Music

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

By Walter Rutledge 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.  Continue reading

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

1/16/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Yolanda Adams & Le’Andria Johnson- The Battle Is The Lord’s

Le’Andria Johnson joins gospel superstar Yolanda Adams for a powerful performance of The Battle Is The Lord’s at the 2020 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. 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

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… 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… 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. Continue reading

1/8/21 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Janet Jackson – The Velvet Rope Tour: Live In Concert

The Velvet Rope Tour was the third concert tour by Janet Jackson. Launched in support of her sixth studio album The Velvet Rope (1997), the tour visited Europe, North America, Japan, New Zealand, Africa, and Australia. Jackson was inspired to create an autobiographical show using theatrical elements portraying her struggle with depression… Continue reading

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

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