Posts Tagged as "music"

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Establishes Him As A Hip-Hop Giant

Apr. 7, 2015 / By
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To Pimp A Butterfly transcends anything out right now in the hip-hop world, and is without a doubt, a hip-hop classic in the making.

How Music Is Fueling The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Dec. 19, 2014 / By
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Local and national music is inspiring young people of color to push for #BlackLivesMatter.

Mohawks & Politics: Behind The Scenes Of The LB Crust Punk Scene

Dec. 12, 2014 / By
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These peace punks not only talk about the world’s problems, they try to do their part to fix them.

Is Hip-Hop Being Whitewashed?

Nov. 14, 2014 / By and
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While these aren’t the only two white rappers in the scene, and certainly not the only two white musicians incorporating hip-hop into their music, some hip-hop fans are very critical about what they’re calling “cultural appropriation” of black culture.

Music Review: Three International Artists To Watch in Long Beach

Oct. 24, 2014 / By
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In Long Beach, I can travel across the globe without ever having to leave my city. But above all of my Long Beach cultural lessons, what I hold close is the music. These three international musicians are my top picks for fresh and creative local music.

Commentary: Why Aren’t LB Music Fests More Diverse?

Oct. 7, 2014 / By
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Long Beach music festivals bring in hundreds of people to the city every summer, but one avid concert-goer in the city is beginning to notice that something about the festivals just isn't right.

Read This: The Infinite Circle of Black Responsibility

Mar. 2, 2014 / By
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PAUL WALDMAN

Bill O’Reilly is convinced that if only Kanye West would sing some Bing Crosby tunes, we could achieve a racial utopia...

Celebrating Gospel Music In North Long Beach

Feb. 24, 2014 / By
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This is one in a series of reports by VoiceWaves on A LOT,  a community-wide initiative presented by the Arts Council for Long Beach in collaboration with partners throughout the City of Long Beach, California...

Back On The Map: Rappers On The Current State Of Hip-Hop In Long Beach

Jan. 20, 2014 / By
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When people think of where hip-hop comes from, the West Coast is probably on the top of that list...

LB Musicians Struggle With Venue Shortage

Jan. 11, 2014 / By
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If you live in a big city, like Los Angeles, you could easily become spoiled from the abundance of entertainment that is available to you...

Toaster Music

Jan. 3, 2014 / By
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A LOT is a community-wide initiative presented by the Arts Council for Long Beach in collaboration with partners throughout the City of Long Beach, California...

Our Community: Leadership Academy Mentoring Project

Aug. 30, 2013 / By
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“Our Community” is a VoiceWaves project and community event that was showcased on Aug. 26. Youth reporters were tasked to explore their community through a camera’s lens, each picking one community-based organization to shine a spotlight on...