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Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of volunteering for Philadelphia’s Global Fusion Festival. In between banding V.I.P Guest and manning the press box (more like assisting), I managed to take a few pictures with my handy Iphone and I do mean a few. Unfortunately, I didn’t capture half of the festival’s essence.
For 8 hours, a diverse group of communities convened at the beautiful Penn’s Landing Great Plaza for a taste of Philly, deeply rooted art and fashion, cultural performers and music’s hottest artist. Anthony David, Brenda K. Starr, J-King y Maximan, OCD: Moosh & Twist and Shurwayne Winchester rocked the stage for the Festival’s Carnival theme. Major recording artists Meek Mill, Maino, Estelle and Melanie Fiona were an extra special treat for the crowd.
While manning the press box, I was front row for Melanie Fiona’s performance. As soon as she hit the stage, I was paralyzed by how beautiful she was but within the first note she sung her voice stole my heart. Today, we don’t have a plethora of GOOD singers so when you hear a voice that deserved to be signed it is undeniable. Melanie gave a performance which all artist strive for. It was raw and didn’t seem super rehearsed. She truly connected with the crowed. I was a fan before but now I can say she is easily one of my favorite singers. Check out some videos that surfaced the net over the weekend.
“This Time” – Off her new album MF Life
“Give It to Me Right”
“It Kills Me”
Overall, the festival made for a perfect Saturday. If you missed it this year, I’m begging you not to miss it next year!
Tripe Threat, Ice Cube has partnered with artist Mark Sgarsbossa and RareInk for a new art project that will feature limited edition art pieces inspired by Ice Cube’s Music. The first of the series was unveiled yesterday. All pieces are authentic, autographed and will sold exclusively on RareInk.com.
The best part about the project is a portion from all proceeds will be donated to the Minority Aids Project (MAP). Since 1985, MAP has provided HIV support services to the community of Los Angeles County. According to RareInk.com, MAP has worked with Ice Cube for the past two decades and the relationship continues to be supportive and collaborative. MAP is grateful for his ongoing support for people living with HIV/AIDS.
The collection will include pieces with original artistic interpretations of ‘Amerikkka’s Most Wanted’ and ‘The Predator’ album covers as well as a mural piece based on his ‘It Was A Good Day’ music video.
Check out the video of Ice Cube and artist Mark Sgarsbossa discussing ‘It Was a Good Day’ mural.