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Sonic Goodies: Chocolate City Soul Revue Official Mix

Now, I am a huge James Brown fan and a lover of all things related to soul music, so when I first heard about the upcoming Chocolate City Soul Revue event on June 4th at DAR Constitution Hall, I knew I had to go.  So imagine how much more certain and excited I was about going when I got this really amazing soul mix via Lunchboxtheory Productions in support of this upcoming Chocolate City Soul Revue event. Let’s take a look at what they wrote:

In anticipation for the massive soul show, Chocolate City Soul Revue, coming to DC on June 4th, DJ Pari  and Mr. Fenty decided to give us a tease by creating an hour long funky fresh mixtape full of rare soul grooves. DJ Pari, founder of SoulPower has an extensive history delving into the depths of funk and soul when starting out as a DJ in Germany in his teens, Now a master producer and DJ, Pari plays almost exclusively rare Soul and Funk 45s and he has performed in clubs and at festivals across the world. Mr. Fenty has a love for records and started collecting rare soul records from a young age.  Together with DJ Pari they created one of the most popular radio shows of its kind in the global Soul scene.   There is nothing like a little funk and soul to put a hop, skip, and a jump into your day.


Check out The Impressions, the reunion of James Brown’s Orginial Funky Diva, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, DJ Pari and Mr. Fenty at DAR Constitution Hall on June 4th. (More information about the event here)

Take a good listen to this soulful funky mix and mark your calendars, this is surely an event you don’t want to miss!



EVENT: Femi Kuti and The Positive Force @ 9:30 Club

Femi Kuti and The Positive Force are blessing the DMV with a show at the 9:30 club on Saturday April 23rd. Having the father of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti, as your father only makes sense for Femi to take the reigns and continue to spread the power and heat of Afrobeat music. The group weaves in telling tales of political corruption, love for life, people, and one’s country, with African drums and horns. Take a listen for yourself here and here are the event details:

Sat, 4/23
Femi Kuti and the Positive Force
Late Show! 10:00 PM Doors

Femi and The Positive Force are not to be missed, so mark your calendars now!


Sonic Goodies: Africa Undone

In celebration of their 2 year anniversary party tomorrow, the Lunchboxtheory crew have released a new mix called, Africa Undone, and did a revamp of their site.  I have to say it is definitely my favorite mix thus far. I couldn’t help but dance in my chair as I sat listening late into the night. Take a listen for yourself here:


So make sure you listen to the mix and prep real good for the party tomorrow night at Bossa Lounge in Adams Morgan. Also, be prepared to listen to the delicatable sounds of Heturu and the hypnotizing mixes of Dj Underdog and Dj Camjus. Also word is, there will be delicious homemade treats for everyone!

See you there!


EVENT: “Handkerchiefs, Heels, & Hangovers… A Night At The Cotton Club”


WHAT: “Handkerchiefs, Heels, & Hangovers… A Night At The Cotton Club”

WHERE: |201 Lounge| 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE Washington D.C. 20002

WHEN: February 19, 2011 (9PM-3AM)    Happy Hour (9PM-11PM)

Why: To unite the new tastemakers, trendsetters, and socialites of the DMV and neighboring cities around an evening full of drinking, dancing, and music for a great cause. We’ll also raise money for our teacher’s scholarship at the Cape Mount Association; helping to pay tuition for future teachers in Liberia, West Africa.

Video- Cotton Club Prerequisite

For details on how to win free tickets or donate go to http://yebies.blogspot.com/2011/02/handkerchiefs-heels-hangovers-night-at.html

Mark your calendars and please do make sure to make out to this great event and support YEBIES !


4th Annual AFC Holiday Benefit|Dec 4th

Please join Artists For Charity on Saturday, December 4th, 2010, for the 4th Annual AFC Holiday Benefit at the WVSA’s Articulate Gallery to raise funds for the non-profit organization, Artists for Charity (AFC). The organization operates a children’s home for HIV-positive orphans in Ethiopia. For more information on this organization and the great work they do, please visit www.artistsforcharity.org.

The Holiday Benefit is being held at WVSA’s Articulate Gallery located at 1100 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036 from 7pm-11pm. There will be an art auction, featuring the work of emerging and established artists. The benefit will also include a taste of the Ethiopian culture, with music performances by Maritu Legesse “The Queen of Bati” and Setegn Atenaw.

***Advanced tickets are $20 and at the door is $25. There will be drinks and Ethiopian hors d’oeuvres catered by Enat Restaurant in Virginia. ***

Please spread the word and be sure to use #AFCBenefit when tweeting before and during the beneft (follow Artists For Charity here). ***If you’d like to volunteer, need a press pass or have questions please contact Hanna Tadesse or Bethel Tsegaye **

RSVP & Get YOUR Tickets Here: http://artistsforcharity.eventbrite.com/

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See you there!


“Can you dig it?” Art Show|Dec.3rd

ANIEKAN presents CAN U DIG IT? a solo exhibition featuring all new and affordable works . This new body of work will take you back, all the way back to the 70’s. Drawings, paintings, prints, t-shirts and more!!!

