Music

5/8/21 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Mbosso Ft. Diamond Platnumz – Baikoko

Naseeb Abdul Juma Issack, popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz.  The King of Bongo-Flava is a Tanzanian recording artist, Afro-Pop, Afrobeat, actor, dancer, philanthropist and a businessman from Tandale, Dar es Salaam. Continue reading

5/7/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: DJ Khaled ft. Lil Baby & Lil Durk – Every Chance I Get

DJ Khaled, Lil Baby and Lil Durk dropped their hard-hitting Every Chance I Get video. The track appears on DJ Khaled’s 12th album, Khaled Khaled, which was released last Friday. Continue reading

5/7/21 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: The Harlem Sandman (1943) Count Basie and Dorothy Dandridge,

Count Basie and his Orchestra play Harlem Sandman, an extended number in Hit Parade of 1943. It features Dorothy Dandridge and Jack Williams singing plus dance act Pops and Louis (Albert Whitman & Louis Williams) along with dancers Dorothea Durham, Neva Peoples & Ruth Scott. Continue reading

5/6/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Keri Hilson ft. Kanye West, Ne-Yo – Knock You Down

Knock You Down is by R&B artist Keri Hilson, recorded for her debut album, In a Perfect World. The song features Ne-Yo and Kanye West. All three artists co-wrote the song with its producer Nate Danja Hills, as well as Kevin Cossom and Marcella Aracia. Continue reading

5/6/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Temptations- Papa Was A Rolling Stone (1972)

Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone is a song performed by Motown recording act The Undisputed Truth. It was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1971, and released as a single in May 1972. Later in 1972, Whitfield took Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone and remade it as a… Continue reading

5/1/21 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: A – Z African Dance Moves

“It was really hard choosing just one for each letter because there are SO many amazing moves from all over the continent ! Here are some of our favorite African Dance moves ! Continue reading

5/1/21 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Otis Redding (1966)

During the 1966 Stax/Volt European Tour Otis Redding was asked to host a very special episode of the teen dance show, Ready, Steady, Go! Continue reading

4/30/21 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Members Don’t Get Weary by Jamar Roberts

Ailey All Access presents the online premiere of ‘Members Don’t Get Weary,‘ the first work Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts created for the Company. He says this ensemble work set to the music of legendary American jazz artist John Coltrane, “takes an abstract look into the notion of one ‘having the… Continue reading

4/29/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Parliament Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove

One Nation Under a Groove is the tenth studio album Funk and Rock band Parliament Funkadelic, released on September 22, 1978 on Warner Bros. Records. Continue reading

4/24/21 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- BLACK LIVE MATTER: Michael Jackson- Loving Neverland

When you watch this documentary you see the systematic and deliberate racist destruction of Michael Jackson. Very insightful!  Continue reading

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