Busy Signal Tour, Chicago Finale

On November 19, 2019, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

BY YAKIRA LEVI | Chicago, IL – Anxious fans await a fiery performance from reggae artist Busy Signal scheduled to perform at the International Festival of Life – right before it’s time for the singer to hit the stage, Ephraim Martin of Martin International regretfully informs fans that due to flight cancelation and delays, Busy […]

Rainbow Push Honors Music Professionals

On November 4, 2019, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

BY YAKIRA LEVI | Chicago, Illinois – Operation Push and music professionals working together invoke thoughts of increased membership for Push, political activism awareness, and mobilization ignited by the phrase “keep hope alive” —which is precisely the outcome that Reverend Jesse Jackson aims to achieve. Recently, Rainbow/Push Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund presented awards to […]

Tamarie T. and The Elektra Kumpany

On April 25, 2019, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

    BY YAKIRA LEVI | What do you get when you take a combination of Bootsy Collin’s sense of fashion, James Brown’s energy and dance moves, Jimmy Hendrick’s inner artistry, the reincarnation of Prince’s creativity, and Stevie wonder’s lyrical messages, and kneed all that essence into one group of millennial performers? You get Tamarie […]

African Festival Performers Weather the Storm

On September 7, 2018, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

BY YAKIRA LEVI |   While other parts of the Chicagoland area suffered tornado watches, thunderstorms, and flash flood problems – Africa International House USA, Inc. and die-hard African Festival of the Arts, fans occupied Washington Park on Chicago’s South Side. Despite heavy rains this past Labor Day weekend, most festival goers, vendors, and musicians […]