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Photos: The Park presents Vol. 2

Posted by novoscene on October 7, 2008

If you’re a fan of live shows and know the Bay Area hip hop, funk and soul scene then you no doubt know The Park, even if it isn’t by name.  Known as the go to backing band for the area soul crowd, their sets have laid the ground work for some of the livest live music performances in the last few years-from longtime soul man Darondo’s return performance at the Independent to Jessie Boykins III killing the newschool sounds at the Black New World earlier this year.

This past Saturday the band brought together a mixtape’s worth of notable local MC’s, singers and spoken word performance for a throwdown jam session at La Pena Center as part of the Hecho en Califas Festival.  O-Scene contributing photographer Seher Sikandar was in the spot and took some amazing shots of the night.  Click inside to check ’em out.-Kwan

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Photos: Rockridge Street Fair

Posted by novoscene on September 29, 2008

Hundreds of families gathered around the Rockridge Bart Station this past Sunday for this annual day of arts crafts, vendors, music and fun.  Check out some pictures from the event.-Kwan

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Photos: San Francisco Black Film Festival Opening Night

Posted by novoscene on June 7, 2008

The 10th Annual San Francisco Black Film Festival kicked off last Wednesday night with a reception and special screening of the award winning British satire “Shoot the Messenger.” Freelance photographer Nijla Mu’min was there with camera in hand. The festival runs through June 15th at various locations around the city.-kwan Read the rest of this entry »

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Photos: We Love the Town

Posted by novoscene on June 2, 2008

All photos courtesy of DJ Zita

Town love? You know we’ve got it. And so do Zita and DMadness. The two Oaktown DJ’s threw down this past Friday at the latest installment of their “We Love the Town” parties- a celebration of all things soulfully musical-from the Toni’s to the Too $hort to Mistah FAB and everything in between. Kick yourself if you missed it and check back here for updates on the next party. Until then check the picks, throw on some Pointer Sisters and vibe out.-kwan

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2/9 Hoodgames Film Fest

Posted by novoscene on March 9, 2008


Showcasing Visuals & Video from Oakland’s own Hood Games Skateboard and performing arts events. The Hood Games is a celebration of youth culture that takes place in the streets of Oakland,Los Angeles & San Francisco. Also there will be the premier of the new skate video “29.97 Sps Vol.2” by Mike Reyes.

Hoodgames Film Festival
Free
2-4pm
Parkway Theater
1834 Park Boulevard, Oakland, CA
http://www.parkway-speakeasy.com
http://www.hoodgames.net/
K-Dub (510)219-5549

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Photos: We Love the Town @ Luka’s

Posted by novoscene on March 6, 2008

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From the Tone’s to The Coup, Club Nouveau to The Hiero Crew, the local audio love stretched far and wide this past Friday night at Luka’s. We Love the Town, hosted by DJ’s Zita and Dmadness was a musical love letter to the city’s Soul, Hip Hop and Funk lovers. Check out some pictures.

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Photos: Don Cheadle at Black Dot Artists Fund Raiser

Posted by novoscene on December 31, 2007

 

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Last Saturday, the Black Dot Artists Collective celebrated it’s 11 year anniversary with a fund raiser and dinner featuring actor Don Cheadle and work by Oakland artists including Eesuu Orundide, Keba Konte, and Githinji Wa Mbir. Money raised goes to support the revitalization of West Oakland’s Village Bottoms district and turning it into a new cultural and arts district.

Freelance photographer Dorice McFadden took these shots of the event.

Above photo courtesy of Rachel Capil Photography

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Hood Games 8: The Pictures

Posted by novoscene on October 17, 2007

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Last Sunday young skaters from hood to the hills took over 9th st. for the 8th installment of Hood Games, Oakland’s urban answer to the X Games . Kids, parents, hip hop artists, graff writers and members of the local skating community all came together for a day of kick flips, rail slides and 360’s. Check the pics by Novometro writer Ellen Mulholland.

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Photos-First Fridays at Oakland Museum

Posted by novoscene on October 8, 2007

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First Fridays over at the Oakland Museum have been kicking up the heat quite a bit for the last few months. Between last weeks screening of Bay Area graffiti doc Piece by Piece, a night market sponsored by Feria Urbana, a lecture by historian Cecil Brown and funky jazz from Ric Alexander and company, there was a little something for everyone. Reps say they’re working on bringing a new, younger audience into the museum and promise more surprises in the upcoming months. Check the pics.

-kwan

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