Leedz Edutainment presents
Masta Ace and Marco Polo
Performing "A Breukelen Story" in its entirety
with M. Dot & EMS, Blak Madeen, Hech Rhymes
March 27, 2020, 8pm
The Middle East Upstairs
472-480 Mass Ave, Cambridge
$20 adv/$25 door
An Evening of Poetry with Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola
March 24, 2020, 7pm
890 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
Celebrate Womxn's History Month with The ARTery! Join us for a night of poetry and spoken word with Boston's Poet Laureate, Porsha Olayiwola.
Olayiwola is a writer, performer, educator and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, womxn, and queer diasporas. She is an Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and the artistic director at MassLEAP, a literary youth organization.
She recently released her first collection, "I Shimmer Sometimes Too."
This event is free.
Black Boston: Transforming the Arts
March 16, 2020, 7-9pm
890 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
Boston is renowned for its arts institutions, which historically have made space for certain kinds of artists and conceptions of art. How is Boston elevating and amplifying new voices and new approaches to the Arts? How are we transforming who gets to make and consume art? Where does bias persist and how do we rectify it?
Join the Boston University Initiative on Cities, the Boston University Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and WBUR CitySpace for "Black Boston: Transforming the Arts," the first in a four-part discussion series featuring respected Black leaders from across Greater Boston.
Makeeba McCreary, Patti and Jonathan Kraft chief of learning and community engagement, Museum of Fine Arts
Catherine T. Morris, founder & executive director, BAMS Fest
Maurice Emmanuel Parent, executive director, Front Porch Arts Collective; lecturer of music theatre, Boston University
Crystal Williams, associate provost for diversity & inclusion, Boston University; professor of english & award-winning poet
The Black Boston Series was created to provide a forum in which to examine our city’s progress toward inclusive access, equity, and opportunity—and where we still fall short. The sessions will focus, respectively, on Arts & Culture, Community Health, Technology, and Politics and take place between March and June, 2020. We believe these four themes represent areas where Boston is a national leader, but are also where critical gaps endure.
Voices of Freedom: A Celebration of Women in Hip-Hop
with performances by Red Shaydez, Brandie Blaze, Phree, DJ Slick Vick, Zeinixx, Amanda Shea, and Abstract Minor
Hosted by AFH and Mark Merren Music
March 13, 2020, 8pm
Artists for Humanity
100 W 2nd St, Boston
Good Music Showcase Series:
5 Year Anniversary
Hosted by DJ Alcide
March 5, 2020, 9pm
609 Washington St, Quincy
LORD FELIX / MALIA THE MODEL / PRINCE SMOOTH
BRANDIE BLAZE ------ NOTEBOOK P
AND MANY MORE SURPRISE GUESTS!!
DJs: Alcide / Quixote / Mic Lamb
Performances Backed By House Band: THE RELATIVEZ
Hosted By: SIMPLY JAZZ
Photography: K FRESH PHOTOGRAPHY
FMI / SIGNUPS: Contact AlcideMusic@Gmail.Com
March 1, 2020, 5pm
Slades Bar & Grill
958 Tremont St, Boston
$30 adv / $35 door
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African Man Born
Soleful Bliss Arts & Music Festival (SBAMF) 2020 Kick-Off Fundraiser
March 1, 2020, 6pm [sic] (wrong date in image)
2 Arrow St, Cambridge
Treva Holmes ,recording artist, song writer, producer. and event hostfrom Boston, he's opened for Dave East, PNB rock, Rick Ross just to name a few. he is a 2 time Boston Music Awards R&b artist of the year Nominee. he makes his own beats writes his own songs and engineers. he doesn't care about the accolades, all he wants to do is spread positive energy and bring people together with music.he loves having fun and he brings high energy in his performance. In 2018 he released a project called NIGHTS IN ROXBURY and he dropped his newest project
DJ Midwid page
DJ Make it Do What It Do, from Miami, FL, a native that shares his love of music by blending some of latest and greatest R&B, Neo Soul and Hip Hop music to set vibes right and get the crowd feeling both mellow and hype on any given night. DJ Make it Do What It Do is currently working on a podcast to bring his ear for music to the masses. A technological and advance and follow up his 1 st compilation album, simply titled “Spoken Word Lyricists Volume 1” which featured various poets fromnacross the nation some recognized as Russell Simon’s Def Poets and Tony award winners such as Will Da Real One, Georgia Me, and Triple Blakk and featured music by Hip Hop and Soul music artist. Expanded his horizons to bring various forms of music to the forefront, DJ MIDWID developed Jazzy Fellow Productions. Through this company brings his love of Jazz music to the Literary Cafe & Poetry Lounge with a monthly jazz event called Jazzy Friday’s. DJ MIDWID is the one of founders of Miami’s first spoken word rooftop series called “The Ledge” held at The Viceroy Hotel. As he quickly gains recognition amongst some of the taste makers of Soul & Hip Hop Music there is no telling where you'll see DJ Make It Do What It Do in the near future.
MUSIC BY LOCAL PERFORMERS
Born in the city of Cambridge, Mass and raised in South Florida. Miranda Rae stuck to the likings of the strong female vocalist she grew up around though. A self taught R&B vocalist, with influences of Sade, Jill Scott, Adele, India.Arie , Erykah Badu and many more, she found a sound of her own. Performing at small venues around the Southern Florida area she gained a name for her self, with a small but growing fan base. After a roller coaster of what she believed was love, Miranda Rae was inspired to debut her first EP entitled “Defying Love” in 2016. In recent years, Miranda Rae has moved back to the Boston area with hopes to make a name for herself. With finding her way in to the local seen, she’s already got her foot in the right doors. Continuing with a path of original songs, she has released her second EP entitled “Excuse My Baggage” Streaming on all major platforms.
Amanda Shea is a multidisciplinary artist who resides in Boston. She has performed spoken word poetry at numerous venues throughout Boston, including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Museum of Fine Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Art in the Summer of 2019. She served as an official host for the 2018 Boston Art & Music Soul Festival and most recently the Arts Equity Summit. She has been featured on podcasts and broadcasts such as ItsLitBoston, Boston Come Through, and Fahrenheit TV. She serves as a radio host on Live Free or Die Radio. In April 2019, Shea performed at UMASS Boston with The Poets' Theatre and independently for Phillis Wheatley Day. Shea performed at the Alvin Ailey Theatre with beheard.world with original pieces regarding racism and identity. In May, Shea will appear in the cast of The Poets’ Theatre’s seventh revival of Boston Abolitionists, a program developed in partnership with the Boston Athenaeum. Shea will return to the Boston Athenaeum as a curator for a performance titled, "Other Voices in the Room" which speaks to identity politics and cultural appropriation. Shea is passionate about humanity and the arts. She enjoys staying busy being a mother, an artist, and a polymath.
Tribe feat. Arun Vena | Corbin Canvas
ART | VENDORS | & CULTURE
@DubArt (Visual Artist)
@Mahagoni and more....
Produced by AfroDesiaCity
Curated by Wreck Shop Movement