Free Download: Blitz The Ambassador “The Warm Up” EP

August 27, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Great new EP from Ghana born, NYC based Blitz The Ambassador.  Really pushing this global hip hop sound, and you can get this as a free download, courtesy of Jakarta Records.


FELA! in Los Angeles

December 15, 2011 at 9:48 pm

For whatever reason, the Fela! broadway musical was moved from April 2012 to December 2011 in Los Angeles, and we are not complaining!  I watched this in a HD simulcast from London a few months back at the La Mirada Performing Arts Center, and I was damn near in tears from the first note.  This is an amazing story based in Fela’s “Shrine,” a performance space where his live evening shows would last until the morning.  Sometimes 7 or 8 hours of afrobeat heat.  This production is, without a doubt, my favorite musical of all time.  No questions asked.  The music, the choreography, and the story will reach anyone who connects with afrobeat music.  Fela is running in Los Angeles through January 21st, so you have plenty of time to see it.  Do not sleep on this!  Get your tickets at

OKA! Los Angeles Release 10/28

October 11, 2011 at 11:57 pm


I was fortunate enough to catch a pre-screening of this movie at Matt’s Movies before the Los Angeles release later this month.  Really cool movie about a man absorbed in the culture of the Bayaka pygmies of Yandombe.  A musical people, this film had my ears smiling the entire time.  One of my favorite moments was the main character witnessing the women creating rhythms by splashing and slapping water in a river.  “OKA!” will premiere in Los Angeles at the Laemmele Sunset 5 on October 28th.