COLOREDPEOPLE.NET's Blog – October 2009 Archive (3)

What Were Some of Your Memories of the 70's Music?

What were your memories of the 70's?



I was born in Brazil in 1966.



In the early 70's I attended the American School of Brasilia, Brazil and was exposed to Led Zeppelin, AC DC, Kiss, etc... , however, I had an uncle who listened to Jazz and I will never forget when I first heard Billie Holidays' voice. It enveloped me and I was smitten.



There were a few records I had as a 10 year old and I remember The Commodores' "Easy", 1977 and 1978 "Three Times a Lady" song… Continue

Added by COLOREDPEOPLE.NET on October 18, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

What are your thoughts on Blaxploitation films?



According to Wikipedia.org, Blaxploitation is a film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many exploitation films were made that targeted the urban black audience; the word itself is a portmanteau of the words "black" and "exploitation." Blaxploitation films were the first to feature soundtracks of funk and soul music. These films starred primarily black actors.



Variety magazine credited Sweet Sweetback's… Continue

Added by COLOREDPEOPLE.NET on October 14, 2009 at 8:30pm — 15 Comments

Joe Agu - Keeping Traditions Alive - AfroRhythms.com

AfroRhythms.com



Born and raised in Enugu, Enugu State Nigeria, Joe is an experienced ethnomusicologist of Afro music and musical instruments.



Arriving in the United States in 1978, his formal education in business and engineering sciences helped him merge his love of ethnic culture and music with manufacturing and business.



In 1994, Joseph Agu, founded… Continue

Added by COLOREDPEOPLE.NET on October 12, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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