7/10/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez/DANCE: New Dance Moves From South African

The Kongoma Dance Group shows off new dance moves from South African.  Continue reading

10/28/17 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Top 10 Best Traditional African Dances

African traditional Dances refers mainly to the dances performed by the cultural communities found in continent. Communities use these dances to teach, to socialize, ceremonies and for celebrating festivals and moaning funerals while Some dances are exclusively used for spiritual or religious practices. Continue reading

3/5/16 O&A NYC Saturday Morning Concert: Bob Marley & the Wailers- AMANDLA.: Festival of Unity featuring Dick Gregory, Olatunji, Eddie Palmieri, Jabula, the art of Black Dance and Patti Labelle

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Bob Marley and The Wailers, Dick Gregory, Olatunji, Eddie Palmieri, Jabula, the art of Black Dance and Patti Labelle came to Harvard Stadium in Boston on July 21, 1979. The benefit concert was dedicated to the on-going struggles in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. The concert was called AMANDLA.: Festival of Unity. A benfit Concert for Relief and Humanitarian Aid to Southern Africa. Continue reading

2/16/18 O&A NYC Song Of The Day: Whitney Houston- I Have Nothing- Bodyguard World Tour (South Africa)

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Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American recording artist, singer, actress, producer and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston was one of the world’s best-selling music having sold over 200 million records worldwide. She released six studio albums, one holiday album and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. Continue reading

9/24/15 O&A NYC With Tod Roulette- Art: Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence

By Tod Roulette

Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo-Evidence Installation View (2). Photo by Jonathan Dorado. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum

On May 8th, 1996 South Africa became the first country in the world to constitutionally prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. Photographer Zanele Muholi began to collect a series of images based on South African lesbians one year after the South African government legally recognized same sex marriage. It is against these political and historical firsts of granting rights that make the facts presented in Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence the photography exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum until November 1, 2015 depressingly hard to accept. Continue reading