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kindred & surrender to love’s 10th anniversary

i was speaking with aja of kindred the family soul recently and she mentioned that their debut cd, surrender to love, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year. my initial response was a little disbelief, like, wordddddd?? it’s been TEN years?? it seems like just yesterday when i first heard some of my faves from that cd including “far away,” “if i,” “stars,” “rhythm of life”… actually it’s hard for me to even choose a favorite from this project because it was such a solid piece of work.

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to celebrate the anniversary, kindred is planning to release a live cd and they’re in the studio putting together their next project, which the duo plans to drop later this year. so if you’re fans of the family be on the lookout for some great tunes coming from philly’s finest really soon.

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in the meantime, check out some of their recent performances with jill scott, robert glasper, questlove & black thought and musiq at the shrine chicago.


Kindred The Family Soul w/ special guest (episode 1) Jill Scott (at The Shrine Chicago) from Jamaar J on Vimeo.

Kindred The Family Soul w/ special guest (episode 2) Robert Glasper, Questlove & Black Thought (@ The Shrine Chicago) from Jamaar J on Vimeo.

Kindred the Family Soul (episode 3) L’Renee, Gary “lil G” Jenkins, Avery Sunshine & Musiq Soulchild at The Shrine from Jamaar J on Vimeo.

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stevie wonder :: as

a love song a day till valentine’s day! it’s stevie wonder, of course, with “as.” come on now, this song is nothin’ but love. stevie’s got love songs on top of love songs on top of love songs, but these lyrics here…

until the day is night and night becomes the day—loving you
until the trees and seas just up and fly away—loving you
until the day that 8x8x8 is 4—loving you
until the day that is the day that are no more

woooooo!! that’s some ol’ extra kinda love. 😉


kindred the family soul :: if i

it’s so hard to decide on just one love song from kindred the family soul to post because they have sooooo many awesome songs to choose from! “if i” is an old favorite of mine from their surrender to love cd.

“i’m a drunken fiend for the smell of you/if you go away what would I do…” woooooo!!! that’s love, y’all! yet another fave. a long song a day till valentine’s day!


kindred the family soul feat. bilal & bj the chicago kid :: take a look around

i’m just lovin’ how kindred‘s droppin’ all these videos for songs from their love has no recession cd! they are gettin’ it in!! anyway, check them out in their latest vid with bilal and newcomer bj the chicago kid in “take a look around.”