Trailer alert – Learn how to describe yourself in French

Trailer alert – Learn how to describe yourself in French

This on the 7 Minutes With Q Podcast where are going to talk about languages. Yes that’s right I’m going to teach you French. I do speak French in fact I lived in France for 2 years, minored in French in college and taught French in public schools for 5 years so I know a little bit about French and how to teach it. Click the link below and get a taste of what we are going to talk about.

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Do you know how to handle a gun? Meet Last Option Defense …

Meet Daniel Hunt Owner of Last Option Defense. Listen I live in the US of A and many people have weapons and guns are all around us. It never hurts to learn to protect yourself and to be prepared!!!

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BLLJ: Underground 3:33 Vendors Market

The UNDERGROUND 3:33 Market convenes once a month to create a marketplace to give local businesses a platform to promote and broaden their customer base while creating a one of a kind experience for the attendees.

Website: http://www.underground333.com

The UNDERGROUND 3:33 Market convenes once a month to create a marketplace to give local businesses a platform to promote and broaden their customer base while creating a one of a kind experience for the attendees. Our primary goal is to join as a community to support small businesses in Galveston County and abroad. Join us for food, art, live music, family-friendly entertainment, and performances from local civic groups all in an environment to promote, cultivate and curate local businesses.

From left to right: Jac’Qulinne Chinn and Julenne Brown.

Check the full interview with Underground 3:33 Vendors Market here:

Music by: Idyll Green

Videography by: Alex Quillen

BLLJ: Julenne and Jac’qulinne from Underground 3:33 Vendors Market

The UNDERGROUND 3:33 Market convenes once a month to create a marketplace to give local businesses a platform to promote and broaden their customer base; while creating a one of a kind experience for the attendees.

It’s official – THE MARKETPLACE OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES WITH LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS, PERFORMANCES FROM LOCAL ARTISTS & GROUPS. 

The UNDERGROUND 3:33 Market convenes once a month to create a marketplace to give local businesses a platform to promote and broaden their customer base; while creating a one of a kind experience for the attendees. Our primary goal is to join as a community to support small businesses in Galveston County and abroad. Join us for food, art, live music, family-friendly entertainment, and performances from local civic groups all in an environment to promote, cultivate and curate local businesses.   

Left to right: Jac’qulinne Chinn, Julenne Brown and Q

The event will take place on Friday, February 21, 2020, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, at The Showboat Pavilion which is located at 416 6th Street N. in Texas City, TX 77590. Locals are invited to shop and support small businesses as well as enjoy entertainment from local artists and community organizations. “We wanted to create a space for local small business owners to connect with the surrounding community and have the opportunity to have a venue to engage with potential clients and networkwith fellow small business owners,” said Jacqulinne Chinn and Julenne Brown, event coordinators. 

This Unapologetically Ambitious initiative is a moment to springboard and encourage the community at large to shop locally, as well as cultivate the talent/ art in the area. “As a small business owner with limited capital, it is hard to get your product out there, and I am so excited and thankful that I am a registered vendor,” said, Shirley Wilson, Co-Owner of Couture Cravings. 

For more information on UNDERGROUND 3:33 and the upcoming calendar of events please visit http://www.UNDERGROUND333.com and follow their social media handle @MarketUnderground333 on all social media platforms.

Should I live abroad?

Should I live abroad?

Podcast alert 🚨🚨🚨- I personally believe everyone should travel abroad but should everyone live abroad for a short time period. Checkout part 1 of my series about living abroad. Don’t forget to subscribe and consider supporting me at http://www.patreon.com/bllj

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LatinaCon 2019 : Interview coming with the Founders of Latinas Rising

Latinas Rising is an organization focused creating social change in the Latinx community. We seek to educate and advocate on a variety of social justice topics such as, Latinx mental health, violence against women, education, and civic engagement. We believe all Latinx stories are important and we choose to celebrate Latinas working, “boots on the ground.”

Latinas Rising is an organization focused creating social change in the Latinx community. We seek to educate and advocate on a variety of social justice topics such as, Latinx mental health, violence against women, education, and civic engagement. We believe all Latinx stories are important and we choose to celebrate Latinas working, “boots on the ground.” 

