Friday, December 23, 2016

R&B Superstar Aloe Blacc Illuminates Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Ceremony, San Francisco By Shelah Moody

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.
Thanks for listening and tune in to a new and improved Streetwise Radio in 2017!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tantra Zawadi


Is groovy, smooth, jazzy and oh so soulful. This performance poet, actor and published author, brings awareness to issues that affect women. Through her music if you really listen to the lyrics, it speaks to what is going on in this crazy world today. This Brooklyn born poet, puts her poetry to music and makes a classic house sound. The deep drum beats in her music makes you want to move. Tantra Zawadi is one of the modern lyrical leaders and guardians of a timeless poetic tradition. Here are some of my favorite tunes from this outstanding artist, "Do It for Love", “Girl: A Choreospective”, "We Are The Stars" and “Above The Clouds”. Tune into Streetwise Radio and listen to this positive artist who speaks the truth Tantra Zawadi.


Craig David Jams On Streetwise Radio

Who is Craig David? Is what I said, when I was asked to write a blog for Streetwise Radio. He is a singer, songwriter from the U.K. who rose to fame in 1999 with the single, "Re-Rewind" by Artful Dodger. Craig has released three albums, Born To Do It in 2001, Slicker Than Your Average in 2002 and Following My Intuition in 2016. Craig David has a style all his own. His music has that up-tempo R&B feel. The songs he sings have you thinking about life. Songs like, “Ain't Giving Up” and “All We Need”. Here are some more songs that I’m feeling, “One More Time”, “Change My Love”, “All The Way” and “Fill Me In”. If you have been sleeping on this artist like myself, Wake the Heck Up! From his first album to his latest Craig David has it going on. Tune into Streetwise Radio and listen to his songs.