NYC: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble + Special Guests at HarlemStage – July 9


What’s summer in NYC without tons of incredible free concerts? This Saturday for HarlemStage, the good folks over at Revive Da Live present the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble with some very special guests. Any of the guests easily hold their own: Zap Mama, Pharoahe Monch, Jose James, Taylor McFerrin, J. Period, Mixtape Assassin, and Vinia Mojica. The Ensemble will feature “covers of unreleased Dilla tracks and a tribute to Gil Scott-Heron” along with reinterpretations of some of your favorite jazz, hip-hop and R&B tunes. This event is family friendly so please do bring your little ones!

Annunciation Park (at Amsterdam Ave. and W. 134th St.)
Gates open: 4:00 pm
Performance: 5:00 – 9:00 pm

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Video: Lianne La Havas – “Don’t Wake Me Up” Live at The Slaughtered Lamb, London


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Our friend Amelia at Put Me On It just found another video of one of our mutual loves, Lianne La Havas, and we are ever so gracious. The lovely songbird performs “Don’t Wake Me Up” with just snaps from the audience as her backing. Talent for days. And the video is quite pretty as well.

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GPWW: 7/6/11: David Rodigan In-Studio Clash and History of Reggae

Jamaica is the destination in this latest installment of Gilles Peterson World Wide. Gilles brings into his studio the legendary DJ David Rodigan, known for being an influential figure within the Reggae genre. Rodigan takes us on a musical journey through the history of Reggae, from its Rastafarian Ska roots, through to Bob Marley and The Wailers, the origin of Dubs, and even gives us his take on the impact that digital sounds had on Jamaica’s music in the mid 80s. Towards the end, Rodigan and Gilles clash – a form of competition that’s been around since the 1950s – by taking turns playing some classic reggae jams.

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Sète: Gilles Peterson’s 2011 Worldwide Festival – July 6-10


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Yesterday, our good friend Gilles Peterson kicked off his 2011 Worldwide Festival in Sète, France. The annual festival (July 6-10) boasts an impressive slew of talent only mister Peterson could manage to put together. Just some of the highlights: Raphael Saadiq, Flying Lotus, Jamie xx, Mount Kimbie, Cut Chemist, Lefto, Simbad, Benji B, Dam Funk, Quantic, Owiny Sigoma Band, and James Blake. Seriously, guys? It might be time to book your ticket to France right now.

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Video: Rare 2Pac Playlist on VEVO


VEVO has released a playlist of eight 2Pac videos, including some that are very rare or have never been seen. In honor of what would have been his 40th year, 2Pac’s first three albums are also available digitally for the first time ever. Salute to one of the most influential hip-hop figures of our time.

VEVO Video Playlist
• 2Pac – “I Get Around”
• 2Pac – “Dear Mama”
• 2Pac – “Brenda’s Got A Baby”
• 2Pac – “Holler If You Hear Me”
• 2Pac & The Outlawz – “Baby Don’t Cry” (Keep Your Head Up II)
• 2Pac F/ Nas & J. Phoenix – “Thugz Mansion”
• 2Pac – “If My Homie Calls”
• 2Pac – “Letter To My Unborn Child”

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