Apr 2, 2014

VOTE Mwalim "Best Jazz" New England Urban Music Awards

ROXBURY - It was announced on Tuesday, April 1 that Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor became a nominee for "Best Male Jazz" artist in the 8th Annual New England Urban Music Awards.

Mwalim's latest album, "Awakened By A Noon Day Sun" with the instrumental hit single "The Trading Post" has been making it's way onto jazz, urban and Native American radio stations throughout the USA and Canada.




Apr 1, 2014

Check the Raw, Uncut FUNK of The GROOVALOTTOS 2nd Saturday of Every Month in Monument Beach, MA!!

The GROOVALOTTOS in rehearsal with no microphones!!

The pure, uncut, raw soul and funk from the basement!!

Catch them the 2nd Saturday of Every Month sat The Weary Traveler's Club
77 Valley Bars Road
Monument Beach, MA


Check the video!!!


Jan 6, 2014

Mwalim Wins "Silver Arrow Award" for contributions to Music Industry

Six days into the new year and about 7 weeks before the release of his new album, Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor is tapped as one of the recipients of the "Silver Arrow Award", along with The GROOVALOTTOS and NDN guitar virtuoso, Joseph Strider.

The "Silver Arrow Award" is given to recording artist, producers and touring performers for outstanding contributions to the Native American Music Industry. Awardees are selected by a panel of Native American music industry executives. Mwalim was recognized for his accomplishments as a recording artist, songwriter/ composer and producer for both his solo efforts and his collaborations with other artists.

Mwalim, who has been an independent artist for most of his 28- year career recently signed with Spirit Wind Records and will be releasing his first album with the label, "Awakened By A Noon Day Sun" in February of 2014.

Dec 10, 2013

"Awakened By A Noon Day Sun" The NDN Jazz-Funk Album Due Out in February

CAPE COD - While completing the debut album by The GROOVALOTTOS, Mwalim was also in the Down Streeter Studios completing his own project, "Awakened By A Noon Day Sun". This
mostly instrumental project features a healthy dose of NDN (Native American) influenced melodies on funky organ and Rhodes oriented jazz-funk. Also featured is Mwalim's first instrument, the viola, especially on "A Turtle's Honor Song"

"Awakened By A Noon Day Sun" marks first release on Spirit Wind Records after he signed with the label earlier this year at the Native American Music Awards.

#IdleNoMore #NDNJazz

Nov 18, 2013

Mwalim To Address NAACP: "Urban Wampanoags and Education: A Mashpee to Boston Legacy." - 11/25

ROXBURY- In observance of Native American Heritage Month, On November 25, 2013, The Boston Branch of the NAACP general meeting will have a presentation by UMass Dartmouth Professor and Director of Black Studies, Mwalim (A.k.a., Morgan James Peters).

Peters, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and a founding member of the tribes Education Committee, as well as a long time community educator and former Boston Public School teacher, explore the historic and present social and political connection between Boston's Black community and the Mashpee Wampanoag people as well as the vital role and need for socially and culturally relevant education in both communities.

The Boston Branch of the NAACP general meeting will take place on November 25, 2013 at 6pm at Twelfth Baptist Church, 60 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA

This presentation is free and open to the public.
"Urban Wampanoags and Education: A Mashpee to Boston Legacy."