British vocalist and Atlanta resident Julie Dexter has teamed up with Zo! of Foreign Exchange and released a laid back soulful track titled Transitions. However there has been no further details on an album release from Julie Dexter, we hope it's soon rather than later. Track is now available for download from www.juliedexter.com
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The ACAPELLA video is now available to download today at iTunes! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Acapella is the first single off Kelis new album titled FLESH (Will.I.Am Music Group.)which is due to be released here in the UK May 17th, (United States June 22nd).
Will you be at soul sensations N'dambi's one night only London performance at Jazz Cafe Camden tomorrow, as part of her Pink Elephant Tour! She will be performing tracks off her debut album Pink Elephant released October 2009.
Erykah Badu is one of those artists that's not afriad to experiement, say what others fear, speak up and be different. She does challenge you in some of her tracks and visually she is very interesting to observe, from her album artwork to her video's some which leave you very suprised. Check out 'Window Seat' which is also featured on the ablum. What do you think does part 2 live up to your expectations?
Rat Race is the new video from a 5piece UK based soul/hip-hop band by the name of Kaya. The band includes rappers Aina and Natty rhyme. Aina with her sultry/raw soulful vocals raps and sings about daily struggles of working life that many of us call the rat race. The band are currently finishing off their album which is due for a August release, with the first single Rat Race due for release in early summer. To catch the band live visit their MySpace.
20 year old Folk singer Laura Marling drops her acclaimed 2nd album 'I Speak Because I Can' a follow up to Alas I Cannot Swim her first album. During April Laura will set out on her UK tour followed by a May tour in the States.
The late 90's and early naughties gave us girl power with the likes of Spice Girls and Destiney's Child singing about Bills, bills, bills and Independent Women. 2010 however seems to have gone the complete reverse, the lyrics in Teairra Mari's new song intitled “Sponsor" talks about how the shoe's and jewellery she wears is brought by her man in this case her sponsor.
"Yeah, yeah, he put them low profiles on my car
He treat me to a pedi plus manicure
Anything that I ask for from my sponsor
He go and bu-bu-buy, buy
A baby blue medallion I just got
My feet they speak Italian, walk so high
I told you, baby, thanks a lot my sponsor
He go and bu-bu-buy, buy, yeah
He ain’t no square, he just like to share
In love with the tipper throwing hundreds in the air
Throw some over here
And Louis, drop the Louis, put the Louis in my lap, damn..."
'Soul Glo' (Eglo Records) is taken from Fatima's Mindtravelin EP which is out now via Eglo Records and all good record stores. This is Sweden born East London resident's first official solo release, we love what we hear and hope you do.
Song produced by Funkineven |Directed by The Boy King
The 4th B.Supreme Fesitval for women Hip-Hop returns to Southbank Centre, and if last years event was anything to go by I guarantee that this years event will be packed full with loads more to see and do. The event will include the first UK screening of Legendary US B-girl Rokafella's documentary, 'All The Ladies Say', perfomances battles and ciphers, workshops and so much more;
b.supreme 2010 battle programme
Saturday 3rd April, Royal Festival Hall
Under 14’s Freestyle Battle
Sunday 4th April, Royal Festival Hall
Bgirl 2 on 2 Battle
Bonnie & Clyde Battle
International Exhibition Battle
Click here for full festival programme and to book tickets
Mary J. Blige (Feat. Tiziano Ferro) – Each Tear Off her current album Stronger wtith Each Tear available on Itunes and Amazon MP3
Personally without any doubt Mary J Blige is one of those artists that seems to get better and better with time and musically has been consistent. When it has come to duo's she has joined up with many artists outside of her genre, however this partnership seems to have worked well for Mary and the relationship can be seen in the tracks.
What ever opinion you may have regarding Lady Gaga, you can not argue the fact that as an artist she is not afraid to go out there and she does just that with this video which is gritty, visually cinematic and very explicit.
This is probably one of the most hyped video so far this year, a 9 minute long music video which could be mistaken for a short film (a modern day Thelma and Louise) full of half naked dancing female inmates and a pussy wagon.
Not sure what some of Beyonce fan will make of it. However I am loving her look in this video she is defiantly looking fierce.
What did people think of the over product placement in this video?
Happy Mother's Day to all our members and
followers many of whom are juggling both mother hood with their creative careers
and ventures, being a mother may somethimes seem a thankless task however the
reward is great. Mothers all around the world are creating the possible geniuses, peacemakers, inventors, creators and greats of our future to come.
We should take this time out to make our
mothers feel that much more special today, tell them you love them, tell them
they are fantastice, and give them a hug. And remeber you can always let them
know you love them any time of the year we don’t always have to wait till
Images of Black Wwomen (IBW) & Black History Walks will be holding a pre-IBW film festival screening takingplace on Sunday 14th March 2010 @ BFI Southbank in celebration of International Womens Month...more info
Artist Samantha Jenkins is looking to come together and form a group to perform at live events on a large scale. Some really exciting projects coming up in the furture! If you are interested and think that you have got the talent, ambition, dedication and most importantly enthusiasm to come on board then email examples of your work to Samantha Jenkins firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: Wednesday 31 March 2010 | Unpaid | Voluntary
This years 6th Images of Black Women Film Fesitval held in London has been postphoned to 9-11 April. There will also be a pre-festival screening taking place on Sunday 14th March 2010 @BFI in celebration of International Womens Month...more info
Full film festival programme below. Friday 9th April 20:00-11:00 -Say My Name – Nirit Peled - UK Premier (US/UK/2009/73min)
We know that the Oscars for many people are all about what the celebrities will be wearing and as much as we look forward to the red carpet glitz and glam we are also excited about who walks away with an award. And this year’s 82nd Oscars Award was one award show worth getting excited about it did not disappoint.
