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Beninese Guitarist Lionel Loueke to Release New Album “GAÏA” on Oct. 30th, 2015

Lionel Louke II
 
GUITARIST LIONEL LOUEKE RETURNS TO HIS ORIGINAL TRIO
FOR NEW ROCK-INF– — USED ALBUM GAÏA PRODUCED BY DON WAS
 
LOUEKE REUNITED WITH BASSIST MASSIMO BIOLCATI & DRUMMER FERENC NEMETH FOR ALBUM THAT ADDRESSES THE NATURE OF THE EARTH AND MANKIND’S EFFECT ON IT
 
On October 30, Blue Note Records will release GAÏA, the remarkable rock-infused new album from acclaimed Beninese guitarist Lionel Loueke. On GAÏA, Loueke reunited with his longtime trio featuring bassist Massimo Biolcati and drummer Ferenc Nemeth for a session produced by GRAMMY-winning producer and Blue Note president Don Was that was recorded live in the studio with an intimate audience in attendance.

Lalah Hathaway Premiere’s New Video for Single “Little Ghetto Boy”

Lalah Hathaway (Credit Arnold Turner) (1)
 
MULTIPLE GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER
LALAH HATHAWAY
PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “LITTLE GHETTO BOY”
 
The song is one of two lead singles from acclaimed singer’s first ever LIVE album!
 
Nashville, TN (September 18, 2015) – Today, two-time GRAMMY®-winning artist Lalah Hathaway released the music video for her new single “Little Ghetto Boy.” The song is Hathaway’s moving interpretation of her father’s, soul music icon Donny Hathaway, seminal ode, which was first recorded in 1972 for his classic LIVE album.
 

NEW CD GIVEAWAY! Lizz Wright’s Album “Freedom & Surrender”

Lizz Wright - Freedom & Surrender
 
Contest Has Expired
 
Good Morning T.U.M.S. Readers and welcome back!
 
The Urban Music Scene & The Concord Music Group come together to create a special brand new CD Giveaway this week, just right on time for the weekend!
 
Acclaimed Jazz/Soul Songstress Lizz Wright is in our spotlight this time around, as we have 3 CD’s available for our lucky winners! Her new album “Freedom & Surrender” has garnered a tremendous amount of positive reviews throughout cyberspace and publications, as well as received high marks from our writer Peggy Oliver (Click here to access review). Plus, the album is currently charting in Amazon’s Top 10 Best Sellers for Jazz Music! (Click pic above to enter contest!!)

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Lyfe Jennings Releases New Single “Talkin’ About Love”

Lyfe Jennings
 
Lyfe Jennings Releases New Video For
“Talkin’ About Love” Featuring A Duet With Demetria McKinney
 
Tree of Lyfe Available Now
 
(September 17, 2015 – New York, NY) – Lyfe Jennings is back with a brand new video from his latest release, Tree of Lyfe. “Talkin About Love” features a duet with Demetria McKinney (Real Housewives of Atlanta) and was recently featured in TV One’s original move “Girlfriend’s Getaway 2” which Lyfe also scored music for the film. The song is a heartfelt ballad that speaks to the importance of the little things when it comes to love, the most powerful human emotion. The video was directed by G Visuals in Atlanta, GA and premiered exclusively on VH1 Soul yesterday (9/16).
 

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Member of The O’Jays, Eric Nolan Releases New Single “Cologne”

Eric Nolan II
 
O’JAYS MEMBER ERIC NOLAN RELEASES 3rd
SOLO SINGLE WHILE TOURING WITH THE GROUP
 
Cleveland, OH, 9/11/15 As one of the most acclaimed music groups of all times, The O’Jays continue to burn up the tour circuit after more than four decades, and recently announced their upcoming performance schedule. The tour began August 7, 2015, and now continues through February 12th, 2016-with numerous venues set in between. While the powerhouse vocalists are performing their legendary music coast-to-coast, group member Eric Nolan will also be releasing his third single entitled, “Cologne” off his first solo Album,”Mood Swing” (released in 2014).
 

