Thursday, December 29, 2011

Best of 2011 by Sophie's Divas Andrea & Kimberly

Today Sophie's Divas Andrea and Kimberly took you all on a magical journey through the year in song.  We played music from the collective's Best of 2011.  Selections were from Andrea, Kimberly, and Helen.

We at Sophie's Parlor wish all of you the best in 2012 and we are excited about the beautiful music we have yet to play.  You can always play this show in the Archived Shows section of  Please be sure to keep up with us via social media see below to always stay in contact and please don't hesitate to contact us.

Email - (email us)
Facebook - Sophie's Parlor Fan Page (like us)
Twitter -  @sophiesparlor (follow us)

Please be sure to pass along women you may know who are doing great things in music and beyond.  Here's to a great year, we welcome 2012 with open arms!

Playlist for Thursday December 29, 2011

Pam ParkerSophie's ThemeImaginePam Parker34

Dayay SuarezBailaloGiles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura: The Search ContinuesBrownwood33

Mary Lou WilliamsCapricornZodiac Suite

Zara MacFarlaneBlossome TreeUntil TomorrowBrownwood30

Natalia ZukermanCome UndoneGas Station Roses

Maimouna YouseffGypsy WomanThe BloomingMaimouna

FreshlygroundFire is Low




KINGSupernaturalThe Story - Single

Irka MateoReencuentro             


Dee Dee BridgewaterLady Sing the BluesElenora Fagan (1915-1959)

SomiAfrican LadyRed Soil In My Eyes

AsaThe Way I FeelBeautiful Imperfection

Terri Lyne CarringtonMosaic TriadThe Mosiac Project

Dezaray DawnChameleonChameleon EP

LiraWith My Eyes


Esperanza SpaldingWild is the WindChamber

Silhouette BrownFools GoldTwo

Nila KayTurn it UpSerial Love

Lulu FallUnconventionalIt's Official

Lulu FallUnconventionalIt's Official

Aisha KhalilThis is HeavenJourney to My-Ka

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tis the Season with Diva Kimberly C. Gaines

... Joy, love, generosity, respect, happiness, caring... there are  certainly more words to describe the season and New Year. Let's continue to add them to the list! The holiday hustle and bustle have worn me thin. The spirit in the season is missing. Normally, this is the time of year where the energy of giving is magnified but it is just the opposite. The giving of gifts does not constitute the "holiday spirit". I hope this show was a reminder of those values that are more beneficial for our society. Rekindle the true spirit of giving!
Hope you enjoyed the tunes... Support independent and local artists!

1:07:22Nina SimoneSeeline WomanAnthology [Disc1}66
1:09:49Esperanza SpaldingWinter SunChamber Music Society61
1:17:15Carmen McRaeThe Christmas SongCarmen McRae Sings Lover Man and Other Billie Holiday Classics62
1:22:19SomiAfrican LadyRed Soil In My Eyes65
1:26:25KINGHeyThe Story - Single66
1:30:51Deborah BondHighest MountainMadam Palindrome63
1:35:52Diana KrallLet it snowChristmas Songs60
1:40:55Concha BuikaLoveMi Niña Lola61
1:46:59Edyta GorniakWhite Christmas63
1:49:08Erykah BaduIncenseNew Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh61
1:52:30Esperanza SpaldingI Adore YouThe New Jazz Divas62
1:59:55Maimouna YouseffReason For BreathingThe Blooming59
2:07:17Vanessa WilliamsWhat Child is This55
2:11:24The RuralsRelax Your SoulA Rural Life54
2:18:03Amel LarrieuxDear To MeBravebird55
2:22:57Alisa FinemanOcho KandelikasClosing the Distance; Poems, Prayers & Love Songs58
2:26:27Nancy WilsonWhat Are You Doing New Years EveYesterday's Love Songs, Today's Blues64
2:31:03MaiyshaGodsThis Much Is True59
2:34:44Esperanza SpaldingWild Is The WindChamber Music Society56
2:40:27Marsha AmbrosiusFar AwayLate Nights & Early Mornings54
2:48:09The SupremesSilver BellsMerry ChristmasMotown54
2:53:30Dezaray DawnDeep WatersDeep EP51
2:53:45Maimouna YouseffThank YouThe Blooming

