Tyehimba Jess in New York

The Poetry Center hosts Tyehimba Jess with his ensemble poets and sound artists in curated readings and musical verse translations.  Genre: Talks, Readings, Musical Performances. Venue: Buttenwieser Hall, The 92 Y, New York, NY, USA. Dates: December 10, 2018. Sponsors: Part of the Unterberg Poetry Center series at The 92...

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J Monae at Smithsonian

The Ingenuity Festival hosts a public conversation with Janelle Monae on influences of rhythm and blues in her music.  Genre: Talks, Conversations. Venue: Washington, DC, USA. Dates: December 6, 2018. Sponsors: National Museum of African-American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution. Description: The program, titled A Conversation with Janelle...

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Mariah Carey: ‘Caution’

In Mariah Carey's latest, each song provides pleasure to the ear, an album worthy of her career and our attention throughout.  Genre: Music, Popular, R&B, Soul. Title: Caution. Date: November 16, 2018. Artists/Distributors: Mariah Carey and Sony Music Entertainment. Description: Mariah Carey, the singer-songwriter of multiple awards and that multi-octave...

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Macy Gray’s ‘Ruby’

In her tenth full-length album, Macy Gray’s voice is as intimate and emotive as we, in 1999, first heard it. Genre: Music, Soul, Popular. Title: Ruby. Date:  September 21, 2018. Artists & Distributors: Macy Gray and Mack Avenue Records. Description: Macy Gray’s Ruby remains authentically contemporary in its use of bass as...

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Sade at Work on New Songs

Fans of Sade — and a recent single released this March — have received cherished news of new songs, incoming.GLOBAL — In a July interview with R&B Rated Stuart Matthewman, one of the core and original musicians that make up Sade the band, revealed that the group has been...

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Sade’s ‘Flower of Universe’

Sade’s most recent single proves to be a beautiful reminder of what soul music is and can still be in 2018 and beyond.WORLDWIDE RELEASE — Today Sade (the British-Nigerian singer-songwriter and band) released the first single in nearly seven years since their acclaimed Soldier of Love album and tour...

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Cape Town Street Parade

Man on Top of Carnival Float

A highlight of the season in Cape Town, the Parade features all the city colors, in music, floats, costumes, peoples. Genre: Performance, Festival Venue: Fanwalk, Green Point Track, Cape Town, South Africa Hosts & Sponsors: The City of Cape Town and several minstrel associations, such as the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association and...

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Rio Festival da Bossa Nova

Se celebram 60 anos da Bossa Nova com o festival de artistas musicais, um movimento continuo, uma programação esperada. Genero: Festival, Musica. Lugar: Beco das Garrafas, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Datas: 1-31 janeiro 2018. Participantes: Tom Jobim, Durval Ferreira, Vinicius de Moraes, Maíra Freitas, Taís Feijão, e Sanny Alves....

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Harlem Choir in Spain

The most famous Gospel Choir in the world arrives in Barcelona during the International Jazz Festival, making for a musical and multicultural celebration. Genre: Music, Performance. Venue:  Barcelona Arts on Stage (BARTS), Barcelona, Spain. Date: 19 December 2017. Sponsors: The concert is part of the 49th Voll-Damn International Festival...

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Jackson’s Thriller at 35

Man Leaning Back Looking at Camera

Michael Jackson’s Thriller turns 35 today, and its global audiences are celebrating that debut as joyously as they remember it. SEVERAL NATIONS — Today, much of the popular music world (and legions of fans) celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson’s second full-length album, Thriller, on...

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