Archive for Music
We welcomed indie musician Ariel Aparicio to SistersTalk Radio.
Ariel is an independent musician whose sound and musical style have been compared to David Bowie, The Stooges and The Strokes.
Out singer-songwriter and rapper, Anye Elite joined us on SistersTalk Radio.
Out lesbian Otep Shamaya made her debut in 2000 with the band Otep and has released 5 full length albums.
Otep has been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry. The first printed collection of poetry and illustrations by Otep Shamaya was made available to the public in November 2006 exclusively on Lulu.com. In August 2007, the e-book Little Sins, her first electronic collection of printed poems and illustrations was placed in book form.
In April 2007, CNN.com announced that Otep had been nominated for their “People You Should Know” special feature. She also wrote an OP/ED on the genocide in Darfur. Otep spoke at the 2008 DNC in Colorado for Rock the Vote.
She Said, She Said is a podcast featuring lesbian couple Genia and Andrea. Genia is the host of SistersTalk Radio and Andrea is the assistant producer.
In this segment:
*Earth Day rally in DC
*Arizona immigration bill
*3 teenage girls try to kill lesbian classmate
*GetEqual and their publicity stunts
*HRC gets praise and criticism
*Baseball players sue because they’re not gay enough
*Should we boycott artists who perform at Michfest?
*Setting a curfew for your partner
*Are curvey girls better than skinny girls?
Featured indie musician: London Bridgez (Song played: Soul Food)
Last year Nhojj made OUTMusic Awards history when he became the first black male to win an OMA. The Alliance of LGBT Recording Artists & Performers voted his ballad “Love” 2009 OUTStanding R&B/Soul song of the year.
“Nhojj has been delivering high-quality jazzy soul for nearly a decade. Soul Sessions congratulates soul singer Nhojj for being a Black history and a gay history first!” – BET/Centric TV.
In almost a decade of creating innovative music, Nhojj has released 6 CDs and an unplugged live DVD filmed by Emmy nominated director Bill Cote. He has performed at Lincoln Center, and toured the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom.
The writer and performer London Bridgez pushes the expectations of spoken word. “London” is her name. “Bridgez” represents what she does. She builds creative bridges between spoken word and music. Her stage performance is interactive – truly building a bridge between her words, the music and the
audience. London made her spoken word debut with her first single “Crushing You” produced by Daniel “Oph Kiltah” Watson from Deskbangahz production is a story of a secret crush told with a smooth blend of R&B vocals, London’s hypnotic lyrics and a sultry instrumental.
London has performed her spoken word on the radio airwaves in Boston, New Hampshire, Chicago, and Nashville & Canada. London is an artist and activist who uses her poetry to educate audiences on AIDS, violence against women and Cancer. Social justice related performance credits include Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast sponsored by the AIDS Action Committee, a YWCA fundraiser to support a production of VDAY Lawrence, Queer Women of Color Week, Provincetown Women of Color Weekend and the Aids Walk Boston Opening Ceremonies.
Indie musician Dudley Saunders joined us on SistersTalk Radio. Dudley is the winner of 2009 OutMusic Award for Best Album.
Indie musician Toshi Reagon joins us on SistersTalk Radio. The New Yorker said ”…her live shows shower retro funk, urban blues, and folk on the audience with evangelical fervor. To hear her is to believe.”
Toshi joined us on SistersTalk Radio to discuss:
*Her musical influences
*Her impressive discography
*The time she spent touring with Lenny Kravitz
*Her legendary mother, Bernice Reagon
*Her feelings about the word “nigger”
*How she feels about President Obama
*Her recent performance at the White House
Avi Wisnia is the winner of the 2009 OutMusic Awards Outsanding Jazz Song award.
Avi presents an eclectic mix of refreshingly original songs, finding inspiration in classic Brazilian bossa nova, acoustic American folk, 1950’s west-coast jazz, and contemporary pop. A wordsmith as well as a composer and performer, Avi’s clever lyrics give a knowing nod to those that came before, while his smooth vocals and deft piano skills assure you that this is truly something new.
Listen to our interview with Avi here.
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