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Paula Cole Announces New Album, Shares New Song

Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Paula Cole has announced her upcoming album American Quilt. “I wanted this album to reflect a patchwork of music from the cities and the mountains, the fields and the rivers,” writes Cole. “From movies, to melodies that traversed oceans, centuries, cultures, and continents – sewn together with our collective heartstrings.” American [...]

Selwyn Birchwood Releases ‘Revelation’ Video

Groundbreaking young blues visionary Selwyn Birchwood has just released a riveting new video for his song “Revelation.” The highly-charged, hair-raising track appears on Birchwood’s recently released third Alligator album, Living In A Burning House. According to Birchwood, “Revelation” is a reflection on what’s happening now, with the song’s message amplified through the video. “This music and [...]

Music to be healed by: Behind the sound of jazz ensemble, iPhupho L’ka Biko

Muhammad Dawjee, Athi Ngcaba, Miseka Gaqa, Nhlanhla Ngqaqu and Lebohang Moleleki (Photograph by Tseliso Monaheng) The pan-Africanist collective led by composer Nhlanhla Ngqaqu creates music rooted in spirituality and blackness. “Generally, we are told that our ancestors are the mediators between us and God. If you want to access God, it’s through our ancestors… [Abaphezulu] [...]

Joey Alexander Releases Three New Singles on Verve Records in Spring 2021

Three-time GRAMMY Award-nominated pianist Joey Alexander follows his major-label debut album, WARNA (Verve Records), with three new singles "SALT" (March 19), "Under the Sun" (April 23), and "Summer Rising" (May 28) set for global release on Verve in spring 2021. In just seven years subsequent the release of five critically-acclaimed studio albums (My Favorite Things, [...]

Jake Bass previews his new album on Music Monday

Detroit musician Jake Bass has produced music for Eminem, and worked with talent like Ludacris and LL Cool J. Now he’s got his own new album out called The Jakey B. LP, which he showed off on Music Monday. Bass said that this record was a passion project for him, and that he worked on [...]

From The Man Behind The Music For The Hit Film Soul…Jon Batiste Unites Soul, Pop, Blues In Joyful New Single “I Need You” Out Today

BATISTE ANNOUNCES POWERFUL AND GENRE-DEFYING NEW ALBUM WE ARE SET FOR RELEASE MARCH 19 ON VERVE RECORDS FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH MAVIS STAPLES, ZADIE SMITH, PJ MORTON, TROMBONE SHORTY & MORE Multi Grammy & Emmy nominated recording artist, TV star and activist Jon Batiste announces a new single "I Need You" from his forthcoming 'black pop' album WE ARE. The [...]

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