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Erykah Badu Hosts the Soul Train Awards 2015 on BET

Эрика Баду узлов Soul Train Awards этого года

Erykah 2015-Soul-Train-Awards

日本語

On Sunday night, Erykah Badu hosts the “Soul Train Awards 2015” (BET at 8), featuring performances by R. Kelly, Tyrese, Boyz II Men, Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan and (here’s a throwback) Cameo. Jill Scott will receive the inaugural Lady of Soul Award. Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds will accept the evening’s Legend Award.

©2014/Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC

©2014/Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC

The highlight of the show would be The Weeknd, the R&B crooner, who’s having a phenomenal year thus far, nabbed five nominations and fellow artists Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson are also received five nods apiece.

BeyonceOther nominees include Beyonce, Chris Brown, Jidenna and Tyrese who all grabbed four mentions respectively. Breakout R&B stars Alessia Cara, Jidenna, DeJ Loaf, Jussie Smollett and Tinashe will vie for the ‘Best New Artist’ trophy.

Nominees

Best New Artist

Dej LoafAlessia Cara
Dej Loaf
Jidenna
Jussie Smollett
Tinashe

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

chris-brownChris Brown
D’Angelo
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Tyrese

Centric Certified Award

vivan_greenAvant
Chrisette Michele
The Internet
Tyrese
Vivian Green

Video of the Year

Bruno-Mars-and-Mark-Ronsons-Uptown-Funk-Notch-14-Weeks-at-No-1Beyonce – “7/11″
Jidenna Ft. Roman Gianarthur – “Classic Man”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
The Weeknd – “Earned It” (From The Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack)

Best Gospel And/Or Inspirational Song

Erica CampbellErica Campbell – “More Love”
Fred Hammond Ft. Breeann Hammond – “I Will Trust”
Kirk Franklin – “Wanna Be Happy?”
Lecrae – “All I Need Is You”
Marvin Sapp – “Yes You Can”

Album of the Year

Black MessiahChris Brown – X
D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
Jill Scott – Woman
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
Tyrese – Black Rose

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year

AlrightBig Sean Ft. Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”
Big Sean Ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Nicki Minaj Ft. Drake & Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter”

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

Janelle MonaeBeyonce
Janelle Monáe
Janet Jackson
Jill Scott
Tamar Braxton

Song of the Year

jidenna-classic-manCommon & John Legend — “Glory” (from the motion picture “Selma”)
Jidenna Ft. Roman Gianarthur — “Classic Man”
Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars — “Uptown Funk”
Rihanna — “Bitch Better Have My Money”
The Weeknd – “Earned It” (From The Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack)

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award

the-weeknd-earned-it-preview-lead“Glory” (from the motion picture Selma) — written by: Lonnie Rashid Lynn, John Roger Stephens and Che Smith (Common & John Legend)
“Apparently” — written by: Jermaine L. Cole, Damon Coleman, Filippo Trecca (J.Cole)
“Uptown Funk” — written by: Mark Ronson, Rudolph Taylor, Lonnie Simmons, Philip Martin Lawrence II, Peter Gene Hernandez, Jeffrey Nath Bhasker, Nicholaus Joseph Williams, Devon Christopher Gallaspy, Robert Lynn Wilson, Charles K. Wilson, Ronnie Wilson (Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars)
“Earned It” (from the “Fifty Shades Of Grey” soundtrack) — written by: Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Ahmad “Belly” Balshe, Jason Quenneville, Stephan Moccio (The Weeknd)
“Shame” — written by: Warryn S. Campbell Ii, Sam Dees, Tyrese Darnell Gibson, Ron Kersey, De Wayne Julius Rogers (Tyrese)

Best Dance Performance

Beyonce – “7/11″
Chris Brown x Tyga – “Ayo”
Janelle Monae & Jidenna – “Yoga”
Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Silent – “Watch Me” (“Whip/Nae Nae”)

Best Collaboration 

bigseannewBig Sean Ft. Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”

Common & John Legend – “Glory” (from the motion picture Selma)
Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Nicki Minaj Ft. Beyonce – “Feeling Myself”
Omarion Ft. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko – “Post To Be”

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D’Angelo announces The Second Coming Tour

D'Angelo

日本語

D’Angelo and the Vanguard will spotlight their Black Messiah in greater detail when they perform at Harlem’s Apollo Theater on February 7th, their only U.S. date before embarking on a month-long trek of Europe.

D'Angelo - Black MessiahImmediately following the Apollo gig, D’Angelo will head to Europe for “Second Coming Tour” centers mostly around shows in Germany, with additional dates scheduled in the UK, Sweden, and Switzerland. According to a press release, the shows will see D’Angelo and his band The Vanguard “combine many popular hits with new songs and fresh interpretations of covers.”

