Who’s Going to see Fela! in Chicago?

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The first time I heard the music of Fela Kuti, I was a college student visiting Chicago. My then-fiance-now-husband, our dear friend Carol (check out her hilariously named food blog!) and I were driving around downtown with a hilarious, gregarious cab driver. He was blasting Fela Kuti — together we heard Teacher Don’t Teach Me […]

RIP, Etta James

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Last week, Etta James was heavy on my mind. I was visiting my homeland of Trinidad, soaking up the sun and sand and having a blast with my family and old friends. Even in the midst of that, there was Etta. “Hey, have you heard this Flo Rida song?” my brother asked. Good Feeling is […]

What I Love About Lianne La Havas

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It takes me a minute to discover new music. I don’t mean to be a late adopter, it just takes me a while to find new artists I’m intrigued enough to attach myself to. Whenever I hear new music I LOVE, I’m gonna make an effort to share it with you! And right now my […]

Be Thankful

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It’s so easy to look at life and see the flaws and downsides and failures and disappointments. But today isn’t about that. Today is about the positive. The good stuff. The successes and the blessings. Family, friends, health, love. Celebrating the things in life that you are most thankful for. This year I have SO […]

Amy Winehouse’s New Video Makes Me Happy/Sad

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The sudden death of Amy Winehouse still remains such a study of conflict in my mind. It simultaneously seems like a long time ago, and like just yesterday. Although the news wasn’t altogether shocking, it was still so tragic and heartbreaking. A posthumous album of previously unreleased Amy Winehouse tracks is about to be released […]

RIP Heavy D – Things We Can Learn From the Overweight Lover’s Legacy

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Hip hop legend Dwight Arrington Myers, known and loved by the world as “Heavy D,” passed away on Tuesday at the age of 44. And the news is hitting me hard for a couple of reasons. Even though I grew up in Trinidad, Heavy D was known and loved and was a big part of […]

Carol’s Daughter Giveaway Winners AND the DJ Diva Afrobella Mary J. Blige Mixtape!

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I hope you caught a little of Mary J. Blige on HSN this weekend! The set was stunning, Mary was gorgeous, and it seems that everyone had an absolutely amazing time from what I’m seeing on the Carol’s Daughter FB page! And I LOVED the responses from you all on the Carol’s Daughter and Mary […]