03 May 2018
Hey guys, before we leave for the summer I wanted to let you know about a new artist. Kohli Calhoun is a Brooklyn based singer songwriter, she had issues with a former producer who she left in 2008 which led to a personal dark period. She was helped by a songwriting community that got her back in touch with her artistic side again, and in the past year she put together a whole album and had it released. My personal favorite of her singles from that album is "Take me away" here is a video of her performing that song live:
If you want to hear more of Kohli Calhoun you can go to her website where you can see her tour dates. She'll be playing in Newark and Colombus Ohio which are both fairly close to Washington, so if you're interested you should go see her live in August. Or you can listen to WNJR and hear her on the radio anytime!
27 April 2018
Hey everybody this weekend there are some cool music related events happening! The first is happening tonight at Church of the Covenant, the W&J choir and camerata singers will be performing Mozart's "Requiem" and the camerata singers will be performing a few other short songs. This is going to be a beautiful night of music, and it's free so you should come out and support the choir!
Source: W&J Arts SeriesThere will also be a performance on Saturday night by the African Dance group Kulu Mele at the Olin theatre at 7:30pm. Here is a blurb about their group: "Kulu Mele’s repertoire includes traditional/folkloric West-African and Afro-Cuban dances that includes celebratory, sacred, spiritual and ritualistic dances, accompanied by live traditional drumming. Kulu Mele also performs contemporary American hip hop, exploring the development of dance genre, tracing its lineage from traditional to contemporary." This event is free for W&J students. Kulu Mele is also going to be leading a free beginner hip-hop workshop at 2pm which is also free and being held at the Olin Theatre on Saturday. So go to the afternoon workshop and then support the last Arts Series event this year!!
Have a fun weekend everybody!
20 April 2018
Happy Friday everybody! If you've been paying attention you'd know that J. Cole dropped a new album and WNJR is here for it!
J. Cole's new album 'K.O.D.' brings light to the use of drugs, including those prescribed, as escapes from our realities. He speaks on the trials and tribulations that comes with being Black in America; police brutality, mental health stigma, addiction, and incarceration. J. Cole's reminisces about his life before and after stardom concerning romantic and platonic relationships. The album's lyrics are supplemented nicely with some psychedelic-like undertones. It's an album that deserves appreciation.