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Listen to a soulful new collaboration between Brianna Cash and iLL Fated Natives

Ill Fated Natives performing live at The Fire | via facebook.com/illfatednatives

“Beautiful Energy” is the debut track from a collaboration between Brianna Cash and iLL Fated Natives. Cash has established herself in the Philadelphia scene as an up-and-coming R&B singer-songwriter, while the iLL Fated Natives have done similarly as a rock-and-roll trio. The song is a bluesy ode to any relationship borne of positivity and joy, and Cash’s brassy soulfulness brings the passion of the lyrics to life. Continue reading →

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Find the beauty in distraction with The Chairman Dances’ new video

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The Chairman Dances | Photo by J. Randolph Brown

To gear up for The Chairman Dances‘ EP release this Friday at The Rotunda, check out their new video for “Consolation,” a track from the forthcoming Samantha Says. The video follows a girl with her nose buried in a book as the city of Philadelphia bustles around her. She seems pretty unphased by her surroundings, which include the band itself as the members surround her on a park bench. Continue reading →

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Listen to Ana Tijoux and Eco Del Sur from their Latin Roots Live! concert at World Cafe Live

Ana Tijoux | Photo by John Vettese
Ana Tijoux | Photo by John Vettese

Last month, on April 16th, at World Cafe Live, Ana Tijoux and Eco Del Sur played the inaugural Latin Roots Live! for WXPN and World Cafe’s Latin Roots series. The show is part of a live Latin music series over the next several years, made possible by the William Penn Foundation.

Tijoux, the Grammy nominated French-Chilean hip-hop artist played to a capacity crowd, captivating and energizing the audience with a set of songs from her albums, Vengo, and 1977. The locally based group Eco Del Sur (Echoes of the South), opened the show. They brought a more traditional slant to the show, and played a dazzling, beautiful set of songs featuring indigenous and contemporary instruments including pan-pipes and wooden flutes created by Pre-Columbian civilizations and string and percussion instruments. Continue reading →