BLLJ: The Black Vote, Black dollar and Hope

In this new episode, Q breaks down the interview between the Breakfast Club’s Charlamagne Tha God and VP Biden. We discuss polls, the crime bills on the 1990’s, justice reform, the decriminalization of illegal drugs and more. If these stories resonate with you then click the “FOLLOW” button on the right!

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BLLJ: The Fussings

Talib Jasir Fleming is a podcast producer, author, and advocate for the people and their collective power. He is a creative entrepreneur with over 16 years of professional work in marketing and advertising.

Born a twin in Baltimore, MD, he spent his earliest years traversing the backwoods of Maryland’s Eastern Shore under the guardianship of his Great Grandmother. Reared by a village of irrepressible folk, he learned the paramountcy of kinship, love, and the dynamism of language.

Talib is the founder of the Afros & Audio Podcast Festival and Vanguard Podcast Network. He is also a dual certified Life Coach to creatives, entrepreneurs, and podcast creatives. 

Talib received his BA in Public Policy/Urban Studies, Africana Studies and Social Justice (Summa Cum Laude) from St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ.

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Conversations about racism, colorism and Covid-19 in Colombia

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In this new episode of Bootleg Like Jazz we discuss racism, colorism and discrimination in Colombia and what that looks like during this unprecedented time.

Alexander is the founder of Radio Absurda – “Radioabsurda es una exploración a lo que somos y seremos. Afrocentrico ✊🏿”

Podcast: anchor.fm/radioabsurda

Houston-native Traveon Dinell Rogers is a musician, performing artist, photographer and budding filmmaker who draws inspiration from thought-provoking, authentic representations of culture through multimedia content. Armed with a passionate conviction that stages and screens of all sizes are today’s most powerful educational tools, Traveon demonstrates that scholarly endeavors can be explored beyond libraries, lecture halls, and books. https://www.traveondinellrogers.com/

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Cheryl Inokon: Earn, keep, grow and protect money

“Everyone knows how to earn money, but very few people know how to keep it, grow it, and protect it, and it takes all four to create wealth. I teach women how to do all four of these steps,” this is Cheryl Goldie Inokon’s philosophy toward money. 

Former Bank Executive turned Multi-Million Dollar Fundraiser, and now a Women’s Investment Coach in Los Angeles, Cheryl empowers women to make spending decisions from a place of power. She helps women live the life they envision without depending on anyone else.

Come hang out with Cheryl on Facebook or Instagram: @wisewomeninvest

Don’t forget to follow/subscribe!!! Consider leaving a comment whether good, bad or ugly using #bllj !!!

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BLLJ: Meet Jovante Ham CEO of Melanoid Exchange

Jovante Ham on Bootleg Like Jazz podcast

Jovante Ham is from Fort Lauderdale, FL and holds a bachelors of Computer Engineering from Prairie View A&M. He also hold a Masters of Engineering Management from Arkansas state University.

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He is the author of the bestselling novel the Hood Scholar and the CEO of the new e-commerce platform @melanoidexchange which gives minority owned businesses an online website while allowing their products to be seen in their marketplace. They charge no fees and have a marketplace made up exclusively of entrepreneurs of color.

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BLLJ: Should we hold our vote hostage?

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2020 is an election year and as the impact of the Coronavirus begins to unravel it is clear to see that Black Americans and Latinos are the hardest hit. This pandemic continues to highlight the growing disparities in those communities leaving many voters wondering if they should vote and will their vote even matter. Join Q in this discussion and watch the video and leave a comment – Do you think we should hold our vote hostage or not? Use #bllj when you leave a comment.

BLLJ: A conversation with Tony Diaz

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On the show today is Writer, activist, and professor Tony Diaz as we discuss the ramifications of Coronavirus on the black and latino populations. We dive into the Harris County mask order that went into effect last week here in Houston, TX and we look at how Covid-19 has been weaponized to target the Democratic base.

Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, was the first Chicano to earn an MFA from the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. He wrote the novel THE AZTEC LOVE GOD and is included in HECHO EN TEJAS: The Anthology of Texas Mexican Writers edited by Dagoberto Gilb. His essays have appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Texas Observer, CNN.com, the Los Angeles Times, and Huffington Post Latino Voices, among others. He edited the textbook “The Mexican American Studies Toolkit”.

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MEET CAMERON KING A KICK-BOXER, RADIO PERSONALITY AND INDUSTRY INSIDER

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Cameron King is a bilingual radio programmer and digital strategist. Born and raised in Houston, Tx, she has developed an affinity for the Spanish language throughout her travels to places such as Spain and Costa Rica. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Spanish at the University of Texas at San Antonio, she moved to Puerto Rico to pursue her Master’s in Spanish Translation.

