4/24/20 O&A NYC WITH SONG OF THE DAY: Black Coffee & David Guetta – Drive feat. Delilah Montagu

Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo who stage name is Black Coffee is a well renowned South African DJ, music producer, singer and songwriter. Black Coffee became prominent after participating in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy held in Cape Town. In September 2015, he won the Breakthrough DJ of the Year award. Continue reading

3/13/20 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ MOVIE TRAILER: Soul | Official Trailer

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

Pixar has shared the official trailer for its upcoming movie Soul, which stars Jamie Foxx as the lead character Joe Gardner.In a historical move, the film marks the company’s first time ever casting a Black lead in an animated picture. Continue reading

12/12/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Neither One Of Us – Gladys Knight And The Pips

Neither One of Us is a single by Gladys Knights & The Pips. Released on December 26, 1972 on Motown’s Soul Records, it became one of their biggest hit singles to date, and was also the last single the group released prior to them leaving Motown. Continue reading

9/28/19 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Motown Returns to The Apollo (1985)

Motown Returns to The Apollo (1985) a star studded celebration of the 50th anniversary and re-opening of The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. Proceeds from the concert went to the Africare/Ethiopian Relief Fund. The program received a 1985 for Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Program. Continue reading

8/20/19 O&A NYC MUSIC TRIBUTE: James Brown – It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World (Official Animated Video)

An animated tribute to James Brown‘s 1966 Mega-hit It’s A Man’s World. Continue reading

8/15/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Al Green – For The Good Times

For the Good Times written by Kris Kristofferson, first recorded by singer Bill Nash in 1968.  The song became a staple of soul singer Al Green‘s concert repertoire in the 1970s,  also featured as a studio recording on his 1972 album I’m Still In Love With You Continue reading

8/1/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: James Brown- Please Please Please ( Live at the TAMI Show)

Please, Please, Please was written by James Brown and Johnny Terry and released as a single on Federal Records in 1956, it charted #6 R&B. It was the group’s debut recording and first chart hit, and became their signature song.
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3/30/19 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Wattstax – Full Documentary (1973)

Wattstax was a benefit concert organized by Stax Records to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the 1965 riots in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles.  Continue reading

3/14/19 O&A NYC WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH SONG OF THE DAY: Iyeoka -Simply Falling

Iyeoka Okoawo is a Nigerian-American poet, recording artist, singer, activist, educator and TEDGlobal Fellow.Her music includes elements from Soul, R&B, Rock and Hip Hop. Continue reading