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  • Songs to Invoke Identity 2

    Episode 13

    Curated by Shefik

    October 24, 2016 Identity

    Do something for me. Try to pick just one word to describe yourself. Each word stands alone. Each word has an identity. But, they are just letters, a group of glottal stops and diphthongs, sounds which express thought.

    Guest Performers
    Alvaro Alencar — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Alvaro Alencar has over 140 records in his career spanning 20+ years. In this time, he has won 13 Latin Grammy Awards, over 25 Latin Grammy nominations, and over 30 platinum or gold certificates for CD and DVD sales, which total approximately 10 million.

    Biography Events Profiles

    Duane Gazi-White — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Fashion

    Re.new Artists, Imaging and Consulting is the brainchild of Duane Gazi-White. Its function is to create a current take on imaging, styling and marketing for iconic artists. Clients include Tony Award winner Melba Moore and Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge.

    Biography Events Profiles

    Shannan Brown — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Technology

    Shannan Brown is the Founder and CEO at Brides Worldwide. The company publishes BridesWorldwide.Directory, a website where brides find wedding vendors worldwide. Brown has also held positions as a Digital Product Manager at several major companies.

    Biography Events Profiles

    William Goldstein — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    William Goldstein was previously a recording artist for Motown Records and CBS Masterworks. He has over 50 albums currently available. He has also scored over 50 movie and television projects, including NBC's "Fame" and Disney's "The Miracle Worker".

    Biography Events Profiles

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    Bunni Ray — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Mathew Knowles found phenomenal success grooming and managing the mega group Destiny's Child. He is now handing out mics to Blush, a harmonically blended hip-hop and R&B trio (est. 2013), and they are using them to mix fiery rhymes and hooks.

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    Carl Clay — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Theatre

    Recognized and awarded as a multi-discipline force, Carl Clay has produced over 350 plays, trained over 2000 actors, and has written and directed 25 films aimed at urban youth. He has produced over 40 jazz concerts.

    Biography Events Profiles

    Matthew Decker — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Born August 8, 1998, Matthew Decker is a recording artist, songwriter and designer from Upstate New York. He started his own label Matteo Mafia Records in 2012. His music is very different from today's popular music.

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    Duration: 01:00:00

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  • Songs to Invoke Identity

    Episode 4

    Curated by Shefik

    August 1, 2016 Identity

    As you conceive the perception of yourself, it is vital to breed your inner strength. The journey of life is highly complex, with its intricate paths to self-discovery and its meticulous roads to consequence.

    Guest Performers
    M.C. El Bee — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Author Larry Boatright, also known as M.C. El Bee in the hip-hop community, talks about the birth and propagation of hip-hop in the 1970s and 1980s in his biography "A Gangsta'z Tale Hip-Hop in Da '70s: Invisible Legends of Hip-Hop".

    Biography Events Profiles

    Peppermint — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    The hardest working woman in show business, drag queen and recording artist Peppermint has conquered the New York scene with her high-energy and engaging personality. She was a finalist on "RuPaul's Drag Race" (Season 9).

    Biography Events Profiles

    Sonny Turner — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Sonny Turner is best known for replacing Tony Williams as lead singer of The Platters. The group had 40 charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including four no. 1 hits, and were, for a period of time, the most successful vocal group in the world.

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    Bonné Dunning Williams — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Ladies of SKYY (Denise, Dolores, and Bonné Dunning) are best known as the female vocalists of the hit group known as Skyy. Their biggest chart position was achieved in 1982, when their album "Skyy Line" was certified gold and reached #1 album status.

    Biography Events Profiles

    Gerald Alston — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Music

    Gerald Alston is an American R&B singer, and the lead singer with The Manhattans. Between 1988 and 1995, he left the group to record five albums (later recording his tribute to Sam Cooke in 2008) and ten solo singles.

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    James McCrae — Photo Credit: Shefik

    Photo Credit: Shefik

    Literature

    James McCrae is an award-winning strategist and author at the intersection of business, creativity, and consciousness. His book, "Sh#t Your Ego Says", is available through Hay House.

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    Duration: 01:00:00

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