On this special day, the East 128th Street Block Club unveiled a historic mural that was two years in the making, It was NOT an easy process and in fact the challenges often felt insurmountable. But finally, FINALLY, the finished product was completed, installed, unveiled and celebrated. Early morning preparation.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN6Am8vvwpA&t=1s
Nice time recording demo tracks at Studio 78 with Sausalito Jazz Trio (+one).
You all already know why I'm asking that question, right? For the past decade or more, rap music has become outright terrifying. I was just about to hang it up! Talib went Tweet, twat mad, Busta Bus falling off stages (with the Luvs my CoCo dude - No!!!) Yasin Bey b.k.a. Mos Def fled … Continue reading Hip Hop, Is that YOU?!?
Once again it was on... Umojah Nation! We opened up for the legendary Morgan Heritage at Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland. So dope. It was a hot night! I had to get a clip of one of my favorite reggae songs, No Haffi Dread... 'Got to believe in His Majesty Oh yes, His lineage and divinity … Continue reading Umojah Nation Opening for Morgan Heritage!
The Umojah Nation crew opened for this immensely talented Sista - Etana - at the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights. Love my reggae family! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6OummuSaIk
Most recently I had a friend state that she liked “men” that used social media sparingly. Respect. Funny thing is, she said it on – a social media site. So, the problem is of course that sometimes we need to do one majorly important thing – sssshhhhhhh.... No love lost, my friend. Seriously though, I … Continue reading Social Media Madness?
So, after a small hiatus (it seems), Umojah Nation hit the stage this past weekend at Jilly's in Akron and we had an amazing time. I have so much fun with my band mates, we are such a family, and in many ways this has helped sustain my inner being. I have had periods of … Continue reading On the Ngoma Vol. 2 – Umojah Nation at Jilly’s