 D’Angelo 2015 Second Coming Tour Dates:

02/11 – Zurich, CH @ Volkshaus Zurich

02/12 – Frankfurt, DE @ Hugenottenhalle

02/14 – Berlin, DE @ Halle

02/16 – Paris, FR @ Palais Des Congres

02/17 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham

02/18 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo

02/20 – London, UK @ Apollo

02/24 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks

02/27 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene

02/28 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet

03/02 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso

03/06 – Koln, DE @ Tanzbrunnen

03/07 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National

 

 

 

 

 

DJ Souljah Nippon Hip Hop Power Chart DJ, ソルジャー ニッポン・パワー・チャート

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DJ Souljah Nippon Hip Hop Power Chart

 2014 Top Fiveアルバム

1. ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron

“ケンドリック・ラマー”で一躍有名となったヒップホップグループ、”ブラック・ヒッピー”のメンバーとしても注目のScHoolboy Q。デビュー・アルバム「オキシモーロン」がめっちゃEast Coastを感じさせる、骨太で格好良くて、今年特に話題となったLAのArtist。

ScHoolboy Q’s debut album “Oxymoron” made a big impact in Hip Hop in 2014. Even though the album has the strong East Coast vibe Q is also a member of West Coast hip hop group Black Hippy, alongside his label-mates and fellow California-based rappers Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar.

2. YG – My Krazy Life

ScHoolboy Qと打って変わって”THE WEST COAST”感 120%で格好良かったのがYGのコチラ。今年のM.V.P. プロデューサーDJ MUSTARDの手腕が光る。そ〜いや、何かこのアルバムの印税の件で2人が揉めてるとか……。

Contrary to rather East sounding ScHoolboy Q, YG’s “My Krazy Life” is 120% down with the West Coast bringing back the sound. Thanks to the great work by this year’s M.V.P. producer DJ Mustard. By the way, you heard these 2 from the better coast are fighting over royalties?

3. Pharrell Williams – Girl

前半に出すと後半に印象が薄れがちになる年間アルバムチャートの中でも忘れてはいけないQualityの高いアルバム。『Happy』は日本でも社会現象に…..。

Don’t sleep on the quality album like this which was dropped in the first half of the year that most people tend to forget. “Happy” became a big phenomenon even in the country like Nippon.

4. D’angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah

14年振り…諦めかけてた巨匠の新作が “Soulfulで黒い!”こういうのずっと待ってました。

The first album in 14 years by the legendary D’Angelo, “Black Messiah” is absolutely soulful and black. I have been waiting for this!

5. KOHH – MONOCHROME

せっかくなので、日本で2014に一番話題となったアルバムをご紹介。このオトコかなり来てます故に要チェック!

Let me introduce KOHH, the artist representing Nippon. Watch out “Monochrome” the most talked about album in 2014. This guy is S.I.C.K.!!

Shakespeare Comes To Harlem!

Shakespeare comes to Harlem, Harlem comes to Shakespeare!

With A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Сон в летнюю ночь — комедия Уильяма Шекспира в 5 актах.
Предстоящие в Гарлем

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The Classical Theatre of Harlem launches yearly professional summer production uptown with Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 13–30 (on Tuesdays through Sunday )

Harlem is getting its own Shakespeare in its own park this summer, with joyful ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in the splendid new Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park July 13 – 30.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play by William Shakespeare. It is believed that it was written between 1590 and 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of AthensTheseus, and Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors, who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play, categorized as a comedy, is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

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This special performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the CTH directed by Justin Emeka interlaces the stories of four lovers and a comical troupe of bumbling actors from the human world with those of a fairy kingdom in the supernatural realm. This extraordinary production weaves Harlem’s cultural legacy within Shakespeare’s text and invites the audience into an enchanted, concrete jungle where African spirits celebrate the playful and fickle nature of love through music, dance, and magic.

“I wanted to go beyond the ideal of simply having a color blind cast and change the play’s cultural aesthetic to African American, West African and Caribbean, to reflect Harlem,” says Emeka. He also updated the play to reflect contemporary issues. In the original version, Hermia, a young woman, is in love with a young man named Lysander, but her father has another suitor planned for her. In Emeka’s version, Lysander is Lysandra, “to incorporate our current societal tension in regards to same sex marriage,” he says. Hermia’s father is a conservative West Indian immigrant who wants to kill his daughter because of her desire. The majority of the cast consists of people of color.

Naturally, the music and dance had to reflect the same culture. Michael Wimberley, a drummer, percussionist and composer created a soundscape. He blended pop and Angolan rhythms and feature the berimbau as well as hip-hop and the music of R&B singer, D’Angelo. The duration of the play is 90 minutes with no intermission.

THEATRE LOCATION:

Richard Rogers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park
18 Mt Morris Park W (between 120th & 124th @ 5th Ave)
New York, NY 10027
MAP
(347) 688-6304
http://www.classicaltheatreofharlem.org/

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