Friday, March 05, 2010

Monday, March 01, 2010

National Cherry Blossom Festival "Pink Tie Party" - Thursday, 11 March 2010

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Eat, Drink & Be Cherry with host and celebrated Chef Charlie Palmer at the National Cherry Blossom "Pink Tie Party" on Thursday evening, 11 March 2010 at the W Washington at 515 15th Street in NW Washington DC.
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This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival is from 27 March through 11 April 2010.

My VOICES #3: "Song Of Slavery" Progressive Mix Celebrates Black History Month

Though it had been knawing at my brain since the beginning of the month it was not until this past weekend that in celebration of Black History Month 2010 my VOICES #3: Songs Of Slavery" mix was completed.

Inspired by THE DARK project and Eileen Ivers' "Beyond the Bog Road" Tour which when delving into the sounds of Irish Immigration also reflects on the slave trade ... I wanted this tracklist to have a dark yet uplifting feel.

Opening with Ron Carroll's "Song Of Slavery" followed by "Last Cry Of The Red Indians" by Dirty Rhythm Syndicate it not only pays tribute to the African American and Native American experiences in America but to other 'peoples of the world' that have experienced oppression.

Which is why before ending with Giuseppe Ottaviani's remix of Paul van Dyk's "We Are One" featuring Johnny McDaid this powerful trance voices mix also includes "Free Tibet (Original Mix)" by Hilight Tribe.

Two other of my trance compilations that reflect on my experiences as a black male are Conspiration and Ritual Purification.

Click the cd cover to listen to and/or download the music mix cast.