Music – Page 3 – ROUTES by Ronald Bunn

“Emmy Award” Winner Beverly Lindsay-Johnson is Preserving the Legacy of Doo Wop and Hand Dance

It is no secret: from the continent of Africa, to the Mississippi Delta and back up to the Cotton Club, pan-African people have danced and danced, throughout every era.

Free For All – BAM R&B Festival Summer Concert – The Hallelujah Train featuring Pastor Brady Blade, Sr., Daniel Lanois, Brian and Brady Blade Jr., and more

Called “the most imaginatively supple drummer in jazz” (The New York Times), drummer Brian Blade (Wayne Shorter, Joni Mitchell), began playing at Shreveport’s Zion Baptist Church, where his father — the spine-shaking Pastor Brady Blade, Sr. — has presided for … Read More

Free For All – BAM R&B Festival Summer Concert – King Sunny Ade

King Sunny Ade is the undisputed king of juju, the high-energy, highly danceable hybrid of Western pop and traditional African music with roots in the guitar tradition of Nigeria. Boasting a diverse roster of collaborators including Youssou N’Dour and Stevie … Read More

Free For All – Film – “Shining Star: A Tribute to Maurice White”

Seven-time Grammy Award winner Maurice White was the mastermind behind multi-platinum funk band Earth, Wind & Fire. BAMcinématek pays tribute to the late bandleader with two phenomenal vintage shows from the height of their powers: a live-in-the-studio performance on January … Read More

Free For All – BAM R&B Festival Summer Concert – George Gray Groove Coalition featuring Jazzmeia Horn

Baltimore-based drummer George Gray is a versatile beat-making machine, having toured with the likes of Stevie Wonder; Earth, Wind & Fire; Cassandra Wilson; Chuck Berry; Abdullah Ibrahim; and Janet Jackson. Singer Jazzmeia Horn won the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International … Read More

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