Musician, composer, bandleader and educator Dr. Pascal Bokar Thiam has published a revised edition of the book, “From Timbuktu to the Mississippi Delta: How West African Standards of Aesthetics Shaped the Music of the [...]
By Friends of Negro Spirituals It seems that slavery born Negro Spirituals have an almost human will to live. You Better Mind, There’s a Brightside Somewhere, and Down by the Riverside are among songs that [...]
Sausalito will again be alive with Creole music, culture, food, and dancing. The Creole United Festival, featuring music, culture, food and dancing, will be held at Dunphy Park in Sausalito Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 [...]
Reeling on the huge success of her single “3xKrazy” this past year, songstress Netta Brielle has released a new project in which she shares her deepest emotions with fans.
Courtesy of the L.A. Philharmonic At the age of 70, with more than a half-century of innovation behind him, Chucho Valdés would be forgiven if he chose to sit back and relax.
Blues pianist Katie Webster contributed to countless records by the likes of Slim Harpo, Lazy Lester and Lightnin’ Slim, and recorded some of her own featuring her robust contralto pipes.
Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, playwright, composer and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda and community leader Juan Salgado are among 24 winners of the 2015 “genius” grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The City of Hayward has announced that it seeking five new mural art projects for this fiscal year. The Mural Art Program is partnering with local artists to foster: civic pride, cultural diversity, cultural [...]
As part of its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Library of Congress today launched an online selection of recordings from its Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape, a series of audio recordings of renowned [...]
Thousands of poets, actors, and artists from the U.S., China, India, Europe and many other countries will be performing pieces on peace, sustainability and social justice as part of the 100K Poets for Change [...]