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Tribute to Sekou Sundiata in Marcus Garvey Park tomorrow night

Sekou Sundiata

Get refreshed Harlem City Pools Now Open. This week in the 90′s!

This week is going to be in the 90′s!  The City has officially opened all 54 outdoor New York City public swimming pools.

Public pools will remain open until Labor Day (September 2, 2013).

General hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Stay cool, keep hydrated and get refreshed in one of the public pools near you.

Lasker Pool in Central Park

Lasker Pool HarlemCondoLife

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Sunday Jazz Corner with Nina Simone

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This version of  ”Strange Fruit” by Nina Simone channels what many feel during racial times from years gone by to current controversial issues such as the Trayvon Martin shooting.  See the link below for the lyrics (controversial to many) and songwriters credits.  Billie Holiday’s original version was the popular version of this jazz classic.  It is equally if not better than Nina’s version but this rendition adds such a darkness and extra edgy realness that haunts your awareness.

If you do not already have a collection of Nina Simone’s music, treat yourself and go to iTunes and listen through her incredible career and legacy.  I thought I had almost everything by her, but just downloaded two albums I’d never heard before.

Nina Simone Wikipedia

Strange Fruit Lyrics

Jazzmobile in Harlem tonight – Buyu Ambroise in Marcus Garvey Park

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