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After moving back to Houston, she hit the ground running to jump start her communications career. As an on-air personality at KPFT 90.1, creating content that is organic, genuine and thought-provoking is her priority. A storyteller from the very beginning, she started as a theater kid at age 10; and as she got older, maneuvered into a multitude of creative spaces. Her goal is to transition from radio into the tv and film industries to appear on-camera, write, direct, and produce.

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Here are a few of the monumental accolades she has received:

  • UTSA’s student-run college newspaper The Paisano and student-run radio station Rowdy Radio
  • UTSA’s student chapter of the American Advertising Federation
  • as a PR intern at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, a culturally-based non-profit organization
  • a Project Manager and Social Media Associate for Nice Media Group, a print and digital media management firm. 
  • a Programmer at Houston’s local community radio station, KPFT 90.1 Black on Both Sides
  • E-board personnel for Fashion Week San Antonio and African Fashion Week Houston

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. 

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Her work has recently been published in ¡Manteca! – an anthology of Afro-Latino poets and R2: The Rice Review (Rice University.) She has performed her work and conducted workshops for audiences in Madrid, Paris, St. Lucia, New York, Chicago, Houston and countless other cities.

Her love for the arts inspired the creation of natty roots & rhyme – one of the most dynamic poetry open mics in the country. 

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Checkout more of her live performances here:

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A conversation about hope with Vanessa Quillin

Vanessa Rae Quillin is a Teacher, Certified Christian Counselor and Wellness Coach with a B.A. in Psychology from Belhaven University. Her purpose is to help others journey “WELL” through life. Vanessa is passionate about providing practical tools to help others flourish from the inside out. Her counseling platform “Wild Inner Wellness” encourages women and adolescent girls to be unapologetic about their individual wellness journey! Vanessa joins us today to discuss the move to virtual services by places of worship.

BOOTLEG LIKE JAZZ: BOSSA NOVA WITH RAÚL

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In this installment of Bootleg Like Jazz, Raúl Orlando Edwards joins Q and discusses the history, major contributions and the impact Joao Gilberto had on Bossa Nova. We look into Bossa Nova’s rich origin story in the protests movement, similar to Jazz and later Hip-Hop, that would come to influence much of Brazil throughout the mid 20th century. Our conversation doesn’t end there as we dive into the exchange of cultures between many Black American and LatinX/Afro-LatinX musicians – most notably Quincy Jones and Rahsaan Roland Kirk producing their version of Bossa Nova in “Soul Bossa Nova”. Lastly, we spend time discussing the impact the nylon acoustic guitar and Samba had on the South American continent and beyond.

Helpful links:

1) https://www.npr.org/2008/06/02/91087907/the-birth-of-bossa-nova
2) https://www.britannica.com/art/bossa-nova
3) https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/remembering-bossa-nova-pioneer-joao-gilberto-180972578/

Upcoming: Conversations about Bossa Nova

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New show tomorrow at 1 p.m. c.s.t. available here on www.bootleglikejazz.com/episodes – Most importantly go subscribe so you don’t miss it!

Also, click below and watch a snippet from the new show where we dive into the history of Bossa Nova and it’s intersection with Black American music from Raul Orlando Edwards !!! 🎧 🕺🏾

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Q talks resources for Artists and Entrepreneurs, trends amid pandemic and will we return to normal

In this installment of Bootleg Like Jazz, Q covers topics ranging from recent trends amid the Coronavirus, resources for Artists, Small Businesses and other economically impacted individuals and organizations and how the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing to ask questions about what is essential vs. non-essential. Resources: National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) Small Business Administration: https://www.sba.gov/ Houston Arts Alliance COVID-19 resources: https://ready.haatx.com/covid-19 Music by: Matthew Hartnett “No Patience” from the album “Southern Comfort” Director of Cinematography: Alex Q Owner of Bold Media

Music by: Matthew Hartnett “No Patience” from the album “Southern Comfort”

Director of Cinematography: Alex Q Owner of Bold Media

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God Body Bingo – Rapper, Songwriter and Dreamer

Proudly hailing from the Northside of Houston, Texas, Still Dreamin’ Entertainment’s own God Body Bingo brings a breath of fresh air to the hip hop scene with his powerful voice, witty lyrics, crowd pleasing flows, and his overall versatility. A rising star in the music scene in Houston, TX, God Body Bingo aims to reach the masses with good music and serve his community any way he can. Allow me to introduce: God Body Bingo!

Recorded at The Barron Collective Houston, TX

Music by: Matthew Hartnett from “Southern Comfort”

Director of Cinematography: Alex Q

Executive Producer and Host: Q

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Bootleg Like Jazz – A critique on wealth, social justice and looking rich vs. actually being rich

In this latest installment of Bootleg Like Jazz, Q critiques the web series hosted by Anthony ONeal. Offering a perspective built on anthropological rhetoric, current events and a wealth of knowledge, BLLJ delivers compelling insights on the state of black culture, financial independence and combating social injustice. Leave a comment and let us know what you think. Don’t forget to subscribe and turn on notifications!!!

