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African American Tribal Music – The Beginning

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley African American Tribal Music The heritage and culture that are the foundation of what I like to call “African American Tribal Music” are the products of two continents – Africa and America. They stem from a long tradition passed down generations prior to arriving to the New World, mixed with events and conditions that were faced during a heinous period in American History by those who were captives and brought by force as well as those that were here before Columbus who also became captives. …

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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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Jack Dappa Blues Interview W/ Ronnie Stewart

Published by Lamont Jack Pearley   my guest on this episode is Ronnie Stewart, Executive Director of the West Coast Blues Society. The man that successfully established a Blues Walk of Fame in Oakland, and also has presented the Hayward – Russell City Blues Festival for 27 years.

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