Latinas Rising is excited to host the 1st annual LatinaCon November 9th, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Our theme is “The Era of the Latina.” LatinCon 2019 is a gathering of powerful women bringing awareness, education, and advocacy to current topics affecting Latinx women. Our goal is to bring women together to empower them through workshops and panel discussions that are socially relevant, dynamic, and inspiring 

LatinaCon will have panels addressing topics ranging from Advocacy and Law, Afro-Latina Identity, Latinx Mental Health, and Latinas in Education. LatinaCon will also have an auction and a vendor/business floor. 

For additional information, vendor/sponsor information and location updates: latinasrisinginfo@gmail.com

Houston Afro Creole Music Festival – Hennyglow – Jon Bannis aka Glen

Houston Afro Creole Music Festival usually hosts the Afro Creole Music Festival annually during the last weekend of September or the first weekend of October. It is all weekend long event October 5-6, 2019 – Saturday is usually a concert/party with a theme (this year it is Hennyglow) and Sunday is the actual outdoor festival that display a variety of cultural activities throughout the day. Each event features various acts, artists, bands, and deejays from several countries and genres of music. Multiple vendors, marketers, and sponsors will have their products on display and available for purchase.


https://houstonafrocreolefest.com/
Glen

HACMF usually host the Afro Creole Music Festival annually during the last weekend of September or the first weekend of October. It is all weekend long event October 5-6, 2019 – Saturday is usually a concert/party with a theme (this year it is Hennyglow) and Sunday is the actual outdoor festival that display a variety of cultural activities throughout the day. Each event features various acts, artists, bands, and deejays from several countries and genres of music. Multiple vendors, marketers, and sponsors will have their products on display and available for purchase. 

Welcome!

Nigerian Cultural Parade and Festival in HTX, Bilingualism and Jollof Rice

Mark your calendars and pull out your best! It is about the Naija Experience and the community is ready to serve it in the most flamboyant way possible. Akwa Entertainment will present the Ekombi dance and the incomparable, award-winning Ross S. Sterling Raider’s Marching Band will bring a vibrant sound preview anticipating their own homecoming!

Co-Host Queen Bre
Q, Queen Bre and Linda Anukweum in the studio. Video available on YouTube at Bootleg Like Jazz
From left to right Jhayne Udoewa and Linda Anukweum

Mark your calendars and pull out your best! It is about the Naija Experience and the community is ready to serve it in the most flamboyant way possible. Akwa Entertainment will present the Ekombi dance and the incomparable, award-winning Ross S. Sterling Raider’s Marching Band will bring a vibrant sound preview anticipating their own homecoming! Other participating groups include: Rice University-African Student Association, ASA Festival, Greater Owerri Community, Oto-Umuokpu Anambra State Organization, Akwa Ibom Young Professionals, University of Houston-Nigerian Student Association, Imo State University Alumni, Zumunta Association (Hausa), Umu Igbo Unite, Osogbo Progressive Union, Ihitte USA Houston and Ndi Ichie Cultural Club. 

Wazobia African Market, the largest African Store in the state of Texas will be bringing a taste of home! Rain or shine, Downtown Houston will experience the Naija Takeover. This event is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor and Community Partner, Wazobia African Market and Host Sponsors, MAJORITY and Zainob+MathewCreate. For more information, please visit http://www.nigeriaculturalparade.com for more information and to RSVP for free. #naija#59houston 

ABOUT CULTURALLY NAIJA & WELEAD, INC.

Culturally Naija is committed to address the needs and enhance the positive image of the Nigerian community in the United States. WeLEAD, Inc., a non-profit 501(c )3 organization that strives to empower the next generation through cultural and educational exchange. 

MEDIA CONTACT: Linda Anukwuem Sir Jerold La Beaux info@weleadinternational.com jeroldlabeaux@yahoo.com PH: 832.452.7784 PH: 713.370.STAR (7827)

Host Q

Music by Idyll Green

Leslie Contreras Schwartz talks her work as Houston’s Poet Laureate, mental health awareness, and When They See Us her new book

Leslie Contreras Schwartz is the fourth Houston Poet Laureate, serving from 2019-2021. She is a multi-genre writer whose book, Who Speaks for Us Here, is scheduled for spring 2020 publication with Skull + Wind Press.

