Sunday, August 25, 2013

Something To Step To at Biff's Lounge - 8/31 #NDNSoulFunk

“Something To Step To…” is an evening for the Steppers Movement in Boston, offering an injection of live soul-funk by The GROOVALOTTOS. 

DORCHESTER – “Something To Step To…” is a live musical event of dance music by Afro-Native
funk band, The GROOVALOTTOS; taking place on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Biff’s Lounge, 24 Washington Street (Downstairs), Dorchester, MA. Doors open at 7 PM.

Steppin’, also called “Chicago Steppin’” is a dance form that grew out of Black ballroom dance culture of the 1950s found in primarily in Chicago, as well as Washington DC, Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York. Giving rise to the hustle movement of the 1970’s and is a growing movement throughout the country; locally curated by the organization Steppin’ In The Bean.

E Ray J, Klyph The 3rd Eye, and Mwalim DaPhunkeeProfessor
Formed by veteran Motown session player, James Wolf in 2009, The GROOVALOTTOS is a band that offers a blend of soul, funk and blues that they call ‘NDN Soul-Funk’. They have been pulling fans to the dance floor since their public premiere in 2011. While working on their first album the band has had a busy and colorful summer, including playing for break dancers and MCs at a community festival in Providence, and fresh from headlining at the NDN Soul Festival on Cape Cod. On August 31, they bring their sound and style to the Steppers, Groovers and Soulsters of Boston.

The GROOVALOTTOS are an Afro- Native band who’s members are from the Wampanoag, Cherokee and Choctaw communities. Aside from performances, the band also offers workshops, clinics and residencies to schools and community- based music programs. They are part of the New England State Touring program under NEFA. For more information, visit them at

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

LMMGM Announces NDN Soul Festival for 8/17 - Featuring The Groovalottos

HYANNIS - LMMGM is proud to announce the upcoming NDN Soul Festival, a televised concert
featuring The GROOVALOTTOS on Saturday, August 17th at 7PM.

The NDN Soul Festival ' The Soul of Native America' is a pilot series that will feature the very best Soul, Jazz and R&B artists from the Native American music scene. The program will be broadcast live from Cape Cod Community Media Center's television studio on August 17th with a live studio audience, and a 50,000+ viewership at home.

The show will be distributed for re-broadcast on cable stations throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine.

Need to get your name out there to about 32 million people?
NDN Soul Festival is seeking sponsors for a televised concert!!!

Advertising packages are available!!!

For more info:


Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Soul-Funk-Jazz of Mwalim *7)" - A Free E.P.!!!

The Soul-Funk-Jazz of Mwalim *7) is a Free Download E.P.
WORLDWIDE - "The Soul-Funk-Jazz of Mwalim *7)" From one of the legendary artists and producers of the soul underground comes this E.P. of music by Mwalim DaPhunkeeProfessor; including some of his collaborations with other artists.

The perfect backdrop for that house party or the 'mood building' set at the bar or club. "The Soul-Funk-Jazz of Mwalim *7)" E.P. is a FREE DOWNLOAD

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Mwalim Moves The Crowd at the Mashpee Wampanoag Ball!!!

Mwalim sings, the crowd dances. Mashpee Wamp Ball '13.
FALMOUTH - Last Saturday, March 23rd, At the 17th Annual Mashpee Wampanoag Ball, Mwalim DaPhunkeeProfessor took to the mic to belt out two of his hits. Opening with his 200 hit single "Thief in the Night" the soul-funk-jazz singer moved into his current hit "Just Is..." to an enthusiastic crowd of Ball attendees. This performance marks the first time that the pianist/ singer performed without accompanying himself on a keyboard, using a backing track. Despite the technical issues of the sound system, the crowd was appreciative as the dancing continued through Mwalim's songs.

The performance, in support of his top nomination for the 'Best Pop Recording' category in the Native
American Music Awards. Voting in the award is still open by going to:

The winner will be announced on May 11, 2013 at the award ceremony in Niagara
Falls at the Seneca Niagara Casino.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mwalim to Perform at 17th Annual Mashpee Wampanoag Ball

FALMOUTH - To add to the festivities at the 17th Annual Mashpee Wampanoag Ball, Native American Music Awards nominee, and Mashpee tribal member Mwalim DaPhunkeeProfessor will be performing.

In 2010, Mwalim was the first Mashpee Wampanoag musical artist to be nominated for the internationally prestigious Native American Music Award, also called the "NAMMY", for his album "The Liberation Sessions" and his hit single "DEM BIG GIRLS". He was also the first Mashpee Wampanoagto be a presenter, where he presented the award for 'Best Rock Recording'.

His latest album "DEEP Soul Chants & Hollers" won the jazz category of the 2012 New England Urban Music Awards and is a top nominee in the 'Best Pop Recording' category for the Native American Music Awards.

Public voting is now in open!!! Visit

Vote for "DEEP Soul Chants & Hollers" by Mwalim DaPhunkeeProfessor in the 'Best Pop Category'

The winner will be announced at the NAMA awards ceremony on May 10, 2013 at the Seneca Niagra Casino in Niagra Falls, NY.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

SUPPPORT Idle No More!!! Free Music From Mwalim DaPhunkeeProfessor!!!

GLOBAL - LMMGM Recording artist, NAMA 'Best Pop Recording' nominee, and Mashpee Wampanoag Ahanaeenun, Mwalim DaPhunkeeProfessor is offering free downloads of mp3 of some of his music in support of the Idle No More. LMMGM is asking people simply to post the links to the music on their social media pages with the hash tags "#IdleNoMore" and "#NDNJazz".

LMMGM and Mwalim DaPhunkeeProfessor, courtesy of, you can obtain your own Free mp3 of "A Turtle's Honor Song" (Round Dance Version) or (NDN Jazz Version) as well as a Free copy of "The ABYSS (Radio Edit)". Each of the tracks has a 'share' link that allows you to share the track on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and e-mail.

A gifted violist/ fiddler, Mwalim and his viola "Raven"offers a hauntingly beautiful melody on "A Turtle's Honor Song", rooted in eastern NDN music traditions as a tribute to his elders "passed on and still with us".


A Turtle's Honor Song (Round Dance Version)
A Turtle Honor Song (NDN Jazz Version)
The ABYSS (Radio Edit)
Let Me Tease It

Mwalim's latest album "DEEP Soul Chants & Hollers" is the winner of the 2012 New England Urban Music Awards 'Best Male Jazz Artist' category and is a top nominee for 'Best Pop Recording' in the Native American Music Awards.

Mwalim DaPhunkeeProfessor, an internationally recognized performance artist and writer, recently a part of The multimedia musical by Marie Clements and Jennifer Kreisberg, "The Road Forward" as a performer and band leader. "DEEP Soul Chants & Hollers" is quickly becoming a staple on NDN/ First Nations radio throughout the USA and Canadas, particularly the songs "Just Is..." and the Idle No More Anthem "To My NDN Relations".

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mwalim Brings 'Blackademia Wednesdays' to the TOUCH FM Morning Show

Mwalim joins the TOUCH Morning Show on Wednesdays.
BOSTON - Starting September 5th, every Wednesday at 9AM tune into Boston- based Black radio station 106.1 TOUCH - FM's morning show will feature BLACKADEMIA WEDNESDAYS with Mwalim DaPhunkeeProfessor, presenting Insights & Info for Students & Parents.

The iconic soul-funk-jazz master singer, songwriter and musician is also a tenured English professor and director of African & African American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. This ten- minute segment will be a part of the TOUCH Morning Show with Brother Charles. The show can also be heard on-line by visiting