Playing tracks by
Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Harry Belafonte, Horace Andy, John Coltrane, Langston Hughes and more.
This show was 23rd in the global rap chart, 31st in the global dubstep chart and 65th in the global jazz chart.
After thumbing through the catalogue from La Cité de la Musique's expo of Great Black Music ...
I decided to concentrate on playing Black Music for the next few shows or every other show. I've selected 356 tracks dating from 1780 to 2015. A very large range with some popular funks, lesser known jazz works, rap, hip-hop, ska or the poetry of the Watts Prophets blended with the silky bedsheets of Marvin Gaye. Gil Scott-Heron over detroit electro. It coasts from Africa, to Jamaica, Mali to France and of course through the U.S.A. This music is great and will last for a very long time. Few musicians can play better than those that created these classics that have formed a template for Black music that is growing and mutating today. Grooving with protestation, the need to just hang out, of love, hate, drugs, partying, and other situations or emotions that can sometimes just speak through our hips. To create music of the highest quality.