Black History Month is about celebrating what happens when people refuse to be defined by limits set by themselves or by others. But as we all know everyone needs a pep talk now and then. What could be better than this pep talk by Kid President (Robby Novak) of Soul Pancake currently featured on TED Talks.
Kid President’s very existence speaks to what makes Black History Month important.
As part of Black History Month, the Grace Congreagtional Church is hosting two performances by the Oikos Ensemble. The Church is located on W 139 Street between Edgecomb and Frederick Douglass. Please call 212 694-8658 for more details.
This is an oldie but a goodie that we posted a couple years ago HCL BlackHistoryMonth Mix Vol 1 compiled by RhythmDB for HarlemCondoLife. We are posting it again in honor of Black History Month.
We hope that you enjoy this music to celebrate with as we honor February 1st the first day of Black History Month. On this mix you will hear a few classics, a little gospel, jazz, soul, R&B and soulful house. Check out the playlsit below and don’t forget to check out BlackHistoryMonth Gospel Mix Vol 2available on itunes podcasts under HarlemCondoLife.
Black History Month Vol 1 - RhythmDB
1) Sounds Of Blackness – Optimistic
2) Karen Clark Sheard – I Won’t Let Go
3) Billie Holiday (Remix) – Billie’s Blues
4) The Jazzual Suspects – Ba Dada
5) Stevie Wonder – I Wish
6) Chaka Khan(ft. Meshell Ndegeocello) – Never Miss The Water
7) Luther Vandross – Remember The The Nights In Harlem
8) Stevie Wonder (ft. Q-Tip) Remix -So What The Fuss
9) Sade – Bring Me Home
10) Kenny Dorham Octet – Afrodisia
11) Studio Apartment (ft. Yasmeen Sulieman) – Sun Will Shine
12) Mississippi Mass Choir – Jesus Paid It All
13) Snoop Dogg (ft. The Dream) – Gangsta Luv
14) Caron Wheeler (Remix) – Another Star
15) Vanessa Bell Armstrong – Til The Victory’s Won
16) Onda – Happiness Is Free
17) Luther Vandross (Remix Edt) – Shine
18) Jay-z & Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind
19) Alicia Keys (Reprise) – Empire State Of Mind
*Please check out all of the music available by these talented asrtists.
By HarlemHouse Happy Black History Month to everyone from HCL. To celebrate here is a new Podcast of Gospel and Inspirational music mixed by RhythmDB. Just go to iTunes for your FREE DOWNLOAD or you can STREAM FOR FREE on Podbean.
Gil Scott-Heron was a jazz and soul, musician, and author, known for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. With a wide range of diverse fans he delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles. He referred to himself as a “bluesologist”, which he defined as “a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues.