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His legal name is Jarod Takari Mason but go by BKA Takari. He came up with the name one day just on some humbug. BKA came up and Takari is my middle name, hence the alias BKA Takari was born and raised in Hampton, VA on December 5, 1993.
“What influenced BKA ?” His brother. Growing up always looked up to him. BKA wanted to be just like him. Would always sit and listen to him rap in ciphers with his friends and watch him write music and rehearse took a liking to artists such as Jada Kiss, Beanie Seagal, BIG, and a few others.
BKA started taking music seriously in 2019 when he came home from prison. BKA wrote a lot of music while he was on the inside. BKA moved to Georgia about two days after release. One day BKA received a DM on Facebook from the CEO, Ms. Lisa Marie, of Worldwide International Records asking me to sign with them. BKA jumped at the opportunity and to continue to write and work on perfecting his craft.
BKA has done a plethora of shows. BKA did two in Atlanta, GA; one for Myafton and one opening for Rick Ross, and the rest in his home state, Virginia. If he had to give an estimate of how many shows done in total, BKA would have to say at least 20 and I’m looking forward to adding more to that number.
TRS is back and we are talking white people whitewashing the word woke and distorting the meaning of it, Later we chat about Da Baby and Danileigh and our take on that situation, We dive into some movie talk of anticipated movies where ATL Diva maybe says more than she should and M-16 reviews the Netflix movie " There's Someone Inside My House", Ez's One Gotta Go with the spotlight on sweets and in the random segment we are all over the place. We have that plus the overtime segment on this installment of The Radio Show.
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Bianca Jones is a North Carolina native and New York-based actor and director. Bianca is Broadway World 2019 Best Actress for Denver Center’s LAST NIGHT AND THE NIGHT BEFORE by Donnetta Greys. Bianca’s favorite role is her origination of Berta in BERTA BERTA by Angelica Cherie (Contemporary American Theater Festival, NBTF). Regional: The Wedding Gift (CATF), DISGRACED (Asolo), KING LEAR (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Marcus Or the Secret of Sweet (Studio Theater), A Civil War Christmas (LongWharf), Radio Golf (St. Louis Black Rep) including Williamstown, Yale Rep, Roundabout, Signature, National Black Theater Festival. TV/Film: FBI, Prodigal Son, Blindspot, Last OG, Punisher, Oceans 8, Madame Secretary. Training: NCSA, SUNY Purchase (BFA), Yale School of Drama, and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (Masters in Directing). She is an Associate Director of the Broadway play Chicken and Biscuits.
JUANITA WYNN BIO
At the young age of 5, in her father’s church is where “GRAMMY AWARD WINNING” song
writer Juanita Wynn began singing with her five older siblings, “The Wynn Sisters”. There she
learned the art of harmonizing. At 18 yrs old she began writing her own songs, ultimately,
attracting the interest of music’s icon, Quincy Jones, signing her first 2-year publishing deal. She
later signed on with Sony ATV Music Publishing for 4 years.
Juanita has written for the incomparable ‘Diana Ross’. She has also written for artists such as:
Gospel Artist Fred Hammond, and the R&B songstress Angie Stone, the most popular, multiplatinum selling female R&B group Destiny’s Child, Ben Tankard, Jazz musician Norman Brown,
Shirley Murdock, and her most recent artist Lalah Hathaway, just to name a few. Her list of
amazing talents is unremitting. Juanita also prides herself as a notable motivational speaker for
women and children. September 2015 Juanita Wynn was asked to be the keynote speaker at
Fordham University, elaborating on the exploitation of women in the music industry.
Juanita’s journey has been in much anticipation of introducing to the world her interpretations of
love, joy, peace and encouragement through her new CD entitled "This Thing Called Life".
Introducing these new compositions at several events for battered, or homeless women and
children, and also the Coronado School for pregnant teens, in Virginia Beach. Juanita loves
music, but she loves music with a purpose even more so she's inspired to reach people from
every generation, culture, and color.
Whether Michael Mayo is performing with his band, as a guest, or alone with a looper pedal, the LA native’s commanding and other worldly vocalese is quickly gathering critical and commercial acclaim around the globe. Born to two successful musicians, Mayo grew up just a little more than 20 feet from the likes of Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Earth Wind and Fire, and Stevie Wonder. This proximity helped Mayo create a musical path centered around elements of R&B, Soul and Jazz, forging his musical identity long before he hit the stage. Mayo attended the acclaimed Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, only the third vocalist to be accepted into the 20-year-old program, where he learned from the likes of Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. Now living in Brooklyn, and still in his 20s, Mayo is a veteran international performer whose highlights include singing at the White House, the Kennedy Center and Renée Fleming’s American Voices Festival, as well as the Panama Jazz Festival. Most recently he has recorded and performed with Herbie Hancock, Jacob Collier, Kneebody, Gretchen Parlato, Josh Groban, Ben Wendel, and Becca Stevens among many others. His own band performance was a standout at the 2019 Playboy Jazz Festival, Atlanta Jazz Festival, and Monterey Jazz Festival. Signed to Mack Avenue/Artistry Records, Mayo’s debut record BONES, produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Eli Wolf (Norah Jones, Al Green, The Roots) was released on June 4th, 2021.
Our #PLMBrother and Host #DJBliss will be debuting his new show #PLMVirginIslands/Reggae on Dec 12th at 9PM EST. He will share with us the #HistoryofStThomas #VirginIslands, talking about the rich culture.
Currently living in Atlanta, GA he provides the infectious vibes and atmosphere of his homeland the Virgin Islands. He will guide us into the sights and sounds of Saint Thomas. So be ready to party!! You don't want to miss this!!
Hanna is a talented pianist who has released her third album, Blues All Over My Shoes. Produced and featuring Kenny Neal, the album is jam packed with tasty originals featuring her playing and distinctive voice.
JON SPEAR BAND – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
They have released B-Side Of My Life and I am excited to speak with Jon and Andy about the music and more.
Out of Savannah, GA, Willie is a prolific songwriter, and has released All In The Blues, an album of 12 original songs and we will discover his journey and listen in to the music.
From Portland Oregon comes guitarist, songwriter, bandleader Mick Schafer and I look forward to talking with him and learning about his long journey to where he is today, as we listen to tunes from Back To The Blues
Music is indeed the universal language. You don't need words to understand a feeling conveyed by a particular piece of music; all it takes is a killer beat to make stadiums of people with vastly different worldviews jump out of their chairs and dance it out. And everyone has a memory of how a particular song served as a soundtrack for a first kiss, a graduation or an unforgettable road trip. Every day, you'll discover how eclectic BlogTalkRadio's music offerings are, as music fans, makers, movers and shakers across the globe share their passion for any and every genre: Adult Contemporary, Dubstep, Hip Hop, R&B, Dance, Jazz, '80s, Classical, Big Band, Country, Children's, Folk, Indie, Oldies, New Age, World, Christian, Opera, Alternative, Broadway, Punk, Rock, Classic Rock, Gospel, Singer-Songwriter and much more. You'll even find episodes devoted to specific instruments. So go on, find your beat by simply pressing play.
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