Wisconsin-based law firmvon Briesen & Roper, s.c. has committed $20,000 to support HYFIN’s Black-Owned Small Business Initiative, the station announced Tuesday.
“von Briesen is dedicated to supporting programs that make big impacts on local nonprofits and organizations in our communities,” said Susan Lovern, President and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. “We do that through sponsorships and we do that through pro bono efforts. We felt that this opportunity was a perfect blending of two of our core missions and are excited to hear from new underwriters on HYFIN.”
Because of the support from von Briesen, Radio Milwaukee is now able to offer on-air live reads on HYFIN at a reduced spot rate for any Black-owned business with 25 or less employees.
“This sponsorable initiative is designed to help support small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Black community,” said Kris deFelice, Radio Milwaukee’s director of underwriting & partnership. “We are thrilled to have a partner like von Briesen to help underwrite the cost of this program offering for the community.”
In order to fully fund this initiative, Radio Milwaukee is seeking additional corporate or philanthropic monetary support. Interested entities should contact deFelice at [email protected].
Small businesses interested in reaching an engaged public media audience at reduced rates should contact [email protected] for program requirements and package details.
HYFIN, NPR’s Black-led digital music and media movement, launched on Juneteenth Day 2022. The urban alternative channel from Radio Milwaukee can be heard online at hyfin.org, on-air at 88.9FM-HD2 and through the HYFIN mobile apps on Android or Apple devices.
Elizabeth Eden Harris, known professionally as Cupcakke, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. She is known for her hypersexualised, brazen, and often comical persona
Elizabeth Eden Harris, known professionally as Cupcakke, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. She is known for her hypersexualised, brazen, and often comical persona and music although she has also made songs with themes supporting LGBTQ rights, female empowerment, and autism awareness.
Acclaimed GRAMMY-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello makes her Blue Note Records debut with the June 16 release of The Omnichord Real Book, a visionary
Acclaimed GRAMMY-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello makes her Blue Note Records debut with the June 16 release of The Omnichord Real Book, a visionary and deeply jazz-influenced album that marks the start of a new chapter in her trailblazing career. Following her 2018 covers album Ventriloquism, Meshell returns with an album of new original material that taps into a broad spectrum of her musical roots. The Omnichord Real Book was produced by Josh Johnson and features a wide range of guest artists including Jason Moran, Ambrose Akinmusire, Joel Ross, Jeff Parker, Brandee Younger, Julius Rodriguez, Mark Guiliana, Cory Henry, Joan As Police Woman, Thandiswa, and others.
The Omnichord Real Book is introduced today by the expansive lead single “Virgo,” the mind-altering 8-minute centerpiece of the album which features Meshell on vocals, key bass, and keyboards, Younger on harp, Rodriguez on Farfisa organ, Chris Bruce on guitar, Jebin Bruni on keyboards, drums by Abe Rounds, Deantoni Parks, and Andrya Ambro, and additional vocals by Kenita Miller and Marsha DeBoe. The Omnichord Real Book is available for pre-order now on Blue Note Store exclusive color vinyl, black vinyl, CD, and digital.
“It’s a little bit of all of me, my travels, my life,” says Meshell. “My first record I made at 22, and it’s over 30 years from then, so I have a lot of stored information to share.” Reflecting on the impact that the forced stillness of the pandemic lockdown had on her, she says “I must admit it was a beautiful time for me. I got to really sit and reacquaint myself with music. Music is a gift.”
“This album is about the way we see old things in new ways,” Meshell explains. “Everything moved so quickly when my parents died. Changed my view of everything and myself in the blink of an eye. As I sifted through the remains of their life together, I found my first Real Book, the one my father gave me. I took their records, the ones I grew up hearing, learning, remembering. My mother gifted me with her ache, I carry the melancholy that defined her experience and, in turn, my experience of this thing called life calls me to disappear into my imagination and to hear the music.”
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