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!Read More
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.
Mary J. Blige
Doug E Fresh
Sir the Baptist
The Jones Girls ft. Shirley Jones
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
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.
Dr. 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!Read More
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!
GRAMMY award winning multi-talented bassist, Thundercat has announced the US leg of his 2017 tour.
There was talk of a new album to be released by the end of the year and fans are waiting patiently… Thundercat dropped a new track entitled, Bus In The Streets back in the summer which alluded to the hopes of a new project on the horizon. This news was also co-signed by Flying Lotus…. We still have a little time maybe it will happen. Until then get into Bus In These Streets and see Thundercat in a city near you.
2017 Tour Dates
02-13 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
02-14 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
02-16 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
02-17 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rickshaw Theatre
02-18 Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
02-19 Seattle, WA – Barboza
02-21 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
02-22 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
02-24 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
02-25 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
02-26 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
02-28 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
03-01 Montreal, Quebec – SAT
03-02 Boston, MA – Paradise
03-03 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
03-04 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
03-05 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
03-08 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
03-10 New Orleans, LA – Buku Music + Art Project
03-11 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
03-12 Dallas, TX – Trees
03-16 Tel Aviv, Israel – Barby Club
03-17 Istanbul, Turkey – Babylon
03-18 Warsaw, Poland – Niebo Club
03-19 Berlin, Germany – Yaam
03-20 Hamburg, Germany – Mojo
03-21 Cologne, Germany – CBE
03-22 Bristol, England – Thekla
03-23 Manchester, England – Gorilla
03-24 Liverpool, England – Invisible Wind Factory
03-27 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
03-28 London, England – Heaven
03-29 Reims, France – La Cartonnerie
03-30 Paris, France – Trabendo
04-01 Fribourg, Switzerland – Fri-son
04-02 Zurich, Switzerland – Theater Moods
04-03 Bratislava, Slovakia – Atelier Babylon
04-04 Vienna, Austria – Porgy & Bess
04-05 Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Music Bar
04-07 Rotterdam, the Netherlands – Motel Mozaique Festival
04-08 Utrecht, the Netherlands – Transition Festival
04-09 Brussels, Belgium – BRDCST Festival