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Call for Proposals

"Sophie’s Parlor Politics: 40 Years of Women in Radio"

A conference sponsored by the women of Sophie’s Parlor

Saturday - March 10, 2012

Sophie's Parlor Women's Radio Collective will be presenting special programming to honor the Fortieth Anniversary of the collective. We are planning to celebrate Women's History Month by hosting a weekend of music and dialogue featuring local artists, music experts, and female radio programmers. This event is in honor of International Women's Day (March 8th), Women's History Month (March), Sophie’s founders and alumnae, and female musicians, artists, and activists who have collaborated with Sophie’s over the years.

Sophie’s Parlor is the oldest continuously running women’s music radio collective in the United States. Founded in 1972 at Georgetown University, Sophie’s has been a part of the Pacifica Network on WPFW, 89.3 FM in Washington, D.C. since 1977. Sophie’s Parlor presents an eclectic mix of women’s music from around the world every Thursday from 1-3 pm. Additionally, we host and produce compelling discussions on women’s issues ranging from music, to domestic violence, to health, to social justice.

We invite scholars, artists, activists, and professionals to submit proposals for presentations, workshops, papers, or exhibits. [NOTE: Individuals submitting papers for consideration must be prepared to present a speech/synopsis of the paper in panel sessions rather than merely reading the paper aloud.]

The first half of the conference will be focused on women and the arts/music. The second half will focus on women’s social and political issues.

Deadline – January 15, 2012

Proposals should be submitted to:

(electronic submissions only please)

Please include a short description of each presentation and a one-page c.v. for each presenter.

We are looking forward to a fabulous conference!


The Women of Sophie’s Parlor

Friday, December 9, 2011

"The Best for Last"

Andrea,  Diva of the Day
For my last show of year as your Diva of the Day I thought I would bring you some of my favorite women that I have played this year,  some new voices & sounds I think you will enjoy and a great interview with an amazing rising vocal star.

Today in the parlor, on this brisk winter's day, we celebrated "The Best for Last" cause this is what I feel like I have saved for us all.  Joining me in the parlor was the soulful, the sensational, the allegory speaking Jimetta Rose Smith.  She spoke of her philosophies on music, on the artistry of it all, and the fusion of Ella, Billie and Sarah.  

Check out what Jimetta had to say and what music was played in the parlor today by cutting and pasting here: scroll down to Mid Day Jazz for Dec. 8, 2011, 1pm and click play.
Super Duper Shout Outs to fellow radio producer DJ Ausar for sharing wonderful women with me that appeared on this week's show, much appreciated! 

Be sure to keep up with Sophie's Parlor in the following ways,

Facebook - Sophie's Parlor Fan Page
Twitter - @sophiesparlor
Email -

Support the women in the playlist because they made our day just a little bit brighter!

Remember! Sophie's Parlor is a show by women, about women, but for Everybody. 

Jazz for Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 1:00 PM
Artist Song Title Album

Pam Parker Sophie's Theme

Maimouna Youseff
When Music Breathes The Blooming

Ama Chandra
I Shouldn't Have Let You Kiss Me Destiny

Mary Lou Williams
Ring Dem Bells Mary Lou Wiliams Story

Patti Austin
Lady Be Good Avant Gershwin
Jill Scott
He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat) (Movements I, II, III)
Experience: Jill Scott 826+ Live
Nina Simone Mood Indigo
Four Women: The Nina Simone Phillips Recordings
Vince Vella F/ Danay Suarez & Julito Padron Bailalo

Giles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura: The Search Continues
Eliane Elias Take Five (Version 2)
Selections From Light My Fire

