Category: Music

March 27th, 2017 by harlemcondolife

By: Derrel Jazz Johnson Hip-Hop legend, actor and producer Ice Cube was joined by NBA legend and former NBA MVP Allen Iverson in New York City Wednesday to launch the BIG3, a brand-new three-on- three basketball league that launches this summer. Entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz, Ice Cube’s business partner in

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June 28th, 2015 by HarlemGuy

This Sunday is extra-special to us.  We hope this rendition of Amazing Grace by the Harlem Gospel Choir gets you into the spirit as much as it does us.  Amen.

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June 27th, 2015 by HarlemGuy

Harlem’s one and only Sundae Sermon is back this weekend.

Hosted by Bevy Smith and Michaela Angela Davis.

Featuring DJ Stormin Norman, Adeva, Louie Vega, Nomsa Nomisupasta Mazwai and Kevin Hedge.

Come uptown and join the fun!  It should be stone cold gas!

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May 23rd, 2015 by HarlemGuy

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We’re feeling the holiday spirit and wanted to share this all time classic “A Lover’s Holiday” by Change.  Maybe you remember it 🙂 ?

Regardless, if you feel it, share it.  Let’s hear it all over Harlem this weekend!

Looking forward to hearing this for sure at the next Sundae Sermon.

Not a cloud showed out in the sky that very night in Pitch Black City
I was so damned scared, it was dark, it was so dim, it was a shame
Just then a man walked up to me and said: “Didn’t I see you here before?”
The lights were low and the party was so dull, just not good enough

Holiday (Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)
Holiday (Holiday, what you say?)
Holiday
Celebrate (Ah, yeah!)

Holiday
Holiday (Oh, I, I)
Holiday
Celebrate (Oooh!)

Then we both held hands in each other’s for a chance to start it moving
He reached deep inside of his vest and in his hand he held a ring
Let’s have lunch, picnic or a brunch in the wintertime
Let’s disco down in a roller skating ring in Alaska town

Holiday (Holiday)
Holiday (Oh, come on, celebrate)
Holiday (Ooohooohooohooohooo)
Celebrate

Holiday (Got the feeling, come on, keep ahead)
Holiday (Reelin’, holiday, yeaheah)
Holiday (Oh!)
Celebrate

Not a cloud showed out in the sky that very night in Pitch Black City
I was so damned scared, it was dark, it was so dim, it was a shame
Just then a man walked up to me and said: “Didn’t I see you here before?”
The lights were low and the party was so dull, just not good enough

Holiday
Holiday
Holiday
Celebrate

Holiday
Holiday
Holiday
Celebrate

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May 16th, 2015 by HarlemGuy

 

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President Bill Clinton kicks-off #HarlemEatUP festival, which is now well in progress, with a great opening speech.

A little bit of rain came through but it has passed and we are ready to eat some good food and try some great wine in this packed crowd!

Good to see Bill Clinton back in Harlem where he use to have an office on 125th street for many years.

Enjoy the festival!

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May 15th, 2015 by harlemhouse

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The longest day of light in the year “summer solstice” is Thursday, June 21, 2015.  This is also Father’s Day.  Plan ahead and make special plans to celebrate summer solstice outdoors for Father’s Day and enjoy an extra long day of sunlight.

Summer solstice: from Latin sol “sun” and stitium “standing still”, because seen from the earth it looks like the sun halts in its tracks going northward, and moves back south.

The June solstice dates vary.  For example, it’s on June 21 in 2015, but on June 20 in 2016. A June 22 solstice will not occur until 2203. The last time there was a June 22 solstice was in 1971.

*Keep an eye out for a new Podcast “Summer Solstice Compilation Mix” coming soon from HarlemHCL.  Embellish your day and celebrate with a custom soundtrack of chillout, soul, house and latin music.

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‘Solstice’ (Latin: ‘solstitium’) means ‘sun-stopping’, because the point where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day (Ill: Not to scale)

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March 30th, 2015 by Herve Jean-Baptiste

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We continue to be fascinated by “where Harlem begins and ends”. Not just in terms of Harlem’s physical boundaries.  But in terms of the many changes happening in and around Harlem which alter day to day life within Harlem, as well as people’s perceptions of what Harlem has been, is and can/will be.

Which is why it’s important to stay connected to artifacts connecting us to Harlem’s past.

To that end, a reader from Central Harlem and attending Columbia  University reintroduced us to Bobby Womack’s “Across 110th Street.  Thank you!

The video and lyrics are presented below.  Please take a moment to listen, enjoy, reflect and perhaps most importantly – share.

VIDEO

LYRICS

I was the third brother of five
Doing whatever I had to do to survive
I’m not saying what I did was alright
Trying to break out of the ghetto was a day to day fight

Been down so long, getting up didn’t cross my mind
I knew there was a better way of life and I was just trying to find
You don’t know what you’ll do until you’re put under pressure
Across 110th Street is a hell of a tester

Across 110th Street
Pimps trying to catch a woman that’s weak
Across 110th Street
Pushers won’t let the junkie go free

Across 110th Street
Woman trying to catch a trick on the street, ooh baby
Across 110th Street
You can find it all in the street, oh

I got one more thing I’d like to yell about right now
Hey brother, there’s a better way out
Snorting that coke, shooting that dope man, you’re copping out
Take my advice, it’s either live or die
You’ve got to be strong, if you want to survive

The family on the other side of town
Would catch hell without a ghetto around
In every city you find the same thing going down
Harlem is the capital of every ghetto town
Help me sing it

Across 110th Street
Pimps trying to catch a woman that’s weak
Across 110th Street
Pushers won’t let the junkie go free

Oh, across 110th Street
A woman trying to catch a trick on the street, ooh baby
Across 110th Street
You can find it all in the street
Yes, he can

Oh, look around you, look around you
Look around you, look around you, yeah

Songwriters
WOMACK, BOBBY

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Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Read more: Bobby Womack – Across 110th Street Lyrics | MetroLyrics

-Herve Jean-Baptiste

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March 10th, 2015 by harlemhouse

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Tonight is the night!  Taste of India A Bollywood Event Tuesday, March 10, 2015 7pm – 10pm at the famous Red Rooster Harlem (Ginny’s Supper Club) at 310 Lenox Ave (between 126th & 127th St) New York, NY 10027.

Space is limited but there are a few tickets left.  Lara Land is a key person in our Harlem community and you can be sure that this will be an excellent party / benefit!

Support your community, meet your neighbors, (and a few celebrities) and get ready to have a blast!  Come by tonight for a great cause.

To read more on this event and Purchase your tickets click here Taste of India – A Bollywood Celebration

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February 10th, 2015 by HarlemGuy

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If you are looking to be lifted up this morning, the latest dance music track by harlem based RhythmDB Publishing and Harlem resident vocalist Azania will inspire you to new heights.

Available now on Beatport.com

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December 24th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us here at Harlem Condo Life.  Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year in 2015!

We invite you to enjoy our favorite Christmas Mixes, curated by HarlemCondoLife.com.

Click on the player below.  Or download them via iTunes.

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