You walk in the café. It’s Saturday afternoon, almost evening, cocktail hour. As you approach the bar, you notice that all around you people are engrossed in conversation, reading, writing, drawing. They seem so diverse and different, but they also seem to be moving, talking, engaging with one another on the same wavelength. That’s when you notice the music. It’s not loud, but it’s not too subtle either. It’s not music you’ve heard before, yet it seems so familiar. There are hints of jazz and house and rock. You notice bass and drums, and a singer intoning lyrics that you hear but cannot discern. You find yourself moving to the beat. Not much. Not actually dancing. Just slowly swaying. That’s when the bartender catches your eye. He is friendly and confident. He smiles at you as if he’s known you all your life. You lean in and ask him: “What is this?

“It’s the Multiracial Media Music Café. We’ve been waiting for you.”

Multiracial Media Music Café – the soundtrack you know and love.

On this page, we’re featuring and profiling musicals artist in the Multiracial Community (e.g., musician, singer, DJ). And, if you’re a musical artist in the Multiracial Community, we want to showcase your work. Please click here to submit your work, which we will be honored to feature here.

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    Ckai Dawson

    A uniquely, organic vocalist, Ckai Dawson has the ability to make the realest hip hop sound smooth, and reinvigorate the power of story telling through verse. Although she can be grown and sexy, she also knows how to have fun by putting a bit of a twist on the old school sound for a new generation. Listen to CKAI – BE FREE (DJ MIX) by TheCkai Dawson #np on #SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/theckai-dawson/ckai-be-free-dj-mix

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    Delia Tomino Nakayama

    Delia Tomino Nakayama is a poet, singer/songwriter, teacher, painter, columnist and community arts organizer. Find Delia on Facebook Email: poetryprocess@gmail.com Photo credit: Eliot Kamenitz

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    Sei Henri

    Traditionally, New Orleans is one of the world’s most widely recognized artistic meccas. It is the city which gave birth to Jazz, helped cultivate the ranks of America’s artistic avant-garde, and time and time again stood against all odds to remain as it is and as it will always be, timelessly original. In the vein of so many New Orleanians before him, producer-artist-rapper, Sei, has taken the charge to once again reshape, redefine and reestablish New Orleans as the preeminent locale for music and the arts. Just like the food and the people of New Orleans, Sei’s music borrows bits …

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    Kiyoko McCrae

    Kiyoko McCrae is a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and banjo player who resides in New Orleans. Known primarily as the lead singer and guitarist/banjo player for By & By String Band, McCrae is currently writing songs that transcend the old-time/country sound she is known for, drawing from country, blues and soul, creating a timeless but unique sound. McCrae performs solo and as a duo with Rick Weston on harmonica and as a trio with Tony Frickey on drums. By & By String Band was nominated for Best Country Album of the Year for their debut album “Little Darling Pal of Mine: …

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    DJ Raj Smooth

    Raj Smoove, “The Greatest DJ in the World” as claimed by Lil Wayne, is the premier DJ in the New Orleans Metropolitan area. Currently Raj Smoove holds residencies at the Foundation Room at House of Blues New Orleans and on the air every Saturday night on 98.5 WYLD’s Saturday Night Live. Raj Smoove is featured in the regular rotation of Guest DJ appearances at Masquerade at Harrah’s Casino, The New Orleans Pelican’s franchised events and other legendary New Orleans Nightlife spots such as the Metropolitan Night Club. He is also a staple at major city wide festivals such as Essence …

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    David & Roselyn

    David and Roselyn met while touring Air Force Bases in 1959. They took a detour from music for David to get an Anthropology Degree from Berkeley while Roselyn became President of Berkeley Congress of Racial Equality and President of the Berkeley/Oakland Democratic Party. Their first trip to New Orleans together came while they were registering voters in Louisiana in 1963 and learning to play the blues in Juke joints around the state. They played by their campfires throughout the west and folks would gather around them and invite them to join them at their campsites and suggested they should be …