RhythmAndSoulRadio Goes From Harlem To The World Stage (Again) At SXSW ’23

April 25, 2023

By Marko Nobles

RhythmAndSoulRadio.com, launched in March 2008, is a 24-hour independently run internet radio station heard by 100,000 people monthly.

The station Is the ultimate “urban eclectic” radio experience,  created from the weekly RhythmAndSoulRadio show that still airs weekly on Harlem Community Radio WHCR 90.3FM that features music and interviews with artists from the genres of R&B, Hip-Hop, Soul, Spoken Word, Reggae, Soca and much more. It is the radio station where you can hear a heavy dose of independent music alongside more commercial artists.

RhythmAndSoulRadio.com has been a staple of the independent music scene in its home base of New York, throughout the U.S., and around the world giving platforms to and featuring independent artists. RhythmAndSoulRadio.com continues to expand its influence and provide platforms for independence by attending one of the world’s largest music festivals, South by Southwest (SXSW), in Austin, Texas.  South By Southwest (SXSW) is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event is an essential destination for global professionals featuring panels, discussion sessions, music showcases, film screenings, art exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities.

The 2023 edition of the SXSW Festival took place from March 10 – 19. For 10 days in Austin, global creatives stepped into different worlds across tech, film, and music to discover new inspiration, create cross-industry connections, and imagine what could be for the future. RhythmAndSoulRadio was on-site at SXSW broadcasting live to allow those around the world who couldn’t make it to Austin, TX to experience SXSW in person to still hear some of the activity taking place by listening to RhythmAndSoulRadio.com. We could speak to Filmmakers, Actors, actresses, innovators in technology, and artists in genres ranging from soul to rock to blues to hip hop to pop to jazz and much more. Some of our interview highlights were talking to artists from Mongolia, Artists from Washington  DC representing the legacy of Go-Go Music, filmmakers including Jenna Cavelle,  VP of 20th Digital Studios which has produced a number of horror features for Hulu Networks, including Grimcutty, Matriarch, Clock all set to premiere this fall along with Appendage which was premiered during SXSW; Ben Shapiro, Co-Director of the documentary MAX ROACH: THE DRUM ALSO WALTZES (which will be seen on PBS in the fall) among others.

In addition to the live broadcasts, we were able to present four of our own events to provide some Urban Eclectic Flavor to SXSW and the Austin, TX community.  Those events included THE ARRAY PARTY featuring RhythmAndSoulRadio.com DJs, Dj Dan.C.E., Dj King James & Dj BlackIcon1 also known as THE ARRAY PARTY DJ’s brought The Array Party from NYC to Austin, Tx to the Long Play Lounge on a Wednesday evening during SXSW Week, March 15th spinning dance music that spans several genres and years that had patrons getting their boogie on inside and outside.

The next day on Thursday RhythmAndSoulRadio presented its signature event, The Rendezvous in ATX at Flamingo Cantina, known as “the people’s club” in the heart of downtown Austin. The day featured DJ sets and performances from independent artists from around the country – Houston, Tx, Denver, Colorado, NYC, Pittsburgh, PA, North Carolina, Lexington, KY and Miami, Fl.  

Thanks to the artists Quentell, Ansherea, Mike Bennett & The SoulGlo Orchestra, KEA, Jessie Laine Powell, Mavis Swan Poole & Alex Harris.

Friday, March 17th, 2023, RhythmAndSoulRadio presented “Music, Art, Life” at Kenny Dorhams’ Backyard. Named for the legendary jazz trumpeter and East Austinite, Kenny Dorham’s Backyard is an outdoor music venue, located in the heart of the historic East End cultural district, just down the street from Kenny Dorham’s last home in Austin. Music, Art, Life was a backyard party with the RhythmAndSoul Radio DJ spinning and live performances from Mavis SWAN Poole, Jessie Laine Powell, Mike Bennett, and the SoulGlo Orchestra. The evening also featured a fashion show from designer Chandra Hopkins/ CHRedux2.

