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Treme – African American Tribal Music and The Black Experience

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley Most people don’t think to associate the word Tribe or Tribal with African American. For the most part, African and Native American usually comes to mind. However, the irony of the names “African American” and “Native American” are really names that describe the same group of people.  Recently, I lost my last remaining grandparent. My Granddad Walter Pearley Sr. From Bellerose Louisiana. He lived in the East Bank of New Orleans. So, in tern, my family and I watched the entire four seasons of Treme…

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Shirley Moody Turner – African American Educator, Writer and Folklorist

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley I have the honor to speak with Shirley Moody Turner, an associate professor of English and African American Studies. She is the author of Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation, co-editor of Contemporary African American Literature: The Living Canon, and has recently signed on as editor of volume VII (focusing on the years 1900-1910) for the Cambridge University Press multi-volume project, African American Literature in Transition. Along with all her works, we will be discussing her latest project The Anna Julia Cooper Digital…

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Mighty Mo Rodgers – Preserving Blues, Bridging Gaps

Published by: Lamont Jack Pearley On this episode I speak with Mighty Mo Rodgers who is a record Producer, Blues man and advocate for Blues history and African American heritage. Mighty Mo Rodgers Is A Remarkably Original Singer/Songwriter Who’s Shaped His Life Experiences Into A Terrifically Eclectic And Immensely Deep Vision On His Blue Thumb Debut, Blues Is My Wailin’ Wall. Rodgers Combines Soulful, Gritty Vocals And Driving Rhythms With A Wholly Personal Panorama On Songs Like “Took Away The Drum,” “The Kennedy Song,” “Tuskegee Blues” And A Moving Tribute…

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Blues in The Bible pt 1

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley “Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.” Blues in the Bible is a series that examines and looks to raise awareness of the lineage of the Blues that dates back to ancient Kemet, Babylon, Hebrew Isrealites and…

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Amiri Barak – Episode 2 African American Folklorists, Writers and The Blues

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley Talking Bout The Blues Video series African American Folklorist, Writers and the Blues. This series highlights African American writers, folklorists, ethnologist, composers and playwriters, that documented, described and flat out canvased the Black experience through their works, connecting the dots between the Blues, Spirituals, Work songs, Prison songs and the social and economic climate of Blacks in America. This episode Highlights the works of Leroi Jones aka Amiri Baraka. Writer, Activist, Folklorist, Culture Critic, Playwriter and Author of the legendary literature Blues People which like…

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Zora Neale Hurston – Episode 3 African American Folklorists, Writers and the Blues

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley Talking Bout The Blues Video series African American Folklorist, Writers and the Blues. This series highlights African American writers, folklorists, ethnologist, composers and playwriters, that documented, described and flat out canvased the Black experience through their works, connecting the dots between the Blues, Spirituals, Work songs, Prison songs and the social and economic climate of Blacks in America. This Episode Highlights the life and works of Writer, Ethnologist and Folklorist Zora Neale Hurston. A stable of the South, a friend and colleague of Langston Hughes,…

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The Slave Narrative – Uncle Cinto Lewis

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley On this episode of Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Radio i will be reading from and discussing the Slave Narrative of Ex- Slave Uncle Cinto Lewis. Uncle Cinto Lewis, ex-slave, claims to “be 111 years old. He lived in a brick cabin with his wife, Aunt Lucy, on the Huntington Plantation, in Brazoria Co.Texas. Miss Kate Huntington says the cabin occupied by the old couple is part of the old slave quarters built by J. Greenville McNeel, who owned the plantation before Marion Huntington, Miss Kate’s…

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Gumbo Friday’s Ep1- Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Radio

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley Gumbo Friday were We talk about everything that comes to mind about all things in regards to African American Tribal Music and the Black Experience! On this episode I speak with Brock Lightnin and Sista Zaki about White Flight, Black Flight, Protecting our leaders, conflict of beliefs in the Black Community and more! Black Flight African American churches leave the inner city for the suburbs. SARAH EEKHOFF ZYLSTRA| DECEMBER 30, 2008   Urban blacks have been following the pattern of so-called “white flight” for the…

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Boley Oklahoma – Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Radio

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley Most people know about Tulsa and Black Wall Street, however there is another All Black town in Oklahoma that is also famous for econimics, community and African American Progression as American Citizens…and that town is called Boley! We will be discussing the history of this town in regards to the Black Experience and African American tribal Music! To Donate click Link paypal.me/LamontJack To support our Crown Fund Campaign https://www.gofundme.com/we-are-public-media BOLEY OKLAHOMA In the early twentieth century Boley, Oklahoma was the largest predominantly black town in…

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African American Tribal Music EP1- Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Radio

Published by: Lamont Jack Pearley On our premier broadcast, Jack Dappa Blues Radio..we will discuss Columbus Day, African American Tribal Music while listening to some great Tunes! Featured topic Abolitionist, educator, and writer Charlotte Forten Grimke was born into a wealthy abolitionist family in Philadelphia. She attended Higginson Grammar School in Salem, Massachusetts, as the only African American student in a class of 200. She later studied literature and teaching at the Salem Normal School. First known recording of Black Spirituals Thomas Wentworth Higginson, who was an American Unitarian minister, author,…

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