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The Indigenous Peruvian Trap Music of Renata Flores

Quechua is an indigenous language family spoken by millions of people in the Andean region of South America, primarily in Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. It was the main language of the Inca empire and today is the most widely spoken pre-Columbian language in the Americas. In her music, Peruvian singer/songwriter Renata Flores combines modern forms like hip hop, electronic, and trap music with native instruments and vocals sung in Quechua. Here’s the video for one of her most popular songs, Tijeras:...
Tags: Alicia Keys, Peru, South America, Michael Jackson, Bolivia, Flores, Jason Kottke, Billie Eilish, Peru Ecuador, Quechua, Renata Flores, Rosa ChAvez Yacila, Virginia Zavala, Renata Flores Rosa Chavez Yacila


Are Shinedown America’s Most Popular Rock Band?

Filter bubbles are real. Particularly in the social media era, we are all trapped inside a likeminded feedback loop of our own making. I think we all recognize this on an intuitive level, but sometimes a reminder that you inhabit a bespoke cultural silo will come along and smack you in the face. Recently I … More »
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, David Bowie, Sia, Selena Gomez, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Kesha, Halsey, Busta Rhymes, Gucci Mane


2020 BET Awards (Performances)

With Public Enemy, Nas, John Legend, DaBaby, Jay Rock, Anderson .Paak & more.
Tags: Videos, Nas, Alicia Keys, Yg, Jazz, John Legend, Sir, Questlove, Jay Rock, Anderson .paak, Rapsody, Black Thought, Masego, DaBaby, Roddy Ricch, Megan Thee Stallion


5 powerful performances from the 20th annual BET Awards

For two decades, the BET Network has celebrated Black culture with its annual awards ceremony. While the event usually takes place inside Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles, Sunday’s awards ceremony was carried out virtually due to the continued spread of coronavirus. Not only was BET commemorating the 20th anniversary of its awards show, but 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the BET Network itself. Inglewood-born actress and comedian Amanda Seales hosted the broadcast from ...
Tags: Music, Texas, Microsoft, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gigi, Alicia Keys, Nba, Lebron James, Ferguson Missouri, Lil Wayne, Public Enemy, Black Lives Matter, Richard, Bet


Baby Shark’s Big Show! Coming to Nickelodeon in December

Baby Shark’s Big Show! Coming to Nickelodeon in December Nickelodeon is expanding the fin-tastic underwater world of Baby Shark with the greenlight of a brand-new animated preschool series, Baby Shark’s Big Show! (working title), based on the world-famous pop culture phenomenon. Co-produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and SmartStudy, the global entertainment company behind the beloved children’s brand Pinkfong, the 2D-animated series (26 half-hour episodes) will follow Baby Shark and his ...
Tags: Google, TV, Movies, Youtube, Southeast Asia, Alicia Keys, TV News, William, NICK, Nickelodeon, Gary, Ryan, China Korea, Burbank Calif, VCP, Nick Jr


Alicia Keys’ Tiny Desk Concert

Well, this is a treat. In February, before the pandemic lockdown, Alicia Keys recorded a Tiny Desk Concert and NPR released the video earlier this week. As she approached her piano, a bit surprised at the amount of people in the room, she smiled and remarked over her shoulder, “Gee, the Tiny Desk is tiny!” She kicked off the set with an uncanny ode to combat the darkness of this moment in American history: “Show Me Love,” a single she released in 2019. No one could have predicted then how m...
Tags: Alicia Keys, Npr, Jason Kottke, Fallin, Gramercy Park


The BET Awards celebrate 20th anniversary amid pandemic and protests against systemic racism

Back in April, BET Networks’ president Scott Mills and the producers of the annual BET Awards recognized they’d have to cancel its popular four-day BET Experience and free fan fest at L.A. Live due to the continued spread of coronavirus, but they were adamant that the actual awards ceremony would be presented in some capacity. The crew swiftly pivoted the BET Awards, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, to a virtual broadcast without a live audience. The show will be hosted by comedi...
Tags: Music, TV, Beyonce, Microsoft, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alicia Keys, Cbs, Jamie Foxx, Drake, Missy Elliot, Kansas City Chiefs, Angela Bassett


Nickelodeon to Revive ‘Nick News’ for Special on Race Hosted by Alicia Keys

Nickelodeon is bringing back “Nick News” for an hour-long special about children, race, and unity. The special will be hosted by Alicia Keys and is meant to amplify the voices and experiences of Black kids across the country in the wake of the large-scale protests that have rocked the United States in recent weeks. It […]
Tags: News, United States, Alicia Keys, Nickelodeon, Nick News


Alicia Keys to Host Nickelodeon’s Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special

