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The GroovaLottos Host 'The Hip-Hop Road Show After-Party' In Dedham

There's a party going on in Dedham!!! The Coffeehouse Soul Sessions will be the after-party for the "Show Em Whatcha Got!" road show event. The show starts at 8pm in the Dedham Square Coffeehouse, 565 High Street in Dedham, MA.

Historic happenings are in store at the Dedham Square…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on May 15, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Physics, Jazz & Hip-hop. The ZYG 808 meets Stephon Alexander

A recent presentation by noted physicist and musician, Dr Stephon Alexander at UMass Dartmouth included a performance by The ZYG 808.

Although the arts and sciences are considered opposite ends of the academic spectrum, the interconnection between music, math and science is virtually inarguable. At a recent panel discussion in the Grand Reading Room of the Claire T Carney Library at UMass…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on May 1, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Phunk Hits 2018 Concert Tour Brings The GroovaLottos Music To A Street Near You!

The Phunk Hits 2018 summer concert tour schedule has been published with…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on May 1, 2018 at 7:28am — No Comments

The ZYG 808 Brings Down The House At The Mashpee High School Talent Show

Hip-Hop Jazz Percussionist struts his stuff and wins first place in the Mashpee Middle High School Talent Show. Performs song from upcoming album.

When you're 14 years old and have already headlined three jazz festivals, performed for crowds of 48,000 people and spent your last summer on tour as opposed to cutting lawns, a high school talent show might seem a bit passé, but not for The ZYG 808. When notices for auditions went up he jumped at the…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on April 18, 2018 at 4:59pm — No Comments

The GroovaLottos Form Down Streeters, LLC Offering Artist Development Services

Members of Grammy nominated band and self-contained songwriting and production unit, The GroovaLottos have formed a company for artist development, and production services.

Labels, managers and artists looking to take their careers to the next level now have an option for a…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on April 18, 2018 at 1:03pm — No Comments

All That Jazz... The ZYG 808 and a Family Musical Legacy

Rising percussionist and MC discusses how studying jazz has influenced his work as a hip-hop artist.

Since the introduction of the Walkman, to see a teenager with a pair of headphones or earbuds on is a common sight. We now have decades of parents complaining about the mind…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on April 4, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

"Just Is..." Proves To Be A Rising Hit For The GroovaLottos

The GroovaLottos debut album, "ASK YO MAMA" not only received 4 Grammy nominations bus is still going strong in sales and song discoveries by new fans. The song "Just Is..." becomes one of the rising r&b hits of the album.

"Just Is..." a nice dance floor-worthy love song, planted right…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on April 2, 2018 at 7:08am — No Comments

Wellness, Storm Preparedness & The John Henry Complex

What are our eating habits? How prepared are we for emergencies and disasters? What determines repair protocols? What is a killer source of stress.

In the latest episode of DaPhunkeeProfessor.com, Mwalim visits the drive-tru, talks about an observation of the practices of the power company…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on March 30, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

The GroovaLottos Phunk Hits 2018 Tour Still Has Opportunities For Sponsors

Non-profit arts and education organization gears up for its second annual summer street concert tour, expanding beyond Cape Cod and into other cities and town around New England and beyond. Great opportunities for sponsors.

Provincetown, Harwich, Hyannis, Falmouth, Marion,…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on March 27, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

The ZYG 808 Pays Tribute To The Late John Blackwell, Jr

Among the various jazz and fusion drummers who have influenced The ZYG 808, the style and career of John Blackwell, Jr had a considerable influence on the child prodigy's own development.

One night while performing with The GroovaLottos, The ZYG 808 took to the drum kit to perform…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on March 15, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Influence of Nina Simone on The GroovaLottos Sound

It is International Women's History Month and GroovaLottos keyboardist and singer reflects on the influence of legendary jazz great, Nina Simone on his performance style.

As the truck and equipment trailer of The GroovaLottos tooled through Dedham after another successful show at the…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on March 13, 2018 at 5:34am — No Comments

DaPhunkeeProfessor.com - Women's History Month, Music, Education & More!

Episode 3: Mwalim pays tribute to Women's History Month, discusses the importance of parental involvement in the education process, a bit of the Louis Apollon Band, the Mass Hip-hop Archive, and a performance by The ZYG.…
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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on March 8, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

The ZYG Attends Kick-Off For The Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive

As a performer and historian, The ZYG attends historic event, kicking of the collecting of memorabilia and memories of the Hip-Hop movements growth and development in Massachusetts, parallel to the New York scene.

Part of being a Griot is being a historian and keeper of information…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on March 5, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

DaPhunkeeProfessor.com - The Value of Studying Music & The Louis Apollon Band

Mwalim's discussion: Studying Music vs. Shooting-From-The-Hip with 'Natural Ability'. Studying music, be it from a teacher, mentor or self-taught has many advantages that go beyond learning to play an instrument or sing. Also selections from the Louis Apollon Band's performance at Great Woods.…



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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on March 2, 2018 at 6:11am — No Comments

The GroovaLottos Recall Their First Show & The Downtown Phunk Party on March 3

It was a brisk March evening in Falmouth, Massachusetts when The GroovaLottos made their debut in 2011. They had a three hour set and only five songs. How did they do it?

"We had been jamming in the carriage house for almost two years and sounded pretty good," recalls Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor, "I had brought in a digital recorder and we even made a demo of about 4 or five songs." "The only thing," added Eddie Ray Johnson, "was that all we…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on February 27, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The ZYG Rocks The House At Prince Hall Black History Month Event

Hip-hop Jazz Percussionist & MC, The ZYG performs in Boston for the

 Annual Prince Hall BlackHistory Month Program, bringing socially conscious hip-hop to a appreciative audience.

It was the talents of the upcoming generation was highlighted at the Annual Black History Month event, hosted by the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. About 200 community people filled the William E. Reed Auditorium in Dorchester on Sunday, February…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on February 27, 2018 at 4:44pm — No Comments

The GrovaLottos Discuss Spirit Animals and The Phunk

Grammy nominated band reflects on the spiritual philosophies that inform their musical fellowship including the spirit animal that guides their journey. Playing in Welfleet in March.…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on February 20, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

The ZYG On Hip-hop's Roots in The Bronx & Beyond

The spirit energy that fueled Hip-hop can be found in the

 parks of The Bronx. The ZYG pays a visit to his musical roots and talks about the African, African American, and Caribbean oral and musical traditions that are at the roots of rap music.

BRONX, NY - Standing in Devoe Park, The ZYG finds himself literally at one of the significant crossroads ofHip-hop, where Sedewick Avenue and Fordam Road intersect.…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on February 19, 2018 at 6:33pm — No Comments

The ZYG Brings A Sense of Tradition Into Hip-hop

Hip-Hop MC & child prodigy, master percussionist, The ZYG steps into the hip-hop game with a different sense of raps place in the continuum of spoken-word and the oral tradition.

Before he picked up a microphone, legendary Hip-hop MC, Rakim Allah, was a tenor sax player. His sense of…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on February 12, 2018 at 7:56pm — No Comments

DaPhunkeeProfessor.com An Experiment in Guerilla Television On Youtube Wednesday Nights

A member of popular soul band The GroovaLottos, and internationally renowned arts and cultural educator introduces an innovative, guerrilla- style YouTube talkshow on Wednesday nights at 7pm.

Social Topics - Arts - History - Culture - Education - Black Studies - Indigenous Studies - Music - Life... sums up what you'll see on the new weekly Youtube broadcast, simply called "…

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Added by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor on February 3, 2018 at 1:39pm — No Comments


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