Event RESCHEDULED: Turnout NYC!: Staten Island Black Heritage for Black Music Month
Join Staten Island Black Heritage for Black Music Month with: Celebrating Black Music through the Decades 1960’s – 2000’s. This will be a day of amazing performances showcasing different genres of Black music.
Master of Ceremonies: Bob Lee
In addition to his on-air roles, Lee also is the Community Affairs Director for WBLS. As part of his community-based work, Lee has developed strong ties to many local and national politicians and public figures, including President Clinton, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor David Dinkins, and Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión. Lee also currently hosts the weekly live television program “Open,” which broadcasts on BronxNet, a cable television station serving the Bronx and upper Manhattan. The program features news and topics affecting the Bronx community and also treats viewers to new and established musical guests.
Lee also appears frequently in the Harlem community as the host of live music and other events, such as Harlem Summer Stage and classic soul programs at the Apollo Theater featuring Regina Belle and Jeffrey Osborne. In addition, his strong ties to the community are reflected in his many charitable endeavors. Among other activities, Lee is a founder and board member of the Make the Grade Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides mentoring and aid to school children. Lee also helps college students interested in radio careers by serving as a mentor for “Table for Two,” a weekly music program which broadcasts from WLIU 88.1 FM radio in Brooklyn and which is staffed by interns from Long Island University. Finally, he is also involved in corporate speaking and promotional work for businesses with an interest in the welfare of the community.
Featuring Performance by:
Valerie Adams and The Dimension Band specializes in Soul, Motown, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Reggae, Traditional Music, and today’s hottest hits. The Dimension Band radiates Pure Energy that will keep you on the dance floor, with Valarie Adams the lead singer and Mistress of ceremonies will ensure that your event runs smoothly and to your audiences total listening, moving and grooving satisfaction.
WINAD HARPER AND THE JELI POSSE
Winard Harper is a virtuoso on the drum set and the balafon, the West African equivalent of the marimba. He is a sought-after collaborator at home and abroad, a band leader of his quartet, his quintet, and his exciting band the Jeli Posse, a regular with the legendary New York clubs, an educator of future.
WE JUST WORKIN LLC
The WeJustWorkin, LLC entertainment company is home to various creatives, public figures, and brands. We focus on artist content/ brand development, full concert and event production, and global music distribution through the WJW record label. Our network is designed to bring creatives and their audiences together. WJW welcomes the next generation of R&B and Hip-Hop talent.
GREGINALD SPENCER & FRIENDS
Greginald Spencer is an international entertainer, singer, songwriter, recording artist, actor, event host, and music director, Greginald Spencer is best known for his larger-than-life personality and his powerfully soulful vocals. He’s a very versatile singer who performs multiple genres of music from, R&B, Soul and Gospel to Country, Funk and Pop. Greginald was the very first winner of Apollo Live, which aired on BET and featured guest judges, Gladys Knight, Doug E. Fresh, and Michael Bivins. Greginald brought down the house with his soul-stirring rendition of the Luther Vandross classic, “A House Is Not A Home.” He has since become the “Set It Off Man” of the Amateur Night at the legendary Apollo, making him the second in the theater’s history. Greginald is a social justice activist. He takes immense pride in mentoring and helping to develop the gifts of other young
BIG BRUCE & MESSENGERS
Big Bruce & Messengers believes that Music is the Universal voice of human emotions. Their blend of blues, soul, R&B and funk is a delight to their audiences. It’s our goal to express musical emotions to all that we entertain. “Movin and groovin!” that’s what we do with our music.
JAH JAH BEATS
Jah Jah Beats is thought provoking rap with a positive message for his people and community. Jah Jah wants to inspire young rappers to understand the importance of their platform.
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