Sunday, January 29, 2012

MUSIC: @josejamesmusic - #NoBeginningNoEnd

Introducing José James from Brooklyn....
Born and raised in Minneapolis, José James came of age with the sounds of Prince, hip-hop and Modern jazz. He is an artist to watch out for in 2012. Make sure to catch him live at Harlem Stage in Feb. 

21+ w/ID 

                                          Friday February 10th & Saturday February 11th
                                                                 7:30PM & 9:30PM
Price: $20 Members / $25 General
Buy Tickets HERE

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

CULTURE: The Black Power Mixtape, First Fridays @ Bronx Museum ::: FREE

Friday, February 3, 2012, 6:00pm until 10:00pm
The Black Power Mixtape
Film screening honoring Black History Month
THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement—Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver among them—the filmmakers captured them in intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews. Thirty years later, this lush collection was found languishing in the basement of Swedish Television. Director Göran Olsson and co-producer Danny Glover bring this footage to light in a mosaic of images, music and narration chronicling the evolution one of our nation's most indelible turning points, the Black Power movement. Music by Questlove and Om'Mas Keith, and commentary from prominent African-American artists and activists who were influenced by the struggle - including Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles - give the historical footage a fresh, contemporary resonance and makes the film an exhilarating, unprecedented account of an American revolution.

6:00pm DJ Revolution spins on the 1’s & 2’s (Soul, Classic R&B, Hip-Hop)
6:45pm Welcome Remarks
6:50pm Screening of The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (100 min)
8:30pm Q&A with film co-producer Joslyn Barnes (Louverture Films)
8:45pm Performance: GIF (HABANA/HARLEM®)
9:00pm Performance: Latasha N. Nevada Diggs (Burnt Sugar, Black Earth Institute)
9:15pm Performance: Mahogany L. Browne (PoetCD.Com/Nuyorican Poets Café)
9:30pm Performance: C. K~Swift (New Rap Order/ Universal Zulu Nation)
9:45pm Closing Remarks

2nd Floor - North Wing

Friday, January 20, 2012


Circa '95 is written and performed by 
PattyDukes & Reph.
Shot by Barrio Media.
Edited by Reph.
Track Mixed & Mastered by Fred Ones & Reph at TME Studios.
Single art design by Crosby.
Free Lunch is the debut album by Circa '95 released on 11/11/11.
Available now via

MUSIC: Introducing @MS_NIKO_

Circa '95 loves finding new artists to share with all of you.

Check out Singer, Songwriter, Emcee - MS. NIKO

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Circa '95 Interview with News 12 The Bronx

On Jan 4th, Circa '95 was invited to participate in The Bronx Music Heritage Center Presents “Hip Hop: Then, Now & Tomorrow”  Roundtable Discussion at BRAC (Bronx Art Space) on 305 East 140th Street from 6-8pm. 

The roundtable was moderated by Bill Aguado of the Bronx Music Heritage Center with guests: Patty Dukes and Reph Star of Circa '95, Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz Sapp of UniVerses, Fred Ones, Jane Gabriels of Pepatian, and Rockafella of Full Circle Dance. 

The discussion was lively and highlighted some of the challenges Hip-Hop artists in NYC face and the responsibility we have to keep the culture alive. 

For more info on The Bronx Music Heritage Center CLICK HERE 

@NaveganteNYC feat. @YoungChris - "All In Your Head Remix" (Directed By Rik Cordero)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

CULTURE: Tonight! Yes We Can Can Annual Food Drive @LyricistLounge @CrazyLegsRSC

Thursday, January 5, 2012

(Annual food drive)

Special Birthday Bash for
Crazy Legs (Rock Steady Crew) & Danny Castro (Lyricist Lounge)


96 Lafayette St. (between Walker & White)

$5 w/ 2 cans of food

Start your new year right by giving back & get your dance on!!!

10pm - 4am

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

CULTURE: Chile Rising

Chilean students have taken over schools and city streets in the largest protests the country has seen in decades.  These actions are causing a political crisis for the country's billionaire President, Sebastian Piñera.

The students are demanding free education, and an end to the privatization of their schools and universities. The free-market based approach to education was implemented by the military dictator Augusto Pinochet in his last days in power.

As the demonstrations in Chile coincide with protests erupting globally, Fault Lines follows the Chilean student movement during their fight in a country that is among the most unequal in the world.

This episode of Fault Lines first aired on Al Jazeera English on January 2, 2012.

The video features music from Anita Tijoux