Solange Captivates With  Her “Rise”/”Weary” Medley

Solange Captivates With Her “Rise”/”Weary” Medley

RED colored the stage and set the mood for presentation that could be described as no less than Fiyah! Solange set the Tonight Show stage a blaze with her stunning performance of Rise / Weary from her latest album “A Seat At The Table” draped in red connecting outfits Solange and her background singers effortlessly performed her latest track. It was pure art in motion. Check out the performance for yourself. Enjoy!

Solange is being very selective about her appearances….Catch her if you can

Tour Dates

Thursday 02 March 2017 – Sunday 05 March 2017 @ Okeechobee Music & Arts Fest 2017 Okeechobee, FL, US
Wednesday 31 May 2017 – Sunday 04 June 2017 @ Primavera Sound Festival 2017 Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona, Spain
Saturday 24 June 2017 – Saturday 01 July 2017 @ Roskilde Festival 2017 Roskilde, Denmark

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Childish Gambino Lights Up The Tonight Show Stage

Childish Gambino Lights Up The Tonight Show Stage

The Multi-talented Childish Gambino took over the Tonight Show Stage with his mesmerizing performance of “Redbon”e from his critically acclaimed album “Awaken My Love” Needless to say this performance is filled with so much excitement and is stunning to say the least. Check out the performance for yourself. Fans are excited and i’m sure will be anticipating more from this man of many talents. Enjoy!

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Essence Fest LineUp Announced

Essence Fest LineUp Announced

The current year, 2016, has proven to be one of loss and tragedy. The folks over at Essence are clearly ready to be the bearers of Good News They are indeed kicking open the door of 2017 with a show that can be only described as out of this world. The Line Up for the 2017 Essence Festival has been announced. Fans will be more than ready to make their annual trip to New Orleans to experience their favorites live and in rare form. As always we are so excited that our Independent Artists will be represented and get the shine that they so deserve.

Weekend ticket packages are on sale Friday, December 16 at 10am ET with prices starting at $126. For information about ticket sales, accommodations and the latest news about the Essence Festival visit Essence Festival. Join the Festival community: follow us on Twitter @essencefest #EssenceFest and become a fan of 2017 Essence Festival on Facebook.
Here’s a list of confirmed artists for the 2017 Essence Festival.

Diana Ross
Mary J. Blige
Chaka Khan
Doug E Fresh
Erykah Badu
Jazmine Sullivan
John Legend
June’s Diary
Lalah Hathaway
Master P
Moses Sumney
Ro James
Sir the Baptist
Teyana Taylor
The Jones Girls ft. Shirley Jones
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

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Violinist Chelsey Green Receives Doctorate Degree

With performances often described as passionate, vivacious, electrifying, and innovative, Billboard charting recording artist Chelsey Green brings the unmatched tone, richness and vibrancy of violin and viola playing to audiences in a whole new way.

A native of Houston, Texas, Dr. Chelsey Green was born into a family of jazz and funk musicians and started her performance career as a violinist at age 5. Though inundated with music of all genres, she focused on classical music studying both privately and publicly at performing arts schools in the Houston public school system.

chelsey-green-12-promo-2016-derrel-todd-photography-250x250Dr. Green went on to receive a scholarship for classical viola studies at The University of Texas at Austin where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Green then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Viola Performance from The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University and most recently received her doctorate from the University of Maryland College Park.

Chelsey Green and her ensemble, The Green Project, tear down all stereotypes of the violin and viola by fusing traditional classical technique with popular favorites and enticing original songs in various genres– including R&B, Pop, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Alternative, Hip Hop, Gospel and more!

Classically soloing in New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall at age 16, Chelsey Green and The Green Project have been honored to perform in many highly regarded venues around the world. Green’s varied performance resume includes performances at the Late Show with David Letterman, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, NAACP National Convention, Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, White House Correspondents’ Dinner Reception, BET Honors Dinner, Essence Music Festival, Macy’s Herald Square, Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, Lake Arbor Jazz Festival, The Howard Theatre, The Music Center at Strathmore, Blues Alley, Bobby Jones Gospel, The John F. Kennedy Center and more!

Congratulations to Violinist Chelsey Green on receiving her Doctorate degree.

Ring in the New Year live with Chelsey Green and The Green Project at SOBE Lounge Lanham MD, Saturday 12.31.16 show starts at 9:00 pm. Get to know Dr. Chelsey Green and check out her performance below. Enjoy!

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The Art Of Cool Festival 2017

The Art Of Cool Festival 2017

The Neo Soul Cafe attended the Art of Cool Festival in Durham, NC for the first time last year. Needles to say we are amped about this years’ festival. The line up last year was unbelieveable.

The Line -Up so far for this years festival is bananas.
Slated to perform are:

Common, Revive Big Band, George Clinton, Rakim, Christian Scott, GoldLink, JMSN, Just Blaze, Kenneth Whalum, Makaya McCraven, Marquis Hill, Matthew Stevens, Nao, R.LUM.R, RC&The Gritz, Shaun Martin, Sputnik, Terrace Martin & The Polly Seeds, The Baylor Project ft Jean and Marcus Baylor, The Hamiltones and Theo Crocker.

AOC Festival takes place in Durham, North Carolina on April 28-30.
Tickets are on sale NOW!….! CLICK THIS LINK for Tickets
Sites and sounds from the last festival…Enjoy!

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