<![CDATA[When We Speak TV - BLOG]]>Tue, 07 Jul 2020 18:15:35 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[NEW MUSIC ALERT: “Destiny’s Children” (Rod Harris Jr featuring Russell Gunn)]]>Tue, 07 Jul 2020 21:13:34 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/destinys-children-rod-harris-jr-featuring-russell-gunn"Destiny's Children" (featuring Russell Gunn) is a re-imagination of the original classic 1974 recording by the legendary trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. In addition to Gunn's trumpet feature, Rod Harris Jr., assembles an undeniable list of the world's best jazz musicians.
The personnel includes : 
"Destiny's Children" is the third single release from Rod Harris Jr's forthcoming EP entitled "RELEVANCE" (FALL 2020)

"Destiny's Children" (featuring Russell Gunn) will be available worldwide on July 24, 2020.

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<![CDATA[Versatility As A Percussionist- Emrah Kotan]]>Wed, 01 Jul 2020 09:30:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/versatility-as-a-percussionist-emrah-kotanPercussionist, Emrah Kotan, explains the importance of learning different styles of music
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​Website: https://www.emrahkotan.com

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<![CDATA[Best 2020 BET Awards Performance Goes To]]>Tue, 30 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/best-2020-bet-awards-performance-goes-to​The 2020 BET Awards were held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic but that didn't stop great performances.  One performance that When We Speak TV particularly enjoyed was Usher and Summer Walker!! 
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Summer Walker & Usher come through with fire performance of “Session 32” and “Come Thru/ You Make Me Wanna” at the 2020 BET Awards.
Q:  WHY WAS THIS OUR FAVORITE PERFORMANCE?
A: Because our friend and When We Speak TV guest Remey Williams performed!!! 
Check out the drummer behind  Usher in this performance....Yep it's our friend Remey Williams.  We are always excited to see our friends doing big things!!!!

WATCH SUMMER WALKER & USHER PERFORM AT 2020 BET AWARDS:

#BETAWARDS20    #SUMMERWALKER    #USHER   #REMEYWILLIAMS


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​Remey Williams is a Drummer, Producer, Singer, Songwriter, and Performer.  He has toured all around the world with artists like Summer Walker and Ruth B and has opened for artist such as Jagged Edge and Carl Thomas.

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<![CDATA[Shameia Crawford- Getting The Best Results]]>Wed, 24 Jun 2020 10:00:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/shameia-crawford-getting-the-best-resultsSinger, Shameia Crawford, believes that you have to give yourself the best results.

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During the 2019 Black Music Honors, Yolanda Adams was presented the Gospel Music Icon Award and received a beautiful musical tribute from Jekayln CarrKelly Price, and Le'Andria Johnson.   We had the pleasure of speaking with Yolanda Adams, during the red carpet event.

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<![CDATA[Happy Birthday To Jermaine Sain]]>Wed, 24 Jun 2020 09:00:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/happy-birthday-to-jermaine-sain
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Photo of Jermaine Sain taken by DVM Productions

Happy Birthday to our very own... Jermaine Sain (Owner of When We Speak TV)

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY!!!!

Can you find Jermaine Sain singing the Birthday song in the video below??? 

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Gospel singer, Yolanda Adams, shares a message of encouragement to Jermaine Sain and When We Speak TV!!!

​Jermaine Sain, shares his childhood memory of calling the radio station and requesting "My Liberty", recorded in 1982, by Southeast Inspirational Choir with Yolanda Adams on lead vocals.  

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<![CDATA[Calling All Creatives!!!!]]>Mon, 22 Jun 2020 14:45:26 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/calling-all-creatives
​Established by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, the CreATL Relief Fund facilitates private philanthropic grants to the independent creative industry workforce engaged in creative industries and entertainment. Artists, creative entrepreneurs and entertainment professionals generate an estimated $62.5 billion in economic impact each year in the State of Georgia and represent 5% of all employment and 4% of all business revenue in the state. This Fund provides a means of addressing the negative economic impact of the measures taken to control the novel COVID-19 virus in the U.S., Georgia, and particularly in the city of Atlanta.
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<![CDATA[K.C. O'Rorke -Inspired By The Rhythm And Sounds Of New Orleans]]>Wed, 17 Jun 2020 09:00:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/kc-ororke-inspired-by-the-rhythm-and-sounds-of-new-orleansK.C. O'Rorke speaks about the rhythm and sounds of New Orleans which have inspired him as a musician.

MORE ABOUT FLOW TRIBE

Few bands arouse a crowd into a collective shake like Flow Tribe. The six-member band’s onstage chemistry reflects a seamless combination of soul and movement that hits the audience within the first few notes. Virgin listeners and avid fans alike are drawn in by the distinctive sound that feels both familiar and original. Outfitted for each performance in colorful, carefully selected suits, it’s clear their focus is sharp and the party has begun. This is the work of professional musicians who’ve found their passion, and are living a dream where everyone’s welcome.

