On the evening of Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, the FuseBox Radio Broadcast and BlackRadioIsBack.com family attended the "Paris Is Burning: Celebrating 25 Years...The Book...The Film...The Ball" event over at the Human Rights Council Building in Washington, DC.
The night's events was a celebration of the high regarded documentary Paris Is Burning (which is still available to watch via Netflix), which covered the Harlem Drag Ball scene of the late 1980s to early 1990s.
A viewing of the documentary happened along with a panel/Q&A session featuring author Dr. Lucas Hilderbrand of the book "Paris Is Burning" along with 2 of the film's cast members (Sol Williams Pendarvis and Freddie Pendarvis) & various members of the black D.C. LGTBQ activism & performance arenas about the impact of the movie from past to present.
After a cocktail reception, the evening closed out with a Mini Ball hosted by Rayceen Pendarvis with music spun by DJ Vjuan Allure judged by the night's panel and special guests.
Check out some of the pictures of the active night below...hope folks dig it! Thanks to the fine folks of the Ask Rayceen Show for having us there as press!
** All pictures taken by Mary Nichols (DJ Fusion/FuseBox Radio Broadcast) under a "Creative Commons Attribution - No Derivatives" license. Please feel free to use & share them if you wish with attribution/credit to the photographer (besides these pictures, there are plenty more from this event [over 75+] and others over at the official FuseBox Radio Broadcast's Flickr Page and Behance/Prosite Page) ... thank you! **
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** NOTE: This week's show commentary and some songs are dirty/not radio friendly, hence the "explicit" marker for this week's episode... **
This is the latest, BRAND NEW episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Ausar Ra Black Hawk for the week of Sept. 18, 2015 with some new and classic music from the international Black Diaspora, news and commentary.
This week's radio show breakdown (by minutes/hours):
0:00:00 - 1:13:58 Introduction and Extended Commentary
1:13:58 - 2:21:45 DJ Fusion Mix
2:21:45 - 3:33:54 Ausar Ra Black Hawk Mix
Our commentary this week after being out for a while touched base on why we've been out of the mix for a little while (lots of press event travels), our time at AfroPunk, the utter bulls**t that is the accusations of Black Americans doing "cultural appropriation" of Africans, the passing of musicians Kool DJ AJ & Rico Rodriguez of The Specials, the $6.4 million dollar settlement given to Freddie Grays's family and updates on that course case, the latest rounds U.S. presidential candidate foolishness & pandering (from Hilary Clinton, Donald Trump & other folks), our VERY different viewpoints on Macklemore's "Downtown" & Melle Mel's comments about how younger/more famous Hip-Hop heads should put old school heads on and some other things here and there.
There is no brand new Black Agenda Report news mini-segment on this week's episode due to our extended commentary.
Feel free to check out some recent episodes of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast over at our official blog, BlackRadioIsBack.com - all of the shows are clean/radio friendly.
FuseBox Radio Playlist + Charts for the Week of Sept. 18, 2015
DJ Fusion Mini-Mix [tunes listed by artist/song title/label(s) in order]
1. De La Soul feat. Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley & Pee Wee Ellis/I Am I Be/Tommy Boy [Flashback Track]
2. Big K.R.I.T./86/BigKRIT.com
3. FKA Twigs/In Time/Young Turks
4. Lil' B & Chance The Rapper/Last Dance/White Label
5. Mick Jenkins feat. Saba & Sean Deaux and Donnie Trumpet/Slumber/MickJenkins.com
6. Battles/The Yabba/Warp Records
7. Bob Moses/Talk (Black Light Smoke RMX)/Domino
8. Alessia Cara/Here/Def Jam
9. St. Beauty/Going Nowhere/Wondaland
10. Sean Price/#4NoReason/Duckdown
11. Stalley/Glass Garages/MMG
12. Sheriff Mattar/Grammy/Maniiifest & InTheMusic
13. Gangrene/Noon Chuckas/Mass Appeal
14. Skylab/Mother's Milk/Tummy Touch Records
15. Jill Scott/Prepared/Blue Babe & Atlantic
16. The Internet/Under Control/Odd Future & Columbia
PLUS Some Extra Special Hidden Tracks in the Ausar Ra Black Hawk Master Mix w/ Old School Black Music Classics, New School Tunes and Independent Music Finds
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