Born in 1978, NY-based singer-songwriter José James was one of the young people whose introduction to Jazz came through hip hop. Undoubtedly rooted in both Jazz and Hip Hop, James’ unique sound and style continues to evolve with each album: Soul music 2.1.
Guinean Moustapha Bangoura trained for 22 years with Les Ballets Africains, the world’s first African dance company and the national dance ensemble of Guinea. He teaches more than 60 traditional dances and is an official cultural ambassador for his country.
In honor of Black Music Month, a celebration of African American Music every year in the month of June, soulciti had the privilege of speaking with Clear Channel’s President of Media and Entertainment for Austin, Pam McKay.
Jonathan ‘Chaka’ Mahone is a member of RIDERS AGAINST THE STORM. For this Artist-to-Artist Q&A, he gets down to the nitty gritty and up to spiritual heights with Bobby McFerrin, who Chaka dubs “a vocal alchemist.”
Talking to two-time Grammy nominee Eric Roberson is like talking to a best friend. You can tell he is listening. Everything he offers to the conversation is smooth and thoughtful. It’s not just that he likes to talk; he likes to learn.
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