Director of Photography: Alex Q of Bold Media

Music by: Matthew Hartnett from the album Southern Comfort “No Patience” and “Thursday Night”.

Recorded at The Barron Collective in Houston, TX.

Upcoming: Q discusses wealth, entrepreneurship and looking rich vs. being rich

Videography by: Bold Media (Alex Q) recorded at Barron Collective Houston, TX. Music by Matthew Hartnett.

Tomorrow, Bootleg Like Jazz will air a new episode pontificating on topics such as: privilege, education and financial literacy. If these topics resonate with you then subscribe, comment and share!

Have you subscribed yet? Well, you should and you should do it now! Thank you.

Videography by: Bold Media (Alex Q) recorded at Barron Collective Houston, TX. Music by Matthew Hartnett

Lupe Mendez

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

Why I Am Like Tequila
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Q from Bootleg Like Jazz interviews Lupe Mendez Author of his award winning poetry collection “Why I Am Like Tequila”

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 and has literary work that has appeared in Hunger Mountain, Kenyon Review, Poetry Magazine and Gulf Coast. Recorded at Cuchara Restaurant on Fairview Street in Houston, TX.

Originally from Galveston, TX, Lupe (Writer//Educator//Activist) is the author WHY I AM LIKE TEQUILA (Willow Books, 2019) and works to promote poetry events, advocate for literacy/literature and organize creative writing workshops that are open to the public. He is the founder of Tintero Projects and works with emerging Latinx writers and other writers of color within the Texas Gulf Coast Region, with Houston as its hub. Lupe co-hosts INKWELL – a collaborative podcast creation between Tintero Projects and Inprint, placing a monthly spotlight on Regional, National and International Latinx writers and other Writers of Color. Mendez has received fellowships from CantoMundo, Macondo and the Crescendo Literary/Poetry Foundation’s Emerging Poet Incubator. Mendez currently serves as the Literary Outreach Coordinator for Poets & Writers Inc. for Houston.

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http://www.thepoetmendez.org
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From left to right: Q and Lupe Mendez at Cuchara Restaurant in Houston, TX
Dr. Keisha Davis

Say hello to Dr. Keisha Davis – Trainer, Dancer and founder of AskPath

Keisha Davis is a trained physician in pathology as well as a classically trained African and Caribbean dancer for over 15 years. During that time she physically trained hard and has developed a weight training, full body workout and aerobic routine that she believes will work for the busy professional. Dr. Keisha has used online training for dance classes and strongly believes in its effectiveness. She believes that the traditional gym does not always exist and sometimes online coaching is best for a client’s busy life and just as effective.

For more, check out the interview…

Q interviewing Dr. Keisha Davis with Alex Quillen in the studio at Barron Collective
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BLLJ: Underground 3:33 Vendors Market

Website: http://www.underground333.com

The UNDERGROUND 3:33 Market convenes once a month to create a marketplace to give local businesses a platform to promote and broaden their customer base while creating a one of a kind experience for the attendees. Our primary goal is to join as a community to support small businesses in Galveston County and abroad. Join us for food, art, live music, family-friendly entertainment, and performances from local civic groups all in an environment to promote, cultivate and curate local businesses.

From left to right: Jac’Qulinne Chinn and Julenne Brown.

Check the full interview with Underground 3:33 Vendors Market here:

Music by: Idyll Green

Videography by: Alex Quillen

BLLJ: Julenne and Jac’qulinne from Underground 3:33 Vendors Market

It’s official – THE MARKETPLACE OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES WITH LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS, PERFORMANCES FROM LOCAL ARTISTS & GROUPS. 

The UNDERGROUND 3:33 Market convenes once a month to create a marketplace to give local businesses a platform to promote and broaden their customer base; while creating a one of a kind experience for the attendees. Our primary goal is to join as a community to support small businesses in Galveston County and abroad. Join us for food, art, live music, family-friendly entertainment, and performances from local civic groups all in an environment to promote, cultivate and curate local businesses.   

Left to right: Jac’qulinne Chinn, Julenne Brown and Q

The event will take place on Friday, February 21, 2020, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, at The Showboat Pavilion which is located at 416 6th Street N. in Texas City, TX 77590. Locals are invited to shop and support small businesses as well as enjoy entertainment from local artists and community organizations. “We wanted to create a space for local small business owners to connect with the surrounding community and have the opportunity to have a venue to engage with potential clients and networkwith fellow small business owners,” said Jacqulinne Chinn and Julenne Brown, event coordinators. 