Alicia Keys to Host Nickelodeon’s Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special Nickelodeon’s heralded Nick News marks its return with a special hour-long presentation Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special, premiering Monday, June 29, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). Hosted by global superstar Alicia Keys, the program will amplify the voices and experiences of Black children across the country amid current events. The special will feature the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement answering questions f...
Tags: TV, Movies, Cbs News, India, Africa, New York Times, Alicia Keys, TV News, Black, Nickelodeon, PAUL, Wynn, Nashville Tenn, Medford, Peabody, ALICIA


John Legend and Alicia Keys premiere new music in the latest Verzuz music battle

The two singers performed some of their biggest hits together on Instagram Live.
Tags: Cnn, Alicia Keys, John Legend


Alicia Keys – “Perfect Way To Die”

A mother's pain from losing a child is unmatched.
Tags: Alicia Keys, Jazz, Songs


For John Legend, ‘Verzuz’ Battle With Alicia Keys Is All ‘Love’

With new album “Bigger Love” just out, but no tour in sight due to the coronavirus pandemic, John Legend is letting resourcefulness take the lead this roll-out weekend. To promote the release, and be part of an auspicious occasion such as “Juneteenth” — the date in 1865 when slaves received word of their freedom under […]
Tags: News, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Juneteenth, Verzuz, John Legend ` Verzuz


Juneteenth Listening: Anderson. Paak, Teyana Taylor, Public Enemy, John Legend and More

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States — June 19, the day in 1865 when Texas was the final Confederate state to be notified of the Union victory and, thus, the freeing of all slaves in the U.S. To state what is probably obvious, for many Black Americans, the day holds much […]
Tags: Texas, News, United States, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Public Enemy, Juneteenth


Alicia Keys releases emotional new song 'Perfect Way To Die"

Alicia Keys is singing about police violence in her new song, titled "Perfect Way To Die."
Tags: Cnn, Alicia Keys


Alicia Keys, LL Cool J and the new wave of protest songs

How musicians have responded to the death of George Floyd and the rise in civil rights protests.
Tags: News, Alicia Keys, George Floyd


Lust auf Inspiration? Dann folge diesen Schwarzen Celebrity-Hairstylist*innen

In der folgenden Liste stelle ich dir zehn der bekanntesten, erfolgreichsten Schwarzen Hairstylist*innen vor, die Instagram als Plattform für ihre Kreationen nutzen. Sie zeigen, wie vielseitig Haare gestylt werden können und geben uns tonnenweise Inspiration mit auf den Weg. Zu ihren Musen und Kundinnen zählen Größen wie Zendaya, Zoë Kravitz, Logan Browning und Solange. Wenn du die Styles dieser und anderer Celebritys also schon lange bewundert hast und dich gefragt hast, wer hinter den atembera...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Rihanna, Brooklyn, Alicia Keys, Jamaica, Solange, Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jourdan Dunn, Naomi Campbell, Stephen, Zendaya, Hamilton, Thompson


Alicia Keys Graces NPR’s Tiny Desk Stage

A 4-song performance from the legendary songstress.
Tags: Videos, Alicia Keys, Jazz, Npr, Alicia Keys Graces


Broadway Rewind: STICK FLY Arrives on Broadway in 2011!

Today we rewind to 2011, when Lydia R. Diamond's Stick Fly opened on Broadway. The play, which featured music by Alicia Keys, played for 93 performances at the Cort Theatre. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Alicia Keys, Broadway, Lydia, BroadwayWorld TV


Google has created a special task force to help improve the company's racial equity, and a leaked memo reveals employees suggested more than 500 changes (GOOG)

Google has created a new group called the Equity Project Management Office, which will review employee suggestions on how the company can improve on racial equity. In a memo seen by Business Insider, CEO Sundar Pichai said employees had sent management more than 500 suggestions on how it could improve. The new office will work with Google's Black employee networks to "sustain" the ideas over time. Employees were also told that Juneteenth would be put aside for a day of "learning and reflection...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Nbc, Microsoft, Nbc News, Trends, Alicia Keys, Square, Black Lives Matter, Sundar Pichai, Black, Alphabet, Pichai, Black Googler Network, Black Google, Equity Project Management Office


What do the Houseparty app, Katy Perry and Buffy the Vampire Slayer have in common?

