Love Notes – Music, Art & Poetry

Love Notes – Music, Art & Poetry

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Colored People® Network Presents…

Love Notes – Music, Art & Poetry 

Join us February 17, 2013

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This show celebrates our loved ones and the Love in our lives.

We will feature paintings, music and poetry from Colored People® Network members and it is also a perfect opportunity for us to introduce our network’s new host, Richard-Alan.  He is a bass player, drummer and poet.

Tania-Maria and Richard-Alan are also celebrating their love and embarking on a new life together, sharing the vision and taking our network to a new level.

Featured artists:

Music

Joan Cartwright

has toured five continents and 16 countries including the U.S.A., eight European countries, Jamaica, Brazil, Mexico, Ghana, Gambia, South Africa, China and Japan, with her swinging brand of jazz and blues.

She is a composer and her book, IN PURSUIT OF A MELODY contains 40 songs and lyrics to standard songs: “A Night in Tunisia” by Dizzy Gillespie, “Blue Bossa” by Kenny Dorham, “Tune Up” by Miles Davis and “Bessie’s Blues” by John Coltrane.

Joan’s book also contains two lectures that she’s given to over 8,000 children and college students, in U.S., Switzerland, Sicily, China and Japan: WOMEN IN JAZZ and SO, YOU WANT TO BE A SINGER? Her workshops are dynamic and educational, highlighting the pitfalls and benefits of the music business. She contends that, “Knowing music theory is a step in the right direction for any singer who truly wants to excel in the world of music!”

Diva JC names any ensemble of musicians she works with “Jazz Hotline” because the music swings and it’s always HOT! Her most famous Blues are “Nobody’s Husband”, “OH, Baby!”  and “Treat Me Right And You Don’t Have To Marry Me”.

Natalie Brown

I am Canadian! Yeah, Canucklehead in the house. I’m a vocalist and songwriter. My music has been described as a lot of things, but currently most closely sounds like Pop/R&B with a dash of Electro-Soul flavor. I’ve co-owned my record label Identity Music Group since 2000 and run my own publishing company, natfunk music (BMI). I love animals – cats in particular. Music is my reason for living. My lowest low and highest high spans four and a half octaves. I am a reformed nail biter.

I currently call Toronto Canada “home”; although I really enjoyed the time I spent living in the DC/Maryland area as well as San Francisco. I enjoy listening to all kinds of music, from Pop, to Jazz, Chillout-Lounge to Progressive Metal. Dark, fizzy drinks make me break out. When I was a kid I used to jump off of fences and try to fly, but now I just jump out of planes. I’m the one you’ll hear laughing out loud at the stupid jokes no one else gets at the movie theater.

I’ve released 3 full-length original albums (LET THE CANDLE BURN’, RANDOM THOUGHTSand the latest – ‘THE RELATIONSHIP ODYSSEY), a limited edition Christmas album (A COOL CHRISTMAS) and a bunch of singles you’ve probably heard in a movie or TV show somewhere. I’m very loyal to people I love. I was offered a deal by a major label to ‘battle’ Alicia Keys. I’m glad I didn’t. I try to live 9 lives simultaneously. I have the worst potty mouth you could ever imagine! I know flowers speak to us. I learned a lot about patience while building my studio (Studio 302) where my latest album was recorded. I have an eBay addiction and a fetish for exotic pens and markers.

Lilla D’mone

I love singing, writing, producing, jammin, playing piano and guitar, freestyling, dancing, roller skating, cooking, painting, swimming, running, the beach, spending time with my family, friends and loved ones, nature, philosophy, history, looking at the stars, traveling, connecting, and stayin up all night in the studio.   My mission is to love, unite, spread consciousness, express my self and soul and uplift people with and through music.  I’m constantly learning and evolving and am grateful for every person and opportunity that life brings my way. Everyday is a chance to grow!

I love all roots music–

Clarissa Cupero

Raised in Warwick, New York, about 65 miles north of New York City, 19 year old Cupéro has been singing since she was four years old.

She started piano lessons at nine and guitar at sixteen, which for her, has been the key to unlock everything.

“Since picking up the guitar, everything has fallen into place – it was the right instrument for me to begin writing songs on, and image-wise, I love it. When I’m playing guitar – that’s the essence of who I am.”

Influenced by modern artists and a few classic rock artists, her biggest praise is reserved for the Columbian rock artist Juanes, a winner of seventeen Latin Grammys and who has sold over ten million albums.

Poetry

Vernon Davis Jr.

