Last weekend while I was in Chicago, I filmed a DIY music video with Tim’m West for our song “Lullaby”. I filmed his scenes and he filmed mine. It was a lot of fun – we started filming around 2am and by 6am, Tim’m had edited and uploaded to YouTube. Hope you enjoy our filmmaking.
The Front Porch is a monthly multi-genre artistic set that began in December 2004 at Mocha Lounge, DC as an attempt to create an open mic & feature space in the nation’s capitol where all kinds of poetry, spoken word, Hip Hop, acoustic, and soul music could be welcomed by people of diverse racial and sexual orientations.
Taking off from his experience growing up with music, stories, and poetry on Front Porches in Arkansas, Tim’m wanted to create a space where people from diverse walks of life could speak about their experience without trepidation of not being a SLAM poet, trying a new song, experimental performance art, erotica, or reading material (from a page) that is personal and/or about spirituality or healing.
In this 10 year anniversary edition show leading up to the December finale, Tim’m and his Front Porch family celebrate Spring with “Here Comes the Sun”, Featuring the return of Nhojj (New York City), C.C. Carter, and B. Damon, plus an amazing open mic from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Acoustic Soul, Hip-Hop, Rhythm & Blues, Poetry.
Followed by a special night of House Music with Campo Alegre from 10pm – 3am. House music all night long.
Saturday May 10, 2014 7pm – 10pm Central Time
Parlour on Clark, 6341 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660, United States
Tim’m West – creator
Join us Wednesday, May 7th for Harlem Pride “In The Mix” as we hold our second Harlem Pride 2014 Meet & Greet. This year we are celebrating our 5th Anniversary and will have a week long celebration from Sunday, June 22nd to Sunday, June 29th.
SPECIAL GUEST Nhojj, will join us as we have a special listening of his new album “Made To Love Him”
WE ALSO HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT THAT WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT.
COME hear about this year’s theme, events, and activities. Learn about Sponsorship, Vendor, Food Vendor, Membership, Volunteer, and Performance opportunities! Also, get details about Board Membership, the Community Action Team, and other aspects of the organization. Come ask questions, get signed up and ready go! We look forward to seeing you there! SO COME ON OUT AND JOIN US!
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, 6-10PM
2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd.(between W.124th and W.123rd Streets)
I’m getting to wear a dress on stage! My brother needed someone to play Asaka, Goddess of the Earth. He couldn’t find anyone, so I got the part:) Its fun being onstage again and working with the students from Mssng Lnks (my brother’s non profit). Its the first time I’ve been in a play since The Making of The Black Man.
Mssng Lnks is a non profit organization that addresses the underrepresentation of singers-of-color in musical theater and classical vocal music. Our three-pronged approach provides high-quality music education and performance opportunities to youth considering careers in Vocal Performance, facilitates a multi-directional inter-gration process between students, music organizations and local communities, and honors our cultural inheritance by advocating for the promotion and performance of vocal music by composers-of-color.
Award winning, Out R&B/Soul artist Nhojj Song releases his 5th studio album and for those of you who love to be in love,this one’s for you!
Tell us about your new CD
I’m excited about this CD. “Made To Love Him” is my 5th studio album and it’s a compilation of popular love songs. My executive producer Ron and I handpicked one song from each decade from the 1920’s to this current decade. I cover everyone from Beyonce to Gershwin, Billy Joel and Luther Vandross. The title comes from the Stevie Wonder classic of the same name (with female pronoun). It was so much fun to reimagine these beautiful songs. We changed the genders to male to reflect my experience and that of some many people on this planet. I remember the first time I sang…
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