Leslie Contreras Schwartz

Leslie Contreras Schwartz is the fourth Houston Poet Laureate, serving from 2019-2021. She is a multi-genre writer whose book, Who Speaks for Us Here, is scheduled for spring 2020 publication with Skull + Wind Press. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Anomaly, The Missouri Review, The Collagist, [PANK], Iowa Review, Verse Daily, and the anthology Xicanx: 21 Mexican American Writers of the 21st Century (University of Arizona, 2022), among others. She is also the author of Nightbloom & Cenote, (St. Julian Press, 2018).

leslie c schwartz

A multi-genre writer from Houston, Schwartz’s work examines the individual versus public bodies and documents lived experiences and narratives of those usually silenced, such as people with mental illness, sex workers, women who are trafficked, or children in custody.

http://www.lesliecschwartz.com

@lesliecontschwartz

Music by: Idyll Green

Gumbo Session Part 2 – Cultural nuisance, French lessons and thoughts on travel

Gumbo Session Part 2 – Cultural nuisance, French lessons and thoughts on travel

@bootleglikejazz

Cultural nuisance is my description of the conversation between race vs. ethnicity. Why do we use race? Why not ethnicity? Which one reflects our collective cultural identity?

Listen to Gumbo Session Part 2 and dive in with Terrell Wayne as he discusses his thoughts on the topic. Race is as American as baseball, hot dogs and white privilege. Race is an American construct created to oppress and convince the world that black is sub-human. Ethnicity promotes labeling people based on culture, customs and habits.

Traveler vs. Tourist mentality is a school of thought adopted by many people who live, study and travel abroad. Valuing cultural capital over pomp and hype, a Travelers mentality aims to invest in true exchanges amongst foreign cultures. Travelers benefit from authentic cuisine from the stoves of locals, experiences in spaces that are relevant to the natives and a different perspective.

Music by: Idyll Green

@Banke_The_Author Poet, Dancer and Educator and Chris Legier from Show1002 Why are fast food restaurants out of stuff?

Banke Awopetu is an author, poet, dancer and educator.

Show 1,002 is a talk show geared around the issues of daily life that matters to all regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation, political identity, education, socio-economic status or orientation.

Head over to Bootleg Like Jazz on YouTube and check out the video! It’s a vibe! @banke_the_author

Banke Awopetu is an author, poet, dancer and educator. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in Drama and African/American Studies and a master’s in education. She uses her work on the page, stage and classroom to inspire and heal.

IG: @BankeTheAuthor

Chris Legier, show1002.com , the universal truth

Show 1,002 is a talk show geared around the issues of daily life that matters to all regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation, political identity, education, socio-economic status or orientation. We talk about the issues that unites us as human beings. This show’s purpose is to stimulate one’s mind. At the end of the show each listener will say to themselves….

“Hmmm…I never thought about it like that.”

Chris Legier

Website: Show1002.com

IG: @ChrisLegier

Music by: Idyll Green : https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

The Gumbo Jam and The Podcast Hearts and Horns

Bringing Louisiana Funk and improved jams to you. Come check out the Gumbo Jam at Shoeshine Charley’s on Sunday 8 pm c.s.t.

Hearts and Horns, talking about relationships and music.

Matthew Harnett

Hailing from Houston Texas with roots in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Matthew Hartnett brings to you a genuine heartfelt musical perspective with genre defying compositions and southern rooted influences.

With his one of a kind style, Matthew has graced stages all over the world performing with various artist including Lauryn Hill, Kirk Franklin, Talib Kweli, Bilal, Panic! at the Disco, Dave Chappelle and many more.

You can regularly find him leading ‘#TeamHornSection’ in various popular New York City venues. Matthew has stepped out of the background of the band debuting his 4 Star (Downbeat Magazine) rated solo project entitled “Southern Comfort”, released Feb. 2016. Stay tuned.

Simone Pierre Louis and Matthew Harnett… Hearts and Horns Podcast

Nicole is a young, creative jack of all trades who styles, hosts numerous art events, works with models and actors on the daily, as well as co-owns a restaurant and catering business.

Simone Pierre Louis

Music by: Idyll Green

Matthew : https://www.matthewhartnett.com IG: @Matthewhartnett, @thegumbojam, @heartsandhorns

Nicole: @simone.pierre.louis, @heartsandhorns and on Facebook: New Seasons Restaurant and Catering

Roberto Carlos Garcia – Black Maybe, Afro-Dominican Roots and Casta | Q – Haiti, the Dominican Republic and and musings on travel

Poet, storyteller, and essayist Roberto Carlos Garcia is a self-described “sancocho […] of provisions from the Harlem Renaissance, the Spanish Poets of 1929, the Black Arts Movement, the Nuyorican School, and the Modernists.”

