Lately I’ve been asking myself the question, how does it feel to be black? Specifically, that is, in a period marked by unprecedented visibility and perilous vulnerability for black people. An era of dizzying artistic achievement, from Steve McQueen and Kendrick Lamar to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Marlon James and Ta-Nehisi Coates. And an era of racist oppression and murder, from the streets of Ferguson to a church full of worshippers in Charleston.
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Topping off AFROPUNK The Takeover - Harlem this Sunday Robert Glasper, Jill Scott, Bilal, TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Toshi Reagon, and more are coming together for an unforgettable night of music to celebrate the sounds of a movement and proud black heritage. Join us and The Apollo Theater for Unapologetically Black - The African-American Songbook Remix this Saturday night, Feb. 25, shows at 7:30PM and 11PM! Get tickets, …Continue
The Great American Songbook is the unofficial canon of the most influential musical standards and popular songs from the earlier half of the 20th century, mainly by white composers like Jonny Mercer, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Richard Rogers and more. This canon is stacked with some of the greatest songs of all time, but how can you look at game-changing American music that reverberates throughout cultural and society without recognizing the songs created…Continue