Jen Krupa - Leigh Pilzer Quintet
Scratch  JLQ
Phyllis Hyman You Know How To Love Me
Southport Weekender Classics Vol. 1 CD1
Asa The Way I feel
Beautiful Imperfection
Dee Dee Bridgewater Miss Brown to You
To Billie WIth Love from Dee Dee
Jimetta Rose Glory Us
The Barber's Daughter
Jimetta Rose Sweet Necessity
The Barber's Daughter
Flora Purim Light As a Feather

Butterfly Dreams
Zara McFarlane Mama Done
 Until Tomorrow
Eisley Kind
The Valley
I Just Want To Hang Around You Mega Mix
Mega Mix

Friday, November 11, 2011

Grammy - Nominees and Recipients
(Helen, November 10, 2011)

I selected my music from those who have been nominated and/or received Grammys for their recordings, with a special nod to those in the Native American (First Nations) category as it's Native American Heritage Month! If you want to listen to the show, visit the archives and look for this:

Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:00 pm1:59:31

I spoke to Maimouna Youssef about her Grammy nomination a few years ago and about what she's up to now. You can hear three cuts from her latest oevre, The Blooming!

Here's what I played:

Artist Song Title Album Label
Pam Parker Sophie's Theme Imagine Pam Parker
Joanne Shenandoah Help Us Be Peaceful Covenant Silver Wave
Dee Dee Bridgewater A Foggy Day Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie with love from Dee Dee Emarcy / Pgd
Maimouna Youseff Black Magic Woman The Blooming Maimouna Youssef
Esperanza Spalding Knowledge of Good and Evil Chamber Music Society Heads Up
Dawn Avery Onkwehon:we (First Peoples) Our Fire CDBY
Terri Lyne Carrington Transformation The Mosaic Project Concord Jazz
Madeleine Peyroux Standing on the Rooftop Standing on the Rooftop Decca
Patti Austin I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise Avant Gershwin Rendezvous
Mary Youngblood Dream With Me Beneath the Raven Moon Silver Wave
Shirley Horn My Funny Valentine I Remember Miles Verve
Joni Mitchell Chelsea Morning Hits Warner Bros / Wea
k.d. lang Hallelujah Hymns of the 49th Parallel Nonesuch
Angelique Kidjo Djin Djin Djin Djin Razor &Tie
Maimouna Youseff Thank you The Blooming Maimouna Youssef
Cassandra Wilson Gone with the Wind Loverly Blue Note Records
Maimouna Youseff Gypsy Woman The Blooming Maimouna Youssef
Dinah Washington What a Difference a Day Makes Compact Jazz: Dinah Washington Polygram Records 
I also played this at the end...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Native American History Month

Native Tonuges
Nov. 3, 2011

This month that is for celebrating Native American/American Indian culture should be a celebration for all of us for these cultures and these peoples are an integral part of how and why we have these modern lives of ours.

Today on Sophie's Parlor I have merely brought together women throughout the Americas singing their songs, playing their instruments, and telling their stories.

Hopefully you gained some insight. Learned a new thing. And most importantly are now more aware of these women, their cultures, and the grave importance of its impact on us all.

Want to again thank the dynamic duo Irka Mateo and Julia Keefe for coming through the Parlor this afternoon. They both gave great information and a few laughs as well.

Locate them through the information below

Irka Mateo
Twitter: @irkamateo

Julia Keefe

Below you will find the playlist as always, seek out this music, support these women and this time tell someone else about it. As always you can find me at the following

Andrea, Diva of the Day @dreaofwaters
Sophies Parlor Collective @sophiesparlor

Facebook-Sophies's Parlor Fan Page

To listen to the show archived click here scroll down to Mid Day Jazz Thurs. Nov 3, 2011 from 1-3pm, click play. Will be archived for two weeks only. See you all soon in the parlor,

