Lamont Jack Pearley – Executive Director/ Founder
Though I’ve taken an unorthodox route to my career destinations, the hands on experience I’ve gained are priceless. Through my 12 year tenure, I’ve earned the title “folklorist” for my works in documenting African American Culture and musics with an extensive collection of field work interviews. The works earned me an induction into the NY Blues Hall of Fame for Great Blues Historian and Radio/Television Producer. My independent public radio experience allowed me to lecture and present workshops for college students who major in communications that take radio, media and journalism courses.
Working at Highbrow news publications inspired me to begin penning my own articles. My mission is to uplift my community, provide intellectual conversations, historical facts, and the necessary coverage of the African American experience. Writing and producing for a publications that works to have direct impact on the African-American community and others of African descent is truly why I worked so hard within the system, as well as independent of the system to develop a voice that is universal to the nationwide native tongue of the African American.
As an award winning Independent Filmmaker, Great Blues Radio TV Historian award from the Blues Hall of Fame , Content and Media Producer, Radio host/producer, Chair of the Media Department at the New Amsterdam Musical Association, Teaching Artist Founder and singer songwriter, I work to platform our story. With an authentic style of field hollers, accompanied by Mississippi influenced guitar playing, the Jack Dappa Blues takes his audience on a journey entitled “Blues Music is Black History”, as he keeps true to the traditions, showing it’s relevancy in today’s climate, and making the case that the music is a reflection of the African American Experience in America.