Bo penned the 1960 Etta James hit 'My Dearest Darling' and 'I'm Wise,' which was made famous by Little Richard when he renamed and released it in 1956 as 'Slippin' and Slidin'.'
March 22, 2009
Eddie Bo, a New Orleans blues singer-pianist who worked with musicians such as Irma Thomas and Art Neville, died Wednesday of a heart attack, according to his booking agent, Karen Hamilton. He was 78.
In the early 1920's, African Americans were a great part of a cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance was not a movement that was organized -- it caught the country by surprise. The migration of African Americans to the North brought them to Harlem, a New York neighborhood. The Harlem Renaissance brought out powerful musical talent. Singers and musicians played an important role in this cultural inspiration, as well as writers, shopkeepers, painters,… Continue
The Music of Thelonious Monk by Wynton Marsalis and his band
Start Date: Thu, November 20 2008
End Date: Sat, November 22 2008
Event Time: 8 pm
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New York, NY
This exceptional Jazz concert at the Lincoln Center Orchestra will be featuring Wynton Marsalis and his brilliant jazz band. They will be leading us through special arrangements of Monk's idiosyncratic compositions typically performed… Continue
Miriam Zenzi Makeba was born in Johannesburg in 1932. Her mother was a Swazi sangoma and her father, who died when she was six, was a Xhosa. As a child, she sang at the Kilmerton Training Institute in Pretoria, which she attended for eight years.
Makeba's full name is Zenzile Makeba Qgwashu Nguvama Yiketheli Nxgowa Bantana Balomzi Xa Ufun Ubajabulisa Ubaphekeli Mbiza Yotshwala Sithi Xa Saku Qgiba Ukutja Sithathe Izitsha Sizi Khabe… Continue
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."