Wednesday, August 31, 2016

“Blue Stax,” a celebration of Jazz, Blues,Hip Hop, and The Virgo Moon. Boombaptricks is paying homage to Blue Note and Stax records, for their contributions not only to music but to the “Civil Rights Movement.” The headlining 3 piece group Native Sun… A unique group incorporating live drums, Bass, and an Emcee has earned a reputation as a first-call backing band in the Indianapolis hip hop scene. They’ve had the honor of performing with Elzhi, formerly of Slum Village, DJ Logic, as well as opening for Foreign Exchange, Musiq Soulchild, Mayer Hawthorne, Black Milk and Muhsinah. And now Native Sun has released the new EP, Undeniable. Denver will be in for an incredible show as Native Sun hits the stage in Denver for the first time! Local heavy hitters Ill Se7en, Felix Fast4Ward, Babah Fly, Mike wird, Bianca Mikahn, Dj Zenas, and Mawule who will be showcasing his newest release “Black is Beautiful.” Fashion show from the freshest artist in Denver Absoulute Vibe. This night will be full of celebration, tribute, and the Dopest underground artists Denver has to offer.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

They Still Live makes CNN

Peace all!! I'm honored to have been a part of this awesome project put together by the incredible Thomas Evans Detour. He Brought together Heritage and Culture by exploring the roots of who we are as Black people past Slavery.
This project has been on NPR Buzz Feed and is now on CNN check http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/11/africa/ancient-african-art-thomas-evans/index.html
CNN)What makes you who you are? It's a question many of us spend a lifetime contemplating.
Artist Thomas Evans sought to find the answer through a combination of photography, DNA testing and African art. 
    Inspired by a 2014 trip to Tanzania, Evans decided to get his DNA tested to trace his heritage. "It was the first time in my life being in a place where everybody looked exactly like me," he told CNN. "I was inspired to do a DNA test on myself to figure out lineage."


    "When I returned to the US, I motivated others to have their DNA tested," he explains. "This was right at the time when I met Paul Hamilton."