In this episode Kwasi brings back Dutty Bookman to discuss the movement he has helped dub as the Reggae Revival after a panel at SXSW 2027. He also speaks to Koro Fyah of the Bevel Rock camp about his ABC’s at SXSW as well. Bomani interviews the founder of the Uganda’s Bavubuka Foundation, Babaluku, and their chief archivist Gilbert Daniels about Hip-Hop in Uganda and the Lugaflow movement. Bomani and Kwasi also discuss spirituality in independent music, and how the community discusses things like sin. A must listen!
I had a wonderful week working with the teachers and staff at Beverly Hills Farms Elementary. Shout out to Mrs. Balzar, Mrs. Cashmere, Mrs. Foley and Mrs. Bardwell and the incredible 5th graders.
On that dark Monday night was the Boston Massacre
100 colonists abused, taunted and provoked
Lobsters, scoundrels, bloody backs they called the Red Coats
The infuriated colonists threw ice covered rocks
In less than 20 minutes lives were taken by the shots
The battle was intense and the riot was hardcore
The Massacre led to the Revolutionary War
On Dec 16, 1773
The Sons of Liberty threw the Boston Tea Party
Samuel Adams lead them in Native American disguise
The British were the ones that the colonist despised
Taxation without representation was constantly abused
They asked Parliament to stop but sadly they refused
After the Tea Party came the Intolerable Acts
All of this happened because of the tax
Midnight, April 18, 1775
This is when it started, Paul Revere’s ride
He used petticoats to muffle the oars
To row past the Somerset, the British man of war
He looked in the North Church tower for the lanterns
1 by land, 2 by sea, Dawes would give the answer
By sea they came, looking for weapons to destroy
If you need a warning Paul Revere’s your boy
The Father of our country is George Washington
The Revolutionary War is a war which he won
He was a patriot, statesmen and war hero
The British army had more size, he had no fear though
The Valley Forge camp was an icy disaster
But he led the Continental Army, was a great spy master
King George showed power by using gun powder
Washington showed power by surrendering power
Your weekly breakdown of the live entertainment spots in DC this week.
The Upper Room at Club 12
This is the last night the Upper Room will be hosted downstairs in the lounge at Twelve Restaurant & Lounge. I will be the final feature before we literally take it to The Upper Room. Join me and Mark “The Professor” Hatcher and Wanda McDonald and we do a guitar and vocals set of some of my favorite joints on the Circumlocution Vol II project. This is where you go to experience the upper echelon of food, drink and entertainment in Washington DC. Located in the historic H Street corridor, The Upper is is the perfect evening out with guests for fine dining and a tasty helping of DC’s finest artist. This week is our last occupying the downstairs bar area with DJ Live Wyah and special guest every night. Shout out to Juno Brown, Patrick Washington and Javier Starks for being our guests artists the last few weeks.
MAY 1st WE MOVE UPSTAIRS AND ON TO TUESDAY!!
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