalties, samples, licensing, and the like—a side effect of being a pioneering artist whose impact and influence spans back to when he started composing music in the 1950s.
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?
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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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‘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!