This Unapologetically Ambitious initiative is a moment to springboard and encourage the community at large to shop locally, as well as cultivate the talent/ art in the area. “As a small business owner with limited capital, it is hard to get your product out there, and I am so excited and thankful that I am a registered vendor,” said, Shirley Wilson, Co-Owner of Couture Cravings. 

For more information on UNDERGROUND 3:33 and the upcoming calendar of events please visit http://www.UNDERGROUND333.com and follow their social media handle @MarketUnderground333 on all social media platforms.

BLLJ: Underground 333 Vendors Market

Joining together as a community to support small businesses in the surrounding area. UNDERGROUND 3:33 is a market created to give entrepreneurs a platform to promote themselves and broaden their customer base.

Interview coming soon with Underground 3:33 Vendors Market so subscribe and turn on notifications. Get your tickets to the event now and support a local business.

BLLJ : Would you want to know?

With the recent news that NBA legend Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant and 7 other passengers passing away in a helicopter crash Sunday, conversations about our mortality can be heard from street corner to office rooms. Some compare this to the death of many notable celebrities such as: Michael Jackson, Prince and John Lennon just to name a few. Still, the shock of how sudden it occurred plus the blundering of the information being leaked added to the suspense of the day. We were on the edges of our seats.

This moment brings up many feelings and emotions. Pain, grief, anger, confusion. We want answers. Folks look for understanding and rationale but come up empty. We wonder and wonder until before long we’re putting ourselves in their shoes. We try to empathize. Imagine what could be going through their minds. This moment prompts the question: would you want to know the date of your death? Would you want to know when you were going to die?

What are your thoughts? Leave a comment and use #bllj

Genesis Evans on Bootleg Like Jazz discussing New York fashion week, Entrepreneur life and her Garifuna roots

Genesis Evans and Q at Cuchara Restaurant

Genesis Evans was born in New Orleans, LA and currently resides in Houston, TX. She was crowned Ms. Honduras Houston and as a result has participated in multiple pageants. In October 2017 she was crowned Miss Teen Turismo Model Universe and in 2018 Genesis represented Honduras at Miss Lumiere International World in Singapore and Malaysia.

Genesis Evans, Q at Cuchara Restaurant

In 2019, Genesis directed and organized the first Miss Raices Fashion Show in Houston to fundraise for an orphanage in Honduras. Although Genesis was born in the United States, her maternal and paternal grandparents originated from Garifuna communities in Honduras. She is the owner of Genesis Modeling Agency where she coaches and directs other models.

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Should I live abroad?

Podcast alert 🚨🚨🚨- I personally believe everyone should travel abroad but should everyone live abroad for a short time period. Checkout part 1 of my series about living abroad. Don’t forget to subscribe and consider supporting me at http://www.patreon.com/bllj

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NYE 2019 recap

A little bit of what I did during NYE 2019… Big shoutout to @danceafrikana for the support and if you haven’t been to @matchouston then you’re missing out!!! #bootleglikejazz #emcee #independentartist #bllj #dance #caribbean #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #panafrican #dashiki 📸 @alexqbd @danceafrikana

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Raúl Orlando Edwards and Latin Week Houston 2020 – 25 years of performances, productions and community engagement

This interview was conducted on the Nuestra Palabra show at KPFT Houston studios on December 24, 2019.

Founded by Panamanian-Jamaican artist, Raul Orlando Edwards, Latin Week Houston is the result of over 25 years of performances, productions and community engagement. A journey that began in 1993, Raul has always understood the power the arts have in bringing communities together, in raising awareness on issues, and in transforming lives in a positive way. The City of Houston’s growth in population continues to attract people from around the world which has earned it the designation as “Most Diverse City”. Though an honorable distinction, many areas of the arts do not reflect this fact, especially when looking at Latin American arts presentations. The latter, almost exclusively focuses on the European influences with very little regard to the other major areas that are part of the culture. It is accurate to say that Latin American culture is not Latin American without the Indigenous, the European, the Gypsy and the African. For so long, little or no attention has been given to the undeniable influence Indigenous and African contributions have had in the shaping of the arts, culture and lifestyle in Latin America. This lack of representation was one of the factors that inspired Latin Week Houston. Another factor in the artist’s vision was the fact that though the City of Houston ranks in the top five most populated cities in the country, it did not have an event that strongly and permanently presented the convergence of cultures, music and traditions in one event. Our mission is simple: showcase all influences with dignity and respect while preserving Latin American arts for years to come. From the traditional to current trends, Latin Week Houston’s incredible roster of artists seeks to expose the City of Houston and beyond, with the beauty, the passion and the exuberant energy contained in the many influences that contributed in making Latin American arts what they are today.

