Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter Gene Noble Performs for Our Crenshaw TV
October 9, 2018
Our Crenshaw TV's DJ Moonbaby gets up close and personal with Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Gene Noble to talk about his new album "Elevation" and hear the soulful hit songs "Trust" and "Expectations".
Baldwin Hills CrensHaw
Since the jazz era of the 1930s, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw (BHC) has remained a cornerstone of the South Los Angeles community and continues to honor the rich history, music and art of the area.
As the cultural hub in the Crenshaw Corridor, BHC is a place with strong community roots and we are committed to curating events that speak to the story of our neighborhood — concerts, jazz nights, inspirational celebrity interviews and unique activations.
To further this commitment, BHC partnered with All Music Television Digital Network to create OurCrenshawTV.com, an online lifestyle platform that celebrates this rich history and neighborhood.
OurCrenshawTV features digital programming – news and video content from BHC’s concerts and events, allowing us to share our unique stories with a global audience.
From the jazz era to the digital age, BHC’s influence continues to thrive and change with the times. Join us and share your story.
On Thursday, September 6th Baldwin Hills Crenshaw teamed with the Black Women in Media Collective to host a riveting panel discussion with prominent female executives from leading entertainment companies. Over 150 attendees gained insight about breaking into one of the toughest industries in Los Angeles from both the corporate and talent sides of the business.
Panelists Included; Carolyn Richardson, Taura Stinson, Edina B, Ellene V. Miles, Qiana Conley, Tash Gray, and Stacey Evans Morgan.
The community came out in droves to party with a purpose at Carnival Corporation & Plc. and Bay in LA's WokeUp Voter Registration Drive on Saturday, September 1st kicking off Labor Day weekend! Celebrity hosts Lisa Raye, Terry Crews and Keith David encouraged attendees to let their voices be heard in upcoming elections, while organization representatives stressed the importance of voter registration to local media and supporters.
"Top Secret" rap trio Low Blow, Mic Holden and Steven Kellye sit down with DJ Moonbaby to talk music, how they came together as a group and what we can expect. Get a preview of their unique sound + details on Low Blow's album "First Book Of Timothy" dropping Friday, September 14th (more information at www.thereallowblow.com)
The 12th annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair (LPVBF) welcomed Kristi Eddy, reigning Mrs. California-America and author of the children’s books, “Beauty Is,” and “Le Belleza Es,” as its 2018 book fair ambassador. This year's theme of “Celebrating Our Southern Roots," recognized the importance of celebrating the cultural legacy that still lives on in the South. The theme was carried on through a panel discussion about the Great Migration of African Americans from the 1915-1970s, a walking tour which traced the migration pattern of families and a genealogy station for attendees hoping to find their ancestral roots.
Opening up to DJ Moonbaby on Our Crenshaw TV, musician Uri Grey talks about what's next, musical favorites, and performs soulful rendition of her heart break song "Oblivion."
After the third physician said, "Halle, you can't sing anymore, the damage is too great, and there is nothing that we can do," I made a promise to myself - that was not going to be the case.
At eight years old I was introduced to the world of music; it all began with the cello. Even at a young age, music gave me a sense of completeness and quickly became the way I could express myself. Just playing an instrument wasn't enough, I could feel so much more that needed to come out. My love of singing ignited at the age of eleven, when I began operatic and classical vocal training. But at age fifteen my life came to a grinding halt, and my musical journey hit a devastating turning point.
N'Dambi, meaning most beautiful is the Dallas native singer's voice, style, and incredible storytelling ability through music. Influenced by country and gospel music and later by soul, funk and jazz music, she began her professional career as a background singer with Erykah Badu. N'Dambi also appears on projects with hip hop artist Lecrae; pop star Ariana Grande; Jazz trumpet player Nicholas Payton, Dallas jazz band Sharky Puppy and many more.
Nia andrews has been a maverick from her earliest of years, balancing a love of music and writing. As a youngster she absorbed jazz, soul and hip-hop, learning to play piano by ear. The self-taught musician was sponsored by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, hiding the fact she couldn't read notes. This incited an inner battle between her raw talent and lack of classical training until she finally succumbed to the latter rival, hastily abandoning music altogether.
F.Y.I. is a Los Angeles-based emcee. He started his journey in music as a co-founder of the rap group, Those Chosen. F.Y.I's musical journey began with the trio Those Chosen in the mid-2000's, culminating in recording over 100 songs and the release of numerous videos, mixtapes, and official commercial releases including the critically acclaimed ep, 5ive. The record was produced mainly by Grammy-Award winning super producer, IZ Avila (of the Avila Brothers) and featured the #3 record on U.S. College Radio, Soundclash, along with cuts like Spare Tires, and The 1ne. The group was listed in URB Magazine's Top 25 Artists to Watch title along with a distribution deal with Wes Jackson's, President/Founder of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, indie digital imprint Savannah Boogie. Follow up projects and videos with Those Chosen allowed F.Y.I. to work with some of hip-hop's brightest stars such as Alex Da Kid, Rich Kidd, T.H.X., Ras Kass, and Ab-Soul along with helping him build an audience through touring in cities, appearing on MTV2, and performing at major music festivals like CMJ, A3C Hip-Hop Festival and the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (2010). "Dopamine" a song featuring Those Chosen and Ab-Soul was featured on 2Dopeboyz.com, HipHopDX.com and KevinNottingham.com. The song "Off The Grid" was featured on the site AllHipHop.com. "Clap Clap" garnered media praise on URB Magazine's website, AllHipHop.com and YouHeardThatNew.com.
On April 26, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw participated in 50/50 Day, a global day of action to promote gender equality in governments, businesses, culture, schools, and homes. BHC hosted a panel of powerful executives from institutions including CBS Studios, NBC Universal, and City National Bank. The event also featured a screening of Rethinking the Past, Present & Future: 50/50 of Women + Power, the event's flagship short film.
50/50 Day was created by Webby Awards founder and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, who directed the 2016 film titled 50/50, which explored the history of women and power, and how to achieve a world with complete gender equality. On April 26, over 30,000 events took place across the globe, including the celebration at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw. The panel discussion focused on gender equality and women's economic empowerment-panelists speak on gender equality in their respective fields. This event was free and open to the community.
• Diane Robertson, ESQ., Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, CBS Studios
• Tina Farris, Veteran music tour manager and founder of Decades Conference
• Kimberly Ramsey, Interim President/CEO, Community Build, Inc.
• Ingrid Hadley, Manager, Employee Resource Groups - Corporate Diversity & Inclusion, NBCUniversal
• Sabrina K. Garba, President & CEO, Glass Ladder Group
• Andrea Collins, Portfolio Analyst, City National Bank
• Jarim Person-Lynn, Author and Wealth Coach, Brass Knuckle Finance