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BLLJ presents Natty Poet – Poet, Writer and Speaker

Meet Natasha Carrizosa poet, writer, and speaker. Her work is deeply rooted in her childhood and life experiences. Raised as the daughter of a fierce African-American mother and Mexican father, her writing reflects the dichotomy of these two rich cultures. She is author of mexiafricana, heavy light, and crown.  Her work has recently been published in ¡Manteca! – an anthology of […]

Bootleg Like Jazz presents Lupe Mendez – Tequila, Poetry and Readings from his award winning novel

Recent winner of the John A. Robertson Prize for 1st Book of Poetry 2020 Bootleg Like Jazz is excited to have Lupe Mendez on the show today. Lupe Mendez is the author of the poetry collection Why I Am Like Tequila (Willow Books, 2019). He earned an MFA in creative writing (poetry) from the University of Texas at El Paso […]

Looking for something to do for NYE 2019 in Houston?

Check out “A celebration of Afro-Dance” in Houston, TX at MATCH 3400 Main Street, Houston TX 77002 on December 31, 2019 from 5-7:30 pm cst.

Get your tickets here: https://matchouston.org/events/2019/kuumba – Please use the code “Bootleg Like Jazz or BLLJ” in the comments section during payment. Get your tickets here: https://matchouston.org/events/2019/kuumba – Please use the code “Bootleg Like Jazz or BLLJ” in the comments section during payment.

Latinas Rising presents LatinaCon – Discussions on Mental Health, Latinx Identity and Women’s issues

In this series of #Afro-LatinHTX, Host Q talks with Tasha and Edna from Latinas Rising about their upcoming conference “LatinaCon”. Latinas Rising is an organization focused on creating social change in the Latinx community. Latinas Rising is excited to host the 1st annual LatinaCon November 9, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Their theme is “The Era of the Latina”.

LatinaCon 2019 : Interview coming with the Founders of Latinas Rising

Latinas Rising is an organization focused creating social change in the Latinx community. We seek to educate and advocate on a variety of social justice topics such as, Latinx mental health, violence against women, education, and civic engagement. We believe all Latinx stories are important and we choose to celebrate Latinas working, “boots on the ground.”

Letrece G talks “The G Code: 15 keys to successful marketing and branding”, LLC chit chat and pop culture references

Letrece has always been a true writer at heart. During her adolescence she began creating and editing a monthly newsletter that highlighted community events and creative writing. Letrece became illustrious by being a published author in her early teens with her poems appearing in several national poetry anthologies. Her writing expertise became more prevalent during her college years, where several of her articles and essays became required readings for a Sociology course at Loyola University New Orleans.

Lindsay Gary: The Re-education Project, Dance Afrikana and the Afrikanah Book Club

Lindsay Gary, MPA, MA is a PhD candidate in Africology and African American Studies, a professor of History, writer, speaker, and choreographer. She is an alumna of Texas Southern University and the University of Houston and the founder/board president of The Re-Education Project, founder/artistic director of Dance Afrikana, LLC, and founder/curator of Afrikanah Book Club.

Afro-Latin Festival Discussion – Cigars, Identity and Ex-pats in France

Bootleg Like Jazz’s Terrell Wayne explains his journey to understanding Afro-Latin history, culture and nuisances. In the video we have: Raúl Orlando Edwards (Founder of Afro-Latin Fest), Jose Grinãn (FOX 26 News Anchor), Terrell Wayne (Bootleg Like Jazz), Marlon Smith (Theologian and Scholar) and Laurel K. Rutledge (The Rutledge Perspective Podcast). Tickets are still available for the Afro-Latin Fest happening […]

Bootleg Like Jazz | Bethany Rose | Singer Songwriter and Piano Player

Bethany Rose is a fast-rising Los Angeles based singer, songwriter and piano player. One unique feature about Bethany is that she composes and sings in both English and Spanish. She draws her inspiration from R&B and gospel music as she grew up listening to some key singers in that regard. Bethany gives her music a distinct blend by adding elements of Latin instrumentation and jazz.