Looking for something to do for NYE 2019 in Houston?

Then 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. Special performances by Dance Afrikana, Ajalaiye Dance Troupe, Batalá, Grupo Folklorico Raices de Panama and many more. This a great event to attend and you’ll still have time to enjoy your New Year’s Eve party.

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.

$15 for Adults, $10 for children & students with student ID

Check out my interview with Lindsay Gary from Dance Afrikana

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 is a gathering of powerful women bringing awareness, education, and advocacy to current topics affecting Latinx women

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.” 

Latinas Rising is excited to host the 1st annual LatinaCon November 9th, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Our theme is “The Era of the Latina.” LatinCon 2019 is a gathering of powerful women bringing awareness, education, and advocacy to current topics affecting Latinx women. Our goal is to bring women together to empower them through workshops and panel discussions that are socially relevant, dynamic, and inspiring 

LatinaCon will have panels addressing topics ranging from Advocacy and Law, Afro-Latina Identity, Latinx Mental Health, and Latinas in Education. LatinaCon will also have an auction and a vendor/business floor. 

For additional information, vendor/sponsor information and location updates: latinasrisinginfo@gmail.com

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.

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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 today and all this weekend in Houston at the Westin Galleria at 5060 West Alabama. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-6th-annual-afro-latin-fest-tickets-55540897319

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.

Climbing the ladder of her career, Bethany has performed alongside notable artists such as Lupe Fiasco, Leo Dan, Yolanda Adams, Dionne Warwick, Mary J. Blige, Guy Sebastian, Amber Riley, Jessica Sanchez, Kristin Chenoweth, Chris Mann, Jordan Smith, and a host of others. She has indulged in a number of vocal recordings as a contributory artist in musical acts such as Childish Gambino’s “Awaken My Love” and TV shows such as “Army Wives” and “Glee”.

In her recent musical involvement, she teamed up with Ivan Castro who is a Los Angeles based producer to revamp her original R&B song, “Goodbye” by creating the salsa version. The revamping of this song has given it some soulful features coupled with a modern feel. The “Goodbye” song was originally released in December, 2018 as it was available for worldwide distribution. Bethany plans a release of her debut EP Album which will be due for release in 2019.

Written by: Emily Rand, Bethany Rose and Q

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

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Q, Big X and Bethany Rose

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.

Big X stresses that most people usually liken speed to profanity as most contemporary rap songs sound that way. He intends to go against the rap tide by making his raps profane-free, and this certainly sounds unconventional as most people will consider this a difficult stunt to pull.

However, he’s quite emphatic about not indulging in the profane way of rapping as he wishes to prove to his siblings that he can succeed at rap without indulging in profanity. He is certainly poised for battle against the conventional rap style.

Big X is an advent believer in commitment and discipline as he intends to show friends and family that anything is achievable as long as one can stay dedicated enough to achieve his/her goals. With Big X, anything is quite achievable; this has inevitably kept friends and family in expectant moods as they anticipate his hit song.

Written by: Emily Rand, Big X and Q

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Music by: Idyll Green

BLLJ: Big X and Bethany Rose

From left to right: Q, Big X
http://www.patreon.com/bllj Special Guest: Big X and Bethany Rose
Big X

Big X is a speed rapper born in Houston raised in Maryland. His rap idols were Tech N9ne, Chamillionaire and Joyner Lucas. Big X’s rhymes consist of speed but does not contain profanity so he can set an example for his younger siblings. His mission – show them that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

Instagram: Big X

From left to right: Q, Bethany Rose

Bethany Rose is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter and piano player, composing and singing in both English and Spanish. Inspired by R&B and gospel at the roots, she brings a unique sound by adding Latin instrumentation and Jazz elements to her music. Bethany is currently on tour with Leo Dan but has shared the stage with artist such as Lupe Fiasco, Jordan Smith, Yolanda Adams and many more. She most recently teamed up with L.A. based producer, Ivan Castro, to create a salsa version of her original pop/r&b song, “Goodbye”.

Facebook: Bethany Rose Robert

From left to right: Big X, Q and Bethany Rose

Music by: Idyll Green

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

https://houstonafrocreolefest.com/
Glen

HACMF usually host 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. 

Welcome!

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

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Q, Queen Bre and Linda Anukweum in the studio. Video available on YouTube at Bootleg Like Jazz
From left to right Jhayne Udoewa and Linda Anukweum

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! Other participating groups include: Rice University-African Student Association, ASA Festival, Greater Owerri Community, Oto-Umuokpu Anambra State Organization, Akwa Ibom Young Professionals, University of Houston-Nigerian Student Association, Imo State University Alumni, Zumunta Association (Hausa), Umu Igbo Unite, Osogbo Progressive Union, Ihitte USA Houston and Ndi Ichie Cultural Club. 