Andrea, Diva of the Day


Artist Song Title Album Label Played
Show Start Talk

01:00 PM
Pam Parker Sophie's Theme Imagine Pam Parker 01:06 PM
Joanne Shenandoah Fish Dance Song Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women Smithsonian Folkways 01:09 PM
Ulali Mother Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women Smithsonian Folkways 01:12 PM
Dawn Avery Manifestation Alchemy-Music for Meditation Okenti Records 01:14 PM
Coco's Lunch Seven Sister Invisible Rhythm Coco's Lunch 01:24 PM
Maimouna Youseff f/Walks on Water The Knowing The Blooming Maimouna Youssef 01:30 PM
Irka Mateo Maboba Irka Mateo Irka Mateo 01:32 PM
Joy Harjo Grace Native Joy for Real Mekko 01:36 PM
Irka Mateo Anacaona Irka Mateo Irka Mateo 01:51 PM
Marilyn Rife & Alice Gomez Flute Song Hearts, Hands & Hides Talking Taco 01:56 PM
Sweet Honey in the Rock The Voice of the Innocent Women Gather EarthBeat 02:00 PM
Various Artists Earth My Body Circle of Women Rhino / Wea 02:07 PM
Carolyn Sykes Autumn Leaves Carolyn Sykes, Jazz Harp Carolyn Sykes, Jazz Harp 02:11 PM
Lila Downs Icnocuicatl Women of Latin America Putamayo 02:25 PM
Joy Harjo Reality Native Joy for Real Mekko 02:29 PM
Marlui Miranda Araruna A Native American Odyssey Putamayo 02:32 PM
Radmilla Cody Grandmother & Mother's Legacy Spirit Of A Woman Canyon Records 02:35 PM
Buffy Sainte Marie Piney Wood Hills Up Where we Belong Angel Records 02:39 PM
Dawn Avery Sweat Lodge Alchemy- Music for Meditation Okenti Records 02:47 PM
Marilyn Rife w/ Alice Gomez Legends Hearts, Hands & Hides Talking Taco 02:52 PM
Meshell NdegeOcello Fellow Ship Comfort Woman Maverick 02:57 PM

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dreams really do come true...

Today I sat in the parlor on behalf of Kimberly our Fourth Thursday's Diva of the Day. I thought that it would be great to provide some time for us to reflect on our "Dreams"-what are they, where are we in fulfilling them, are we getting our own way, and are we even giving ourselves room to dream.

As a part of this show today we interviewed vocalist, songwriter, and storyteller Ayanna Gregory who's latest release NOW is out now. Thank you Ayanna for stopping and sitting in the parlor with us even if it was just for a few on Thursday.

Please be sure to check out the artists on the playlist below, these are fierce musicians who dared to dream and are living out their dreams each and every moment of their lives. Are you dreaming?

Contact me via:

Twitter @sophiesparlor or @dreaofwater


Diva of the Day,


Artist Song Title Album Label Played

Pam Parker Sophie's Theme Imagine Pam Parker 01:08 PM
Grace Kelly Happy Theme Song Mood Changes PAZZ Productions 01:11 PM
Tracy Chapman At This Point In My Life New Beginning Elektra/WEA 01:18 PM
Nnenna Freelon I Feel Pretty Homefree Concord 01:23 PM
Sara Tavares f/Boy Ge Mendes Planeta Sukri Balance Times Square Records 01:31 PM
Sarah Vaughan It Shouldnt Happen To A Dream Sarah Vaughan Verve Jazz Masters Verve 01:35 PM
Sherrie Maricle & The Diva Jazz Orchestra f/ Carmen Bradford I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy Club Coca Cola Series Diva Jazz Orchestra 01:41 PM
Ledisi Dreaming Interlude Soulsinger Tommy Boy 01:44 PM
Terri Lyne Carrington f/Dee Dee Bridgewater Soul Talk The Mosiac Project CONCORD RECORDS 01:46 PM
Geri Allen Portraits and Dreams Timeless Portraits and Dreams Telarc 01:54 PM
Anat Cohen A Change is Gonna Come Notes from the Village Anzic Records 02:05 PM
Brandi Carlile Dreams Lilth Fair 2010
02:10 PM
Dawn Avery Dream Come True True Okenti Records 02:18 PM
Floria Purim Angels Nothing Will Be As It Was...Tomorrow JVC Japan 02:21 PM