Houseparty, a face-to-face social networking app, is throwing a three-day In The House virtual event May 15-17 with a variety of video content coming from over 40 musicians, celebrities, chefs and pro athletes. Fans can download the Houseparty app for free to tune into the In The House videos, which include everything from cooking demos and workouts to musical performances and dance parties. Oh, and actress Sarah Michelle Gellar will reprise her role as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and share her #qu...
Tags: Music, Football, NFL, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, Katy Perry, House, Alicia Keys, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Idina Menzel, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews, Snoop Dogg, Concerts


Houseparty expands beyond video chat with co-watching of live events

Houseparty, the video chat app that’s seen a surge of growth during quarantine, is preparing to expand its service in a new direction: co-watching live video with friends. The company on Friday will launch its first experiential event series called In the House, which will feature more than 40 celebrities who will dance, talk, cook, sing, workout and more over the course of three days. Viewers of the event will be able to sing and dance with Alicia Keys and DaBaby; cook with Bad Bunny, José Andr...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Apps, Media, Social Media, Tech, Netflix, House, Alicia Keys, Neil Patrick Harris, Streaming Video, Terry Crews, Derek Hough, Video Chat, Live Video, Cam Newton


‘Empire State of Mind’ Makes First Ad Appearance as an Anthem to NYC Healthcare Heroes

For more than a decade, "Empire State of Mind" by Alicia Keys and Jay-Z has been a globally recognized celebration of New York City's grit, glamour and hard-earned opportunities. Recently, the 2009 song has taken on a new role that reflects the city's pride in its resilience. When patients are discharged from Montefiore Health System...
Tags: Jay Z, New York City, Advertising, Alicia Keys, Empire State of Mind, Ad of the Day, Coronavirus, NYC Healthcare Heroes


The COVID-19 Playlist on NPR

COMIC: Hospitals Turn To Alicia Keys, U2 And The Beatles To Sing Patients Home [aka The COVID-19 Playlist] Grace Farris NPR May 9, 2020 https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/05/09/852078068/comic-hospitals-turn-to-alicia-keys-u2-and-the-beatles-to-sing-patients-home [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Alicia Keys, Npr, Mike Rhode


Watch Billy Joel Play “Miami 2017″ On Broadway Jumbotrons For Rise Up New York! Benefit

Livestreams -- and, increasingly, benefit livestreams -- have long since become our norm now. Tonight brought us another one. Rise Up New York! was the latest effort to gather A-List talent to raise funds for aid intended for those most affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It was organized by iHeartMedia and Robin Hood, a … More »
Tags: Video, Music, New York, Robin Hood, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel, Miami, Idina Menzel, Sting, Mariah Carey, Lin-manuel Miranda, Jon Bon Jovi, New York Benefit, Billy Joel Play


Jay-Z’s Team Roc Demands Swift Justice For Ahmaud Arbery

Team Roc, the social justice arm of Jay-Z's Roc Nation management company, has published an open letter calling for swift justice for Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old man who was shot and killed by two men while jogging in Georgia two months ago. A video appearing to show the shooting surfaced last week, sparking … More »
Tags: Music, News, Taylor Swift, Jay-z, Georgia, Alicia Keys, Meek Mill, Roc Nation, Yo Gotti, Ahmaud Arbery, Team Roc Demands Swift Justice For Ahmaud Arbery


Alicia Keys to Appear in Amazon Docuseries on COVID-19 Heroes

Alicia Keys and Amazon are partnering to celebrate some of the biggest contributors to the fight against COVID-19. The streamer has ordered a new eight-part docuseries titled “Regular Heroes,” the first episode of which will feature Keys shining a light on three individuals who have made great personal sacrifices to help their families and communities […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Alicia Keys, COVID-19, COVID


Ad Council: #OutThereForUs

While most of the nation self-isolates, essential workers leave their homes and risk their lives every day to continue providing critical services for the public. To thank these heroes, the Ad Council created Out There For Us, a campaign to show our gratitude for their dedication, resilience, and service during this crisis. Featuring “Good Job” by Alicia Keys, the PSA encourages viewers to submit a short thank you message to essential workers in their own lives using the hasht...
Tags: Advertising, Psa, Alicia Keys, Ad Council


The Benevolent Celebrity Livestream Parade Is So Bleak

Livestreams suck. Livestreams have always sucked. There are exceptions -- when your favorite artist logs on, when something incredibly charming and unexpected happens -- but in general, watching musicians perform onscreen from home is underwhelming and sometimes depressing. By necessity, the format has become a mainstay of the music industry during the coronavirus pandemic, which … More »
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Charli Xcx, Sam Smith, Elton John, Dave Grohl, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Jordin Sparks, Naughty By Nature, Avril Lavigne, Hailee Steinfeld, New Kids On The Block


Exclusive: 'Out There for Us' campaign with Alicia Keys thanks front line workers in pandemic

The "Out There for Us" PSA is part of a campaign to thank workers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, with Alicia Keys singing "Good Job."          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, Psa, Alicia Keys, Usa Today