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Join MC Brooks this Saturday night at 5pm EST and he makes his return to the air as he discusses the gentrification of black music, specifically hip hop. He will discuss commentary by Lord Jamar, Macklemore, and a variety of other relevant topics. Tune in at 5pm. DON'T MISS IT.
Recently a satirical letter to black artists, demanding that they move out of the way for white artists doing hip hop and R&B, has made its rounds on the internet. While the letter was made in comedic fashion, it has sent shockwaves throughout the music business. This Thursday on Talk of the Town, The Middle Men will break down the letter, and its impact on black music makers.
What Do The People Want…? Essays of Note on Black Music Post 1960s.. "To Motivate", "Take you some place else", "Inspire". These were the leading words from a group of 30 people gathered at a local party who celebrated Black History month, and then discussed culture. They were all between 25-40 something. The question Rahn and I asked was, "How does music have meaning for you, ..and what do you value today.?" Great conversations! T
This is the second of three episodes featuring given at a panel discussion on Black Music and Spirituality, which was sponsored by the Center for Black Music Research and took place in April 2010 as part of the Critical Encounters initiative at Columbia College Chicago. This episode offers highlights from a presentation by ethnomusicologist Emmett Price, entitled “The Spiritual Ethos of Black Music: Dealing Between the Genres,” which focused on issues of spirituality in hip hop.
the revolution of the mind continues...
"People are honoring the sound of Black music. Just not actual Black people. , not one lead Black act has topped the Hot 100 all year. In large part, that’s due to a controversial change Billboard made to the R&B/hip-hop chart at the end of 2012 that essentially makes it a condensed version of the Hot 100, rendering the chart near-useless to hardcore fans of Black music. The fact that Billboard, in essence, gave up on tracking the core R&B/hip-hop audience speaks volumes about the industry’s priorities in the digital era." - Time Magazine
Who do we put a case on?
Join us this episode as we are joined by musicologist, Norman Richmond, for an in-depth conversation regarding the history of Black Music within the United States. We will also be discussing the role whites of played in co-opting many aspects of Black music in a grand effort to exploit them for their own gain. What needs to be done in order of Africans/black people to regarding their music? This will also be discussed. This episode we will also hear dynamic audio footage from Netfa Fr
Black Music Month - Where did the Soul and Consciousness go in Black Music? Host Sis. Rafika and Bro. James focuses on the Entertainment Key as we talk about what music means in our world and how it tells our story while bringing out all kinds of emotions! The Keys 107 identifies 7 keys that open doors to endless possibilities in the pursuit of love, peace, and happiness. Each episode explores one or a combination of the 7 keys such as: spiritual, mental, physical, emotional, financial, art s
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) continues the "Black Music Month" celebration on "Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio." On this segment, she takes the listeners on a journey through music created by Gullah/Geechee artists that the world may not be aware were Gullah/Geechee artists. Most of them started their singing on the dirt roads of the Sea Islands and in the churches and juke joints and then migrated to major cities and spread
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will conclude the "Black Music Month" celebration on "Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio" with the history behind the song, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" which was penned by men with roots in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. The Black National Anthem in the United States has been heard around the world, but many have never heard the origin of the song. Tune in and hear and life your voice and sing
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is the hostess of "Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio" on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net). On this broadcast, she celebrates the history of Juneteenth and the events that are happening in the Gullah/Geechee Nation during this week of Juneteenth 2013. This is the third segment in the "Black Music Month Celebration 2013" of this station. Cum yeddi we sho-Gulla
Tune in to this first edition of the 2013 "Black Music Month" celebration on "Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio." Hostess, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will take us on a journey into the history of Gullah/Geechee music and the origin of "Black Music Month." She will touch on key historic events that took place in the Gullah/Geechee Nation including the Combahee River Raid that was led by Harriet Moses Tubman in 1863. Tune een fa y
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