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Let Us Know – JLOBOOTYONVEVO

Posted on September 21st, 2014 by

The Grown Folks have spoken… hit that comment button above to post your thoughts or just follow the thread.

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

An Intimate Evening with Raheem DeVaughn

Posted on September 18th, 2014 by

 

DuPont

On the heels of the release of his latest single “Queen” and the news of a partnership with eOne Music, the hardest working man in today’s R&B Raheem DeVaughn, brings his sensual stage show to the DuPont Theater in Wilmington, Delaware Friday night. In what promises to be an evening charged with romance, passion and DeVaughn’s special brand of desire, he’ll be joined by a two of Philly’s finest, the soulful Jaguar Wright and newcomer Jeremy Isaac.

Love is a word that consistently flows from Raheem DeVaughn; you hear it in his music, you see it in his philanthropic and it lingers in his speech, “Love is a universal word that brings us together, just like music, religion and social networking,” says the prolific musician whose previous album titles all include the word love. “People are fascinated with love and are still trying to discover what it means. I like to think that I make music that is passionate, conscious, caring and endearing…so I definitely try to embody all of that in the music I put out.”

Love comes to the DuPont Theatre (1007 N. Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801) in the form of Raheem DeVaughn, Jaguar Wright and Jeremy Issac. There are still a limited number of tickets available and can be purchased here or at the box office. For additional information, please call 410-215-8893 or Email chesdadrising@aol.com. Special group rates are available for purchases of ten or more tickets.

Earlier this week, Raheem DeVaughn stopped by WDAS in Philadelphia to chat with Patti Jackson; hear the interview below:

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About Al-Lateef Farmer

Between rhetoric and reality is where you’ll find Al-Lateef Farmer; Black man, husband, social documentarian, and slinger of Soul by the pound. His brand of social commentary, rooted in independent thought can be found at www.worldaccording2teef.com and on Twitter @wrldacrdng2teef.

New Music: Noel Gourdin – “Stream of Patience”

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

NewNoelGourdin

Some new audio goodness courtesy of GFM Fave Noel Gourdin guaranteed to make you want to get up and cut a rug with a partner using the classic style made for two!

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About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

Live From The Background w/ Durand Bernarr. Special Guest: DomiJo

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

Live From The Background Flyer Final

For tix: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/657409

Price: $10 adv/ $15 door.

Location: Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 (196 Allen St., New York, NY)

Coming to the Lower East Side is a new event that will excite your senses and tickle your eardrums. Live From The Background is a new series that will highlight some of the most amazing and talented artists to ever rock a mic and hold down some of your favorites from the background. In case you didn’t know, background vocals help to round out some of your favorite sounds and hold down the stage presence of your favorite artists.

To launch our inaugural event, we’ve decided to start off on such a high note, the next shows will be hard to match! Durand Bernarr, Cleveland based artist most notably known for providing background vocals for the incomparable Erykah Badu, will be gracing our stage.

Durand started posting videos on YouTube; saturating the internet with his music and in 2009, he independently released his 1st project… “Alcoholharmony: The MixT@pe”. By 2010, he had been discovered by artists such as YahZarah, The Foreign Exchange, Rickey Smiley and Neo-Soul Songstress Erykah Badu.

As the self-proclaimed step-son of Erykah Badu, she reached out to Durand and invited him to be apart of her band “Neda Stella” after hearing his second project release: “8ight: The Stepson of Erykah Badu”. During the summer of 2011, he had the pleasure of traveling with Badu and singing background for her European tour as her “2nd Soprano”.

Joining Durand on stage will be Bronx born, Philly based singer, DomiJo. Domi, who is no stranger to the microphone, has also backed some of the most sought after and respected indie artists in game such as Bianca Racquel and Mylah.

With a talent like this gracing the Rockwood stage, you do NOT want to miss this.

About GFM

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From Facebook September 16, 2014 at 01:47PM

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by
On this day in 1979 “Rapper’s Delight” was released. Now would be as good a time as any wherever you are in the world to up jump your boogie!
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About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

From Facebook September 16, 2014 at 09:05AM

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by
No winners yet, another chance to win.

ATL Howard Hewett fans only — GFM instant giveaway. For a pair of tickets to his show this Friday, inbox us with the answers to these 3 questions. (Please respond only if you’re able to attend).

1. What is Howard’s hometown?
2. What is the name of his first solo LP?
3. Which 1997 movie did Howard have a cameo in? via Facebook Pages http://ift.tt/1x8s7e9

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

From Facebook September 14, 2014 at 02:45PM

Posted on September 14th, 2014 by
This week’s GFM 40 Spotify Playlist
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About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

GFM 40 – 9/7/14 – 9/13/14

Posted on September 14th, 2014 by

This week’s audio goodness with a special tribute to the late, great Joe Sample…

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.