Author Archives: Shantel Pass


Audio: MUNDU, “Smoking Mirrors”

MUNDU doesn’t care about notoriety or industry gimmicks and he makes that clear with a melodic disillusioning of stardom. His latest track, “Smoking Mirrors,” directly declares that the London-based artist is determined to succeed without all the frivolous superficialities that are so often mistaken for achievement. Over a vibey track, MUNDU’s no-nonsense straightforwardness seesaws with…

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Win a Pair of Tickets to BUKU Music + Art Project 2017

With less than a month left before this year’s BUKU Music + Art Project 2017, Saint Heron is pleased to gift one of our lucky supporters with a pair of tickets to the two-day event. Back in January, we shared the festival’s outrageous lineup which includes Thundercat, Vince Staples, Travis Scott and more. We’re also…

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Whats Underneath

The “What’s Underneath” Series Reveals the Naked Truth of Womanhood

Social networks are abuzz with tweets and posts demanding diversity among the women who are respected, appreciated and awarded for their work in creative industries. As we continue our efforts to ensure that the necessity of women of color is acknowledged, it’s important that we call more attention to the lesser-known ladies who are killing…

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Watch Erykah Badu’s 1995 Live Rendition of “On & On” at an Open Mic in Brooklyn

The earth mother of music, Erykah Badu, has shared a throwback clip of a performance from her days as a newcomer. On the heels of the 20th Anniversary of Baduizm’s release, the legendary songstress recalls “taking the first leap” at an open mic in Brooklyn’s Moon Café. Her live rendition of “On & On” which…

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Audio: VIAA, “Hurt So Good”

Emerging artist VIAA is gearing up for the release of her debut project and she’s delivering a taste of what’s to come with her new single “Hurt So Good.” The Yeti Beats-produced jam is an ode to the complex battle between heart and mind. With a nostalgic ’90s Pop flair, “Hurt So Good” recalls the…

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Stevona Elem-Rogers to Host Reflective Lecture on Black Womanhood at Xavier University

Womanist Writer and creator of #BlackWomenAreForGrownUps Stevona Elem-Rogers is hosting a lecture at Xavier University tomorrow evening. Grab your girlfriends (and tell the guys to tag along too) and make your way out to experience Elem-Rogers’ “All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men, but Some of Us Are Brave: Exploring Black Womanhood…

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steve lacey

Audio: Steve Lacy, “Dark Red”

With just four days left until the release of his debut solo project, Steve Lacy has shared another impeccable single titled “Dark Red.” The breezy feel of vintage instrumentation cruise the open road of the track’s production as Lacy’s old soul vocals beg a lover’s promise to never depart. A seasoned cut, “Dark Red” further…

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Secret Life of Plants Event

Saint Heron Presents: The Secret Life of Plants

New Orleans, if you missed Homecoming on Thursday night, here’s another chance to kick it with us this weekend. On February 18th, Saint Heron is hosting a musically botanical experience and ode to Stevie Wonder‘s remarkable Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants album. The extrasensory body of work was the soundtrack to Peter Tompkins and Christopher…

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Christian Scott

Audio: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, “The Reckoning”

The Grammy nominated Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah has delivered some brassy goodness to spruce up your Friday. In “The Reckoning,” the Jazz trumpeter stretches out completely into a roaring, instrumental fire that is not only magnetic but totally hypnotizing. The single is taken from his forthcoming Ruler Rebel EP slated for release on March 31st. The project…

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Audio: MUNDU, “Apple Pie”

MUNDU is literally the gift that keeps on giving as he blesses us with another single in less than a week. Right on the heels of his very real “Carousel,” the singer-songwriter and producer has strayed from his sour relationship of old right into the arms of a dream love. In “Apple Pie,” MUNDU is…

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Afrofuturism Series Sun Ra

A New Animated Series Explores the Sophistication of Afrofuturism with Sun Ra

Journalist and filmmaker Sama’an Ashrawi is the brainchild behind an awesome, new animated series exploring Afrofuturism using some of the real life trailblazers behind the culture-centric, Sci-Fi aesthetic. In just over 2 ½ minutes, the first experience maps cosmic captain Sun Ra’s journey into the stars through music. Delving into the various distinctive aspects of…

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Saint Heron Remembers Funk King Walter “Junie” Morrison

The iconic Walter “Junie” Morrison has passed away at the age of 62, OkayPlayer reports. The multi-talented Ohio native and founder of legendary funk band The Ohio Players is the mastermind behind those funked up, synthy grooves from the ’70s that heralded a permanent shift in music. Morrison was also a contributing member of Parliament-Funkadelic…

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