Soul Power, a documentary by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, depicts the legendary music festival in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974 which sprouted from the excitement surrounding the epic fight between Mohammad Ali and George Foreman. The award-winning film features original footage of performances by James Brown, Bill Withers, B.B. King, The Spinners, Celia Cruz & The Fania All-Stars, and many more…
By Mawuse Ziegbe
No need to expound upon his achievements or even mention his last name. We all have our favorite Michael moment. Mine is headbanging to “Bad” as a toddler in pre-school. Instead of nap time our teacher let us run around like, well, babies. Me and a roly-poly, pigtailed friend nearly snapped our necks every afternoon. I’m pretty sure that guy was fired. But I would always see him bopping around Boston with his headphones on; very likely bopping along to “Bad.”
Part of Michael’s legacy is the advancement of music videos. Every time we see a lit dance floor, an errant tiger, Prohibition-era pop-lockin,’ or massive flying marbles, Michael will be on our minds. But for every indelible hip thrust, he also left a rash of quirky videos that are largely beeping off the radar. Here are some of Michael’s equally awesome – if less celebrated – moments.
Today Miz Metro releases her debut album, Unlimited, and the party starts tonight at S.O.B.’s. Produced by The Bloom Effect & SESAC and hosted by Crosby, with music from DJ Vinyl Richie, special guests and more, it will no doubt be a night of fabulousness.
Make sure to grab an advance copy of the album while you’re there!
Until then, we have a free download of Miz Metro’s single for you:
S.O.B.’s – July 8th Wednesday. 7:30PM