Co-produced by Afanasieff, “Destiny” features an eighty-piece symphony orchestra conducted by Shardad Rohani (Yanni: Live at the Acropolis). Akram has assembled some of the industry’s best musicians and arrangers, including Steve Olive, ( guitar, bass and arrangement), Ramon Stagnaro (guitar), Joel Taylor, (drums), Navid Kandelousi (violin) and Ramon Yslas (percussion). The album was mixed by four-time Grammy winner Dave Reitzas at the iconic Westlake Studios in Hollywood. The album cover was designed by award-winning photographic artist Glen Wexler.Details
We were given a peek at the value of foreign-born workers to our local economy last year when the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) arrested dozens of undocumented immigrants in Glynn County, causing a chain reaction of labor shortages throughout the area as other immigrants, documented or not, failed to report to work for fear of arrest.Details
Thousands of jazz aficionados, foodies and history buffs gathered on Central Avenue, between Vernon Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard for the 24th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival. The festival was started in 1996 to celebrate the legacy of Central Avenue and has regularly featured several prominent jazz, blues and Latin Jazz musicians.Details
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“I believe so much in immigrant entrepreneurship,” says Millie Chu.
These words not only ring true for those she’s helped during her career as a guide and mentor for aspiring immigrant business owners—but also for herself and her family.Details
Writer-performer Sybil D. Jatta brings Holiday’s story to vibrant life in the new show Billie Holiday: Front and Center. Ms. Jatta portrays multiple characters and sings a selection of songs that comprise an array of Holiday’s greatest hits, among them God Bless the Child, Strange Fruit, What a Little Moonlight Can Do, All of Me, Don’t Explain, My Man, Good Morning Heartache, many more.Details
Eighty years ago last month, the S.S. St. Louis entered American waters.
The liner carried more than 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution, hoping to find a haven across the Atlantic.
Passengers had purchased landing certificates and transit visas issued by the Cuban government, and most planned to wait in Cuba while their U.S. visa applications were processed.Details
3 things powerful immigrant professionals have in common that can propel any aspiring workplace ‘outsider’ Magazine,Immigration, By Merilee Kern, MBA Being an outsider in the workplace is tough. Doubly so if you’re both a woman and an immigrant, two characteristics that can make your professional life a great deal more difficult. And when you’re trying to…Details
The initial agricultural economy of the Americas was very much dependent on cheap labor. This was initially achieved with black African and white mostly Irish indentured servants. While white indentured servants eventually regained their freedom; over time captured African Slaves would provide a continuous supply of cheap labor for the development of the young nation.Details
SALT LAKE CITY — Marie Francois grew up in Haiti reading books her mother picked up from a local thrift shop, often times that had smart-looking people on the cover. She read mostly during the day when it didn’t matter that their small home didn’t have electricity. At night, she read by candlelight.Details
At her party on Tuesday night, Rihanna debuted her second collection for Fenty, known as 6-19 for the month and year of its release. The mood was tropical — this is a beachier Rihanna than the one who put out a first collection heavy on tailoring only a month ago — but among the cinched printed dresses and denim miniskirts, there was another piece that stood out: a T-shirt printed with the word “Immigrant” and tracing its origins, from the Latin. Rihanna called it a favorite.Details
This year’s Festival will focus on and celebrate music from Senegal, West Africa and the Democratic Republic Of The Congo. The Festival will also take a caesural moment to honor the vibrant music and life of African Music legend “Papa Wemba” one the world’s most influential creators of music.Details