We wrapped up on Saturday, March 18th with Rhythm And Soul Saturday at Smokey Creek Cajun Bar & Grill in Round Rock which is a suburb of Austin where many working-class people of color are moving to (gentrification is hitting hard in Austin, TX as well!). It was a blast to be in our community in Texas sharing the music of independent artists Ansherea, Kea, and Alex Harris along with the RhythmAndSoulRadio DJs.

We have to give a special shoutout to the Rollin Souls Band who supported all the artists on all of our live performances. Shoutout also to the venues we worked with. Our Austin Home of Flamingo Cantina, (Hopefully) new homes for us, Long Play Lounge, Kenny Dorham’s Backyard (Special shout to Harold MacMillan and Diverse Arts Culture Works), and Smokey Creek Cajun Bar & Grill( Special Shout to Brandi Cash who made it possible for us to be there).

Urban Eclectic Internet Radio Station RhythmAndSoulRadio.com brings a Rhythm And Soul Saturday from New York to Texas with a night of live performances from national and international independent recording artists and dancing to the music of the RhythmAndSoulRadio DJs.

With all that we just ran down that was only half of everything that took place. The performances with artists from Big Boi to Sudan Archives to Fishbone, the parties including the special edition of Soul In The Horn, the film premieres including “Dungeons & Dragons” & “John Wick 4”, the conferences covering music, technology, web 3 space, cannabis, education, food sustainability and then some. SXSW is truly a place an event of convergence of ideas and industry. An opportunity to discover artists and the next big thing in music, film, TV, technology, education, and more.

Since our first trip to Austin for SXSW in 2018 we’ve known it was important to be able to continue to attend to discover artists and others that we can work with and more importantly to make sure more artists, potential changemakers, and our audience are exposed to the magnitude of this festival and be on the ground floor of some of what the innovation will be that comes out of it. We will continue to share recaps in the form of rebroadcasts on RhythmAndSoulRadio.com and images on our social media pages.

RhythmAndSoulRadio goes from Harlem to the World Stage (again) at the 2023 South By Southwest Festival.

RhythmAndSoulRadio.com, launched in March 2008, is a 24-hour independently run internet radio station heard by 100,000 people monthly. The station Is the ultimate “urban eclectic” radio experience,  created from the weekly RhythmAndSoulRadio show that still airs weekly on Harlem Community Radio WHCR 90.3FM that features music and interviews with artists from the genres of R&B, Hip-Hop, Soul, Spoken Word, Reggae, Soca and much more. It is the radio station where you can hear a heavy dose of independent music alongside more commercial artists.

RhythmAndSoulRadio.com has been a staple of the independent music scene in its home base of New York, throughout the U.S., and around the world giving platforms to and featuring independent artists. RhythmAndSoulRadio.com continues to expand its influence and provide platforms to independence by attending one of the world’s largest music festivals, South by Southwest (SXSW), in Austin, Texas.  South By Southwest (SXSW) is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film and music industries. The event is an essential destination for global professionals featuring panels, discussion sessions, music showcases, film screenings, art exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities.

The 2023 edition of the SXSW Festival took place from March 10 – 19. For 10 days in Austin, global creatives stepped into different worlds across tech, film, and music to discover new inspiration, create cross-industry connections, and imagine what could be for the future. RhythmAndSoulRadio was on-site at SXSW broadcasting live to allow those around the world who couldn’t make it to Austin, TX to experience SXSW in person to still hear some of the activity taking place by listening to RhythmAndSoulRadio.com. We could speak to Filmmakers, Actors, actresses, innovators in technology, and artists in genres ranging from soul to rock to blues to hip hop to pop to jazz and much more. Some of our interview highlights were talking to artists from Mongolia, Artists from Washington  DC representing the legacy of Go-Go Music, filmmakers including Jenna Cavelle,  VP of 20th Digital Studios which has produced a number of horror features for Hulu Networks, including Grimcutty, MatriarchClock all set to premiere this fall along with Appendage which was premiered during SXSW; Ben Shapiro, Co-Director of the documentary  MAX ROACH: THE DRUM ALSO WALTZES (which will be seen on PBS in the fall) among others,

In addition to the live broadcasts, we were able to present four of our own events to provide some Urban Eclectic Flavor to SXSW and the Austin, TX community. Those events included THE ARRAY PARTY featuring RhythmAndSoulRadio.com DJs, Dj Dan.C.E., Dj King James & Dj BlackIcon1 also known as THE ARRAY PARTY DJ’s brought The Array Party from NYC to Austin, TX, to the Long Play Lounge on a Wednesday evening during SXSW Week. These March 15th spinning dance music that spans several genres and years had patrons getting their boogie on inside and outside.

