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