6/16/24 O&A NYC FATHER’S DAY SONG OF THE DAY: Luther Vandross – Dance With My Father

Luther Vandross wrote Dance with My Father with Richard Marx, based on his personal experience. It is a tribute to his father, Luther Vandross, Sr, who died due to complications of diabetes, when Luther was seven. Continue reading

6/15/24 O&A NYC DANCE REVIEW: DanceAfrica 47

By Walter Rutledge

Memorial Day weekend maybe the unofficial start of summer, but in the Fort Green section of Brooklyn that weekend was the official start of DanceAfrica 47! The four-day festival celebrates the diverse cultures of Africa and their diasporic descendants. The area surrounding the historic Brooklyn Academy of Music was transformed into the DanceAfrica Bazaar- a global marketplace. The bazaar features over one hundred and fifty vendors from around the world, offering African, Caribbean, and African American food, crafts, and fashion. Continue reading

6/14/24 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Ghetto Kids – Afro Dance Freestyle at Home [ Dance Video]

 

Ghetto Kids are a Ugandan dance group made up of young people raised in the slums of Uganda. Despite coming from a poor background, the kids have made an impact on the world stage with their unique style of dance and creativity. Continue reading

6/11/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Victoria Monét – Alright

Victoria Monét has come to save summer. The Grammy award winner finally released the video for her latest single, Alright. The sultry club banger, produced by Kaytranada, has been in daily rotation for this writer since Monét released her debut album, Jaguar II, last summer. Continue reading

6/6/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Jackson 5- I Want You Back- The Ed Sullivan Show

The Jackson 5 performed I Want You Back on The Ed Sullivan Show December 14, 1969.

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6/4/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Tems: Tiny Desk Concert


Tems recently performed her own NPR Tiny Desk Concert as part of an ongoing series celebrating Black Music Month. Throughout June, the show will be releasing concerts from nine Black women artists, ranging from newcomers on the scene to industry veterans. Continue reading

6/3/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Dave East x Mike and Keys – God Produced It

Since  leaving Def Jam Recordings last year, Dave East has been on a creative tear. Now, the Harlem-bred rapper has reunited with producers Mike and Keys for his next outing: Apt 6E.
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6/1/24 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Ayra Starr ft.Seyi Vibez – Bad Vibes

Grammy nominated global Afrobeats superstar Ayra Starr unleashes her poignant new single Bad Vibes featuring  Seyi Vibez  out now via Mavin Records. Continue reading

5/31/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Chris Brown – Feel Something

Chris Brown turns up the temperature in the video for Feel Something.The performer has unleashed multiple music videos in support of the set, which adds bountifully to the 2023 original LP. Indeed, ‘Feel Something’ follows the clips for Go Girlfriend and Press Me.  Continue reading