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Ambré performs a Tiny Desk concert.

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Ambré: Tiny Desk Concert

Credit: Photo: Zayrha Rodriguez 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 had to represent for New Orleans, […]

todayJune 20, 2023

In The Blackening, Lisa (Antoinette Robertson) and her friends try to survive a weekend getaway turned deadly. Glen Wilson/Lionsgate

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Racist horror tropes are the first to die in the slasher comedy ‘The Blackening’

In The Blackening, Lisa (Antoinette Robertson) and her friends try to survive a weekend getaway turned deadly. Glen Wilson/Lionsgate When Keenen Ivory Wayans's Scary Movie became a huge hit more than 20 years ago, the trope about Black characters in slasher flicks – that they're usually the first to die or rarely survive until the very end – was already decades old, and still going strong. One scene in the […]

todayJune 14, 2023

Tank performs a Tiny Desk concert.

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Tank: Tiny Desk Concert

Credit: Photo: Elizabeth Gillis 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. It's practically a sin to not have […]

todayJune 14, 2023

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

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