Last year I missed Jump N Funk but I knew this year I would move heaven and earth to attend the tribute party to Fela Anikulapo Kuti created by one of my favorite DJ’s Rich Medina. If you never heard of Fela Kuti let me share a brief history lesson on how I was introduced to the founder of Afrobeat. I remember my first time hearing Fela’s, “Water Get No Enemy” was at APT (closed) in New York City’s meat packing district.
Escape to New Orleans is a 4-part web series exploring the Crescent City with co-host Christen Rochen of Diva and Dorks. We hoped in a brand new 2012 Ford Escape and spent four fun days going off the beaten path hitting up the neighborhoods of Magazine street, Frenchman street, Treme and Oak street. Check out Day 1 as we spend the day shopping at Re:Fresh and Magazine street boutiques. Turn in each week to discover new reasons to escape to New Orleans! The web series is presented by Essence magazine and sponsored by the 2013 Ford Escape.
The San Fermin Festival aka Running with the Bulls is taking places in two week July 6-14, 2012 and if you plan on going and have a desire to attend check out the webisode of my experience Running with the Bulls. The festival is all day celebration which starts with the run at 7am then leads into an entire day of partying and fun! You got to love the Spaniards!!!
Today I woke up and the air was different today. I got up early and had a delicious breakfast literally on the Atlantic Ocean. During my delicious buffet style breakfast I sat and reflected on the road trip ahead of me today. We are about to escape the cape with a road trip to Cape Point.
The big five is a term coined by hunters because the African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhino, Leopard and Lion were the most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see a wild animal devour his prey in person? Well, I wondered how the experience would be and I’m excited to share my encounter with a leopard nicknamed Mangela who tore off the head of a baby waterbuck for dinner.
Check out my visit to Harley Davidson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to participate in their Black History Month presentation to Iron Elite. Harley Davidson created the Iron Elite website to document and preserve the history and heritage of African-American riding culture. Icons custom chopper creator Suga Bear was in attendance and members from different bike clubs like the Buffalo Solider. I also visited House of Harley Davidson, one of the worlds largest dealers and received a entertaining introduction the retail side of Harley Davidson. Check out the webisode and enjoy the show!
My first international party took place Wednesday night and Buddha Bar was the only spot playing Hip-Hop music. I got to the door and they were trying to not let me in. I’m saying to myself coming on, I’m the only black dude out here you know I’m not from Spain LOL. Anyways I think I told them I wanted