Featured Performance: Somi @ The Clarice Performance Arts Center, University of Maryland (Dreaming Zenzile: Work-in Progress) Sunday, August 20, 2017 . 4 PM

Dreaming Zenzile is a modern jazz play based on the extraordinary life of late South African singer and political activist Miriam Makeba. Written by vocalist & songwriter Somi, the play features both original music and reinterpretations of Makeba’s popular repertoire through the modern jazz idiom and small ensemble arrangements. Dreaming Zenzile is set in Castel […]

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That dude Tai Allen, POET, MUSICIAN, A MAKER OF THINGS

Yes, I know this guy and proud of it.  We have shared stages and shared non-conversational moments of the poetic kind.  I have respect and admiration for the continuous presentation of his gifts. He speaks in ways that hold us accountable as human beings.  He is in your face with that confident wordsmith kinda power. He […]

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Gina Breedlove: Her Voice & Soul Can Heal All Wounds

There is nothing more powerful than a voice filled with soul, raw emotion and the alchemic brew to heal and bring light to darkness. Gina Breedlove fashions her sound in a way that draws you in and envelopes you in love and magic.  She lifts you up and leaves you feeling empowered and strong.  There […]

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Val Jeanty: A Powerful Spirit

  Few people in the world bring something different, stamped with an originality that can’t be compared.  I guarantee you’ve never seen or heard anything like the presence and sound of Haitian artist Val Jeanty known as VAL-INC.  She has been mesmerizing audiences around the world for some time, her RESUME is long, her artistry […]

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how much am i lovin’ the brand new Arrested Development song and video

Always been a fan and always will be a fan of Arrested Development.  This new song/video In 1 Day (Whole World Changed) is so fresh and needed at this time.  Arrested Development has always been able to say something strong and keep the groove going. This track makes you dance, think and smile while making you […]

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A Blurb of Respect for Solange Knowles

  I never expected to write anything about Solange.  I’ve always admired her from afar but kept my distance as a fan.  Her fashion bedazzled me and on occasion, I would wish myself into her closet so I could snatch pretty much all of her clothes.  I kept hearing so much about the new album […]

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Benjamin Clementine Live on The Tonight Show

NevahBlackDown features Benjamin Clementine performing Cornerstone Live on The Tonight Show! –Summer of 2016 What can I say about this genius! He is one of the most talented artists I have ever had the pleasure of hearing.  I love the fact that he considers himself a poet!  I came across him through a friend from […]

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