Harlem Cultural Festival, “The Black Woodstock,” Harlem, New York, 1969 (Video)

The Harlem Cultural Festival (also known as Black Woodstock) was a series of music concerts held in Harlem in New York City during the summer of 1969 to celebrate African American music and culture and to promote the continued politics of black pride. Continue Reading →

“Small Talk At 125th And Lenox,” 1970, By Gil Scott-Heron (Video)

By John Bush

A New Black Poet, Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, also known simply as Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, is the debut album of soul music and jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron, released in 1970 on Flying Dutchman Records.

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“Nina And Me” Ledisi Celebrates The Fabulous Nina Simone At The Apollo In Harlem

The Apollo Theater will present a special one night only concert celebrating artist, activist and Apollo legend Nina Simone with Nina and Me: Ledisi Celebrates Nina Simone Live at the Apollo. Continue Reading →

We Look Forward To “My Soul Looks Back” By Jessica B. Harris In Harlem

Jessica B. Harris, preeminent culinary scholar of the African Diaspora, cookbook author, and journalist, pens a memoir about a time in her life shaped by a romance with fellow college professor Sam Floyd, as well as friendships and chance encounters with cultural icons James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Nina Simone. Continue Reading →

Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos At Harlem Stage

black jpoy in harlemJoin Harlem Stage and Jooksi as they use music as a springboard for dynamic dialogue through a participant driven listening session exploring the singular and intersecting themes of blackness, joy and chaos Continue Reading →

Apollo Celebrates Black History Month In Harlem

apollo theater signThis February, the world famous Apollo Theater will host a series of artistic and community programs in celebration of Black History Month. Continue Reading →

Nina Simone Sings “Ain’t Got No…I’ve Got Life” In Harlem (video)

nina simonaGreat footage of legendary Nina Simone at the historical 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival that took place in Marcus Garvey Park during the summer, only months apart from the inaugural Woodstock concert. Continue Reading →

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