Vernon J. Davis Jr. has been writing poetry since the early seventies. He was first inspired by Langston Hughes’s poem “Impasse”, which started his journey and adventure into the world of poetry and the spoken word. Vernon’s very first published poem,”Beautiful Black Woman”(the basis for his poetry book) came out in 1978 in a magazine called Black Forum. More poetry followed in other magazines like SoulWord and Dawn, a magazine supplement to the Los Angeles Sentinel, an African-American newspaper. Mr. Davis has also taught Creative Writing and recited his poetry in talent shows, Church gatherings and open-mike forums. He is still inspired by and in awe of Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou. His Idols. His creative collection of Love poems,”Love,is, the Beautiful Black Woman” is his 1st book. Vernon’s 2nd book of poetry–“The Emosewa Woman”–was released Feb. 14th, 2010. He is currently working on his 3rd Book of Poetry, Tenatively Titled, “Her,   She,   Woman”(Her, She–Hershey(Chocolate) Woman).

WOMAN by Vernon J Davis Jr
 
WOMAN, Your Beauty exudes from Your Body
And I can taste Your Essence,
As Your Mind caresses those around You. … Peaceful Serenity You possess,
An inner calm that puts hearts to rest,
A trembling sensation flowing through the air
Wherever You may be.WOMAN, You are the Sun shining rays of Love.
You are the Breeze that soothes painful memories.
You are a Stunning Angel, fallen from the sky,
And lightning bows at Your Path
While thunder rolls at Your Command.
You are a Goddess, who offers the wine of
Happiness
And receives eyes of worship.
You are a Sparkling Waterfall seen from afar,
That Lights up the top of the world.
Your Beauty fulfills its needs and Your
Mind does as it please.WOMAN, You are Gorgeous,
And beyond my words, mind, and soul,
I have never met anyone like You.
And I never will!
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Graphic Art

Saint The Painter

Saint is an award winning South Carolina artist. His work is exhibited in galleries in South Carolina and his work is in private collections throughout the United States. He paints primarily with acrylics but experiments with many materials.

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Join us February 17, 2013 and meet our new hosts!

 

 

I am excited and blessed to introduce my sweetheart, Richard-Alan as our network’s new host. He is not only a talented musician but his knowledge and insight are a major asset to our multicultural artistic family. I am looking forward to our journey together… ~ Tania-Maria

“Humans are imperfect. That’s one of the reasons that classical and jazz are in trouble. We’re on the quest for the perfect performance and every note has to be right. Man, every note is not right in life.” ~Branford Marsalis
 
The perfection of creation is in the artistic comprehension of complex ideas. The beauty of creation is in the multitude of ways we communicate love. However, through the …filter of human popular culture, our perception of art can morph into the sterile and superfluous, and our concept of love can morph into the selfish and salacious.
 
The perfection and beauty of God’s creation is inherent within the dimensions and details in which he communicates his love for us, and within the incalculable opportunities for us to communicate our love for others – without glorifying ourselves in the process.
 
I give thanks to God for those people who choose to color the world with love; giving us a better view of God’s love for us by sharing his love for them through their unique talents and gifts!

I also thank God for the vision he placed in Tania-Maria to honor his creative work in all of us! ~ Richard-Alan

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Darryl Arnez Williams – Keeping the Legacy Alive! Black Radio Broadcasters

Darryl Arnez Williams – Keeping the Legacy Alive! Black Radio Broadcasters

DA Williams
Darryl Arnez (DA) Williams
grew up in Chestnut Hill, a suburb of the musically rich city of Philadelphia, P.A. and was born in a broadcasting / musical family.

Kae Williams Sr.

His father, Kae (loud mouth) Williams Sr., ( February 4th 1921 – December 29, 1989) was a pioneer radio personality and one of the earliest DJs to play the Blues. He was instrumental in the careers of legendary artists such as Solomon Burke , B.B. King, Doo-Wop group – The Silhouettes, Yvonne Baker, the Sensations and was instrumental in starting Mary Mason’s career in radio at WHAT radio.
Kae Williams Jr.
His brother was Ulysses Kae Williams Jr., (March 7, 1956 – July 11, 2008) a well known record producer and musician who was the keyboardist for the musical group Breakwater, formed in 1971 and the first African American band signed to Arista Records under Clive Davis.

DA and his brother had the priviledge of being in company of legenday black disc jockeys of the era, such as Jocko Henderson, who is recognized as the individual who influenced the first generation of rappers, Georgie Woods, civil rights activist who received his first job broadcasting job at WWRL in NYC, Jack Cooper, shown below, who was “The God-Father of Black Radio”, as the first black radio announcer who appeared on the Chicago airwaves in 1929 with a show called “The All-Negro Hour” on WSBC, and Al Benson, “The God-Father of Chicago Black Radio”, to name a few.  Ramone Bruce and Randy Dixon were one of the pioneering broadcasters in Philadelphia along with DA’s father.

Jack Cooper

Today DA, carries on the legacy via WDKKRADIO.com and is passionate about the history which in general is not being told by the black DJs of today. He also hosts a BlogTalkRadio show featuring many of the artists he met thoughout his life.

DA’s interests also include developing a systematic program that draws from fields such as Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Systems theory, Behavioral psychology and Hypnotherapy. He calls this program “The Conceptual Change Technique ™.”

