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NiiJournal Issue II Highlights Kelsey Lu & Kelela as Cover Stars

While pushing its main objective: “educate, not irritate,” Niijournal comes as a refreshing outlook on race through art, political and cultural discussions, and fashion. Launched on May 10, 2016, NiiJournal is the brainchild of photographer, Campbell Addy and his desire to create a publication “that embraces and encourages diversity.” Gearing up for Issue Two, the…

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Kenzo Casts Tracee Ellis Ross, Jesse Williams and Kelsey Lu for Spring 2017 Campaign

Kenzo‘s creative team has drafted yet another all-star line-up of public figures for their next campaign.  The bold and spirited brand has tapped Black-ish star and comedy queen Tracee Ellis Ross, actor/activist Jesse Williams, and cellist/singer Kelsey Lu for its spring 2017 advertisement. Photographed by L.A. based twin photographers Jalan and Jibril Durimel, the collaboration has earned the brothers their first global campaign. All…

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Interview: A Haunting Angelic Voice, Kelsey Lu

A haunting, angelic voice flowing over solemn, passion-filled cello chords spills out of my speakers. It’s a full moon and laying on the floor of my incense filled candle-lit room vibing to female musicians, hoping to harness their strong, feminine energy. Kelsey Lu’s ethereal sound strikes a chord within me. Her vulnerability mirrors how I’ve…

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Kelsey Lu Announces Her Debut EP ‘Church’

After much anticipation, cellist and songstress Kelsey Lu has announced her debut EP, Church. The album will be available digitally and on vinyl July 8th. The EP’s title derives from the classically trained artist’s live recording process in the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, NY. Lu also released a holy-ghost filled visual for the first single…

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Audio: Kelsey Lu, “I Respect You Black Man”

In celebration of Sun Ra’s 102nd birthday, the always mesmerizing and multi-talented songstress Kelsey Lu released “I Respect You Black Man.” On the track, Lu plays the piano while a clip of an interview done by Sun Ra from ’64 plays alongside. The clip is taken from ‘Pharoah Sanders – In The Beginning: 1963-1964.’ “Happy Birthday…

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Kelsey Lu Debuts A Gorgeous Scenic Video For “Morning After Coffee”

New York City via North Carolina artist Kelsey Lu has proven that she is a creative to watch with her recently released visual for “Morning After Coffee.” In the music video, Lu combines her feather light vocals and her classically trained cello skills to create what feels, sounds and looks like a dream with Lu drifting through…

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Join Saint Heron For An Exclusive Cultural Series at FORM Arcosanti

Hot on the heels on of our Afropunk stage announcement, we’re happy to announce that we’ll be debuting our Saint Heron House cultural series at this year’s FORM Arcosanti. Join us in Arizona for The Secret Life of Plants installation, a special panel discussion edition of Roll Back, Say That, and a Soul Cleansing Jam…

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KCRW’s 2017 World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl Lineup Includes Solange, Blood Orange and More

After winning her first Grammy and hosting the most memorable post-Grammy Wine and Grind, the show must go on. Today KCRW announced it’s line up for the 2017 World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl and our leading lady Solange will be the headlining act. Also slated to take the stage during this very special event…

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James Blake Covered Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed” + More from FORM Arcosanti

This weekend in Arizona, FORM Arcosanti festival goers enjoyed lovely performances filled with beautiful energy from our very own Solange, James Blake, KING, Kelela, Kelsey Lu and more. One standout moment included James Blake’s unexpected cover of Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed.” In a beautiful, stripped down arrangement, Blake sat a piano during his set as he…

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Get Your Tickets to Catch Solange, KING, Blood Orange and More at KCRW’s Hollywood Bowl

The 2017 World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl ‘s exciting lineup including our very own Solange, the lovely ladies of KING, Blood Orange, Kelsey Lu, Moses Sumney, Kelela and more may have felt like a dream, but it’s definitely reality. It’s all going down on September 24th and you don’t want to miss it. To be in…

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Get Ready for FORM Arcosanti 2017 With This Compilation Album

We’re gearing up to head to the Arizona desert to enjoy the culture and music project, FORM Arcosanti featuring some of our favorites in music right now. Our very own Solange Knowles is set to hit the stage, alongside Kelela, KING, Moses Sumney, Kelsey Lu, Thundercat, and many more. In preparation for the May 12 weekend event, FORM…

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‘Lemonade’ Director Kahlil Joseph Shares Spell-bounding Short, ‘Music is My Mistress’

Kahlil Joseph, the visual mastermind behind Beyoncé’s Lemonade, shared a short film entitled Music is my Mistress. His work of art spans across various artists including Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, FKA twigs and more. Joseph’s latest endeavor is in collaboration with Kenzo and Annapurna. Starring Jesse Williams and Tracee Ellis Ross, the film features music from Shabazz…

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