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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide T-Z

The large body of music made by black creatives in 2019 covers any and every genre you can think of and ventures into uncharted territory hinting at directions that may lead to the future. From old blues heads to youngbloods carrying on the tradition; from walls of noise to dreamy bedroom pop; from the controlled chaos of free jazz to the smooth sounds of R&B. Black expression is alive, bold, and doing well.

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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide: S

The large body of music made by black creatives in 2019 covers any and every genre you can think of and ventures into uncharted territory hinting at directions that may lead to the future. From old blues heads to youngbloods carrying on the tradition; from walls of noise to dreamy bedroom pop; from the controlled chaos of free jazz to the smooth sounds of R&B. Black expression is alive, bold, and doing well.

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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide M-R

The large body of music made by black creatives in 2019 covers any and every genre you can think of and ventures into uncharted territory hinting at directions that may lead to the future. From old blues heads to youngbloods carrying on the tradition; from walls of noise to dreamy bedroom pop; from the controlled chaos of free jazz to the smooth sounds of R&B. Black expression is alive, bold, and doing well.

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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide J-L

The large body of music made by black creatives in 2019 covers any and every genre you can think of and ventures into uncharted territory hinting at directions that may lead to the future. From old blues heads to youngbloods carrying on the tradition; from walls of noise to dreamy bedroom pop; from the controlled chaos of free jazz to the smooth sounds of R&B. Black expression is alive, bold, and doing well.

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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide D-I

A-C|D-I|J-L|M-R|S|T-Z For Omar Higgins “We were a hundred different kinds of people, doing every little thing you could think of, and some things you’d never think about at all. “The variety in our lives was something else.” — Walter Dean Myers “I just wish it was OK for Black people, in general, to step outside...

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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide A-C

The large body of music made by black creatives in 2019 covers any and every genre you can think of and ventures into uncharted territory hinting at directions that may lead to the future. From old blues heads to youngbloods carrying on the tradition; from walls of noise to dreamy bedroom pop; from the controlled chaos of free jazz to the smooth sounds of R&B. Black expression is alive, bold, and doing well.

Listened & Appreciated: Favorite 2019 albums
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Listened & Appreciated: Favorite 2019 albums

There are people who say they listen to different types of music, and there are people that actually do. My aim is always the latter, to be a musical omnivore always seeking out new to me music, and every year the bounty grows. This year I listened to 800+ albums that were released in 2019....

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Sometimes, The Old Heads Knew What Was Up

Why Didn’t We Listen? by Brian Lindenmuth Let’s take a look at some of the spoken word performances, that were accompanied by music, that make up some of the significant DNA strands of rap. The Watts Prophets, Gil Scott-Heron, and The Last Poets are considered some of the godfathers of rap. They were poets interested...

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Feature Interview: Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill

With Reissues of Two of Her Most Iconic Works, Berryhill Comes Full Circle By Michelle Nati  Singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill is about to embark on a new chapter in her life. Two of her most well-known and critically acclaimed albums, Garage Orchestra and Straight Outta Marysville, are being reissued on Omnivore Recordings in August 2019....