Saturday, December 28, 2013
I recently heard two songs I really like by this musician. He has a smooth unique voice and sound that recalls vintage R&B with his song "Penny", and "Under the Sun" is an alternative, sort of acid jazz number. This is a real treat, especially during these days of high commercialism and overplayed songs on the massive uninspired radio stations around the country. This is some flavorful soul food for your ears. Here he is with Missoless, and then click the link below to hear his new song "Penny" that's to be featured on his upcoming EP, "Erik Rico's Jukebox" Vol. 1. Here's one of North Carolina's own, Erik Rico: Check out "Penny"
Posted by Alicia Benjamin at 12/28/2013 05:31:00 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013
This flash mob at Woolworth's in South Africa was planning a Christmastime fundraiser but changed the song at the last minute to pay tribute to their brother and leader, Madiba (Nelson Mandela). The song is "Asimbonanga," and was written in the 1980s calling for Mandela's release from prison.
Posted by Alicia Benjamin at 12/13/2013 11:58:00 AM
Friday, December 06, 2013
The ABCs of Black History. Along with other luminaries of black culture, such as Zora Neale Hurston, Paul Robeson, Wilma Rudolph, Martin Luther King and others, Nelson Mandela of course was the featured profile for the letter "N." Rest in peace Madiba! “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." I also gave all of the heros of the book theme songs when I used to read it to Gigi. I would sing the song after each entry. Here's Mandela's song: Click here to read some of the text from the book, The ABCs of Black History
Posted by Alicia Benjamin at 12/06/2013 12:22:00 PM