Bootleg Like Jazz: Big X – Houston’s Speed Rapper

Big X is a Houston-born aspiring rapper who was raised in Maryland due to some parental situations. He adopts a speed rap style which he affirms to be inspired by Chamillionaire and Joyner Lucas. Notably, both rappers have a distinct reputation for their speedy way of rapping and Big X seems to draw his rap energy from this.

Houston Afro Creole Music Festival – Hennyglow – Jon Bannis aka Glen

Houston Afro Creole Music Festival usually hosts the Afro Creole Music Festival annually during the last weekend of September or the first weekend of October. It is all weekend long event October 5-6, 2019 – Saturday is usually a concert/party with a theme (this year it is Hennyglow) and Sunday is the actual outdoor festival that display a variety of cultural activities throughout the day. Each event features various acts, artists, bands, and deejays from several countries and genres of music. Multiple vendors, marketers, and sponsors will have their products on display and available for purchase.


Nigerian Cultural Parade and Festival in HTX, Bilingualism and Jollof Rice

Mark your calendars and pull out your best! It is about the Naija Experience and the community is ready to serve it in the most flamboyant way possible. Akwa Entertainment will present the Ekombi dance and the incomparable, award-winning Ross S. Sterling Raider’s Marching Band will bring a vibrant sound preview anticipating their own homecoming!

@Banke_The_Author Poet, Dancer and Educator and Chris Legier from Show1002 Why are fast food restaurants out of stuff?

Banke Awopetu is an author, poet, dancer and educator.

Show 1,002 is a talk show geared around the issues of daily life that matters to all regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation, political identity, education, socio-economic status or orientation.

Roberto Carlos Garcia – Black Maybe, Afro-Dominican Roots and Casta | Q – Haiti, the Dominican Republic and and musings on travel

Poet, storyteller, and essayist Roberto Carlos Garcia is a self-described “sancocho […] of provisions from the Harlem Renaissance, the Spanish Poets of 1929, the Black Arts Movement, the Nuyorican School, and the Modernists.”

Midnight Navy – Mexican roots, Digital Collagist and Saxophonist

Midnight Navy is a producer, saxophonist, and singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas. His musical style ranges from psychedelic alternative to bedroom pop and synth wave with elements of lo-fi hip-hop. His unique musical lens draws from his Mexican heritage, along with his love for pop culture and feel good melodies.

The Gumbo Session – Juneteenth, Lee P. Brown, Chapultepex Club and Charles Law

This is the gumbo session – a mix of current events, topics I’m passionate about and random ideas I’ve been working on. In this episode I talk about former Mayor Lee P. Brown, the Chapultepex Club of the Houston Y.W.C.A., Howard Law and the history behind Juneteenth. What Juneteenth around the corner I treated this episode of the Gumbo session […]

Jasminne Mendez – dicusses her new book, “Night Blooming Jasmin(n)e”, Afro-Dominican roots and Journey with Scleroderma and Lupus

Jasminne Mendez is an Afro-Latina poet, educator and award winning author. She received her B.A. in English Literature and her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston. Mendez has had poetry and essays published by or forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, The Acentos Review, Crab Creek Review, Texas Review, La Galeria, Label Me Latino/a, Gulf Coast, Bird’s Thumb, The Rumpus and others. Her first multi-genre memoir Island of Dreams (Floricanto Press, 2013) was awarded Best Young Adult Latino Focused Book by the International Latino Book Awards in 2015. Her poetry and essays have been named finalists and honorable mention for several awards including the Rose Metal Press Chapbook prize and the Barry Lopez Creative Non-Fiction prize. Recently she won the Cogswell College Magazine Poetry Prize judged by Major Jackson. She is the co-founder of Tintero Projects: A Reading & Writing Workshop Series, an organization that seeks to build and promote emerging and established Latinx writers in Houston. She is a 2017 Canto Mundo Fellow and an MFA candidate in the creative writing program at the Rainier Writer’s Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.