02:25 PM
Les Nubians f/Manu Dibango Nu Soul Makossa Nu Revolution Shanachie 02:26 PM
Carmen Staaf Reflection Reflection CDBaby 02:30 PM
Sade The Moon & The Sky Soldier of Love SONY 02:42 PM
Elizabeth Sheperd Higher Ground Parkdale Do Right Records/Groove 02:46 PM
Nina Simone Feeling Good Four Women: The Phillips Recordings Disk 2 Phillips 02:51 PM
Hailey Naiswanger Serenity Confeddie Hailey Naiswanger 02:54 PM
Hailey Naiswanger Serenity Confeddie Hailey Naiswanger 02:56 PM

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Choose Life...right NOW!

Recent events in my life have made me understand & value this life that I live everyday. I am hoping to share with you, through music this afternoon, what it means to choose LIFE. No matter our daily circumstances, everyday is a new lease on that life that we purposely live. I ask you to take this musical journey with me today and evaluate, expand and ultimately appreciate the life you have, the life you lead today and the life you will choose for yourself tomorrow.

As always comments (on the blog), calls to the studio (202-588-0839), or tweets are always appreciated (@sophiesparlor 0r @dreaofwaters). I would love to hear from you all this afternoon, I really hope this show heals you, me, and all of us today!

The playlist will be posted this evening and don't forget to listen in online at

Andrea, your Diva of the Day

Song Title
Pam Parker Sophie's Theme Imagine Imagine
The Original Cast f/Dee Dee Bridgewater If You Believe The Wiz Atlantic
Tial Fuller Decisive Steps Decisive Steps Mark Avenue
Ledisi In My Life Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin Bridge Over Trouble Waters Live at the Filmore West Atlantic/Wea
Eva Cassidy Time is A Healer Eva by Heart Blixstreet
Eva Allyon Raices Negras Latinas: Women of Latin America Putamayo
Catie Curtis Sweet Life Sweet Life Compass Records
Clora Bryant Gypsy in my Soul ...Gal with A Horn VSOP Records
Dawn Avery Manifestation Alchemy - Music for Meditation Okenti Records
Heather Rigdon Really Something Young & Naive Cliff Goldmacher Music Prod
Aretha Franklin You'll Never Walk Alone Aretha Franklin Gospel Greats Rhino Flashback
Elizabeth Sheperd Trio Roots Start to Move Do Right! Music
Alice Coltrane Blue Nile Translinear Light Impulse
Mary Lou Williams What's your Story Morning Glory Solo Recital-!978 Monterey Jazz Fest Ojc
Phyllis Hyman Somewhere in My Lifetime Under Her Spell: Greatest Hits Sbme Special Mrtks
Erin McKeown We Are More We will Become Like Nettwerk Records
Dinah Washington Bye Bye Blues After Hours with Ms. D Verve
Betty Carter Shine on Harvest Moon 'Round Midnight ATCO
Sweet Honey in the Rock Battle for My Life Breaths Rounder/Umgd
Claudia Acuna Lilas Luna MAXJAZZ
Nina Simone See-Line Woman Four Women: The Nina Simone Phillips Recordings (Disk 1) Verve
Terri Lyne Carrington f/ Lori Perry Let it Be More to Say...(Real Life Story: NextGen) Koch Records

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Helen Celebrates Her Fiftieth on the Air!

It was my joy and honor to share my favorite songs of the past few years. If you missed the show, please listen here: Select Mid-Day Jazz, October 6, 1:00 PM. My show starts at around 1:07 PM.