Wazobia African Market, the largest African Store in the state of Texas will be bringing a taste of home! Rain or shine, Downtown Houston will experience the Naija Takeover. This event is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor and Community Partner, Wazobia African Market and Host Sponsors, MAJORITY and Zainob+MathewCreate. For more information, please visit http://www.nigeriaculturalparade.com for more information and to RSVP for free. #naija#59houston 

ABOUT CULTURALLY NAIJA & WELEAD, INC.

Culturally Naija is committed to address the needs and enhance the positive image of the Nigerian community in the United States. WeLEAD, Inc., a non-profit 501(c )3 organization that strives to empower the next generation through cultural and educational exchange. 

MEDIA CONTACT: Linda Anukwuem Sir Jerold La Beaux info@weleadinternational.com jeroldlabeaux@yahoo.com PH: 832.452.7784 PH: 713.370.STAR (7827)

Host Q

Music by Idyll Green

Leslie Contreras Schwartz talks her work as Houston’s Poet Laureate, mental health awareness, and When They See Us her new book

Leslie Contreras Schwartz

Leslie Contreras Schwartz is the fourth Houston Poet Laureate, serving from 2019-2021. She is a multi-genre writer whose book, Who Speaks for Us Here, is scheduled for spring 2020 publication with Skull + Wind Press. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Anomaly, The Missouri Review, The Collagist, [PANK], Iowa Review, Verse Daily, and the anthology Xicanx: 21 Mexican American Writers of the 21st Century (University of Arizona, 2022), among others. She is also the author of Nightbloom & Cenote, (St. Julian Press, 2018).

leslie c schwartz

A multi-genre writer from Houston, Schwartz’s work examines the individual versus public bodies and documents lived experiences and narratives of those usually silenced, such as people with mental illness, sex workers, women who are trafficked, or children in custody.

http://www.lesliecschwartz.com

@lesliecontschwartz

Music by: Idyll Green

Terrell Wayne discusses new music from jazz icons, his Hendrix inspiration and dress code gone wrong in public school

Use the hashtag #BLLJ and tell me your favorite Miles Davis or John Coltrane album or song. #BLLJ

I struggle between Bitches Brew and Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis and Love Supreme by John Coltrane.

@bootleglikejazz

Terrell Wayne discusses new music from jazz icons, his Hendrix inspiration and dress code gone wrong in public school.

Pitchfork and NPR are great places to go to hear new music from Miles Davis and John Coltrane on the Bootleg Like Jazz Podcast.

Music by Idyll Green

Video available at Bootleg Like Jazz on YouTube : https://youtu.be/EJhroNxI8pc

Use the #bllj and tell us your favorite Miles Davis or John Coltrane song, album and collaboration.

Gumbo Session Part 2 – Cultural nuisance, French lessons and thoughts on travel

@bootleglikejazz

Cultural nuisance is my description of the conversation between race vs. ethnicity. Why do we use race? Why not ethnicity? Which one reflects our collective cultural identity?

Listen to Gumbo Session Part 2 and dive in with Terrell Wayne as he discusses his thoughts on the topic. Race is as American as baseball, hot dogs and white privilege. Race is an American construct created to oppress and convince the world that black is sub-human. Ethnicity promotes labeling people based on culture, customs and habits.

Traveler vs. Tourist mentality is a school of thought adopted by many people who live, study and travel abroad. Valuing cultural capital over pomp and hype, a Travelers mentality aims to invest in true exchanges amongst foreign cultures. Travelers benefit from authentic cuisine from the stoves of locals, experiences in spaces that are relevant to the natives and a different perspective.

Music by: Idyll Green

Richie_Mike_MBK and Exhibition | Chris Legier from Show 1002 Job rejection email

Richie Mike was born and raised on the southwest side of Houston, TX. Bless, on the founders of My Brothers Keeper 713, was one of the foundational inspirations for Richie Mike to start his rap career. He has been rapping now for 5 years. He is working on his songwriting and recording skills daily. Richie Mike is a visionary recording artist who is also an amateur aspiring producer.

@richie_mike_mbk

Chris Legier

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. We talk about the issues that unites us as human beings. This show’s purpose is to stimulate one’s mind. At the end of the show each listener will say to themselves….

“Hmmm…I never thought about it like that.”

IG: @ChrisLegier

Website: Show1002.com

Music by: Idyll Green ; https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

Chris Legier

Blaze X Black – N.A.S.W.C., Influences and Is Rock AND Roll for Black People

Blaze X Black is a hip hop/rock duo from Houston, TX. We’ve established a firm local fan base in our city and surrounding areas. Our awe-inspiring shows and signature sound is elevated by our live performance band. We’re no strangers to hard work and as you can tell from our accolades listed below we’ve established a respectable and marketable (bankable) brand.

