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Barabás Lőrinc Ends His World Tour In New York

Freshly off of his European Tour, Barabás Lőrinc took America by storm with a three week tour covering Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. The classically trained Hungarian trumpeter and composer showcased his versatility in style and elevation

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Gil Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011)

As soon as Gil Scott Heron‘s death was announced , his image, music , poetry  and praises spread like wildfire on the “internets”, but how many people bought his new album  ”I’m New Here“or even thought »

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Global Fusion Playist: The Soul Of Destani Wolf


Destani
, sweet sweet Destani, is a friend, a sister & one of my favorite artists. That intro just made me feel like I am coming out of the Destani closet for the first time or entering Destani rehab, where
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Anna Marie Wooldridge AKA Abbey Lincoln dies at 80; jazz singer, actress, civil rights advocate!

Lincoln was born Anna Marie Wooldridge on Aug. 6, 1930, in Chicago, the 10th of 12 children… She started as ‘a sexy young thing in a Marilyn Monroe dress’ before joining Max Roach on ‘We Insist! Freedom Now Suite,’ »

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Global Fusion Playlist :Miles Davis – Human Nature – R.I.P. Michael Jackson

One can only imagine the celebration in heaven today as Miles gets on his horn & Michael comes in the his sweet soulful vocals & electrifying dance moves! ♥ ♥ ♥ this. To see MJ & Miles performing this is »

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Hip-Hop Is Not Dead Series:It Ain’t My Fault by Mos Def & Lenny Kravitz

Many may have moved on to the next charitable effort or disaster, but Mos Def hasn’t forgotten the people of the Gulf Coast- from Katrina Clap to Ain’t My Fault -Mos Def gives a voice to the voiceless in telling »

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Global Fusion Playlist:In a sentimental mood – Duke Ellington and John Coltrane

Two of the greatest Jazz Legends -The Duke & Coltrane! ♥ ♥ ♥ this song way before “Love Jones” made it super sultry & sexy for a new generation. Truly evokes sentimental moods of all kinds!

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R.I.P Hank Jones (July 31, 1918 – May 16, 2010)

Yet another great talented Jazz icon has received his angel’s wings. Many may have heard of John Coltrane, Ella Fitzerald & Dizzie Gillespie, but many will hopefully come to recognize that they were all once accompanied by Hank Jones, who »

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Global Fusion Playlist: Duke Ellington – Take the A Train (Ella Fitzgerald)

Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald pay homage to the Renaissance of Harlem & tell you how to get there by taking the A train to Harlem! “Take the ‘A’ Train” is a jazz standard by Billy Strayhorn that was the »

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Global Fusion Playlist: Sylvia Striplin – You Can’t Turn Me Away

A Classic that found new classic status in Hip-Hop. From Biggie to Erykah, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories Volume 6 soundtrack & many more, New York’s own Sylvia Striplin’s “You can’t Turn Me Away ” has found »

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