Posts in category "Afro-Beat"

Angelique Kidjo on life in her book "Spirit Rising" and women's rights in her new album "Eve"!

Angelique Kidjo on life in her book "Spirit Rising" and women's rights in her new album "Eve"!
Leading up to her Chicago concert performance to take place February 11th at City Winery, Angelique Kidjo was gracious enough to speak at length about overcoming obstacles and heartache in her growth as a music artist and now author. From her birthplace in Benin, to Paris then New York she reveals how she has made... Read more »

Chef Roble on his latest successful venture Everyday People Brunch Chicago

Chef Roble on his latest successful venture Everyday People Brunch Chicago
Thanks to-Christina Rice with LuxeLife Media-I was given the opportunity to attend and meet with Bravo TV’s Chef Roble at his last visit to Chicago.  Hosting at Sawtooth Restaurant in the West Loop he was able to chat at length on his latest successful enterprise-Everyday People Brunch presented by SKYY Vodka’s House of Moscato-and this... Read more »

Saada Ahmed & Bravo TV's Chef Roble's-Everyday People Brunch-the best day party in Chicago!

Saada Ahmed & Bravo TV's Chef Roble's-Everyday People Brunch-the best day party in Chicago!
Presented by SKYY Vodka’s House of Moscato at Sawtooth Restaurant in the West Loop-this was the place to be Sunday-August 18th.  Attended by an ecletic and engaging crowd of in the know Everyday People.  Chef Roble along with his partners in party creation Saada Ahmed and DJ Momo-brought together the best flavors in dining, drinking... Read more »
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Songstress Songwriter Yuna…from Malaysia to LA to Lolla.

Songstress Songwriter Yuna…from Malaysia to LA to Lolla.
As a music afficionado and big time fan of Lollapalooza, I’m always trying to find that hidden gem of performer-whose new to the scene and the big stages-with the voice and skill to make it big with staying power.  And this year, it is Yuna.  Originally from Malaysia-the lawyer turned singer songwriter left the comforts... Read more »

Joe Russo-Celebrates the 3rd Anniversary at The Shrine-with De La Soul

Joe Russo-Celebrates the 3rd Anniversary at The Shrine-with De La Soul
Earlier this week-I had the opportunity to speak with the ever growing legendary promoter and founder of The Shrine-Joe Russo.  On the topic of discussion was the 3rd Anniversary bringing Soul and R&B music to Chicago’s Southside. The journey for The Shrine from year 1 to 3…how did you go about making all of this happen?... Read more »

The Revolutionary RES-was All Natural and Unleashed at The Shrine

The Revolutionary RES-was All Natural and Unleashed at The Shrine
In this 2nd installment of the “Curls Unleashed Beauty Bar”, soul songstress RES was in town to host the All Natural: An Artist’s Workshop at The Shrine.  Being a fan of her music since the release her infectious dance single “They Say” it was a pleasure having the opportunity to chat with her on all... Read more »
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Beats Antique: A Cross Cultural Music Extravaganza.

Beats Antique: A Cross Cultural Music Extravaganza.
Beat Antique was in Chicago this weekend performing at the Aragon with Umpree’s McGee.  Playing to a packed house this band pulled together a most enjoyable performance for the audience in attendance.  I had heard the group’s music before-mainly through YouTube-and really couldn’t put a finger on their sound.  Beats Antique is a must see... Read more »
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