July Flashback: Leah Dizon (French/Filipino-Chinese) [American]

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Known as: Model, Japanese Pop singer & Actress

Music Videos: Koi Shiyou, Vanilla, Love Paradox

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July Flashback: Sean Lennon (English, Irish, Japanese) [American]

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Known as: Singer-songwriter, musician, producer & artist (Member of The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger; Member of Plastic Ono Band; Former member of Cibo Matto, Founder of Chimera Music record label; Son of John Lennon & Yoko Ono)

Music Videos: Dead Meat, Parachute, Falling Out of Love, Home

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July Flashback: Mike Shinoda (Japanese/White) [American]

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Known as: Musician, record producer, artist, singer-songwriter, and rapper (Co-founder of the rock band “Linkin Park”; also known as his hip-hop alter ego “Fort Minor”)

Music Videos (Linkin Park): New Divide, What I’ve Done, Numb, In The End

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CHAKA KHAN/ RUFUS – LIVE – 1974

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LIVE in CENTRAL PARK !!!!!

Community Village‘s insight:

Best lyrics ever from best song ever from best group ever

“What I got, will knock all your pride aside”

“I’ll make you, wish there was, 48 hours to each day”

“What I’ve got to give, will sure enough do you good”

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July Flashback: Michael Franti (Irish, German, French, African-American, Native American) [American]

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Known as: Poet, Musician, Composer (Founder and lead vocalist for “Michael Franti & Spearhead”; Advocate for many peace and social justice issues; Director of the documentary “I Know I’m Not Alone”, Former member of “The Beatnigs” & “Disposable Heroes”)

Music Videos: Say Hey (I Love You), The Sound of Sunshine, Hey World (Don’t Give Up), Hey Hey Hey, I’ll Be Waiting

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June Flashback: Reggie Watt (French/African-American) [American]

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Known as: Comedian & Musician

Videos: I Just Want To, DieHard Battery vs Reggie Watts, Sugar Got It Going On, F_ck Sh_t Stack

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June Flashback: Karen (Korean/Polish) [American]

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Known as: Singer (Frontwoman/Vocalist for the band “Yeah Yeah Yeahs”; also performs under the band name “Karen O & the Kids”)

Songs/Videos: Maps, Heads Will Roll, Zero

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Hugh Masekela – Stimela – Afrikafestival Hertme

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“It is now almost 60 years since he was given his first trumpet. As young passionate antiapartheid-activist he escaped from his country after the bloodbath of Sharpville and managed to achieve asylum in the US. There he created a musical body of work in which he mixed his Afro-Jazz and township-jive with pop, funk, soul, reggae and more, but always with an instantly recognisable Masekela signature.

Together with his criticism of Apartheid, he was also a fanatical critic of the Vietnam War which even led to his imprisonment. At the beginning of the Seventies he settled in West Africa, where Fela Kuti inspired him to add Afro-Beat to his dazzling musical mixture. He returned to South Africa in 1991 with a triumphant tour. Politically as well as musically, he still keeps a finger on the present. Again, he his critical of the politicians in his country just as he was during the Apartheid regime. As prominent musical activist, he has as much influence as an elder statesman.”

Community Village‘s insight:

Hugh Masekela playing at Yoshi’s Oakland June 22nd
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June Flashback: Pat Smear (African-American, Native American, German) [American]

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Known as: Rock Guitarist (Current member of the “Foo Fighters”; Former touring member of “Nirvana”; Former member of “The Germs”; Considered a Punk icon) –

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