Jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson is holding her after-Summer Stage-party at the Shrine in Harlem tonight. Come hang out if you got nothing better to do. Shoot, there’s no cover charge so what you got to lose? :-). See you tonight, if not you all have a great week-end ;-). Below is a clip of Cassandra doing a cover of Bob Marley’s Redemption song.
It is with reluctance that I decided to skip my Thursday evening routine – which consists of pick-up basketball games at UNIS (UN International School) – to go and check out the 1st open mic ever at the Shrine. I didn’t know what to expect of the event since attendance had been so-so and the fact that the establishment was pretty new. Still, I opted to drop by anyway to lend support. So there I was standing by the bar along with a friend of mine (well, my roommate actually), ready to be entertained. Basically the event was divided in 3 segments: Spoken words, stand-up comedy and live music performances. Although we were more interested in the live performance bit (we both play guitar), we were (at least I was ;-)) pleasantly surprised by the acts of a certain Earl (poetry), Shanelle Gabriel (poetry) and a stand-up comedy act which name I can no longer recall (sorry). But if you were there, it’s the dude with the scuba diving joke! The only live performance I Read the rest of this entry »