Category: Black Music Roots

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The Big Black Boom On The Great White Way

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A sharp, fast-paced, sophisticated look at some of Broadway's Black plays and producers that have made New York the theatre capital of the world. Guests: Eubie Blake; Melvin van Peebles, playwright, producer and ...

God is Ahead by 13 Percent

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Sales for gospel music have grown by 13 percent while they are down by 24 percent for the Hip Hop genre and other popular music forms.  Vicki Mack Lataillade, president of Gospo Centric Records, founded her company wi...

The History of Black Music — Part 2

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Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) create a unique music history lesson on stage in Vegas in this vocal extravaganza. Choirs, groups and soloists from the nation’s Black colleges showcase their talen...

A Rap Against Rap

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Pernicious words like “nigger” have become standard gutter talk among a “gangsta” subculture of African-Americans who call themselves rap artists. One black writer, columnist and cartoonist for the Tacoma Tribune got ...

Thank God: An Aframerican Docu-Opera — Part 4

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"The music of the black religious experience," contends Tony Brown, host of the televised "Journal" that bears his name, "is the primary root of all music born in the United States." (807)

Thank God: An Aframerican Docu-Opera — Part 1

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"The music of the black religious experience," contends Tony Brown, host of the televised "Journal" that bears his name, "is the primary root of all music born in the United States." (804)

The History of Black Music — Part 1

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Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) create a unique music history lesson on stage in Vegas in this vocal extravaganza. Choirs, groups and soloists from the nation’s Black colleges showcase their talen...

A Music Legend Without A Home

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Music legend Chuck Jackson discusses his career. (1718)