Artist Song Title Album Label

Pam Parker Sophie's Theme Imagine Pam Parker

Rosemary & Betty Clooney Sisters Mothers & Daughters Concord Records
Valerie June Rain Dance Mountain of Rose Quartz Pre-release
Sarah Vaughan Lullaby of Birdland Verve Jazz Masters Polygram Records
Mindi Abair Change Stars Peak Records
Freshlyground Fire is Low Radio Africa Freeground/Sony BMG Africa
Terri Lyne Carrington Unconditional Love The Mosaic Project Concord Jazz
Miriam Stockley Finlandia Second Nature - The Voice of Adiemus Cop International
Vul'indela Brenda Fassie Greatest Hits: The Queen of African Pop Narada
Ashleigh Mannix Power of a Girl My First EP Pre-release
Abbey Lincoln Wholly Earth Wholly Earth Polygram Records
Sherrie Maricle & The Diva Jazz Orchestra Happy Talk Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Ltd.
k.d. lang The Air That I Breathe Drag Warner Bros
Mary Lou Williams Libra Zodiac Suite Smithsonian Folkways
King Kong the girl that got away Sounds of Self Defense Pre-release
Melody Gardot Deep Within the Corners of my Mind My One and Only Thrill Verve
Erin McKeown Get Happy Sing You Sinners Nettwerk Records
Telmary Libre A Diario PID
Amanda Vincent, J.F.T. Hood & Moodswings Spiritual High (State of Independence), Pt. 2 Moodfood Arista
Anne Heaton My Only Way Out is In Blazing Red Spill Records
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer Long Time Travelin' Postcards Community Music
Elana Stone Give Me the Night In the Garden of Wild Things
Elizabeth Shepherd Higher Ground Parkdale Do Right Records/Groove

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Cover Up - Sep. 8, 2011

This show will explore the land of musical versions, covers and remakes. These covers will be done by a host of women in different languages and with different instruments. Some of the covers will be well known, some will be standards in any person's music library, and hopefully some will be brand new music.

We also will be interviewing 19 year old musical phenom Grace Kelly Be sure to listen in today and see what covers you know about and the ones you don't know. Remember the show is available to listen after the show online at just scroll down to the Mid Day Jazz Thursday 1-3pm and hit play.

Andrea, Diva of the Day

Artist Song Title Album

Pam Parker

Mo' Horizons Hit the Road Jack Cover the World

Sarah Vaughan September Song Sarah Vaughan Verve Jazz Masters

Regina Carter Ain't Nobody Regina Carter

Nnenna Freelon America the Beautiful Homefree

Kelis So Be It Red Hot & Riot

Esperanza Spalding Wild Is The Wind Chamber Music Society

Afro Blue It's A Matter Of Pride It's A Matter Of Pride

Lynne Arriale Trio Lean On Me Arise

Bugz in The Attic (F/Wunmi) Zombie (Part One) Red Hot & Riot

Jen Krupa - Leigh Pilzer Quintet Opus One JLQ

Sinéad O'Connor War Throw Down Your Arms

Eva Cassidy & Chuck Brown Over The Rainbow The Other Side

Me'Shell Ndegéocello Who Is He And What Is He To You Peace Beyond Passion

Phyllis Hyman Betcha By Golly Wow Under Her Spell: Greatest Hits

Chaka Khan Teach Me Tonight Classic Khan (feat. The London Symphony Orchestra)

Cassandra Wilson Time After Time Traveling Miles

Concha Buika & Chucho Valdes Luz De Luna El Último Trago

Joy Denalane f/Sara Tavares/Chioniso/Deborah Vier Frauen Women's World Voices (Vol. 5)

Me'Shell Fellowship Comfort Woman

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Beginnings - September 1!

Today's theme was New Beginnings - both the first day of school (September 1) and some new music, most notably Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project. The coolest thing was ending the two hours perfectly! To listen to the show, visit here:

Time Artist Song Title Album Label

1:06:30 Pam Parker Sophie's Theme Imagine Pam Parker
1:09:31 Terri Lyne Carrington Magic and Music The Mosaic Project Concord Jazz
1:14:24 Tia Fuller Decisive Steps Decisive Steps Mack Avenue
1:20:31 Natalia Zukerman Come Undone Gas Station Roses Weasel Records
1:27:49 Sweet Honey in the Rock Breaths Breaths Rounder
1:31:56 Jill Barber Daydreamin' Mischevious Moon PID
1:36:05 Youn Sun Nah My Favorite Things Same Girl Act Music & Vision
1:40:01 Valaida Snow Sing, You Sinners Cocktails for Two Asv Living Era
1:42:25 Eliane Elias Take Five Light My Fire Concord Picante
1:51:18 Mary Lou Williams Virgo Zodiac Suite Smithsonian Folkways
1:54:09 Catherine Russell So Little Time (So Much to Do) Sentimental Streak World Village USA
1:56:38 Erin McKeown Something Comes Small Deviant Things TVP Records
2:01:52 Freshlyground The Dream of Love Radio Africa Wrasse Records
2:05:21 Emilie-Clair Barlow C'est Merveilleux Haven't We Met? PID
2:09:07 Mavis Staples Have a Little Faith Have a Little Faith Alligator Records
2:16:03 Cassandra Wilson Shall We Dance Blue Skies Polygram Records
2:23:45 Nina Simone For Myself Four Women: The Nina Simone Philips Recordings Verve
2:25:50 Kellylee Evans, Marvin Sewell, Francois Moutin & Andre Ceccarelli Feeling Good Nina Plus Loin
2:31:39 Suede New Coat of Paint Dangerous Mood Easily Suede
2:36:19 Terri Lyne Carrington Crayola The Mosaic Project Concord Jazz
2:45:40 Ellis Right on Time Right on Time Rubberneck
2:51:05 Catherine Russell My Old Daddy's Got a Brand New Way to Love Sentimental Streak World Village USA
2:54:23 Elizabeth Shepherd It's Coming Heavy Falls the Night Do Right! Music

Thursday, August 25, 2011

MLK: Legacy, Blessings and Reflection

A couple of years ago myself and and events promoter in the DC area created a magazine called MUSINGS. The first issue centered around Legacy... What will you leave your descendants once you transitioned from this earth? We posed the question because some of our peers hadn't given extensive thought about what their mark would be on the world. The response ranged from finances to green and livable communities. This week the long overdue monument for Martin Luther King Jr. will be unveiled, a champion for peace. This week I have really reexamined the Legacy I will leave. It is growing and changing daily but for sure it is in the works.

Special thank you to Charneice Fox Richardson for joining us in the parlor to discuss The MLK Streets Project. We are excited for her endeavor and look forward to attending this weekend after the unveiling!

Happy to have been your DIVA for the day, Kimberly C. Gaines. Support the Arts check out the playlist below and buy the artist's music!

TimeArtistSong TitleAlbumLabel

1:06:14Nina SimoneFour WomenAnthology Disk 1
1:10:42AsaFire on the MountainAsa
1:16:15Amel LarrieuxBravebirdBravebird
1:20:48Imani UzuriSun Moon ChildHer Holy Water:
1:24:59MaiyshaAlchemyThis Much is True
1:28:43KelisSo Be ItRed Hot and Riot
1:44:41Eric Lau featuring Annabel, Rahel, Sarina LeahBeginNew Territories
1:46:57Dezaray DawnCan't Look DownChameleon EP
1:51:32Monica BlaireEver AfterPortrait of Me
1:56:02Janelle MonaeCold WarThe ArchAndroid
2:00:28AyaLooking for the SunStrange Flower
2:03:49Little DragonLooking GlassMachine Dreams
2:08:40KINGThe StoryThe Story-Single
2:12:48Taylor McFerring featuring RYATPlace in My HeartEarly Riser
2:21:12Bei Bei & Shawn LeeHot ThursdayInto The World
2:29:34Lauryn HillTo ZionThe MisEducation of Lauryn Hill
2:34:19Tweekare you listeningLike This
2:40:58MaiyshaGodsThis Much Is True
2:44:43Gerogia Anne MuldrowThronesKings Ballad
2:48:23Deborah BondBlind ParadiseMadam Palindrome
2:56:59Gabbie MC GeeIdealistic LoveMississippi Daughter

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