India Arie Releases New Soulful Song “That Magic”

I get super excited when one of the Earths debuts new soulful music. Im up 4:30 am writing this post cause I accidently clicked on social media and saw this India Arie post

Among the Hottest neo-classic soul artists to emerge in the early 2000s following the success of artists like D’Angelo and Lauryn Hill, Atlanta’s India.Arie was poised to make a major impact. A studied songwriter and guitar player rooted in the soul and blues of the past, as well as in positive-minded contemporary hip-hop, Arie debuted with Acoustic Soul. Rich with resonant hooks and mature lyrics — impressive, considering she had been writing songs for only five years — the album established a remarkable career that has entailed four Grammy Awards and five consecutive placements in the Top Ten of the Billboard 200.

For Full Song Peep This Video

It sounds so good. Im going to download it now , are you?

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Erykah Badu Announces Badu vs. Everythang Tour

It’s tour time for The Queen of Neo-Soul Erykah Badu. On Wednesday (May 3rd), she announced her upcoming Badu Vs. Everything tour. The worldwide tour starts in Birmingham and ends in October in Osaka, Japan.

Check out the tour schedule below.
May 6 Birmingham, AL – Birmingham Funk Fest
May 19 Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Funk Fest
May 27 Houston, TX – Houston Arena Theater
May 28 New Orleans, LA – Lakefront Arena
July 6 & 7 London, England – Hammerstein Theater
July 8 Paris, France – Palais Des Sports
July 9 Rotterdam, Netherlands – North Sea Jazz Fest
July 11 Montreux, Switzerland – Montreux Jazz Fest
July 12 Tuscany, Italy – Lucca Summer Fest
July 14 Copenhagen, Denmark – Tivoli Gardens
July 15 Pori, Finland – Pori Jazz Festival
July 20 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
July 22 Los Angeles, CA – Exposition Park
August 10 Philadelphia, PA – TBA
August 12 Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Funk Fest
August 13 Richmond, VA – TBA
September 1 Dallas, TX- Riverfront Jazz Fest
September 15 Newark, NJ – TBA
September 16 Queens, NY – The Meadows Music & Arts Fest
October 1, 3, 6 and 12 – Tokyo, Japan – Billboard Live
October 7 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Soul Camp Fest
October 9 – Osaka, Japan – Billboard Live

Solange Knowles Announces New Album ‘A Seat at the Table’ — Drops THIS Friday

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Solange unveiled the artwork and track list for her new album, ‘A Seat at the Table .’

The long-awaited project features contributions from Tweet, Q-Tip, Kelela, Kelly Rowland, and a few others.

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Best of all — the album drops digitally THIS Friday, 9/30.

My Album, A Seat At The Table, will be released digitally this Friday • September 30th.

Visit http://www.solangemusic.com to experience the #ASeatAtTheTable digital book now.

Album Cover : @carlota_guerrero

Dashiki Lovin’

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da·shi·ki

dəˈSHēkē/

noun

a loose, brightly colored shirt or tunic, originally from West Africa.

The Dashiki was made popular in the western parts of the world by Oba (Yoruba word for king) Ofuntola Oseijeman Adelabu Adefunmi, who was born Walter Eugene in Detroit, Michigan, USA in 1928. He became interested in African Studies at the age of 16, and travelled to Haiti at the age of 20 in order to be exposed to African religion from indigenous Africans. Soon after, he returned to the U.S. and began a small scale manufacturing business which included African attire, most notably dashikis

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Over the years Ive fallen in love with African inspired pieces. I think designers are really stepping up their game, when it comes to putting a modern touch to traditional African/ethnic clothing. I think Boxing Kittenwas one of the first designers to really bring ethnic inspired clothing to the mainstream. With celebrity clientele like Solange Knowles, Fergie, Beyonce & Chris Brown  just to mention a few.

I really admire the bright colors and bold prints that ethnic fabrics have. Easily transforming a regular outfit to something catchy, unforgettable and unique.

Im always eyeing and purchasing cultured pieces. The pop of color will do wonders to any ensemble. I have a trip to Houston coming up in a few weeks, i cant wait to style my pink dashiki and rock it with style and pride.

Make sure your following me on fb for pictures 😀😀😀

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