Photos by Johnnie Burrell
Aloe Blacc and Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir
Happy Holidays from Streetwise Radio! We wish you love, prosperity and happiness in the Yew year! Thanks to Johnnie Burrell of International Media TV, Streetwise Radio was on hand as Grammy nominated R&B singer Aloe Blacc kicked off the holiday season in San Francisco, performing at Macy’s annual Great Tree Lighting Ceremony at Union Square Park on Nov. 25.
Backed by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Blacc, known for his hits including “Wake Me Up,” “I Need a Dollar” and “The Man,” performed Christmas classics such as, “This Christmas” by Donny Hathaway, Mel Torme’s “The Christmas Song,” made popular by Nat “King” Cole and Jose Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad,” in honor of his own Panamanian heritage. Blacc even put his own letter to Santa in Macy’s classic red mailbox on stage. One can only wonder what he asked for! Check out a clip here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XylxhxjeXM
Thanks for listening and tune in to a new and improved Streetwise Radio in 2017!