Indiana University reconnected! Khalil Muhammad + Willie Miller + me.  (at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library)

Indiana University reconnected! Khalil Muhammad + Willie Miller + me. (at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library)

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This morning on @jooksi__ radio @improvian and I are talking #nyc + the crack era + its lingering effect on hip hop and the people. 
The music of that era, and beyond, tells us almost everything we need to know. Tune into Jooksi radio on @ablradio  at 10am and 6pm today. Listen at www.ablradio.com or grab the abl app for apple/android.

This morning on @jooksi__ radio @improvian and I are talking #nyc + the crack era + its lingering effect on hip hop and the people.
The music of that era, and beyond, tells us almost everything we need to know. Tune into Jooksi radio on @ablradio at 10am and 6pm today. Listen at www.ablradio.com or grab the abl app for apple/android.

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It’s a day later and I’m still thinking about the “God” in #FunkGodJazzMedicine. Bradford Young’s installation was so moving. The way he reinterpreted church lady faces that I’ve known all my life was powerful and emotional. Sitting on a wooden pew in a defunct sanctuary watching these images and listening to the old church mother sing “Come on in the room…Jesus is my doctor and he writes out all my ‘scriptions” was beautifully overwhelming. You did a wonderful thing for our community @sunrara! #BlackRadicalBrooklyn  (at Bethel Tabernacle Ame Church)

It’s a day later and I’m still thinking about the “God” in #FunkGodJazzMedicine. Bradford Young’s installation was so moving. The way he reinterpreted church lady faces that I’ve known all my life was powerful and emotional. Sitting on a wooden pew in a defunct sanctuary watching these images and listening to the old church mother sing “Come on in the room…Jesus is my doctor and he writes out all my ‘scriptions” was beautifully overwhelming. You did a wonderful thing for our community @sunrara! #BlackRadicalBrooklyn (at Bethel Tabernacle Ame Church)

Wind blown hair withstanding, it was a tremendous honor to meet my ethnomusicological elder, artist extraordinaire Xenobia Bailey. For #FunkGodJazzMedicine she worked with kids from Boys & Girls High School to re-purpose our everyday materials as home furnishings to decorate the Hunterfly House of Weeksville. These houses were built as a part of an “intentional community” designed and owned by free African Americans between 1830-1840. #BlackRadicalBrooklyn  (at Weeksville Houses)

Wind blown hair withstanding, it was a tremendous honor to meet my ethnomusicological elder, artist extraordinaire Xenobia Bailey. For #FunkGodJazzMedicine she worked with kids from Boys & Girls High School to re-purpose our everyday materials as home furnishings to decorate the Hunterfly House of Weeksville. These houses were built as a part of an “intentional community” designed and owned by free African Americans between 1830-1840. #BlackRadicalBrooklyn (at Weeksville Houses)

Man. It felt SO good to be talking black music and black people while sitting in a pink Cadillac and surrounded by #BlackRadicalBrooklyn #grateful #FunkGodJazzMedicine (at The streets of Bedford Stuyvesant)

Man. It felt SO good to be talking black music and black people while sitting in a pink Cadillac and surrounded by #BlackRadicalBrooklyn #grateful #FunkGodJazzMedicine (at The streets of Bedford Stuyvesant)

It’s here! Super excited to dig into the 2nd Edition of “African American Music: An Introduction” edited by my professors, Mellonee Burnim and Portia Maultsby! Lemme go ahead and put in my textbook order for next semester….#ethnomuaicology #RaceMusic #BlackMusic

It’s here! Super excited to dig into the 2nd Edition of “African American Music: An Introduction” edited by my professors, Mellonee Burnim and Portia Maultsby! Lemme go ahead and put in my textbook order for next semester….#ethnomuaicology #RaceMusic #BlackMusic

Happiest of birthdays #AmiriBaraka!

Happiest of birthdays #AmiriBaraka!

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This week’s episode of @jooksi__ radio is jammin’ all that classic soul from across the pond. And that well runs DEEP. And hey @absolutcutie  I have a special shout out for you this week! Tune into ablradio.com at 10am and 6pm today (or download the app from iTunes/google play) and chop it up with @improvian and me as we add some international funk to your day!

This week’s episode of @jooksi__ radio is jammin’ all that classic soul from across the pond. And that well runs DEEP. And hey @absolutcutie I have a special shout out for you this week! Tune into ablradio.com at 10am and 6pm today (or download the app from iTunes/google play) and chop it up with @improvian and me as we add some international funk to your day!

You need to see this Clark Terry documentary. A beautiful story of music, mentorship, love, and perseverance.