1/17/21 O&A NYC DANCE THEATRE: Only In The Darkness- Dance Of The Village Elders- Dance Of The Village Elders

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The senior performing ensemble Dance Of The Village Elders performs Only In The Darkness You Can See The Stars. Based on their experiences during the turbulent Civil Rights Era. 

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1/17/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: We Shall Overcome- Morehouse College  

The Morehouse College Glee Club performs We Shall Overcome, arranged by Wendell P. Whalum, at the 2009 Candle on the Bluff Awards. Continue reading

1/14/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Adele – Oh My God

Adele has started 2022 with a bang by releasing the music video for Oh My God, which is rife with symbolism and metaphors.The most obvious reference is to the Garden of Eden with the video’s inclusion of apples, a snake and ring lights styled like halos. Continue reading

1/13/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Michael Jackson’s Earth Song

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Earth Song is the third single from Michael Jackson’s album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. The ballad incorporates elements of blues, gospel and opera. Jackson had a long-standing history of releasing socially conscious material such as We Are the World, Man in the Mirror and Heal the World. However, Earth Song was the first that overtly dealt with the environment and animal welfare.   Continue reading

1/12/22 O&A NYC WITH WALESTLYEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: 21 Savage – No Debate / Big Smoke

21 Savage closes out the year with not one, but two new tracks.On New Year’s Eve, the Atlanta Hip Hop artist dropped No Debate produced by Cardo and Deats, as well as the Kid Hazel produced Big Smoke. Continue reading

1/10/22 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Burna Boy Ft. Wizkid – Ballon D’or

Grammy award-winning sensations Burna Boy and Wizkid have yet again created a monster masterpiece in the African Giant’s new song Ballon D’Or. Produced by Nigerian British producer P2j, this track is inspired by one of the most prestigious trophies given to professional soccer players — Ballon D’Or whose recipient is regarded as the best male football player in the world. Continue reading

1/9/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Kirk Franklin- Love Theory

On July 10th Gospel music veteran Kirk Franklin was surprised with a Gold plaque certification for his Best Gospel Song award-winning single “Love Theory.”  The song was the lead single from Franklin’s 12th studio album Long, Live, Love.

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1/7/21 O&A NYC DIVA ALERT: Janet Jackson’s Love Will Never Do (Without You)


Janet Jackson’s Love Will Never Do (Without You) was more than a video, here Janet came into her own.  Continue reading

1/5/22 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Juice WRLD – Burn

Jarad Anthony Higgins known professionally as Juice Wrld  is Hip Hop artist, singer, and songwriter. He is considered to be a leading figure in the development and popularity of Emo – Rap and SoundCloud Rap. Continue reading

1/2/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Change Me | Tamela Mann Live

American Gospel artist Tamela Mann released a single with the live performance music video of the song titled Change Me.This song will have you thinking about the things you need the lord to change in your life. Continue reading