On his Facebook BIO he wrote:

“My passion is to assist individuals learn how to uninstall defeating mind-sets and install the proper mental frameworks to achieve the change they desire. I am a firm believer that external change manifests because of and in direct relationship to internal shifts in conceptual thinking.
Change is going to happen. Be in charge of the process. You want to, don’t you?”

We will talk about the heritage of the black broadcasters, his memories growing up around his dad’s record store and at WDAS where his dad was the assistant program director, under Jimmy Bishop, his talent as a drummer, his brother Kae and his projects with Full Cirkle Media.

Kae Williams Sr.'s Record Store

Some may remember Nathaniel “Magnificent Montague” whose trademark catch-phrase was “Burn Baby Burn” during the 1965 Watts riots.

“Like many black disc jockeys of his day, Montague played a community role beyond simply spreading the music of James Brown, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, and other prominent artists. Montague served as an unofficial spokesman for his black listeners, reflecting their beliefs and acting as a sounding board for their concerns.” The Autobiography of Magnificent Montague

Many of you may remember the 2007 movie “Talk To Me” about Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene Jr., (January 23, 1931 – January 10, 1984) played by Don Cheadle. It was a fabulous movie which depicted “Petey”, one of Washington DC’s most prominent media personalities in the 60’s.

I have had the honor to meet and work with Wash Allen, who boasts over 40 years as a successful broadcaster and has been with KCOH Radio, the oldest urban radio station in Texas, since 1971.

This show is dedicated to the memory Kae Williams Sr. and Kae Williams Jr. and to all African American radio broadcasters who paved the way to the success of so many artists of all races.

I am honored to have DA Williams with us and also to have ColoredPeople.net’s BTR shows part of WDKKRADIO’s regular programming. You may recognize my voice behind many of DA’s radio spots. Dubbings.com
Join me February 11, 2010 at BlogTalkRadio.com/ColoredPeople at 7pm PST/9pm CST/10pm EST

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Clayton “Bigtrigger” Corley – Spotlight On Jazz And Poetry

Clayton “Bigtrigger” Corley – Spotlight On Jazz And Poetry

Clayton (BigTrigger) Corley, Sr. is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He developed his love of writing at the age of 14 and his love of jazz from as far back as he can remember. While in high school, he wrote for the school newspaper and was recognized by the Pulitzer Prize Committee for Journalism for his articles about the West Philadelphia High Speedboys basketball team.

As of May 2005, he became a published author with the release of Universal Moods (a short story collection). Clayton credits his literary influences from the likes of poets Langston Hughes, George Moses Horton and his mother, the late Barbara Mae Ayers, who was an accomplished writer in her own right.

His love of jazz stems from childhood when he was asked to play the albums belonging to his parents while they entertained guests in the basement of their home. Yes, they ran a speakeasy and Clayton was the “Record Guy.” His parent’s collection consisting of artists such as Miles Davis, Errol Garner, Cannonball Adderley, and Nancy Wilson created the foundation for his broad knowledge of jazz. Clayton feels that jazz and poetry were made for each other. “Both have elements of improvisation and are major ways of negotiating agendas and communicating with one another. They also have vast history especially as it relates to our culture. These two art forms need to be kept alive and passed down to future generations.” That’s what Spotlight on Jazz & Poetry strives to do. He was born under the sign of Pisces. As is true to most born under that sign, Clayton is a “Dreamer.” This trait is evident in his writing and has helped in formulating the concept for his radio program. Clayton is married, has four children, and just recently became a grandfather.

He loves to cook and bake (carrot cake being his specialty)

Spotlight on Jazz & Poetry premiered in April of 2006 and is hosted by Clayton (BigTrigger) Corley Sr. Beginning January 20, 2008, the show will be featured on the new Spotlight on Jazz and Poetry website.

The concept of the show is based on parings of jazz musicians and their poetic contemporaries. During the program, biographical information is provided on each artist, so in a sense you can say that the show is educational as well as entertaining. At Spotlight on Jazz and Poetry, we like to refer to it as EDUTAINMENT .

The goal of the program is to educate everyone, about the history and importance of Jazz and Poetry. Clayton does a lot of research on each artist that is showcased on the program, so he stays pretty busy. He has collected so much music over his lifetime that he probably will never run out of artists to showcase. He is passionate about keeping the history of Jazz and Poetry in the forefront of black culture and consciousness.

The first show highlighted the music of John Coltrane and the poetry of Amiri Baraka. Spotlight on Jazz and Poetry (SOJP) has since featured artists such as Dinah Washington (musician), George Benson (musician), Arine Ward (poet), Stephane Moore (poet), and Lawrence Jones (musician). Leaving no stone unturned, SOJP features both legends and the newer artists in both genres. SOJP is also known for its in-depth interviews with artists such as Nikki Giovanni (poet) and Mulgrew Miller (musician). These interviews provide artists with a forum to talk about their work and the creative process.

Tune in for this exciting show with host Tania-Maria Xavier.
Show times: 8PM Pacific 10PM Central 11PM Eastern
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