My Majic 102.3 is embracing local talent and so every Monday, Mymajicdc.com will prominently feature a local artist on the site.
One Monday out of the month, My Majic 102.3 will host a New Music Monday listening party that will feature an artist that has been featured online and has received the most votes.
If you would like to be featured on My Majic’s New Music Monday please send your song in an MP3 format, your photo, your bio, contact information and a link to your music artist page to Ksmith@radio-one.com with ‘New Music Monday’ in the subject line.
This week’s featured artist is Selena McDay.
Raised in the Village of Harlem, Brooklyn and the “boogie-down Bronx”, NYC, Selena’s earliest exposure to “The Music” was listening to her mother, an aspiring Blues singer during the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s, learn songs, learning them right along with her as she rehearsed for performances. Selena’s life-long musical journey began in the Baptist church where around 9 years old she discovered her vocal potential after being chosen to replace a Sunday school choir member to sing the lead to “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” in the Easter Sunday pageant. Since that first performance, Selena’s raised 3 children single-handedly (though she confesses that the “rug burns” on her knees prove she wasn’t really ever alone); won a battle with Cancer (March 21, 2011 marked Selena’s 25th “CF [Cancer Free] Birthday”); earned a law degree from Washington, DC’s American University Washington College of Law (and to think, according to Selena, she dropped out of school in the 9th grade); hosted a series of shows for BET Television as a “VJ” on their ground-breaking program “Jazzy Vocals”; and shared the stage with the likes of Wynton, Branford and Ellis Marsalis, Kenny G, Clark Terry, Stanley Turrentine, Pieces Of A Dream, Dr. Billy Taylor, Harold Mabern (who helped Selena find her own voice while she was a student in one of the Jazz Master’s Inner City Music Workshops back in the mid-late 60’s), Herbie Mann and some of Washington, DC’s favorite vocalists & musicians including Jean Carne, Sylver Logan Sharp, The Addison Bros. (Frankie and Tony), Carl Anderson (“Jesus Christ Superstar” fame), David Dyson, Doug Carne, Blues greats Bobby Parker and Memphis Gold, The Midnight Movers (Wilson Pickett’s band turned headliners), the Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown and a long list of even more of the area’s finest local musicians, too many to name. Read More…