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ThatKellieGirl is back in effect. I had to head out-of-town to take care of business, but I am back on the scene.
When most people think about soul artists from the DMV area (not go-go or funk, but soul), most people will mention the most famous artists, Marvin Gaye or Raheem DeVaughn. However, there are many talented artists in the area, but unfortunately, they don’t receive much love because they haven’t been signed by a major label. What folks need to realize is that some of the best music you will hear isn’t on the radio. It is being performed right around the corner at a coffee shop, art gallery or local club.
So if you want to hear some new and good music, check out Wednesday Verses featuring Dev Duff this evening. My honey describes Wednesday Verses as the new “Bar Nun” because it showcases the up and coming talent in the area. I first saw Dev Duff perform at an art gallery in Anacostia. Among the young professionals in their after work attire, he definitely stood out with his afro and white t-shirt. However, it is his soulful voice and the raw lyrics that makes him shine. Dev’s songs reminds me of Cee-Lo (pre-Lady Killer status) as he sings about hood stories, turning off the radio and finding balance. Check his video out “Nu Balance”.
Dev Duff has been on the grind performing throughout the District. So come show some love at Wednesday Verses and support DMV’s own!
Wednesday, October 19
2001 11th St NW
DJ Lance Reynolds
Please rsvp to email@example.com
Check out the brilliance of the Robert Glasper Trio this evening (10/10) at Blues Alley. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform at Bohemian Caverns, and I was just awe-struck. Glasper is known for his work with hip-hop and neo-soul artists such as Bilal and Mos Def as musical director, Q-Tip (The Renaissance), Kanye West (Late Registration), Meshell Ndegeocello (The World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams), J Dilla, Erykah Badu, Jay-Z, Talib Kweli,Common, Slum Village and Maxwell. However, Glasper is committed to jazz. Glasper melds modern genres while preserving the jazz tradition. Get familiar with Robert Glasper.
Also download this free Robert Glasper Beat Tape by Dela.
Monday, October 10
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
8PM & 10PM performances
Get tickets here
Hello Good People!
See you on the other side of the weekend. Be safe.
In the meantime, enjoy this uplifting song “Freedom to Love” from Incognito reworked by Reel People.
This weekend, my family has decided to do things differently. What’s new?!
We are celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day TOGETHER. The reality of the situation is that fathers’ seem to get the short end of the stick sometimes. For my situation, my Dad is so laid back and nonchalant you tend to think “I will just send him the gift and he will be happy”. On the other hand, we lay out the red carpet for Mom. The woman who carried each of my siblings for nine months and was in labor for hours to bring us into the world. This card out seems to trump everything. However, you have to give it up for Dad for being a provider and supporting the family also. We might think Dad doesn’t want a big fuss, but they like the fanfare just as much as mothers.
So in my family’s effort to bring balance to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day (It’s the yin and yang ya’ll!), we are celebrating them together. Both of them are equally important and essential in building our family. Both holidays are celebrating the same thing– their love and sacrifice to their family and community. A colleague asked “well don’t you think each parents deserves their own day?” I replied “yes, it’s called their birthday!”
Therefore, ThatKellieGirl is officially celebrating “Parents’ Day“.
Enjoy the weekend ya’ll!
Hello Good People,
April showers bring May flowers! Remember that?
I hope everyone had a good week, and I know you are ready for the weekend.
In honor of the of the emancipation of slaves of African origin, Emancipation Day is tomorrow (4/16). Check here and here for Emancipation Day events. Take this opportunity to pass on our rich history to young people.
Filmfest DC ends this weekend. I checked out a movie last Sunday called Transfer. I love sci-fi so I was quite excited to view this movie. It was about a rich old couple from Germany who decides to buy the bodies of two black Africans. The German couple regain their youth while the Africans ensures that their families get money. However, four hours every night, the Africans regain control over their bodies. After a while, the African hosts and the German guests begin to communicate with each other. As the story progresses, the “Transfer” isn’t as simple as advertised. Sci-fi Blogger, Martin Wikner reviews Transfer as revealing “the relation between the rich and the poor in the world. In this movie we see how Europeans exploit Africans to the degree that “we” take over their bodies. This makes it sci-fi, but is a good metaphor for how we make others give up their life for our well-being, without really knowing or considering the costs. The African couple do sign their contracts by free will, but the question is how free the choice really is.” A stand-out performance from actor BJ Britt.
Enjoy your weekend!
Peace and Blessings.
The sun finally came out for a little bit today. I hope you were able to get some rays. This week flew by for me, but I am ready for the weekend. There are so many great events this weekend so make sure to get out of the house.
Remember to send out prayers to Japan for being hit by an earthquake and tsunami today.
Peace and Blessings!
Back to the Caverns by popular demand!!! Last year I saw the Rober Glasper Experiment, and all I can say is that they are the truth. Hailed by listeners and critics alike, Grammy nominated artist Robert Glasper is considered to be the consummate jazz pianist of his generation. A native of Houston, Texas, Glasper has performed with neo-soul singer Bilal, Mos Def,Q-Tip,Erykah Badu and Meshell Ndegeocello, among many others. With three widely popular albums released on the Blue Note label, Glasper melds modern genres while preserving the jazz tradition. Seeing is believing.
March 11& 12
2001 11th St NW
8:30Pm & 10:30PM
Get tickets here.
I must admit, I love the weekends! Now don’t get me wrong, I live each day to the fullest. Yet, it is so great when I have two days without 8 hours taken out of my schedule. So, I really take advantage of the uninterrupted time and craft a fun-filled weekend.
So beginning on Friday night, I saw the Robert Glasper Experiment perform at Bohemian Caverns. All I can say is “amazing.” If you are ever blessed with the opportunity to see these brothers perform, please do so. The Robert Glasper Experiment consists of Robert Glasper (piano), Casey Benjamin (saxophone & vocorder), Derrick Hodge (bass) and Chris Dave (drums). Each of these gentlemen were superb in their own right. As I watched them, I actually felt blessed to witness brilliance. Each of them played with passion, creativity and skill that truly inspired me. To see these artists be so dedicated to their craft only motivated me to do the same with my passions.
And I was elated when they played the GRAMMY nominated “All Matters”. I thought I would only hear the instrumental version, but was pleasantly surprised when Casey Benjamin stepped in for Bilal on the vocorder. Speaking of Casey Benjamin, this brother is B-A-D on the vocorder and the saxophone. I will be on the look-out for this brother on other projects.
After covering Floetry’s “Say Yes” to J. Dilla to Radiohead, the audience didn’t want the evening to end. The groups seems to be touring right now, so you can check their schedule here. Now next on the concert schedule is Janelle Monae. Yes!!!!
Enjoy your Sunday. Go check out the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.