The next Thursday, RhythmAndSoulRadio presented its signature event, The Rendezvous in ATX at Flamingo Cantina, known as “the people’s club” in the heart of downtown Austin. The day featured DJ sets and performances from independent artists from around the country – Houston, Tx, Denver, Colorado, NYC, Pittsburgh, PA, North Carolina, Lexington, KY and Miami, Fl.  

Thanks to the artists Quentell, Ansherea, Mike Bennett & The SoulGlo Orchestra, KEA, Jessie Laine Powell, Mavis Swan Poole & Alex Harris.

Friday, March 17th RhythmAndSoulRadio presented “Music, Art, Life” at Kenny Dorhams’ Backyard. Named for the legendary jazz trumpeter and East Austinite, Kenny Dorham’s Backyard is an outdoor music venue, located in the heart of the historic East End cultural district, just down the street from Kenny Dorham’s last home in Austin. Music, Art, Life was a backyard party with the RhythmAndSoul Radio DJ spinning and live performances from Mavis SWAN Poole, Jessie Laine Powell, and Mike Bennett, and the SoulGlo Orchestra. The evening also featured a fashion show from designer Chandra Hopkins/ CHRedux2.

We wrapped up on Saturday, March 18th with Rhythm And Soul Saturday at Smokey Creek Cajun Bar & Grill in Round Rock which is a suburb of Austin where many working-class people of color are moving to (gentrification is hitting hard in Austin, TX as well!). It was a blast to be in our community in Texas sharing the music of independent artists Ansherea, Kea, and Alex Harris along with the RhythmAndSoulRadio DJs.

We have to give a special shoutout to the Rollin Souls Band who supported all the artists on all of our live performances. Shoutout also to the venues we worked with. Our Austin Home of Flamingo Cantina, (Hopefully) new homes for us, Long Play Lounge, Kenny Dorham’s Backyard (Special shout to Harold MacMillan and Diverse Arts Culture Works), and Smokey Creek Cajun Bar & Grill( Special Shout to Brandi Cash who made it possible for us to be there)

Urban Eclectic Internet Radio Station RhythmAndSoulRadio.com brings a Rhythm And Soul Saturday from New York to Texas with a night of live performances from national and international independent recording artists and dancing to the music of the RhythmAndSoulRadio DJs.

With all that we just ran down that was only half of everything that took place. The performances with artists from Big Boi to Sudan Archives to Fishbone, the parties including the special edition of Soul In The Horn, the film premieres including “Dungeons & Dragons” & “John Wick 4”, the conferences covering music, technology, web 3 space, cannabis, education, food sustainability and then some. SXSW is truly a place an event of convergence of ideas and industry. An opportunity to discover artists and the next big thing in music, film, TV, technology, education, and more.

Since our first trip to Austin for SXSW in 2018 we’ve known it was important to be able to continue to attend to discover artists and others that we can work with and more importantly to make sure more artists, potential changemakers, and our audience are exposed to the magnitude of this festival and be on the ground floor of some of what the innovation will be that comes out of it. We will continue to share recaps in the form of rebroadcasts on RhythmAndSoulRadio.com and images on our social media pages.

Photo credit: 1-6) Terry Tatum.

Marko Nobles

Marko Nobles was born and raised in Harlem. He is a Partner of the company InJoy Enterprises which produces concerts & events featuring independent artists as well as provides PR, Marketing, Event Production, Event Management, and Event coordination consulting services. He is also “The Architect” of RhythmAndSoulRadio.com a 24-hour urban eclectic internet radio station created from the weekly 2-hour radio show he hosts on WHCR 90.3FM. The weekly show airs Tuesday nights from 10 pm – Midnight. www.RhythmAndSoulRadio.com

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