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‘Rivers Of Jordan’ UK Concert (@curtisjordan)

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On Saturday, December 7th, international gospel recording artist Curtis Jordan will perform at the Authentic City Church – Assemblies of God (Crowcroft Rd, Longsight, M12 4QD) in Manchester, United Kingdom. This will be a night of inspiration through music and ministry.

It is scheduled to start at 6:30 PM UTC and there is a £7 entrance fee at the door.

India Arie To Perform Soul, Jazz & Christmas Classics On Dec. 10th In San Francisco (@indiaarie)


The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir’s powerhouse harmonies have garnered praise from audiences around the world. This holiday season, they join forces with four-time Grammy award-winning R&B artist India Arie and the San Francisco Symphony for an exuberant performance of soul, jazz, and Christmas classics.

Don’t miss your chance to experience their vocal fireworks and foot-stomping energy in a holiday concert that’s sure to lift your spirits. It all goes down on Tuesday, December 10th at the San Francisco Symphony (201 Van Ness Ave) in San Francisco, California.

Jah9 To Engage In The ‘Art Of Conversation’ On Dec. 6th In Miami Beach (@Jah9 @afrikinmovement)


On Friday, December 6th, AFRIKIN, a platform that elevates global art and culture, will be hosting the ‘Art Of Conversation’ at the New World Symphony (New World Center, 500 17th Street) in Miami Beach, Florida. This event brings together speakers that reverberate the voices of previous leaders who faced historical turning points in their struggle for equal rights, love, justice, respect and unity.

Among the invited guests are: Jah9, artist, activist, certified yoga instructor and dub poet from Jamaica; David Banner, American rapper, record producer, actor, activist, and philanthropist; Dr. Julius Garvey, son of Pan-African activist Marcus Garvey from Jamaica; and many more.

‘Who Is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol. 1’ 20th Anniversary Nationwide Tour! (@missjillscott)

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Today 3x Grammy-winning, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, poet, and entertainer Miss Jill Scott announces a nationwide, North American 2020 tour to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of her critically-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated debut album Who Is Jill Scott Words and Sounds Vol. 1. February 7, 2020, marks the kick-off date of the first leg of the tour which includes visits to many smaller markets that fans have anticipated for some time now! The second leg of the tour will come in time for Summer 2020 — adding an undeniable dose of Summer heat across states! 

Nearing twenty years since Miss Scott introduced the world to her authentic, unapologetic, sultry self, Who Is Jill Scott Words and Sounds Vol. 1, released July 18, 2000, has gone on to be regarded as an album that spawned movements of female self-empowerment and self-assuredness in music at an impressionable time where it narrowly existed — a movement that resonates to the principles of many creative artists we see today more than ever before. 


Burna Boy, Koffee, Black Star & Others For Sole DXB 2019 (@burnaboy)

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Sole DXB returns to Dubai Design District for the highly-anticipated annual event on December 5th, 6th and 7th. Sole DXB is known for presenting the finest street culture, championing their main pillars of fashion, music, film, the visual arts and sports. Since its inaugural edition in 2010, the festival has continued to grow, with last year’s attendance crossing 28,500.

This year they return with a massive lineup, which includes: Wu-Tang Clan, Burna Boy, Protoje, Koffee, Black Star (Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli), Dave East, Lila Ike, and that is just to name a few.

Rory Stone Love’s Boxing Day Ball In The UK (@rorystonelove)


On Thursday, December 26th, Rory Stone Love will be live at The Jazz Café (Madejski Stadium, RG2 0FL) in Reading, England for an event dubbed “Boxing Day Ball.” He will be supported by local Sound, Classic Wonder, as well as Luton’s Sovereign Sound.

This event will run from 10:00 PM to 3:30 AM and there is a £15.00 entrance fee.

Jamaican Gospel Artist Chevelle Franklyn Added To Ghana’s ‘Potters Praise 2019’ (@chevellfranklyn)


From December 20th through the 22nd, Ghana’s mega church, Potter’s City, will be hosting their annual ‘Potters Praise’ on the church grounds; 4 Miotso – Prampram Road, in Greater Accra, Ghana.

This year’s lineup includes: Chevelle Franklyn (Jamaica), Joe Mettle, Cynthia MaCauley, Koda, Eben, Phil Thompson and the Potters Choir.