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when the poems do what they do puts Aja Monet's incisive poetry at the head of a taut and multidisciplinary band. Fanny Chu/Courtesy of the artist

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Aja Monet’s debut album fuses art and advocacy, poet and performer

when the poems do what they do puts Aja Monet's incisive poetry at the head of a taut and multidisciplinary band. Fanny Chu/Courtesy of the artist In Black American folklore, music and poetry share the same soul. The poets of the Black Arts movement, particularly Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Audre Lorde and Amiri Baraka, were in touch with jazz as if it were of the same coterie, and they opened […]

todayJune 13, 2023

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HYFIN Verified: Jazz musician, drummer, emcee Kassa Overall

With his thought-provoking lyrics and powerful delivery, Kassa Overall fearlessly tackles social and political issues, shedding light on the complexities of the human experience. His words resonate with authenticity and empathy, inviting listeners to reflect, question, and challenge the world around them. Kassa's artistry is not confined to the stage or studio. He embraces collaboration, seeking out diverse voices and perspectives to amplify the impact of his work. Through his […]

todayJune 12, 2023 2

Babyface performs a Tiny Desk concert.

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Babyface: Tiny Desk Concert

Credit: Photo: Catie Dull NPR Music is celebrating Black Music Month with an array of brand new Tiny Desk concerts. Together, these artists represent the past, present and future of Black music. This month of carefully curated shows is a celebration of Black artists expressing themselves in ways we've never seen before, and of the Tiny Desk's unique way of showcasing that talent. I was working late when Kenneth "Babyface" […]

todayJune 12, 2023

On Fountain Baby, there is a desperation in Amaarae's mission to be understood, and a hands-on approach to her world-building. Josh Croll

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With ‘Fountain Baby,’ Amaarae redefines herself as a pop auteur

On Fountain Baby, there is a desperation in Amaarae's mission to be understood, and a hands-on approach to her world-building. Josh Croll In a three-page directive for Amaarae's second record, Fountain Baby, which functions as an artist statement, album analysis and thesaurus, the Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter shares an aim for the music: to not be filed under "Afrobeats," a signifier without any artistic rigor that serves as a replacement for a […]

todayJune 8, 2023 1

On her new album, The Age of Pleasure, Janelle Monáe concocts a vision of sensuality that is open to complication but goes down easy. Mason Rose/Courtesy of the artist

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Janelle Monáe wants you … to enter the ‘Pleasure’ zone

On her new album, The Age of Pleasure, Janelle Monáe concocts a vision of sensuality that is open to complication but goes down easy. Mason Rose/Courtesy of the artist In the already uncomfortably hot summer of 2023, talk of pleasure can hit like a forbidden tonic, providing relief from a steady diet of grief, outrage and anxiety. Janelle Monáe's new album The Age of Pleasure presents itself as both that […]

todayJune 8, 2023

Installation view, No Justice Without Love (April 4 - June 30, 2023). Sebastian Bach/Ford Foundation Gallery

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From prison to art gallery, former inmates take center stage

Installation view, No Justice Without Love (April 4 - June 30, 2023). Sebastian Bach/Ford Foundation Gallery When Sherrill Roland talks about his art, he's sure to mention steel, resin and Kool-Aid. These materials, easily accessible during his time in prison, still figure prominently in the art he creates now that he's free. "You'd be surprised how many Kool-Aid flavors there are," Roland said. He used lemonade-flavored Kool-Aid in his featured […]

todayJune 7, 2023

HYFIN Anti-Gala

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Introducing the first-ever HYFIN Anti-Gala featuring Madison McFerrin and Silas Short

Join us for our inaugural HYFIN ANTI-GALA on Thursday, August 3rd, 6:00pm at the Marcus Performing Arts Center. Radio Milwaukee’s largest fundraiser to date, it promises to be an evening full of inspiration, appreciation and celebration of the Black culture in Milwaukee. What is an Anti-Gala?  A place where you can be yourself. Dress to the theme or what brings you joy. The theme is Afrofuturism and we are here […]

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A significant portion of the sales from Adidas's "Yeezy" brand shoes will be donated to anti-hate groups, the company said. Adidas

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Adidas begins selling off Yeezy brand sneakers, 7 months after cutting ties with Ye

A significant portion of the sales from Adidas's "Yeezy" brand shoes will be donated to anti-hate groups, the company said. Adidas Adidas has begun selling off sneakers that were created in partnership with the artist Ye (formerly Kanye West) before the German sportswear company cut ties with the celebrity. Adidas says a "significant amount" of money made from its remaining inventory of the "Yeezy" brand sneakers will be donated to […]

todayJune 1, 2023

HYFIN Verified - Amaarae, Dawn Richard, Kelela, Kassa Overall, Uncle Waffles

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Introducing June’s HYFIN Verified Artists

HYFIN Verified - Amaarae, Dawn Richard, Kelela, Kassa Overall, Uncle Waffles This month’s verified artists are Amaarae, Dawn Richard, Kassa Overall, Kelela and Uncle Waffles. These artists have been selected for their unique sounds, creativity, and cultural influence. Listeners can expect special on-air and online features throughout the month, including exclusive content and interviews. Lungelihle Zwane, known as Uncle Waffles, is a Swazi-born DJ and record producer celebrated for her […]

todayJune 1, 2023 1

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