Tag: Black Culture

Sade’s E! Extreme Close Up Interview (1992)

Interviews

Here’s Sade talking to E! about her 1992 album Love Deluxe, her origins, and the reasons behind her 4-year hiatus.

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Unknown P – Diss & Chips (Stormzy & Chip Beef)

Video

Unknown P grabs some Diss & Chips from a petrol station in response to the beef between Stormzy and Chip....

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Sammy Davis Jr. on drums and vibes

Jazz

There's cool and there's Sammy Davis Jr. cool. Here he is jamming on the drums and the vibraphone with his band....

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Stevie Wonder at Festac ’77

Music

Festac ’77 was a festival of Black musical excellence in Nigeria which took 12 years of planning and over $1bn in costs (in today’s money). But Stevie Wonder stole the show.

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The Black Music History Library

Music

Get educated with The Black Music History Library, curated by Puerto Rican-Dominican writer Jenzia Burgos....

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James Brown – Get Involved & Soul Power (Live in 1972)

Funk

James Brown's live performance of Get Involved & Soul Power in 1972 was awesome and Black AF....

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The Bank of Jamaica’s reggae celebration (feat. Tarrus Riley)

Reggae

The Bank of Jamaica celebrated an economic improvement with a reggae video about inflation starring Tarrus Riley. Watch it here.

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When Miles Davis was Beaten and Arrested in 1959

Video

Adam Neely discusses the legacy of Miles Davis's experience with police brutality in 1959 and it's connection to Black Lives Matter....

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Noname – Song 33

Hip Hop

Noname addresses the deaths of Oluwatoyin Salau, George Floyd, Black trans women, and J Cole's foolishness on "Song 33"....

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DJ Dahi Talks About Sampling for NPR’s ‘The Formula’ Series

Sampling

DJ Dahi discusses his three pillars of sampling and how he flipped samples for the likes of Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar.

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We Asked 6 People What Black Music Meant To Them. Here’s What They Said.

Music

In a collaboration with Bedford's Power In Discussion, we conducted a survey on black music and what it meant to people....

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Moby’s Play as “audio blackface”

Sampling

A compelling article discusses the cultural appropriation of black voices in Moby's seminal album....

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LISTEN: 81 Of Langston Hughes’ 100 Favorite Jazz Recordings On Spotify

Jazz

Late jazz poet and essayist Langston Hughes compiled a list of his 100 favourite jazz compositions. Here are 81 of them.

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CULTURE: Graffiti As Mass Communication

Hip Hop

Sampleface’s woman of culture Bee looks at graffiti and its use as a form of mass communication. Hip hop as an identity is...

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Black Music On British Radio: Is There Now More Choice?

Music

Guest writer Ashton James Brown aka Ashterisk the Beat Reaper addresses black music representation on British radio and asks whether we...

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10 Songs & Projects Inspired By Sun Ra

Jazz

It was Sun Ra’s 99th birthday yesterday (if you’re in the UK), so here are ten songs and projects inspired by the great man.

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Alvin Black III – Afros and Whisky (Full DJ Mix)

Free Download

With World Whisky Day on Saturday, Alvin Black III has decided to drop his Afros and Whisky mix today. Bottoms up! Remember when we showed...

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King Britt’s Guides Us Through The Sonic World Of Afrofuturism (Mix)

Mixes

King Britt takes us on a journey through sound - Afrofuturistic sound - in his free mix....

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Jazz Ain’t Dead

Jazz

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SATURDAY MATINÉE: Sun Ra’s Space Is The Place

Music

Sun Ra's Space Is The Place is our Saturday Matinée feature presentation this week....

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