We saw Kathryn Bigelow walk away with Best Director for The Hurt Locker, this is the first time the award has gone to a women making it a historical event.
"I'd love to just think of myself as a film-maker, and I long for the day when a modifier can be a moot point,…… But I'm ever grateful if I can inspire some young, intrepid, tenacious male or female film-maker and have them feel that the impossible is possible and to never give up on your dream."
This award can only give budding female directors the confidence to come forth with their work and hopefully pave the way for more female directors and hopefully highlight their skills to a very male dominated industry.
Also let’s not forget Mo’Nique who won Best Supporting Female Actress for her powerful portrayal of an abusive mother in Precious. And Sandra Bullock who won Best Actress for Leading Female Actress
Best Picture. • The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro
Actress in a Leading Role • Sandra Bullock The Blind Side
Actress in a Supporting Role • Mo'Nique Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
Costume Design • The Young Victoria Sandy Powell
Directing • The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow
Documentary Short • Music by Prudence Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett
Thursday 4th March saw the opening night of this year's 6th Bird's Eye View Film Festival. A film festival dedicated to showcasing and celebrating women filmmakers" held every year during March. The opening night was held at BFI and featured a selection of new shorts by women.
The Odds by Paloma Baenza (UK 2009, 12 min)
Slaves by Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch (Sweden 2009, 16 min)
The Conservatory by Matilda Tristram, (UK 2008, 2 min)
The Door by Juanita Wilson (Ireland 2008, 17 min (Oscar nominated.)
My favorite of the batch were The Odds, Slaves and Heat.
These were followed with a Q&A with Paloma, Matilda and producer of Heat & BEV board member Polly Leys. Who talked about the process of making their fims, difficulties they faced and how they got funding. The night ended with music, drinks and fun and saw many woman in the film industry and film lovers coming together to celebrate their talents.
The opening night of shorts were just a taste of what else we can expect from BEV, which promises, seminars, masterclasses, networking, film screens, UK Premieres, first weekender club and parting.
March 8th is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. We are a great believer of this day and believe that women’s skills and talents should be showcased and celebrated throughout the year also.
There are loads of events, showcases, seminars etc that will be held throughout the month of March. Here is just a selection of events taking place in London
Thursday 4th-12th March - Bird Eye View Film Festival Celebrating, championing and showcasing women filmmakers. For more info click here
Monday 8th March 2010 - JOIN WOMEN ON THE BRIDGE – LONDON Join ‘Women on the Bridge' to stand in solidarity with women around the world. Beginning at 10am from Enbankment to Millenium Bridge. For more info click here
- International Women’s Day @ Rich Mix Monday 8 Mar / 7.30pm / Venue 2 / £5 Diana Evans (Image: Charlie Hopkinson ) / Bernadine Evaristo. Box Office on 020 7613 7498. For more info click here
- Women Unlimited Conference: Stepping into Success British Library | £see website Women Unlimited have put together an amazing lineup for their second annual conference for International Women’s Day. For more info click here
Thursday 11th March - Rebel Muzik International Women’s Day Special 7PM-11PM | INN ON THE GREEN | PRICE: £5 In honour of International Women’s day Rebel Muzik will dedicate the event to female artists, female DJs and female Rebel Musicians including Poetic Pilgrimage( who will be launching their New Cd: Star Woman), Jordan, Muslimah and many more. Hosted by Mohammed Yahya & Munera Rasheeda. For more info click here
Sunday 14th March - Walk For Women/ 10 mile Fundraising Walk for Mali Women
Recently Mohammod Yahya of Rebel Muzik was recently approached by a organisation which invited him to participate in a 10 mile sponsored walk in order to raise money for Project Muso. For those not yet familiar with Project Muso, it’s a Mali ( West Africa) based charity whose mission is to improve community health by enabling women to fight poverty. TO DONATE PLEASE VISIT: http://firstgiving.com/mohammedyahya. Alternatively, you can also donate via PayPal or do a bank transfer ( which most people have done so far) For more info, please email email@example.com
- Eclectic Arts Network Presents Celebrating International Women and Mothers Day
At The Scream Lounge | 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Featuring performances by Elaine Joseph, Lynieve Austin, Shanice Smith and Marcia Wollaston. For more info click here
Monday 15th March - Yard Girl @ The Albany Theatre
March 15th – 17th | £8/ £7.30 |15+
Rebecca Prichard's award winning play takes us on a blisteringly raw, hard hitting and funny urban reality-check to the back yard of the east end. For more info click here
Friday 19th March 2010 - BLESSED SOULS SESSIONS Specila IWD Event Blag Club | £3 |19:00. For more info click here
Sunday 21st March - Day of the Goddess
Unity Centre |£20 |12-7pm
Celebrating your Goddess within, a day full of activities For more info click here
Saturday 27th March - 7 Sista’s Bernie Grants Centre | 19.30pm A fun night of dance, comedy and poetry for International Women's Month with some of the new sister's talents on the scene featuring: Realitie (poet), Divine (dance), Maurreen Younger (comedy), Felicity Ethnic (comedy), Mz Diverse (comedy), Luna (R&B) and special guest Queen Afua (USA), hosted by Donna Spence. For more info click here
Keep checking this page for more IWD event updates. If you wish us to list your event here or recommend it on our Myspace events page please drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with IWD in the subject
The "Kiss of Life" mixtape is comprised of Sade hits, live performances, and rare remixes. A true collectors item,just in time for valentines day. I'm so proud of my team for pulling together on this on. Ladies and gentleman,your ipod just got cool again. - DJ Mars
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