Chloe, Shahidi, Cordae part of Disney EP honoring Black life
Disney is celebrating this year’s Juneteenth with a new EP about the Black experience featuring actor and activist Yara Shahidi, Chloe Bailey of Chloe x Halle and rapper YBN Cordae, who is donating his proceeds to students attending historically Black colleges and universities.
Pharrell, Beastie Boys, RZA, halftime show score Emmy nods
Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Starring Jennifer Lopez And Shakira picked up four nominations, including outstanding variety special (live). It was not clear if Lopez and Shakira were specifically nominated, though past halftime singers, including Beyonc, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars, have earned Emmy nominations as performers. For their work on Watchmen, they scored a second Emmy nomination for outstanding music composition for a limited series, movie or special. They earned nominations as producers for outstanding documentary or nonfiction special and as writers for outstanding writing for a nonfiction program. Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, who composed music for the Michelle Obama documentary Becoming, picked up a nomination for outstanding music composition for a documentary series of special.
Jazz angel Kamasi Washington will perform at Detroit's St. Andrew's Hall and we are not worthy
click to enlarge Courtesy of Sacks & Co. The last time Kamasi Washington passed through Detroit was last summer when he teamed up with 79-year-old, 14-time Grammy-winning jazz virtuoso Herbie Hancock, who has more than 40 studio records under his belt and just as many years on Washington.But the 38-year-old Los Angeles native and celebrated saxophonist, who has often been referred to as a torchbearer, can stand wholly on his own. Washington is ushering in a new era of jazz, one in which the confines of tradition are bent, warped, and manipulated into atmospheric, transportive soundscapes. Its been a long two years since Washington released his sophomore LP,, and a follow-up EP, The Choice and even longer since his 2015 debut,, which earned Washington the American Music Prize but thankfully we have his catalog, as well as a hefty playlist of collaborations with the likes of Run the Jewels , Chaka Khan, John Legend, and Kendrick LamarGet our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.metrotimes.com
Kamasi Washington teams up with jazz great Herbie Hancock for Detroit performance
click to enlarge AG RojasKamasi Washington. Cut from the same cloth 40 years apart, Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington are a match made in jazz heaven. The 79-year-old 14-time Grammy Award-winning jazz virtuoso and NEA Jazz Master Hancock (who has 40 studio records under his belt, mind you) will join Washington a rising jazz star, tenor sax player, American Music Prize-winner, and disciple of Hancocks genre-bending artistry. Washington who released his sophomore LP, Heaven and Earth, and a follow-up EP, The Choice, last year has most notably collaborated with Run the Jewels, Chaka Khan, and Kendrick Lamar. Despite the age and experience difference, both Hancock and Washington represent the new phase of jazz, which has everything to do with sonic audacity, flexibility, and their willingness to shake up the confines of traditions.metrotimes.com