R&B – ROUTES by Ronald Bunn

Teddy Pendergrass, Alma John, The Fatback Band, WRVR, Dr. Helen Johnson, Ed Love, Mahalia Jackson

ROUTES: Do you find any contradiction between your religious image and your sex-symbol image? 

TEDDY: No, because I don’t think people confuse the two. You can have a strong belief without opening a church or anything like that. I’m not into that. Besides, I’ve analyzed it and I think that makes a person even more sexy, you know, when they have a firm belief. I don’t want to throw the church into it, but the way Jesus Christ did things was very sexy. He knew what he was doing. Yeah man, he had it.

“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 – 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 – 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

Free For All – Summerstage – Hard Hittin’ Harry / screening: Afripedia with Q&A

Hard Hittin’ Harry  Haiti-born DJ, Hard Hittin Harry (Harry D’Janite) is a Brooklyn, NY resident by way of Montreal, Canada and New Jersey. DJ Hard Hittin Harry entertains his audience blending unique styles of the latest and classic Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, … Read More

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