2/27/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Bobby McFerrin- 23rd Psalm

Bobby McFerrin‘s haunting rendition of the 23rd Psalm featuring SLIXS & Friends, live in Gdansk, Poland at the Solidarity of Arts Festival, 17 August 2013.
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2/24/22 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: Bob Marley & The Wailers – No Woman, No Cry Live

Bob Marley and The Wailers 1977 Live at the Rainbow Concert is now streaming in full on the late reggae legend’s official YouTube channel.The stream marks the first time the concert has been shown in the exact running order since it took place on June 4th, 1977. The 13 song set includes the classics I Shot the Sheriff, No Woman, No Cry and Jammin. Continue reading

2/19/22 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Diamond Platnumz – Gidi

Nasibu Abdul Juma Issack popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz, is a Tanzanian Bongo Flava recording artist, dancer, philanthropist and a businessman of Ha heritage. He was born and raised in Tandale, Dar es Salaam. Continue reading

2/18/22 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH SONG OF THE DAY: Popcaan, Imeru Tafari – Elevate

Popcaan unveiled a new single titled Elevate which features Imeru Tafari, the son of reggae superstar Queen Ifrica and grandson of reggae legend Derrick Morgan. Continue reading

2/18/22 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Dressing like Millionaires in Poverty – The Dandies of Congo 2022

Welcome to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. There is movement called The Society of Ambience Makers, Elegant People also known as Sapology. It’s members obsess over style, spending a fortune on premium brands, in a city that’s one of the poorest on the planet. Welcome to the world of the Congo Dandies.

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2/18/22 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Rock Steady Crew – Planet Rock

Rock Steady Crew is a Break Dance group has become a franchise name for multiple groups in other locations.The group was initially formed in the Bronx,New York City in 1977 by B-Boy Jimmy Dee and Jimmy Lee. The Manhattan branch was created by Crazy Legs and B-Boy Fresh. Continue reading

2/13/22 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Count Basie and his Orchestra- North Sea Jazz Festival (13-07-1979)

The second concert of bandleader/pianist William ‘Count’ Basie and his Count Basie Orchestra at the North Sea Jazz Festival 1979 features great solos by bassist John Clayton and drummer Butch Miles. Basie did two concerts at the festival, one month before his 75th birthday. Continue reading

2/12/22 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Aretha Franklin – Live In Montreaux [Full concert]

Aretha Franklin live at the Casino de Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland, June 12th, 1971.  Continue reading

2/12/22 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Prince & The Revolution – When Doves Cry


When Doves Cry was composed by musician Prince, and was  the lead single from his sixth studio album Purple Rain Continue reading

2/10/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Jackson 5- I’ll Be There

I’ll Be There is the first single released on Third Album by The Jackson 5. It was written by Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Bob West, and Willie Hutch.
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