11/13/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Shenseea – Beama (feat. Lola Brooke)

Shenseea has  tapped Lola Brooke to join her on her newest single, Beama. The London On Da Track-produced tune received visual treatment from Sam Brave, where Shenseea’s signature  Caribbean twang meets Brooke’s hardcore New York sound.  Continue reading

5/23/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Victoria Monét ft. Buju Banton – Party Girls

The love and light that is Victoria Monét returned today. The songwriter,producer,dancer shared a new single Party Girls featuring dancehall legend Buju Banton. Continue reading

1/13/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Popcaan – We Caa Done Ft Drake

Andrae Hugh Sutherland known professionally as Popcaan, is a Jamaican artist.In 2008, Popcaan joined Vybz Kartel’s Gaza Music Empire. In 2010, he released his breakthrough international hit “Clarks” with Kartel, an ode to the popular shoe brand. Continue reading

3/5/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Shenseea – Deserve It (Jimmy Kimmel Live 2022)

Dancehall’s princess Shenseea performs Deserve It on Jimmy Kimmel Live 2022. Shenyeng is in full promo mode ahead of her upcoming album titled Alpha which will be released on March 11.  Continue reading

2/10/21 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Batty Boy (2020)

Batty Boy is an uncompromising short film exploring the complexities of the black gay coming out experience through the eyes of young Dolcie a Black British gay boy of Caribbean heritage as he faces the struggles of fitting in with a community posing strong cultural homophobic beliefs. Continue reading

5/9/20 (Repost) O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: The A-Z Of African Dance Hall

The A-Z Of African Dance Hall: “Our continent is so huge and creative, many dances had to be left out to come up with something relevant and short (we did not want to challenge Pharell Williams on long videos! 🙂 This Is New Africa! Enjoy & share the revolution.”- The Dance hall. 
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(Repost) 5/8/20 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: The A- Z of Dance

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A-Z of Dance shows you how to set hearts alight and clubs on fire. Shot on the streets and rooftops of sunny LA, float like an Arabesque, spin like a B-Boy, wobble like a Chicken Noodle Soup… it’s time to step up! In a very special project for i-D and Diesel, director Jacob Sutton has captured the world’s hottest dancers walking in the air in their Jogg Jeans and cut-offs.

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Lil Buck shows us the way of Memphis Jookin. Super-thighs Nicole the Pole – star of Rihanna’s Pour It Up video – takes us to a whole other level. And fresh from the Rick Owens catwalk, the Soul Step team show us how to dance to Le1f. Continue reading

8/21/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: August 21 – August 28, 2019

New York City is in vacation mode that means everyone is taking it easy and savoring lazy warm afternoons and warm humid nights. We have great events indoors and out and many are free!  Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

8/14/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK: August 13 through August 20, 2019

August is here. In New York that means lazy afternoon and warm humid nights- the perfect NYC formula for a good time.  We have great events indoors and out and many are free!  Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

8/12/19 O&A NYC REVIEW: Maze At The Shed

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Maze made its world premiere at The Shed’s Griffin Theater, 545 West 30th Street on July 24.  The production explores “the puzzles and poetry of human existence” taking on issues including the school to prison pipeline and systemic racism in the justice system. This new street dance presentation, commissioned by The Shed for its inaugural season, features sixteen dancers from The D.R.E.A.M. Ring and two performers from The Shed’s FlexNYC program. Continue reading