BC and Anton preview Season 2 of Year of Ujamaa, and also discuss eclectic singer-songwriter Meklit, the lack of empowering cultural films for black boys, and the visionary filmmaking partnership between Idris Elba and Mo Abudu. *You can follow Meklit on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Spotify, and learn more at
Brooklyn White helps us honor the life of Joyce Bryant. Rest in Peace and Power. | From Brooklyn White via Essence / "'Byers also says Bryant was in the running to portray Carmen in ‘Carmen Jones,’ the 1954 musical that starred Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte. The singer declined to outright admit
Event: November 4, 2022 | From Carnegie Hall / Rhiannon Giddens teams up with kindred banjo players for Songs of Our Native Daughters to shine new light on African American women’s stories of struggle, resistance, and hope. Drawing from 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century sources, they reimagine our collective past and create
From the LA Opera / In 1807, a 37-year-old scholar living in West Africa was captured and forced aboard a ship bound for Charleston, South Carolina. Omar Ibn Said's life and Muslim faith are remembered and retold in this inspirational West Coast premiere inspired by his remarkable 1831 autobiography (the only
Lorelt (Lontano Records Ltd) is an independent classical record label formed in 1992 by the composer and conductor Odaline de la Martinez to promote recordings of important repertoire neglected by major labels. The three main areas covered in Lorelt’s catalogue are: twentieth- and twenty-first centurycomposers, Latin American classical music,
Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (aka Pregones/PRTT) is a multigenerational performing ensemble, multidiscipline arts presenter, and owner/steward of bilingual arts facilities in The Bronx and Manhattan. Our mission is to champion a Puerto Rican/Latinx cultural legacy of universal value through creation and performance of original plays and
Event: October 15 - November 22, 2022 | From our friends @LAPhil: "Rock My Soul" Festival celebrates the extraordinary achievements of Black women artists, with music, yoga, film & so much more. Curated by @ava's ARRAY (@ARRAYNow) and @_JuliaBullock. Learn more at https://t.co/kM0D86ZFUE. pic.twitter.com/xMpmmtIcnR — California African
Event: October 15, 2022 | Join us for the public-facing part of this event on Saturday, Oct 15, 9:30am-3:30pm ET. There'll be presentations on sound objects and a concert. Made possible by @CRE2_WashU @WashUHumanities @OIEAHC @CNUcaptains @VCU and VCA. Co-organized w @MissCaton Sarah Finely + Sarah Eyerly pic.twitter.