• Ginuwine Says Performing Solo At ESSENCE Fest 2019 Helped Give Him The Just Due He Deserves

    5 days ago - By Essence

    R&B heavy-hitter Ginuwine closed out the Golden Era Superlounge on Sunday night, hitting the Essence Festival stage as a solo artist for the very first time in his career.
    Despite being viewed by many fans as a trailblazing artist with a near-omnipresent hit still in rotation in cars and bars across the nation, Ginuwine is often overlooked when it comes time to reward and recognize the contributions of R&B titans of the 90's and 00's.
    However, he feels that his headlining set at the 25th anniversary of Essence Festival is among the crowning achievements that gave him his just due.
    “It's...
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  • Sauti Sol: ‘For The First Time, Africans Are Controlling Our Own Narrative'

    Sauti Sol: ‘For The First Time, Africans Are Controlling Our Own Narrative'

    5 days ago - By Essence

    East African Afro-Pop ensemble Sauti Sol kicked off the Jam Africa Superlounge at the 2019 ESSENCE Festival with their specialized brand of soul on Friday night.
    As the opening act at the Festival's first-ever African-dedicated performance lounge, the band members-which include vocalists Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Chimano, Savara Mudigi and guitarist Polycarp Otieno- recognized the impact that music from the motherland is leaving globally over the last few years. They also recognized what it means for African artists and the global audience at large.
    While most jams coming from the continent...
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