Get Fresh Books LLC and Červená Barva Press

Poet, storyteller, and essayist Roberto Carlos Garcia is a self-described “sancocho […] of provisions from the Harlem Renaissance, the Spanish Poets of 1929, the Black Arts Movement, the Nuyorican School, and the Modernists.” Garcia is rigorously interrogative of himself and the world around him, conveying “nakedness of emotion, intent, and experience,” and he writes extensively about the Afro-Latinx and Afro-diasporic experience. His second poetry collection, black / Maybe, is available from Willow Books.  Roberto’s first collection, Melancolía, is available from Červená Barva Press. 

Roberto Carlos Garcia

https://www.getfreshbooksllc.com/

https://www.robertocarlosgarcia.com/

IG: @robertobelike, @getfreshbooksllc, @bootleglikejazz

Music by: Idyll Green https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

Jasminne Mendez – dicusses her new book, “Night Blooming Jasmin(n)e”, Afro-Dominican roots and Journey with Scleroderma and Lupus

Jasminne Mendez is an Afro-Latina poet, educator and award winning author. She received her B.A. in English Literature and her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston. Mendez has had poetry and essays published by or forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, The Acentos Review, Crab Creek Review, Texas Review, La Galeria, Label Me Latino/a, Gulf Coast, Bird’s Thumb, The Rumpus and others. Her first multi-genre memoir Island of Dreams (Floricanto Press, 2013) was awarded Best Young Adult Latino Focused Book by the International Latino Book Awards in 2015. Her poetry and essays have been named finalists and honorable mention for several awards including the Rose Metal Press Chapbook prize and the Barry Lopez Creative Non-Fiction prize. Recently she won the Cogswell College Magazine Poetry Prize judged by Major Jackson. She is the co-founder of Tintero Projects: A Reading & Writing Workshop Series, an organization that seeks to build and promote emerging and established Latinx writers in Houston. She is a 2017 Canto Mundo Fellow and an MFA candidate in the creative writing program at the Rainier Writer’s Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.

Night Blooming Jasmin(n)e published Art Público Press Houston, TX

For Jasminne Méndez, pericardial effusion and pericarditis are not just an abnormal accumulation of fluid and increased inflammation around the heart. It’s what happens “when you stifle the tears and pain of a miscarriage, infertility and chronic illness for so long that your heart does the crying for you until it begins to drown because its tears have nowhere to go.”

Diagnosed with scleroderma at 22 and lupus just six years later, her life becomes a roller coaster of doctor visits, medical tests and procedures. Staring at EKG results that look like hieroglyphics, she realizes that she doesn’t want to understand them: “The language of a life lived with chronic illness is not something I want to adapt to. I cannot let this hostile vocabulary hijack my story.”

The daughter of Dominican immigrants, Méndez fought for independence against her overly-protective parents, obtaining a full scholarship to college, a dream job after school and a master’s degree shortly thereafter. But the full- time job with medical insurance doesn’t satisfy her urge to write and perform, so she leaves it in search of creative fulfillment. In this stirring collection of personal essays and poetry, Méndez shares her story, writing about encounters with the medical establishment, experiences as an Afro Latina and longing for the life she expected but that eludes her.

JASMINNE MÉNDEZ is a Macondo and Canto Mundo Fellow, as well as a Voices of Our Nations Arts (VONA) alumna. She is the author of a multi-genre memoir, Island of Dreams (2013), winner of an International Latino Book Award. She lives and works in Houston, Texas.

Arte Público Press : https://artepublicopress.com/

Music by : Idyll Green https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

Promo by : Sam Osborne Instagram: @yzbeatz713

Instagram: @bootleglikejazz

D.E.E.P Deborah Mouton – Poetry, Freestylin’ and her new book “Newsworthy”

Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton is a mother, wife, educator, and the current, and first Black, Poet Laureate of Houston, Texas. This seven-time National Poetry Slam Competitor, and Head Coach of the Houston VIP Poetry Slam Team, has been ranked the #2 Best Female Performance Poet in the World. Her work has appeared in Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books) Houston Noir (Akashic Books), and I AM STRENGTH (Blind Faith Books) to name a few. Her work has also been highlighted on such platforms as BBC, Houston Public Media, ABC, PBS, Blavity, Tedx, and Upworthy. Her next collection, Newsworthy, is set for release Spring of 2019 by Bloomsday Literary.

