stretch out those eyes, arms, legs, heart, spirit and soul. see you soon.
we’re floating on the stars… ✨🌌✨ #NYBalletartseries #jihanzencirli big ups to the balloon installations @geronimo #whataballoonfeelslike 🎈
weekend be creepsin’ like 🌊🐠💦 #friyay
we tumble, we stumble, make promises to one another. we rise, we soar, remember what the heart is for. we craft, we create, endlessly working on ourselves. we plan it out, we rebuild, actively working towards dreams fulfilled. 🌞⏱💕📸❄️✨ #notimelikethepresent #polaroid #npc195 #instantfilm #fp100csilk #shootfilmnotpixels #shootforthestars #thedreamwithinthedreamisreal
always an extreme pleasure to be reacquainted with the mosaic splendor of “flying home: harlem heroes and heroines, 1996” and remembering to pay respects and dream big. 👩🏾💼🤵🏾🤵🏾🤵🏾💒 #MTAmosaic #faithringgold #timtaftdesigns #flyinghome #harlemheroesandheroines
getting my continued education on black music and the civil rights music with @apolloedharlem thank you 🎶 ✊🏾✨ #apollolivewire #ontherecord #veejayrecords #motown #staxrecords #solarrecords
from their site:
ON THE RECORD: BLACK MUSIC AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
We often hear about the pivotal role that black musicians like Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Odetta, Harry Belafonte, and Nina Simone played in the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s. Less discussed, however, is the role played by black-owned record companies and how savvy black entrepreneurs negotiated the complex relationship between race, politics and commerce. This discussion will consider the contributions of trailblazing black-owned record companies like Motown and Vee Jay, James Brown’s People Records, Clarence Avant’s Sussex, Sam Cooke’s SAR, and Gamble and Huff’s Philadelphia International. We will also take a dive into lesser-known record labels like the Isley Brothers’ T-Neck and Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom. As the story of black music industry entrepreneurship did not begin and end with the civil rights era, the history of labels formed in the early part of the 20th century as well as the rise of companies as far ranging as the Bob Marley's Tuff Gong, Sylvia Robinson’s Sugar Hill, Prince’s Paisley Park, LA Reid and Babyface’s LaFace, Sean Combs’ Bad Boy, Dr. Dre’s Death Row, as well as the ascent of today’s 'hybrid' record companies like Jay Z’s Roc Nation, Beyoncé’s Parkwood, and Anthony Tiffith’s Top Dawg will also be explored.
Moderated by Jason King, journalist, musician, DJ and Associate Professor and the founding faculty member at New York University's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.
Carol Cooper: Arts critic, Educator, and Former Record Industry Executive
Michael A. Gonzales: Essayist and Co-author of Bring the Noise: A Guide to Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture
James Mtume: Composer, Producer, Songwriter, and Activist
i adhere at times, i don’t know at times, i seek out adventure at all times. 📲❌✨🌃🚎💨🌚 #chinatown #chinatownnyc #hearth #idontfollowtherules #mysterybillboard #nightbus #wandacoach #thenighttimeistherighttime
peepin’ that juicy, sweet, and tart #caracara this morning 🍊👀😋✨ #nomsplural #foodtography #crosssection #pulpy #natureboosh #citrus #fruit #orange #instafruit #fresh #vitaminC
neptune laughing in the face of winter’s wrath, despite the chill in the air. 🧜🏻♂️⛲️🔱❄️ #baileyfountain #electricfountain
a late morning investigation of color spectrum and illumination intersections, leads to more and more curiosity. 🌈🔢💎✨ #lightandshadow #orderbedamned #thedreamwithinthedreamisreal
an alluring and engaging evening to take us to another realm of reality, where balloons are the galaxy, and we shimmer along the dissonant frequencies. ✨🎈🌃 #NYCBartseries #jihanzencirli #GERONIMO #whataballoonfeelslike #designedwithfutureeyes #21stcenturychoreographers #datenight #thedreamwithinthedreamisreal