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Announcing PJP Mixtape #4

Mixtapes are a great, American invention. Given to us by the early Hiphop community, they allow us to experience something special usually in its musical infancy, or they give us a chance to see the behind the scenes process of musical creativity. And sometimes, mixtapes are just a great way to get something wonderful for FREE.   If you   Read More....

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Announcing PJP Mixtape #3

Philadelphia is home to strong musical traditions like Jazz, Gospel, DooWop, R&B, Rock and Hiphop. Our greatest strength has been the unexpected and wonderful blending and swirling of these traditions into new and fascinating musical creations. That's what we did and that's what we still do. This mixtape series, available as a free download is   Read More....

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Announcing Sun Ra Mixtape # 6

Happy Winter Solstice!!! If you're not aware, the winter solstice, for the Northern Hemisphere is the shortest day of the calendar year. Shortest day because it is the shortest period of sunlight, with the longest period of darkness. Which also gives us the longest night.   Human beings have tracked the sun’s path across the sky for   Read More....

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DivaNation Equinox Concert

Women’s Coalition for Empowerment Presents DivaNation: An Equinox Night to Remember Friday, September 23rd 9pm -11pm (Doors 8:30 pm) Alma Mater - 7165 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia TICKETS ($10 online; $15 at door) GET TICKETS HERE   PJP: DivaNation has an upcoming show scheduled for this September.  Can you tell me more   Read More....

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The Intersection of Jazz & HipHop

THE OHENE SAVANT CONCERT HAS BEEN REVISED. OHENE SAVANT WILL NOT APPEAR.   On April 29th, at the Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center in Manayunk, PJP presents A Concert At The Intersection of Jazz & HipHop. The event features the lyrical prowess of Philadelphia rapper/poets MadSwayzie and Raphael Xavier, as well as the   Read More....

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Swing Jam With DivaNation

The ladies of DivaNation, in collaboration with The Studio at Take the Lead, present an intriguing event.   Swing Jam: A live music event for a dancing crowd Friday, January 15, 2016 8pm - Midnite (Doors 7:30) Studio at Take the Lead 4701 Pine St., Philadelphia, PA 19143 Tickets: Click Here A BYOB Event   PJP recently spoke with   Read More....

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PJP Mixtape #2

Philadelphia is home to strong musical traditions like Jazz, Gospel, DooWop, R&B, Rock and Hiphop. Our greatest strength has been the unexpected and wonderful blending and swirling of these traditions into new and fascinating musical creations. That's what we did and that's what we still do. This mixtape series, available as a free download is an   Read More....

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1st DivaNation Salon

One Art Community Center (formerly Wall St. International) Presents:   LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT Saturday, June 6th 2015 One Art Community Center 1431-39 N. 52nd St. Philadelphia PA 19131 5pm - 11pm Tickets: 10 advance, $12 door Buy Tickets Here     DivaNation debuts their 2015 salon series at One Art on this evening. Backed by   Read More....

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It Is Electric

Written by: Sharon Chestnut   Ok, we all know it; That heady feeling when we recognize a tune but realize that it is about to be taken into an entirely different direction.  We listen, poised to enter a landscape, which, while familiar, will deliver new insights in the nature of sound and the mind where sound synchs up and if we   Read More....

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Listening Party #1

What is a listening party and why should you come out? A listening party is an entertaining gathering of folks. A listening party is an opportunity to hear great, local music. A listening party is a chance to hang out with old friends and new ones. A listening party is a chance to meet and support local musicians. A   Read More....

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The stuff McCoy Tyner did was earth-shattering for me. The modal thing, the way he voiced chords in fourths, the way he used the pentatonic scale -- all those things were very new.
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