HW Pick: Buika, Free At Summerstage In Central Park (video)

Buika-SmallNPR wrote that Concha Buika’s voice doesn’t come from inside her petite body: It comes from Africa, and from the past. There are obvious traces of flamenco, itself a historical mash-up of the Moors and various transitory cultures in southern Spain and north Africa. Continue Reading →

West Harlem Art Fund Selected To WNYC’s Salute The ARts Initiative

west harlem art fund logoCongratualtions, to the West Harlem Art Fund for being selected to the WNYC’s Salute The ARts Initiative program for 2014. Continue Reading →

Marian McPartland, Marylou Williams And Thelonius Monk At ‘A Great Day In Harlem’ Shoot

McPartland with Marylou Williams and Thelonius Monk a detail of the famous photograph of jazz musiciA great behind-the-scenes photograph of Marian McPartland, Marylou Williams and Thelonius Monk on 125th Street in August, 1958 in central Harlem. Continue Reading →

Big Jim & the Small-Time Investors at the Faison Firehouse Theater

BigJimPoster (1)On Tuesday night (March 11) at 8pm, the Center for Contemporary Opera (CCO) will present a semi-staged performance of Eric Salzman’s cutting-edge opera, Big Jim & the Small-Time Investors, as part of their Development Series at Harlem’s Faison Firehouse Theater. Continue Reading →

Yolande’s Yard: Mumia, Long Distance Revolutionary (video)

mumia5By Yolande Brener

Mumia Abu Jamal, birth name Wesley Cook, is the author of seven book, numerous articles for the Black Panther Press and hundreds of radio programs for NPR and Democracy Now.  Continue Reading →

Tod & Chuck Story Featured On NPR/StoryCorps

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Here’s a link to Harlemite Todd Roulette and his late partner former CT., State Senator Chuck Allen, III’s love story in the April 2009 Story CorpsAlumni eNewsletter.

Here’s what someone said about the story:

“I am so glad that you were able to interview Tod Roulette about his life with his friend Chuck Allen, who passed away. StoryCorps gives us a wonderful way to access healing of body and mind. All the best from Story Corps Alumna, poet and artist, Erica U. Mapp. Many Thanks!

www.storycorps.org