Music – Page 4 – ROUTES by Ronald Bunn

Free For All – BAM R&B Festival Summer Concert – The Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats

Thursday, June 23, 2016, noon—2pm MetroTech Commons The Corner of Flatbush and Myrtle Avenues Brooklyn This all-star youth orchestra comprises gifted young musicians from across the five boroughs. Helmed by Grammy-winning composer and bandleader Arturo O’Farrill, the Fat Afro Latin … Read More

That Bad Eartha Kitt Purr-haps, Misunderstood?

“Many men wanted to lay me down, but few wanted to pick me up.” —Eartha Kitt The tantalizing tease…the seductive strut…the bewitching come-hither look…the low, raspy voice…and of course, her signature purr-r-r-r-r. That was, unmistakably, the indomitable Eartha Kitt. An … Read More

Free For All – BAM R&B Festival Summer Concert – Mali Music

Savannah-based singer-songwriter Mali Music, also known as Jamaal Pollard, exploded onto the R&B scene with his 2014 debut album Mali Is…, which earned him a Grammy nomination, followed by the powerful track “Contradiction” for Spike Lee’s 2015 film Chiraq. A … Read More

El Dorado, Arkansas Beauty Contest Invader – Cynthia Scott

June 29, 2016 will mark the 47th anniversary of the first invasion of the Caucasian beauty standard. El Dorado, Arkansas was the place and Cynthia Scott was the sexy, saucy, offending black beauty. Cynthia challenged the status quo of American glamour simply … Read More

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