There is a phrase I’ve been seeing a lot of lately, and I really love it. Its simple and I feel it captures what I know deep down inside – love is love. I’ve started a new playlist of out and proud artists. There are so many talented artists that I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy just because of the circles I move in. Thanks to Spotify (my new favorite place to listen to music), now I get to share my favorite music with you. You can subscribe to Love is Love playlist directly in Spotify and you’ll be kept up to date every time I add songs. If there are out artists that you know of please share them with me… Happy listening!
Click to download Hi Res Photos… Photography by Dreded Sol
I’m super excited about joining some of my oh so talented friends on Saturday, June 21 @ 8pm at BAAD (Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance).
We’ll be closing the 2014 Out Like That! Festival, the show title is Nhojj and Brothers: Celebrating Love.
Saturday, June 21 2014
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