Second line brass and Cuban-Caribbean rhythms meld with R&B, soul, rock, and hip-hop beats in high-energy performances that turn every show into a celebration. New Orleans is influence itself, the unparalleled free and easy city weaving its way into track after track of original scores that make up a single definition of sound, which Flow Tribe has dubbed “backbone-cracking music.”
K.C. O’Rorke (vocals, trumpet), John-Michael Early (harmonica, washboard, vocals, keyboard), Russell Olschner (drums), Chad Penot (bass, vocals), Bryan Santos (guitar, timbales), and Mario Palmisano (guitar) are native New Orleanians and high school pals who’ve been writing music and playing live shows since the band’s inception in 2004. 
​Post graduation, they went their separate ways, but after Katrina, each returned to their hometown, inherently becoming active members in the rebuilding of a community that’s stronger than ever. Flow Tribe may well be the city’s next music ambassadors.

With two full-length albums and several EPs under their belt, the crew is currently building Downman Sounds, a studio in New Orleans East where they expect to cut their next record. The Tribe can be found crisscrossing the US just about every week of the year, from Key West to California, including regular performances at the notable New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest and Voodoo Fest. Look for their next project to be released in early ‘17, a full length album entitled “BOSS” produced by New Orleans’s own Mannie Fresh.

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<![CDATA[DEADLINE EXTENDED: OCA Seeks Grant Proposals from Atlanta Artists, Arts, and Community Organizations]]>Tue, 16 Jun 2020 02:21:22 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/deadline-extended-oca-seeks-grant-proposals-from-atlanta-artists-arts-and-community-organizationsNEWS SOURCE:  OCA ATLANTA
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The Super Bowl Show (2019) by Dashboard Featuring Branden Collins & Pneuhaus (pictured), Melissa Word, Erik Thurmond, Claire Molla, Oren Goldberg, Michael Oliveri, Imoto Hardy & Thadeus Bridwell Photo by David W. Batterman.
The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs' Contracts for Arts Services (CAS), the City of Atlanta’s program for granting public funding to arts and cultural activities, has opened its proposal submission process for the upcoming FY '21 Grant Cycle.
Each year, CAS awards contracts to non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, individual artists, and creative projects within the City of AtlantaArtists and arts organizations interested in these funding opportunities should apply by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Both general operating and project-based funding requests are accepted.
The CAS program awards funding related to the production, creation, presentation, exhibition and managerial support of artistic and cultural services in the City of Atlanta. Applications will be accepted in the following categories from arts and cultural organizations, community and neighborhood organizations, and practicing professional artists:
  • Major Arts Organizations
  • Arts Organizations
  • Community Cultural Development Organizations
  • Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU’s) and Neighborhood Organizations
  • Individual Artist Projects
  • Emerging Artist Award
“We realize that the presence of artists and arts organizations is essential to Atlanta’s cultural vitality”, states Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “Our goal is to provide support for the existence and excellence of artists and arts organizations in Atlanta.”
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Camille Russell Love
First-time applicants interested in submitting a proposal for Contracts for Arts Services funding must complete a virtual workshop covering the submission process. To access the FY21 virtual workshop, click here.
Returning and new respondents can submit a proposal for Contracts for Arts Services funding consideration by clicking here.
For more information including the virtual workshop, access to the application and guidelines, click here or contact the Contracts for Arts Services Program Manager, Brittnee Buley, at bjbuley@atlantaga.gov.
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<![CDATA[Kontrol Magazine Launches Kontrol Brides and Announces Crystal Givens As Editor-In-Chief]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2020 18:28:46 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/kontrol-magazine-launches-kontrol-brides-and-announces-crystal-givens-as-editor-in-chiefNews Source:  MayLee
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Kontrol Brides will balance between the traditional and classic bride, and the nontraditional and unconventional bride. The Kontrol Bride reader is sophisticated and fashion-forward.
“My goal for Kontrol Brides is to let little girls of color everywhere see images that they can identify with in a bridal like fairy tale courtesy of Kontrol Brides” Publisher Julian Lark. 
Julian Lark, owner of Kontrol Magazine, is also excited to announce our new Editor-in-Chief of Kontrol Brides, Crystal Givens. Givens officially began her role in May 2020.
“Taking the helm of the Bridal edition of one of the world’s most prestigious multicultural fashion brands is an enormous privilege,” Givens says. “Having lived and worked in the hair industry and with the brand for years in Los Angeles, I have witnessed first-hand how the Kontrol Women are now leading the way when it comes, chic timeless style and self-expression. I look forward to championing their stories, visions and aspirations, alongside relevant brands."
After months of searching for the perfect fit for Kontrol Bride's Editor-in-Chief position, Kontrol Magazine has appointed someone who has nurtured and fostered the fashion and beauty economy within the USA but also possesses years of experience with the brand.

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<![CDATA[Julie Dexter Explores The Purpose of Life]]>Wed, 10 Jun 2020 19:00:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/julie-dexter-explores-the-purpose-of-lifeSinger/Songwriter Julie Dexter explores the purpose of life
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