This is a ONE NIGHT ONLY event so please dont miss out. Come and witness the visual growth of the artist known as ANIEKAN UDOFIA





The world famous COOL DJ UNCLE Q will be providing the best of  the grooves for your listening pleasure!!!

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EVENTS: Halloween Week

Monday, Oct. 25

Underworld , a British electronica duo, is performing at 930 club, 815 V St. NW, Washington, DC. Doors open 7pm.  Buy tickets here.

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PURE Monday’s Open Mic. 21+ event held every Monday at Pure Lounge, 1326 U St. NW, Washington, DC. 9:00 pm – 01:00 am. More info here.


Tuesday, Oct. 26

Hustlepalooza: The Cool Kids, Stalley, Lyriciss and others at U Street Music Hall. 1115 U St. NW, Washington, DC. 9pm Show. Buy Tickets here.

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DC Drag Queen Race 2010: Costume Drag Queen Show and Race. Location is Dupont Circle, specifically 17th Street, between P and S Streets NW. Starts at 9pm.


Wednesday, Oct. 27

Arabian Sights Film Festival at Goethe Institut, 812 7th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001. Oct.21-31st. New Films from Egypt, UAE, Iraq, Morocco, Lebanon, and others. Get your tickets here.


Thursday, Oct. 28

AFROBEAT FOR YA SOUL…FELABRATION–Africa 70’s Style Edition-Bossa Lounge-2463 18th St NW, Party Starts at 9pm, $5 at the door, Free Face Painting

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ReadysetDC & STROGA Present: Fashion District Fall/Winter: Fashion Show, Art Installation, Pop-Ups, and Social. At STROGA-1808 Adams Mill Road. 7pm-12am. Get tickets and more info here.


FRIDAY, Oct. 29

Civilian Art Projects launches two new photography exhibitions of work by women artists. The America Project: Utopia, new work by celebrated photographer Noelle K. Tan; and REMOTE, a group photography exhibition featuring Lisa K. Blatt, Lely Constantinople, Kate MacDonnell, and E. Brady Robinson opens on Friday, October 29, 2010. 7-9pm.1019 7th Street NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC.

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Midnight Marauders: Night of Hip/Hop music featuring Nike Nando, Chris Barz, Cloud 9, Jay Fresh Kicks, Black Sand, Lola Maxwell, Hassani Kwess, Mr. Make Moves, Surrel, Darren Hanible, Nate Greyski, Obii Say, Kelow, Foreign English, and King Swagg. Hosted by Stef–DJ Juslissen Slector. All Ages. $5. Everlasting Life Cafe–2928 Georgia Ave NW, Washington DC 20001. 7pm-12am.


Mark your calendars and make sure to go out and support all these great events!


EVENT│Under.Cult presents: James Pants + MadLib Japan Vol.2 Listening Party

A listening event at Denim Bar this Thursday, Oct 21st,  from 7pm-10pm
for James Pants for Undercult Vol. 2 Japan along with a early listen to
Madlib Medicine Show No. 10 Black Soul. Food and Drinks will be served
(Sushi, Beer, Wine) as well as special shopping discounts from the Denim


It’s in a few short days so don’t miss out!


VIDEO RECAP: Blitz the Ambassador Show

Remember the Blitz the Ambassador Event I told you guys about late last month? In between getting face-painted, scooping a drink up (a nice cola, no alcohol needed for me that night…who says you gotta drink to have a great time?!!?) , and saying hello to some familiar faces, I was tweeting away about the event…Now if you were following my tweets, you could read that I was having a truly great time, just as I predicted I would. Despite the rain, the crowd was growing bigger and bigger as the hour went on. And the performance?? Well it was surprisingly great. Honestly, I hadn’t heard of Blitz till the collective efforts of  Lunchboxtheory, Bernos, OkayAfrica,and Fusicology brought him and the entire band to DC to perform for the event.  It was honestly lots of fun, and I think it is safe to say that anyone who made it there despite the rain would agree. It made me think…all hip/hop acts should have a band and/or work with as much live instrumentation as possible. It was a refreshing showcase of hip/hop artistry and definitely nice to see the gap closing up between Africa and hip/hop that has been arguably in existence for quite some time. And well,  if you made the poor decision to miss out because of a few too many raindrops here is a video recap of what you missed out on:

Hope you enjoyed the video!


EVENT: Afrobeat 4Ya Soul feat. Blitz the Ambassasdor

In just under 2 weeks on Thursday, September 30th the great folks behind Lunchbox Theory , along with Bernos, Okay Africa and Fusicology are throwing their monthly Afrobeat 4Ya Soul party but with a nice twist! This time it will be featuring Blitz the Ambassador, notable Ghanian-American hip-hop artist and his live band in a different venue just for this special night, at LIV (11th & Ust). DJ Underdog will be spinning nothing but records as usual for all you Afrobeat fiends. Advance tickets are only $10 and at the door it’ll still be an affordable $15. Matter of fact while you are here, take a second now and get your tickets here.

Mark your calendars. Don’t miss out!

Hope to see ya there,


P.S. Wondering what is Afrobeat? How do you dance to this? What should you expect when you go to this dope event? Well take a listen to their new mixtape, AFRICA AFRICA AFRICA 3