McDonald’s New York Metro celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring Gloria Estefan as part of McDonald’s “Celebrando Nuestras Leyendas”

Gloria Estefan
 
McDonald’s New York Metro celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring international superstar Gloria Estefan as part of McDonald’s “Celebrando Nuestras Leyendas”
 
Franchisee-created program recognizes contributions made by Hispanics to the cultural fabric of American society
 
ISELIN, N.J., Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Starting today, New York tri-state McDonald’s independent owners will pay tribute to Gloria Estefan, the most successful Latin crossover artist of all time, as part of McDonald’s “Celebrando Nuestras Leyendas” (Celebrating Our Legends) in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

ALFI Records Celebrates Worldwide Launch with 5 New Releases

Alfi Records
 
ALFI Records Celebrates International Label
with Diverse Releases
Featuring Arturo Sandoval, Joe Chindamo/Zoe Black,
Phil Turcio, César Orozco and
the Company’s Own Founder, Albare
 
Melbourne, Australia, September 15, 2015 ­- ALFI Records, the new international, multicultural record label founded by virtuoso jazz guitarist Albert Dadon (aka Albare) celebrates its worldwide launch with five releases by a roster of lauded musicians, including 10-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval, Joe Chindamo/Zoe Black, Phil Turcio and César Orozco as well as the label founder himself. Committed to filling a void for artists, ALFI is created by and for musicians, giving them a home and hands-on nurturing throughout the recording process.

New Music TV Series “Live From The Blue Whale” to Premier Sept. 20th, 2015

Live From The Blue Whale
 
‘Live From the Blue Whale’ New Weekly Music Television Series Launches Across the U.S. September 20
 
All Music Television Network bows its first program produced by Emmy-winning veteran Frederick Smith Jr. and hosted by celebrated jazz personality LeRoy Downs
 
LOS ANGELES – Showcasing today’s biggest and brightest stars blending jazz, blues, hip-hop, funk and soul, “Live From the Blue Whale,” a new weekly 30-minute music television series, will begin airing on September 20, today announced three-time Emmy Award-winning producer Frederick Smith Jr., founder and president of All Music Television Network. Over the next three months, the show will be available online and to 25 television stations reaching 20+ million households in many of the top 150 DMAs, including New York and Los Angeles.

Group Sensere’s Album “Kingdom Therapy” Reaches #28 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums Chart

Sensere
 
EMERGING SOUL BAND SENSERE
CELEBRATE THEIR FIRST-EVER TOP 30 POSITION ON
BILLBOARD’S TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS CHART
WITH INDEPENDENT SOPHOMORE ALBUM KINGDOM THERAPY
 
Miami, Florida (Tuesday, September 15, 2015) – – SENSERE, an award-winning nine-piece South Floridian Soul band comprised of an eclectic mix of vocalists and instrumentalists that includes James “JDubb” Wright, Brian Williams, Terrell “T2” Terry, Dwayne Charlton, Darryl Efford, Charles McKay, Wildmayer Marcelin, and John Robinson celebrate their first-ever Top 30 position on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart this week for their independent sophomore project, KINGDOM THERAPY (May 2015), checking in at Number 28.

Singer/Songwriter Benjamin Clementine Announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates 2015

Benjamin Clementine III
 
BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE ANNOUNCES FALL U.S. TOUR DATES;
DEBUT ALBUM AT LEAST FOR NOW OUT NOW ON CAPITOL RECORDS
 
The acclaimed London-born, Paris-based singer, songwriter and pianist Benjamin Clementine has announced Fall U.S. tour dates in support of his stunning debut album At Least For Now, which was released this summer on Capitol Records. Following his buzzed about debut U.S. performances in New York and Los Angeles this Spring, Clementine will return to NYC and LA, as well as making debuts in Washington DC, Chicago and San Francisco.