Enjoy Black music on Bandcamp from a crowd-sourced list.
Joseph Bologne may have been a composer, a virtuoso violinist, a conductor, a renowned champion fencer, but he was NOT the Black Mozart!
Seth Meyers’s musical guest last night was Tracy Chapman and she performed a rendition of Talkin’ ‘Bout A Revolution.
Here’s Sade talking to E! about her 1992 album Love Deluxe, her origins, and the reasons behind her 4-year hiatus.
Unknown P grabs some Diss & Chips from a petrol station in response to the beef between Stormzy and Chip.
There’s cool and there’s Sammy Davis Jr. cool. Here he is jamming on the drums and the vibraphone with his band.
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.
Get educated with The Black Music History Library, curated by Puerto Rican-Dominican writer Jenzia Burgos.
James Brown’s live performance of Get Involved & Soul Power in 1972 was awesome and Black AF.
The Bank of Jamaica celebrated an economic improvement with a reggae video about inflation starring Tarrus Riley. Watch it here.
Adam Neely discusses the legacy of Miles Davis’s experience with police brutality in 1959 and it’s connection to Black Lives Matter.
Noname addresses the deaths of Oluwatoyin Salau, George Floyd, Black trans women, and J Cole’s foolishness on “Song 33”.
DJ Dahi discusses his three pillars of sampling and how he flipped samples for the likes of Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar.
In a collaboration with Bedford’s Power In Discussion, we conducted a survey on black music and what it meant to people.
A compelling article discusses the cultural appropriation of black voices in Moby’s seminal album.
Late jazz poet and essayist Langston Hughes compiled a list of his 100 favourite jazz compositions. Here are 81 of them.
Sampleface’s woman of culture Bee looks at graffiti and its use as a form of mass communication. Hip hop as an identity is articulated in several ways. It is of course expressed musically and lyrically through the production of beats and rap music and expressed physically by breakdancers. For the visual artists there is graffiti, …
Guest writer Ashton James Brown aka Ashterisk the Beat Reaper addresses black music representation on British radio and asks whether we have more choice.
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.
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 you Alvin Black III’s Afros and Whisky mix sampler? Well, the Chicago DJ/artist has decided today was the day to upload the full mix, with World Whisky Day only a …