Archive for June 16th, 2009

Born in 1904 in Sealy, TX, jazz icon Huey Long enjoyed a long, dynamic career as a guitarist. He began his career with a banjo, playing with a Louisiana jazz band in the 1920s. By the ’30s, he had switched to a guitar, moved to Chicago, and recorded with the great Louis Armstrong. He later joined Earl […]

The New York Times calls him the “Senegalese superstar,” but most African-Americans have never heard of him. A new movie, “Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love,” about his life and music, just opened in Manhattan last Friday and could change things. Combining Senegalese lyrical expressions with Egyptian arrangements, his 2004 album, Egypt, earned Youssou N’Dour, 49, […]