D.E.E.P Deborah Mouton – Poetry, Freestylin’ and her new book “Newsworthy”

Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton is a mother, wife, educator, and the current, and first Black, Poet Laureate of Houston, Texas. This seven-time National Poetry Slam Competitor, and Head Coach of the Houston VIP Poetry Slam Team, has been ranked the #2 Best Female Performance Poet in the World. Her work has appeared in Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books) Houston Noir (Akashic Books), and I AM STRENGTH (Blind Faith Books) to name a few. Her work has also been highlighted on such platforms as BBC, Houston Public Media, ABC, PBS, Blavity, Tedx, and Upworthy. Her next collection, Newsworthy, is set for release Spring of 2019 by Bloomsday Literary.

Her collaborations with The Houston Ballet, The Houston Rockets, and the Houston Grand Opera have opened new doors for performance poetry. Her work has been highlighted and studied in . She had the pleasure of performing and leading a workshop at the Leipzig in Autumn literary festival in 2018, where she bridged the gap between the slam and formal publishing communities.

As the Executive Director of VIP Arts Houston, she seeks to build more bridges that amplify the voices of artists in and around the nation. Her love for community transcends the classroom and the stage making her a mentor to many and a notable force to be felt.

D. Mouton
VIP Arts Houston, Executive Director
http://www.livelifedeep.com
http://www.vipartshouston.org

Raúl Orlando Edwards – Afro Latin Fest – Strictly Street Salsa and Flamart

In this episode of Bootleg Like Jazz, Raúl Orlando Edwards Founder of Flamart and Strictly Street Salsa stops by to talk about his Concierto, the history of latin dancing and the upcoming Afro-Latin Fest happening May 23-26, 2019 at the Westin Galleria Houston at 5060 W Alabama St. Find out more at http://www.afrolatinfest.org/ https://www.flamart.org/about-us Facebook: Strictly Street Salsa iTunes: Bootleg […]

Dot O – Ogun, Freestyle and Roots in Houston

In the episode “Dot O” Houston based Rapper Dot O talks about his new album “Deliberate” – we listen to “2nd Chance”, “Wade” and his early days writing. Dot O talks about Ogun and its mythic origins. Find out more at : http://www.officialdoto.com/#/ IG: Dot.o_ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V5gjRp Apple Music: http://bit.ly/Dot_O Music by Idyll Green : https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green Promo by YZBeatZ IG: […]

The African American Library at The Gregory School featuring Erika Thompson – Archives, Trace Exhibit and upcoming exhibits

In Episode 03 of Bootleg Like Jazz Erika Thompson stops by to talk about the important work being done at The African American Library at The Gregory School. Erika Thompson covers Freedmen’s Town, Houston Tx, Pan-Africanism and a cornucopia of other topics. Find out more at http://www.thegregoryschool.org Music by Idyll Green : https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green Promo by YZBeatZ IG: yzbeatz713 Terrell Wayne […]

Artivism_Schetauna Powell – Graphic Novels, Community engagement and the Art scene in NY during the 80’s

In this episode titled Artivism – Artist, Entrepreneur and Author Schetauna discusses her new novel The Experimental City, the impact of Jean-Michel Basquiat on her work and her recent series such as What We Are Not Allowed To Express. Credits: Schetauna Powell: Facebook = Artivism Community Art Supply | WordPress = artivismcommunityart.com | Youtube = Schetauna Powell Sam Osborne Engineer […]

Black à l’étranger – France, Baldwin and Salsa dancing

BootlegLikeJazz: Black à l’étranger   In this episode of Bootleg Like Jazz, Black à l’étranger, Q explores his reasons for going to live in France, how living with his French host family impacted his French language skills and life inside La Momposina.   Special thank you to: Fair Use : ABC This Morning/The Dick Cavett Show ABC Daytime Thursday, 13 […]

Bootleg Like Jazz – Pourquoi France

A multicultural space for personal expression. by: Q Bootleg Like Jazz is the Black American, Minority and Immigrant experience. It’s a mixture of Afro-Latino and the Black Diaspora, fake news and the underground, subjugation and determination. Bootleg Like Jazz is a multicultural space for conversations about diversity in travel and art, languages and culture, society and perspective. Bootleg Like Jazz […]