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Prince – Welcome 2 America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJtxSdTL488 Recorded in the spring of 2010 and then mysteriously archived by Prince, the statement album Welcome 2 America documents Prince’s concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice. The album features some of Prince’s only studio collaborations with bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, drummer Chris Coleman, and engineer Jason Agel, with additional contributions from New Power […]

todayJuly 27, 2021

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Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Watch the new trailer for Summer of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), A Questlove Jawn. Director Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson presents a powerful documentary created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture, and fashion. Here we can see the festival that took place in 1969. Summer of Soul will be in theaters and on Hulu on July 2, 2021.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-siC9cugqA&t=36s

todayJuly 16, 2021

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“The Ohio Players” get their own street named in Dayton, Ohio.

On April 2, 2021, the City of Dayton and Montgomery County Trustees honored the Funk group, The Ohio Players, with their own street named Ohio Players Way. In attendance today were members of The Ohio Players along with the families of current and past band members. On June 25, 2020, TheFunkCenter staff, along with funk music enthusiast and volunteers from around the Miami Valley area, helped canvassed the street of […]

todayJune 18, 2021

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