Her collaborations with The Houston Ballet, The Houston Rockets, and the Houston Grand Opera have opened new doors for performance poetry. Her work has been highlighted and studied in . She had the pleasure of performing and leading a workshop at the Leipzig in Autumn literary festival in 2018, where she bridged the gap between the slam and formal publishing communities.

As the Executive Director of VIP Arts Houston, she seeks to build more bridges that amplify the voices of artists in and around the nation. Her love for community transcends the classroom and the stage making her a mentor to many and a notable force to be felt.

D. Mouton
VIP Arts Houston, Executive Director
http://www.livelifedeep.com
http://www.vipartshouston.org


Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton is a mother, wife, educator, and the current, and first Black, Poet Laureate of Houston, Texas. This seven-time National Poetry Slam Competitor, and Head Coach of the Houston VIP Poetry Slam Team, has been ranked the #2 Best Female Performance Poet in the World.

Her work has appeared in Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books) Houston Noir (Akashic Books), and I AM STRENGTH (Blind Faith Books) to name a few. Her work has also been highlighted on such platforms as BBC, Houston Public Media, ABC, PBS, Blavity, Tedx, and Upworthy. Her next collection, Newsworthy, is set for release Spring of 2019 by Bloomsday Literary.

Her collaborations with The Houston Ballet, The Houston Rockets, and the Houston Grand Opera have opened new doors for performance poetry. Her work has been highlighted and studied in . She had the pleasure of performing and leading a workshop at the Leipzig in Autumn literary festival in 2018, where she bridged the gap between the slam and formal publishing communities.

As the Executive Director of VIP Arts Houston, she seeks to build more bridges that amplify the voices of artists in and around the nation. Her love for community transcends the classroom and the stage making her a mentor to many and a notable force to be felt.


D. Mouton VIP Arts Houston, Executive Director www.livelifedeep.comwww.vipartshouston.org
www.vipartshouston.org

IG: Bootleg Like Jazz and twayne13

Twitter: @TerrellWayne2

Music by: Idyll Green https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

Images by : yzbeatz713 – you can find him on instagram

Recorded at Barron Studios Houston, Tx

The African American Library at The Gregory School featuring Erika Thompson – Archives, Trace Exhibit and upcoming exhibits

In Episode 03 of Bootleg Like Jazz Erika Thompson stops by to talk about the important work being done at The African American Library at The Gregory School.

Erika Thompson covers Freedmen’s Town, Houston Tx, Pan-Africanism and a cornucopia of other topics. Find out more at http://www.thegregoryschool.org

Music by Idyll Green : https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

Promo by YZBeatZ IG: yzbeatz713

Terrell Wayne IG: bootleglikejazz Twitter: @terrellwayne2

iTunes: Bootleg Like Jazz

Photos by yzbeatz713 – you can find him on Instagram

Recorded at Barron Studios Houston, Tx

Bootleg Like Jazz – Pourquoi France

A multicultural space for personal expression.

by: Q


Bootleg Like Jazz is the Black American, Minority and Immigrant experience. It’s a mixture of Afro-Latino and the Black Diaspora, fake news and the underground, subjugation and determination. Bootleg Like Jazz is a multicultural space for conversations about diversity in travel and art, languages and culture, society and perspective. Bootleg Like Jazz comes from a combination of Black History and Jazz history. Our experience as a Black American or a African-American,  began in this country as a diminished experience. We were 3/5ths of a human. Subjugated, denied education, denied having family and only given the scraps. Here comes jazz, in order to learn how to play music Black folks had to learn by ear, from watching other people perform and from knowledge passed down. That’s Bootleg Like Jazz. It’s the idea that they gave us scraps but we turned it into Jazz. Jazz as an art form is built off of diminished chords and diminished opportunities. Art is personal. The musicians, you know, couldn’t legally learn to read or write due to slave codes. This intensifies over time. Most jazz chords are diminished in some form so I thought to myself, jazz is really a bootleg art form. Whether it be finger placement that’s funky or how someone decides to play it that way. It all comes from Black American Musicians jamming and figuring out what sounds the best. The original Founders of Jazz probably didn’t have any formal musical education or separate but equal musical education and many jazz musicians in general started out with a feeling. When Jazz was gaining popularity it occurred during some of the most difficult days in the black community. They were able to create something that people from foreign countries, diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and different tongues would come to love about a people who were once subjugated. That’s the African-American experience – the Multicultural experience. It’s a mixture of being neglected yet finding a way to survive – thrive.

Terrell Wayne

iTunes: Bootleg Like Jazz

Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/terrell-quillin

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