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Beats For Your Week – Max Roach (Happy Birthday!)

The 106thstreeters can think of no better way to get our New Year beats on than with the exquisite rhythms of drummer, percussionist, composer and musician extraordinaire, Max Roach. As it is also his birthday today (he would have been … Continue reading

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Backstreet Cultural Museum (Tremé) – “They don’t do this nowhere else but in New Orleans”

Fi Yi Yi, Wild Magnolias, Creole Wild West, Congo Nation, Wild Tchoupitoulas, Black Seminoles, 9th Ward Hunters, 7th Ward Hard Headers, Flaming Arrows, Black Eagles, White Eagles, Red Hawks Hunters, Golden Comanche, Wild Bogacheeta… New Orleans is home to one … Continue reading

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Beats for Your Week – Thelonious Monk, “Solitude”

When this 106thstreeter was attending undergrad, I took a lot of music classes. When I started college, I had no musical training whatsoever and little knowledge of music history. Following my gut instinct, I only knew that music made everything … Continue reading

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Groovin’ Philly Style at Bob & Barbara’s Lounge

One of our all time favorite weekend road trips is Philly–a city that keeps on keeping it real. It’s only a couple of hours away and it has so many great neighborhoods and places to hang out. Near the top … Continue reading

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Love Thy Neighbor – Gil Scott-Heron

“Voice of black culture,” “polymath,” “musician and poet,” “spoken-word musician,” “composer, musician, poet, and author,” “godfather of rap,” “poet and music pioneer,” “influential poet/musician helped inspire rap, “US activist, poet and singer.” These are just a few of the headlines … Continue reading

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Beats For Your Week – Jamaica Funk (Queens, baby!)

With the First Annual Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival just wrapped up, it’s the perfect moment to think about jazz–past, present, and future. The latest issue of the always hot Wax Poetics does just that. Here at 106th Street, music is … Continue reading

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The Apollo Shines for Harlem Jazz Shrines

Last weekend, the Apollo went back-to-the-future of its historic past as it hosted “Jazz à la Carte,” a variety show featuring comedy, dance, and live music–and part of the weeklong (and first annual) Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival. The show, “Wycliffe Gordon’s … Continue reading

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Beats For Your Week – The Stumblebums

Out of nowhere comes the sudden and beautiful din of a trumpet, a tuba, drums, and a raspy shout. No, you’re not in New Orleans. You’re out way too late in downtown NYC, and The Stumblebums are here to keep … Continue reading

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Treme Heads North

The other day, walking down 14th Street, there was a noise. A very familiar noise. But not to New Yorkers’ ears. There were brass instruments, there was a drum, and there was singing. It was a beautiful sound, that after … Continue reading

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Happy Mardi Gras Y’all

The 106thstreet crew made a little road trip for some pre-Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans. Although today is the big event, the week leading up to Fat Tuesday has no shortage of lively parades, morning cocktails, and general chaos … Continue reading

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