  • 2016 Houston Press “Band of the Year”
  • Official SUPERBOWL 51 2017 performers
  • House of Blues residency
  • Bar 5015 residency
  • August 4th proclaimed as “BLAZE X BLACK DAY” in the city of Houston (every year)
  • Sponsorship with Essentia Water.
    -Sponsorship with Jameson Whiskey
    -Sponsorship with Stolen Rum
    -Sponsorship with Pit Viper sunglasses
    -Southern fried chicken fest
    -Saint Arnold’s Brewing 25th Anniversary
    -Karbauch Brewing October Fest 17/18

Below are links to more info about us.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pop-cult-music-electric-revival/1275852443

http://www.blazeandblack.com

@blazexblack on IG

Music by: https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

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

Head over to Bootleg Like Jazz on YouTube and check out the video! It’s a vibe! @banke_the_author

Banke Awopetu is an author, poet, dancer and educator. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in Drama and African/American Studies and a master’s in education. She uses her work on the page, stage and classroom to inspire and heal.

IG: @BankeTheAuthor

Chris Legier, show1002.com , the universal truth

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. We talk about the issues that unites us as human beings. This show’s purpose is to stimulate one’s mind. At the end of the show each listener will say to themselves….

“Hmmm…I never thought about it like that.”

Chris Legier

Website: Show1002.com

IG: @ChrisLegier

Music by: Idyll Green : https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

Rabbi Sensei and Chris Legier The Universal Truth

IG: @rabbisensei ; Video available at https://youtu.be/NHuAidoJcfQ

William Wright aka Rabbisensei was raised on the Southwest side of Houston, TX. A graduate of Morehouse College, his mother and father immersed him in the world of music at an early age. He played in the band in middle and High school and then went to play in College. He taught himself guitar and is continuing to learn piano. He recently started chop and screwing music. Also, rabbisensei is a amateur audio engineer. He has been teaching himself to use the Digital Audio Workstation Fruity Loops Studio and has been recording himself and song writing. His inspiration towards music is from his bro who is pushing to start his own label, YZ beatz and Jimi Hendrix. Rabbisensei is a part of the Music Group My Brothers Keeper 713. This group consists of talented and on the rise artists who are multi skilled. Rabbisensei made his debut stage performance with Richie Mike performing his single “Rockstar”.

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. We talk about the issues that unites us as human beings. This show’s purpose is to stimulate one’s mind. At the end of the show each listener will say to themselves….

“Hmmm…I never thought about it like that.”

Show1002.com ; IG: @ChrisLegier

Show1002.com

Music by: Idyll Green ; https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

The Gumbo Jam and The Podcast Hearts and Horns

Matthew Harnett

Hailing from Houston Texas with roots in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Matthew Hartnett brings to you a genuine heartfelt musical perspective with genre defying compositions and southern rooted influences.

With his one of a kind style, Matthew has graced stages all over the world performing with various artist including Lauryn Hill, Kirk Franklin, Talib Kweli, Bilal, Panic! at the Disco, Dave Chappelle and many more.

You can regularly find him leading ‘#TeamHornSection’ in various popular New York City venues. Matthew has stepped out of the background of the band debuting his 4 Star (Downbeat Magazine) rated solo project entitled “Southern Comfort”, released Feb. 2016. Stay tuned.

Simone Pierre Louis and Matthew Harnett… Hearts and Horns Podcast

Nicole is a young, creative jack of all trades who styles, hosts numerous art events, works with models and actors on the daily, as well as co-owns a restaurant and catering business.

Simone Pierre Louis

Music by: Idyll Green

Matthew : https://www.matthewhartnett.com IG: @Matthewhartnett, @thegumbojam, @heartsandhorns

Nicole: @simone.pierre.louis, @heartsandhorns and on Facebook: New Seasons Restaurant and Catering

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

Get Fresh Books LLC and Červená Barva Press

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.” Garcia is rigorously interrogative of himself and the world around him, conveying “nakedness of emotion, intent, and experience,” and he writes extensively about the Afro-Latinx and Afro-diasporic experience. His second poetry collection, black / Maybe, is available from Willow Books.  Roberto’s first collection, Melancolía, is available from Červená Barva Press. 

Roberto Carlos Garcia

https://www.getfreshbooksllc.com/

https://www.robertocarlosgarcia.com/

IG: @robertobelike, @getfreshbooksllc, @bootleglikejazz

Music by: Idyll Green https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

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.

