Music

9/24/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Nina Simone – Sinnerman (1965)

Sinnerman is an African American traditional spiritual song that has been recorded by a number of performers and has been incorporated in many other of the media and arts. The lyrics describe a sinner attempting to hide from divine justice on judgement day. It was recorded by Nina Simone in 1965.Rest… Continue reading

9/22/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Miles Davis & Chaka Khan: Human Nature (Live in Montreux 1989)

Two infamous music artist performed together live in 1989, Miles Davis and Chaka Khan. Human Nature is cover music track done by the two icons. Continue reading

9/21/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Hellzapoppin’ (Lindy Hop Scene In Full Color) 

Lindy hop is the granddaddy of all swing dances, a blend of African and European dance influences that is both uniquely American… and now spans the globe.  Lindy hop takes its name from the Charles Lindbergh’s flight to Paris in 1927.  If Tango is sultry, and Ballroom dancing is aloof,… Continue reading

9/13/20 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ: Untamed Elegance – Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Watch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis commemorate the Jazz Age with Untamed Elegance a suite composed by master saxophonist and veteran JLCO member Victor Goines. Continue reading

9/11/20 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Yanis Marshall “Love Hangover” Diana Ross- Heels Intensive Paris

“I’m so excited to share some of the material I’ve been working on earlier this summer for 3 weeks with my Advanced heels intensive program in Paris, France !” @yanismarshallheelsintensive. Continue reading

9/10/20 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY ON THURSDAY: James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub Party – SNL

On Nov. 5, 1983, James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub Party wound up becoming one of the most famous sketches of Eddie Murphy‘s time on the show. Continue reading

9/10/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Billie Holiday And Her All-Star Band ” Fine And Mellow ” (1957)

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 — July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Continue reading

9/9/20 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Masaka Kids Africana Dancing African Dance

The Masaka Kids Africana is composed of Uganda-based children’s group, from the age of 2 and up. Many have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease. They represent all the children of a continent and they demonstrate the potential of African children to become… Continue reading

9/8/20 O&A NYC FASHION: Balmain Menswear Fall/Winter 2020-2021

Since taking the helm in 2011, creative director Olivier Rousteing has upheld Balmain‘s reputation as the go-to brand for military-inspired pieces with a tough, rebellious edge. Leather, sleek silhouettes and an earthy palette define this brand of sophisticated, luxurious masculinity. Continue reading

9/3/20 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY ON THURSDAY: #WAP #LGBTQ

Lead choreographer Nicole Kirkland leads a cast of male dancers in this fun cover of the Cardi B hit WAP. Continue reading

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