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Jody Watley is a Grammy Award winning innovative music maker, a style-forging pioneer in music, dance, video, fashion and style. With 32 Top Ten Singles and 13 No. 1 Singles in the Pop, R and B and Dance music genres over the past three decades including such classics as “Looking For A New Love,” "Don't You Want Me" and the groundbreaking collaboration with Eric B and Rakim “Friends” the first multi-format crossover single to blend Pop R&B/ and Hip-Hop Rap with the customized 16 bar verses specifically written for the song, and a subsequent popular format in commercial music. Watley remains one of MTV's most nominated artists for her fashion forward "Real Love" directed by Oscar nominee David Fincher. With a a Lifetime Achievement Award from Billboard Magazine, and countless accolades Jody has consistently broken new ground in music, video and fashion and is also one of the first artists in the modern era to be featured in trendsetting ad campaigns and cross marketing paving the way for a future generation of female artists. Visit her website for full bio http://www.jodywatley.net

Thought of The Day. Emanuel AME Church. Senseless Violence and Social Media.

It’s impossible to reduce such heavy feelings and thoughts into 140  or less on Twitter or other forums. This tragedy as well as so many others in the world..I just read an in depth article on what’s going on in the Dominican Republic with threatened mass deportations to Haiti – for a generation of children and adults who have never actually been there..the sick fun sport of hunting innocent animals roaming free (giraffe, lions) .. the still missing girls in Nigeria – some of the kidnapped have been returned raped and  now pregnant.. the list goes on. We have to keep on living and finding joy but can never become heartless and desensitized to the important issues faced daily by millions of all types around the world. If something can be done, try..even if by a silent prayer.

This is a repost from my Facebook page yesterday – with this still heavy on my heart in the midst of a flurry of promotional activities while getting ready for next weeks concerts and appearance:

“My heart aches for any act of senseless violence, terror and hate as I have commented previously-I still think of the innocent little ones from time to to time at Sandy Hook and their parents left behind, unimaginable tragedy… At the least my thoughts and prayers are extended to families and friends and to the innocent victims always, my goodness, what’s wrong with people I ask to myself often. I pray for humankind all the time..words seem small in these moments to post on FB, the outrage I often feel at world events even when not sharing those things in this forum -choosing to do so privately – however – The shooting massacre and tragedy at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (a historical church at that) in Charleston is another example of a crazy world hate filled world we live – so enjoy each day and loved ones as much as you can and take that into the world, try to do what you love, laugh and share with your friends, family, co-workers – live in the moment, appreciate the now..as well stay ‘woke’ .. Blessings, Light and Love.”‪#‎AMEShooting‬

To Help the families of the shooting: Read here via USAToday

 

The OkayPlayer Interview. Jody Watley Speaks on Soul Train, Rakim and Reclaiming The Name Shalamar

Jody Watley. Photography: Albert Sanchez

Jody Watley. Photography: Albert Sanchez

SHALAMAR ® reloaded with Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy. 2015

SHALAMAR ® reloaded with Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy. 2015

For those who came late, Jody Watley is a name synonymous with soul, an icon of music, fashion and dance who set the defining trends of at least four or five distinctive eras of black culture.. Read the full article on:  OkayPlayer

Get your tickets:

June 24 The Howard Theater D.C.

June 25 Midsummer Night Swing NYC

June 27 Let’s Rock London, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

June 28 Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands

Other Appearances:

June 23 SIRIUS FM The Groove 4-5 PM EST

June 24 MyFox5 News Washington, D.C.

July 3 KTLA Morning News Los Angeles

 

 

Sao Paulo. Listen Live on WHUR. Jody Watley and SHALAMAR ® Reloaded Update

The trip to Sao Paulo was such a blast – the concert, the people, the food – everything but wifi was all good. Thank you to Jason Bralli and Espacos Das Americas, and AudioClub for the experience and opportunity.

A toast to another trip to remember. Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy in Sao Paulo Brazil.

A toast to another trip to remember. Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy in Sao Paulo Brazil. 6/132/2015

Listen LIVE today I’ll be on air WHUR-FM 3PM EST  talking about the upcoming concert at The Howard Theater with SHALAMAR ® , the new members Nate Smith and Rosero McCoy and of course PARADISE.

Up Next: with SHALAMAR ® Reloaded

June 23 SIRIUSXM THE GROOVE

June 24 – Live on Air FOX 5 News D.C. (solo appearance)

June 24 – The Howard Theater, Washington D.C.  #DC

June 25 – Midsummer Night Swing Lincoln Center Damrosch Park #LCSwing

June 27 – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Let’s Rock London #London

June 28 – An Evening With SHALAMAR ® ‘Reloaded’ and Jody Watley Melkweg Amsterdam  #Netherlands

 

 

 

Jody Watley Chicago Defender Interview

Jody Watley. Photography Albert Sanchez

Jody Watley. Photography Albert Sanchez

 

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With Mary L. Datcher in the Chicago Defender from May 29, 2015; Jody Watley talking new music and the new SHALAMAR ® : ” If you grew up in the era of cultural identity, sexual exploration, political uprise..” Read the rest  here:

Let The Sun Shine In. KC & The Sunshine Band and Jody Watley Delight Concert Goers at Mountain Winery

Jody Watley and KC of KC & The Sunshine Band. Mountain Winery 2015

Jody Watley and KC of KC & The Sunshine Band. Mountain Winery 2015

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. Jody Watley. Rosero McCoy. SHALAMAR ® ‘Reloaded’

Jody Watley. Mountain Winery 2015

Jody Watley Funky Wonderland Goddess Vibes. Mountain Winery 2015

"I'm so glad I saved my love for you.." SHALAMAR ®  Reloaded Nate Smith and Rosero McCoy "Take That To The Bank"

“I’m so glad I saved my love for you..” SHALAMAR ® Reloaded Nate Smith and Rosero McCoy “Take That To The Bank”

Shalamar ® Reloaded after a hot show capacity crowd - Mountain Winery 6/6/2015

Shalamar ® Reloaded after a hot show capacity crowd – Mountain Winery 6/6/2015

See what Michael P. Coleman had to say for the Sac Cultural Hub: Here

Nate Allen Smith. Slays the Stage

New Shalamar® Reloaded male lead vocalist Nate Allen Smith – and he can sing! I pulled this from Nate’s Instagram feed from our performance in Chicago at The Shrine. Go Nate!

Full Circle. Jody Watley and New Shalamar Come to Mountain Winery

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As a teen K C & The Sunshine Band were a favorite of mine – on Soul Train during my dancer days as soon as the intro would come on to “That’sThe Way I Like It”  I would lose my mind with joy. You know the feeling you get when you really love a song and it comes on. To say I’m honored and excited to be on a show with KC & The Sunshine Band all these years later in all of my current reloaded love and appreciation of disco, funk and soul is truly another full circle moment and I can’t wait to share it with Rosero and Nate! “That’s the way I like it uh huh uh huh!” Boogie shoes indeed!