REVIEW: Meshell Ndegeocello – “Weather”

@officialmeshell @sierrainthecity Nine albums in, Meshell Ndegeocello has arrived into full icon status. Her music helped lay the foundation the urban alternative movement of today. Meshell is a musician’s musician, sought out by the best when only the best will do. She has held her own on stages with Eric Clapton, John Mellencamp, Herbie Hancock and Bill Withers to name a few, rightfully earning the reputation as a world class...

Meshell Ndegeocello Reworks Nina Simone on “Pour Une ├éme Souveraine”

@officialmeshell Mark your calendars for October 9, when the multitalented Meshell Ndegeocello drops her 10th (!) studio album POUR UNE ÂME SOUVERAINE (“for a sovereign soul”): A Dedication To Nina Simone. The album brings together songs that the iconic Simone made famous, both songs that she wrote or were written for her. Meshell brings a great group of singers to help her in this endeavor, folks like Sinead O’Connor, Lizz...

LISTENING POST: Meshell Ndegeocello ft Cody ChesnuTT — “To Be Young, Gifted and Black”

...iginally written by Simone and Weldon Irvine in memory of Simone’s late friend Lorraine Hansberry, author of the play Raisin in the Sun. Ndegeocello’s forthcoming album, Pour Une Ame Souveraine (For a Sovereign Soul), A Dedication to Nina Simone, will be out October 9, so mark your calendars. Additional links: Meshell reworks Nina Simone Meshell Ndegeocello official...

LISTEN: Meshell Ndegeocello–“Conviction” + Tour Dates

...d Cafe Live (Tickets available here) June 7: Boston, MA @ The Sinclair (Tickets available here) July 14: Tokyo, Japan @ Billboard Live Tokyo (two shows, Tickets available here) July 15: Osaka, Japan @ Bilboard Live Osaka (two shows, Tickets available here) Here’s the first song from the forthcoming album, “Conviction”: Additional link: Meshell Ndegeocello official  ...

LISTENING POST: Meshell Ndegeocello feat. Valerie June — “Be My Husband”

...@officialmeshell @valeriejunetn Here’s a track that will give you a taste of Meshell’s upcoming album inspired by the great Nina Simone, Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication To Nina. Valerie June was a great choice for this track because Nina’s original definitely has that field holler vibe to it. Check it out:   Additional links: Meshell Ndegeocello official The Bold As Love Magazine Q&A with Valerie June...

@Afropunk Festival 2014: D’Angelo, Body Count, Meshell, Lianne La Havas + more!

Yep, it’s that time of year! The 2014 Afropunk Festival is set for August 23-24 in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park. According to the AP site, here’s what you can expect: On its 10 th year anniversary, AFROPUNK FEST is in effect stronger and with more style than ever. AFROPUNK Fest features 4 stages of music including the more traditional heavy/punk Black Stage and Speaker’s corner where the politically minded can speak...
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UPCOMING: 2011 Garden Party Series @ Weeksville

...itar sounds of traditional Congolese music, rumba, Nigerian afro-funk, soukous, and what he calls retro-futuristic tradi-modern style with lyrics that weave socio-political stories about life in Kinshasa and Belgium. Meshell Ndegeocello was born Michelle Johnson in Berlin, Germany, and raised in Washington, DC. Her records, eight to date, have offered lyrical ruminations on race, love, sex, betrayal, God and power. She has simultaneously...

WATCH: Ibeyi–“Away Away”

...connection to the island — a flexing of choice — made possible through a career creating experimental Yoruba soul. There’s also mention of their second album, which will feature saxophonist Kamasi Washington, the great Meshell Ndegeocello, spanish rapper La Mala Rodriguez, and Canadian pianist Chilly Gonzales: Earlier that morning we’d listened to a rough mix of Ibeyi’s forthcoming second album. Like 2015’s self-titled release, the album...
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Update: Meshell album cover art + track listing

...; Track listing is as follows: Slaughter Tie One On Lola Hair Of The Dog Mass Transit White Girl Love You Down Devil¹s Halo Bright Shiny Morning Blood On The Curb Die Young Crying In Your Beer Personnel on the album include: Meshell Ndegeocello – ­ vocal and bass Chris Bruce – guitar Deantoni Parks – drums Keefus Ciancia – keys special guests:  Oren Bloedow (b/g vocals), Mark Kelley (b/g vocals) and Lisa Germano...