8/19/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Rufus Jones For President (1933) Featuring Sammy Davis, Jr and Ethel Waters

Rufus Jones For President (1933) starring Ethel Waters, Hamtree Harrington, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dusty Fletcher, Edgar Connor, The Will Vodery Girls, The Russell Wooding Jubilee Singers.  Continue reading

8/3/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Dashaun Wesley King Of Vogue

Dashaun Wesley, the King of Vogue, performs an improv vogue dance in collaboration with YOPOOSH.
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7/29/19 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Choreographer and Dancer Nneka Irobunda performs Adekunle Gold- Kelegbe Megbe |

Nneka Irobunda, Nigerian choreographer and dancer, based in New York City, began training in heels with movement director Danielle Polano, seen in Step Up 2: The Streets. Continue reading

7/27/19 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Sudanese Models Angok Mayen and George Okeny


Sudanese models Angok Mayen and George Okeny have overcome countless challenges to achieve their goals and work for the greater good. Watch as they lift the veil on their private lives and share their own stories of heartbreak and triumph. Continue reading

7/27/19 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Chris Brown And Drake Have A Dance Battle In “No Guidance” Video

Chris Brown dropped the video with his former foe turned friend Drake for their celebrated collaboration “No Guidance,” on Friday (July 26). Continue reading

7/19/19 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Kyle Abraham- City Hall (5/15/18)

Choreographer/dancer Kyle Abraham takes us on a funky stroll through downtown Manhattan near City Hall to the music of Bosq Featuring Evan Laflamme. Continue reading

7/2/19 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FASHION SHORT FILM: “Kings Of Style”- Dapper Dan Ft. ASAP Rocky

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

Harlem, the world capital of street style featuring Dapper Dan and ASAP Rocky.Watch the untold story about the birth of Street Style – A$AP Rocky and Dapper Dan in a six minute short film on how Harlem has forever changed the way we dress today.It’s a 212 thing! Continue reading

5/21/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK: May 20- May 27, 2019

It’s here! Memorial Day weekend- the official start of summer. We have an African-diaspora cultural festival in Brooklyn, and Afrobeats in Midtown. A genie grants big screen wishes and Love In Bloom on Staten Island. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

5/17/19 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Nicholas Brothers- Lucky Number (1936)

The Black Network (1936) the all-black musical short starring Nina Mae McKinney and including this dance number with the Nicholas Brothers, a fifteen-year-old Harold and twenty-two-year-old Fayard Nicholas, perform the song Lucky Number.
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2/25/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: High Toned (1929)- Starring Buck and Bubbles

Buck and Bubbles were part of the amazingly talented cast of Blackbirds of 1930 along with piano virtuoso Eubie Blake and the magnificent vocalist Ethel Waters. While this revue is considered a landmark event in the history of black classical music, there is an awestruck need to be reminded that it only ran for a total of 26 performances, leaving Ford Lee “Buck” Washington and John W. Bubbles unemployed again. Continue reading