Fahamu Pecou is an American visual artist and scholar known for producing works that combine aspects of Fine art and Hip-hop as commentary on Popular culture. Most of his works engage representations of black masculinity and identity. Fahamu describes his art this way "My art raises questions about the types of images and representations that come to inform contemporary readings and performances of Black male masculinity.

This weekend's edition of UPFRONT is all about #BlackExcellence. It features my one-on-one interviews with the artistic director of Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company Jamil Jude, Alvin Ailey dancer Jamar Roberts and my red carpet interviews from the 2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards

 

King Bolden LLC. has released the long awaited trailer for the upcoming biopic Bolden about the life and times of jazz icon Buddy Bolden.

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company kicks off the New Year with the production of Skeleton Crew. It's on stage now through March 10 at the Southwest Arts Center.

 

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre returns to the Fabulous Fox Theater for its Atlanta Engagement February 21-24 and we are here for it. Recognized by U.S. Congress as a vital American “Cultural Ambassadors to the World,” the beloved dance company is honoring founder Alvin Ailey’s pioneering legacy and carrying it forward with a 60th Anniversary celebration titled Ailey Ascending.

 

Netflix has released the official trailer for a new romantic dramedy JUANITA starring one on my favs—Alfre Woodard. It debuts on March 8.

 

Fed up with her life, Juanita (Woodard) leaves her grown kids behind and hits the road in search of a fresh start. The film also features Blair Underwood, Adam Beach, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Gil Birmingham, Ashlie Atkinson, Lindsley Register and more.

 

PNC Bank Black History Month Honoree: Pearl Cleage

Feb 16, 2019

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I'll talk with Pearl Cleage about her career and her latest honor from PNC Bank. Cleage first came to my knowledge after I attended a late-night reading during the 1988 National Black Arts Festival. I reminded her of this event and we were both blushing as we discussed her erotic poetry that was presented that night. 

We discuss her work across multiple genres including fiction, non-fiction, the theatre and poetry. 

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Suite Food Lounge Morris Baxter, presenting the Morris Baxter Annual Birthday Bash on Friday, February 22 at Revel, 1778 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard in West Midtown, Atlanta. Join us for a celebration including live performances from Norman Brown and Deniece Williams. Doors open at 6:30p, show time at 8:00p. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Sin Fonia Youth Orchestra.

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Terence Blanchard wrote his first piece of music for a Spike Lee joint nearly 30 years ago. The movie was Mo' Better Blues, which revolves around a brooding jazz trumpeter played by Denzel Washington. Blanchard was on set to ghost those trumpet parts, but at one point, Spike heard him playing a theme at the piano, and asked him to write an accompanying string arrangement.

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New Music On WCLK

New Music: Chris Standring's Static In The Attic

British Guitarist Chris Standring's Smooth Jazz stylings have made him a huge hit on the charts and a regular on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK. We've played his records from the beginning, and the Los Angeles-based artist usually drops by the station to say hello when he's playing in Atlanta. You can currently hear Static In the Attic on WCLK. It's from Standring's latest release Sunlight , out on Ultimate Vibe Recordings.

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WCLK's The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

Ending Mass Incarceration and Justice Day at The Capitol, February 26, 2019

This week on WCLK's The Local Take I talked with Pamela Perkins Carn, a member of EMI-Ending Mass Incarceration - Georgia Network, about Justice Day at the Georgia Capitol taking place on February 26th. This is an opportunity for community members to share their concerns about Mass Incareration with legislators who can make a difference.

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