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Evolution of a diva

Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Erika Lovette: A holiday treat at Sitrus

Erika Lovette: A holiday treat at Sitrus

Singer/songwriter Erika Lovette was a great choice to close the Jazz @ Sitrus series along the Connective Corridor on Friday evening.   We’ve seen Lovette perform for what seems like decades, though she is quite young. For this audience, she showed her range and versatility by belting out some old school classics such as Aretha, George Benson and Otis Redding.

Here is an interview Lovette did with Power 620’s Kenny Dees this summer.

Fantastic Friday-salute to Syracuse artists

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Here’s a good summer soundtrack for runners, ballers, photographers or just riding around in the car.

  1. Sunshine-Andrew Greacen
  2. We Got This-World Be Free
  3. Thinking About Your Love-Skipworth & Turner
  4. 9th Hour STACE (featuring Brother Maars)
  5. Double Frequency-Our Reality
  6. Hey DJ-Erika Lovette
  7. Dancing with Amy-Solazzo/Horrace

Ladies First

Friday, March 15th, 2013
Tamar Smithers sang classics from the great soul music songbook as well as contemporary favorites.

Tamar Smithers sang classics from the soul music songbook as well some contemporary favorites.

Bravo to the Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) for breathing some life into Third Thursdays and spicing up things along the Connective Corridor (Midtown section) during their Journey Through Music of the African Diaspora series.  The most recent installment of the Journey, which was called a salute to Women in Music, featured local divas Erika Lovette and Tamar Smithers.  These sophisticated ladies belted out sweet soul music (from original compositions to spirituals to Lena Horne to Beyonce and Mary J) and worked the capacity crowd like it was the Essence Music Festival.

This was the final installment of the JMAD for the season. The series previously included acts such as Samba Laranja and Akuma Roots.

Erika Lovette, gave the crowd some serious Divatude.

Erika Lovette gave the crowd just enough divatude during her performance and she also gave a shout out to local musicians Charles "CJack" Jackson and Eddie "EJ" Dowdell.

Hip Hop for the Horn

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

 

Abdul Karim Abdullah, a 2010 SU grad, and Cassandra, members of Be Great Foundation, address the students and crowd during the Save the Horn concert.

Abdul Karim Abdullah, a 2010 SU grad, and Cassandra, members of Be Great Foundation, address the students and crowd during the Save the Horn concert.

 

Here are some photographs taken during the Save the Horn concert at Syracuse University on Friday. Below find an interview with the concert organizer Kwaku Brown-Bonsu, a student at Syracuse University.

Kwaku Brown-Bonsu by SIF
 

Guy Harrison and Cartter Sims perform on stage at the Save the Horn concert.

Guy Harrison and Cartier Sims perform on stage at the Save the Horn concert.

 

Fans cheer for Fabolous

Fans cheered and danced during the show intermission.

 

Cassidy

Cassidy

 

Fabolous

Fabolous

 

World Be Free opens the Save the Horn concert wearing a hoodie.

World Be Free opens the Save the Horn concert sporting a hoodie.

 

Aziza, the wife of MC World Be Free, gives out information about promoting health, education and empowerment in the Horn of Africa

Aziza, the wife of MC World Be Free, gives out information about promoting health, education and empowerment in the Horn of Africa

 

Singer Erika Lovette rocks the mike during World Be Free's set at Save the Horn.

Singer Erika Lovette sings a few bars during World Be Free's set.

Eight is never enough

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Syracuse MC World Be Free performs the SU Men's Basketball theme song at the Save the Horn Benefit Concert last night.

Syracuse MC World Be Free performs the SU Men's Basketball theme song on the eve of the team's Elite Eight game against Ohio State.

 To the delight of a capacity crowd of students and members of the community, Brian Freeland, aka World Be Free, performed the SU theme song last night during a benefit concert that also included Cassidy and Fabolous at Goldstein Auditorium.

For one song Be Free shared the stage with soulful singer Erika Lovette. He also got a rousing response during a song called “Dear Music.”

World Be Free, his wife Aziza, and his manager Maestro

World Be Free (left), his wife Aziza, and his manager Maestro

A Songstress

Saturday, February 20th, 2010
Erika Lovette

Erika Lovette

Fans, fellow artists, friends and family packed Sophistications Cafe in downtown Syracuse last night for singer Erika Lovette’s album release party. Her album is titled Love, Life and Everything In Between

You can see Lovette performing one of the songs from her album at a previous Art & Soul Cafe here.

During last night’s gathering, she described the genesis for songs and various collaborations. She also mentioned that one of the songs was produced by Leonard Stephens, Jr. (who passed away last year).