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Archive for the month “February, 2015”

Music Monday ft. PaviElle

Organic, authentic, pure, funky, soul – how else can I describe the debut release Fear Not by St. Paul neo-soul, singer songwriter, PaviElle? Listening to her CD places you there in the nightclub bobbing your head to that kick-snare-hat drumbeat. And when her vocals breakdown into a lower octave then drifts up into a jazzy scat, you can almost feel her performing in your midst. Hats off to PaviElle for her rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.” Stripped down to it’s lyrical core, stretched out over a slower beat, and doused with horns and organs, the song screams a soulfulness that was probably there all along.

But my favorite is the lead track, “Runnin'” that introduces us to PaviElle’s scats, a funky baseline, and a horn section that sneaks up on you. Then it breaks off into this gut-feeling anthem that midway through the track, you drop your bobbing head and raise your waving hands.

♫ Reaching – dreaming – pushing – scheming wanting something to believe in

Fighting demons writing because my purpose has a reason ♫

 

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Website: PaviElle Music

You Tube: PaviElle Booking

Facebook: PaviElle Music

Twitter: @PaviElleMusic

Voice of a People – Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners

Like most people, I enjoy a great movie. I don’t need all of the glitz and glam of a blockbuster. Just give me a great story, solid acting and an interesting plot and I’m there.

That may be why I’ve come to enjoy documentaries so much. I love learning about people’s life experiences and view events through a historical perspective. Or maybe it’s just a documentary that gives the story behind the story…I like that too.

To celebrate this genre of films, I’ve started to look for documentaries that speak to Black History and have come across some great gems.

The first documentary I’d like to share is

Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners (2012)

Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners

If you think you know all there is about Angela Davis, “black radicalism,” and American Idealism, you probably don’t. Her raised black power fist and perfectly coiffed afro became the picturesque symbol of black pride, but the story behind the image had never been told in such a poignantly way. This documentary gives voice to Angela the woman, the human and tells the story of her trial in a way that you will never read about in history books.

Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners is a must-see documentary because it resonates beyond the cultural boundaries of Black History, and beyond the coastal boundaries of American history. This is world history at its finest because the entire world was watching.

Music Monday ft. Liz Vice

Who would have thought gospel could groove and move you like this? It doesn’t even matter if you are a gospel lover, you will undoubtedly appreciate what Liz Vice has done with her debut CD There’s a Light. I was hooked from the very first guitar strum of “Empty Me Out” and when the drum combination came in, I immediately thought that this was not your ordinary gospel CD. Combining old time soul and the heartfelt message of God’s goodness, this CD leaves no stone unturned. Whether it’s the funkiness of “Pure Religion,” the haunting melodies of “The Source,” or the emotional soulfulness of “There’s a Light,” Liz Vice proves she can deliver.

♫ Empty me out, Fill me with You, Lord there is nothing, I can give to You

I lay down my life, Here at Your feet, You give me life, So completely.

 

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Music: LizViceBandcamp.com

Facebook: Liz Vice Music

Twitter: @LizViceOFFICIAL

Music Monday ft. K. Avett

Music Monday is back featuring East Texas native and newcomer K. Avett. With gospel musical roots, K. Avett brings her hodge-podge of musical tastes to easily maneuver between urban contemporary to jazz to gospel that would make any music lover stand up and take notice. Making her entrance with K. Avett: Revelations, she demonstrates that her smooth, smoky vocals can reside effortlessly over each style of music.

Her debut single “Can’t Stand” puts me in the mind of an Anita Baker song. Beautifully orchestrated melodies and baseline undercurrent encapsulate her strong alto presence – there’s something so familiar and yet so refreshing about her sound.

Support good music

Website: KAvett.com

You Tube: K. Avett

Facebook: K. Avett Music

Twitter: @K_Avett

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