*President Joe Biden’s recent student debt cancellation announcement elicited a diverse range of reactions– some congratulatory, others critical, and still others that seem unsure what to make of the unprecedented multi-billion-dollar effort. Predictably, long-time education and civil rights advocates spoke to the need for additional reforms, while others wondered about cancellation’s impact on an already
*Los Angeles — European major LEONINE Studios reveals first look at its international biopic GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE, produced by Wiedemann & Berg Film. After a year of intense casting in five countries, newcomers Tijan Njie from Germany and Elan Ben Ali from France are set to portray the lead roles of the Milli
*Issa Rae’s newest scripted series “Rap Sh!t” is a new fav among fans! The show introduces us to Shawna, an aspiring rapper who’s trying to find her way through the music industry. She experiences a viral moment and gets a record deal but that is short-lived. Shawna considers herself more of a conscious rapper. She’s
jaimie “breezy” branch, a trumpeter and composer who was among the fastest-rising jazz stars of her generation, died August 22 at her home in Red … Read More “jaimie branch 1983 — 2022” The post jaimie branch 1983 — 2022 appeared first on JazzTimes.
Creed Taylor, a groundbreaking jazz record producer and executive who founded two of the most highly influential record labels in the music, died August 22 … Read More “Creed Taylor 1929 — 2022” The post Creed Taylor 1929 — 2022 appeared first on JazzTimes.
Joey DeFrancesco, an astonishingly gifted multi-instrumentalist who as a teenager kickstarted a renaissance of the Hammond B-3 organ in jazz, died August 25 after a … Read More “Joey DeFrancesco 1971 — 2022” The post Joey DeFrancesco 1971 — 2022 appeared first on JazzTimes.
Self-determinedly genre-jumbling drummer/percussionist Alex Acuña has released his first album as a leader in a decade, Gifts (Le Coq), and the 77-year-old Los Angelino states that its … Read More “Overdue Ovation: Alex Acuña” The post Overdue Ovation: Alex Acuña appeared first on JazzTimes.
More albums should start with an invocational piece. That kind of music, like the opening hymn of Trudy Pitts’ “Blessed Ones of the Eternal Truth” … Read More “Tarbaby feat. Oliver Lake: Dance of the Evil Toys (Clean Feed)” The post Tarbaby feat. Oliver Lake: Dance of the Evil Toys (Clean Feed) appeared first on
Nigerian psalmist and Worship revivalist Dunsin Oyekan is set to release a new version of his collaborative single with Nathaniel Bassey titled “YHWH“. The original song by the duo was featured in Dunsin’s 2019 album, Kingdom Now, available in digital stores today. Taking to social media to announce the release, Dunsin Oyekan share a snippet
‘Osuba’ famed singer and Gospel music minister, Peterson Okopi teams with Yadah fro a brand new single titled “Odighi Onye (There’s No One)“. The God-exalting piece is accompanied by a music video captured live at the annual worship concert organized by TWC Media in Lagos, Nigeria. Rendered in a mix of Igbo and English, “Odighi