Sponsored Love: A Harlem Renaissance Opera Indiegogo Campaign

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Help create Harlem history with the Harlem Renaissance Opera Indiegogo Campaign here.

Morningside Opera, Harlem Opera Theater, and The Harlem Chamber Players are joining forces to present a semi-staged concert production of the Harlem Renaissance opera Voodoo by Harry Lawrence Freeman.

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Wallace Roney Orchestra At The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival In HArlem

wallace-roneyWallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Walter Davis Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jay McShann, David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. Continue Reading →

Black Stars of The Great White Way At Carnegie Hall

Chapman_Roberts_Norm_Lewis_&_Andre_DeSheildsBy Claude Jay

On Monday, June 23, at 8:00 PM, Chapman Roberts (Choral Director/arranger-Five Guys Name Moe and Smokey Joe’s Café) and Norm Lewis (Phantom, Phantom of the Opera and the TV series, Scandal), will realize their vision to pay tribute to the contributions and influence of African American men on Broadway and at Carnegie Hall for the past 100 years. Continue Reading →

Josef (Yossele) Rosenblatt, Harlem, 1912 -1933

rosenblattJosef (Yossele) Rosenblatt (May 9, 1882 – June 19, 1933), was Ukrainian-born in Bila Tserkva chazzan (was the most famous cantor in the world) and composer in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Falu’s Mumbai Swag (video)

FaluFalu (aka Falguni Shah) is internationally recognized vocalist from Mumbai, Indian, known for her rare ability to seamlessly blend a modern, inventive style with more classical Indian styles. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s James Reese Europe Invented Jazz, 1881 – 1919

image_07_02_020_jamesreeseJames Reese Europe (22 February 1881 – 9 May 1919) was an American ragtime and early jazz bandleader, arranger, and composer. Continue Reading →