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Jazz/Soul: The Baylor Project – “Laugh And Move On” (Video)

You remember Zhané (pronounced Jah-Nay) from back in the day. Well, everybody… can get some more ‘groove your body’ music. But this is some super-warm, super-slow, squeeze-a-sweety and chill music. Jean Baylor got it done with her hubby Marcus. Awesome song and vid. Album out now (linked below).

Married musicians, vocalist Jean Baylor (formerly of the platinum-selling R&B duo Zhané) and Marcus Baylor, former drummer of the Grammy Award-winning Yellowjackets have created a captivating “project” that meets at the 3-way intersection of Jazz, Gospel and Legacy. Reminiscent of classic soul, “Laugh and Move On” speaks to the strength of the human spirit. No doubt, a very unique album that soothes the soul.
The Baylor Project



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Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess (Trailer)

You watched the ‘Roots’ redux that came on TV last year, right? That part when Kunta Kinte and other enslaved Africans were rebelling on the ship on the way over, then trying to set off another uprising when they reached the American shore… Even knowing the outcome, with a history of centuries of slavery to come, in your heart of hearts, didn’t you yearn, with an aching heart, for those warriors to win the fight for freedom?? Alas, it was not to be in America, but…

That sh!t happened in Jamaica! Our brethren stood up against their British oppressors, scrapped with ’em and scuffed ’em up! And they WON their freedom!! What’s more, they got it done decades before our struggles in the States. Watch the trailer of a film about that war and its leaders, esp. “Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess.”

Official trailer of ‘Queen Nanny, Legendary Maroon Chieftainess,’ a one-hour feature documentary “that unearths and examines the mysterious figure that is Nanny of the Maroons – one of the most celebrated, but least recognized heroines in the resistance history of the New World. The film also sheds light on the incredible resistance movement of the Jamaican Maroons, led by the indomitable 18th century military genius, Nanny of the Maroons. A spiritual leader, skilled in the use of herbs and guerilla warfare tactics, from her mountain stronghold at the source of the Stony River in the majestic Blue Mountains, she directed the warfare that effectively neutralized the vaunted British firepower. Following on the heels of Akwantu: the Journey (2012), Anderson’s award-winning film on the history of the Jamaican Maroons, Queen Nanny expands on the story of the New World’s first successful freedom fighters by shedding light on to one of the leading figures in that struggle.”

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