Born and raised by Mexican parents in Corpus Christi, Texas, Midnight Navy is driven by everyday novelties, cultures, landscapes, and people. At the age of 14, he relocated to Phoenix, Arizona where he continued developing his musical taste. With those experiences, his affinity for music grew drastically as he taught himself to produce and sing on his own records. After a few years of experimenting with different sounds and musical ideologies, the moniker ‘Midnight Navy’ was created in late 2016. Two years later, Midnight Navy’s self-titled EP was released as a deep dive into his new experiences moving back to his home state of Texas.

Please get in touch with Midnight Navy at midnightnavymgmt@gmail.com for booking, interviews, or promotional opportunities.

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

Terrell Wayne a.k.a. Q in the studio

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 as a 2nd Black history month. Here in Texas, Juneteenth is a big deal and every June feels like another Black history month.

Subscribe, like, share and leave a comment if something resonated with you. Stay tuned because the next Guest on Bootleg Like Jazz include Austin based artist Midnight Navy and more.

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Music by: Idyll Green https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

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

Night Blooming Jasmin(n)e published Art Público Press Houston, TX

For Jasminne Méndez, pericardial effusion and pericarditis are not just an abnormal accumulation of fluid and increased inflammation around the heart. It’s what happens “when you stifle the tears and pain of a miscarriage, infertility and chronic illness for so long that your heart does the crying for you until it begins to drown because its tears have nowhere to go.”

Diagnosed with scleroderma at 22 and lupus just six years later, her life becomes a roller coaster of doctor visits, medical tests and procedures. Staring at EKG results that look like hieroglyphics, she realizes that she doesn’t want to understand them: “The language of a life lived with chronic illness is not something I want to adapt to. I cannot let this hostile vocabulary hijack my story.”

The daughter of Dominican immigrants, Méndez fought for independence against her overly-protective parents, obtaining a full scholarship to college, a dream job after school and a master’s degree shortly thereafter. But the full- time job with medical insurance doesn’t satisfy her urge to write and perform, so she leaves it in search of creative fulfillment. In this stirring collection of personal essays and poetry, Méndez shares her story, writing about encounters with the medical establishment, experiences as an Afro Latina and longing for the life she expected but that eludes her.

JASMINNE MÉNDEZ is a Macondo and Canto Mundo Fellow, as well as a Voices of Our Nations Arts (VONA) alumna. She is the author of a multi-genre memoir, Island of Dreams (2013), winner of an International Latino Book Award. She lives and works in Houston, Texas.

Arte Público Press : https://artepublicopress.com/

Music by : Idyll Green https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

Promo by : Sam Osborne Instagram: @yzbeatz713

Instagram: @bootleglikejazz

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 www.livelifedeep.comwww.vipartshouston.org
www.vipartshouston.org

IG: Bootleg Like Jazz and twayne13

Twitter: @TerrellWayne2

Music by: Idyll Green https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

Images by : yzbeatz713 – you can find him on instagram

Recorded at Barron Studios Houston, Tx

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

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Music by: Idyll Green https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

Photos by: YZBeatz713 – you can find him on Instagram

Recorded at Barron Studios Houston, Tx

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: yzbeatz713

Terrell Wayne IG: bootleglikejazz Twitter: @terrellwayne2

iTunes: Bootleg Like Jazz

Photos by yzbeatz713 – you can find him on Instagram

Recorded at Barron Studios Houston, Tx

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 IG: bootleglikejazz Twitter: @terrellwayne2

iTunes: Bootleg Like Jazz

Photos by yzbeatz713 – you can find him on Instagram

Recorded at Barron Studios Houston, Tx

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

Music by: Idyll Green https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

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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 June 1968

David Kuti

University of North Texas Library

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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 comes from a combination of Black History and Jazz history. Our experience as a Black American or a African-American,  began in this country as a diminished experience. We were 3/5ths of a human. Subjugated, denied education, denied having family and only given the scraps. Here comes jazz, in order to learn how to play music Black folks had to learn by ear, from watching other people perform and from knowledge passed down. That’s Bootleg Like Jazz. It’s the idea that they gave us scraps but we turned it into Jazz. Jazz as an art form is built off of diminished chords and diminished opportunities. Art is personal. The musicians, you know, couldn’t legally learn to read or write due to slave codes. This intensifies over time. Most jazz chords are diminished in some form so I thought to myself, jazz is really a bootleg art form. Whether it be finger placement that’s funky or how someone decides to play it that way. It all comes from Black American Musicians jamming and figuring out what sounds the best. The original Founders of Jazz probably didn’t have any formal musical education or separate but equal musical education and many jazz musicians in general started out with a feeling. When Jazz was gaining popularity it occurred during some of the most difficult days in the black community. They were able to create something that people from foreign countries, diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and different tongues would come to love about a people who were once subjugated. That’s the African-American experience – the Multicultural experience. It’s a mixture of being neglected yet finding a way to survive – thrive.

Terrell Wayne

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