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Black History Month Interviews

Black History Month All Year Round: Gifted Gab Discusses Ohio Players, Chaka Khan, and the Ubiquity of Music

Seattle rapper Gifted Gab talks about celebrating black history all your round, getting her musical education from her mom, and offers inspiring words to other minority artists trying to make their own way.


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Sassyblack Discusses the Vastness of Blackness and Her Musical Heroes

SassyBlack talks about Quincy Jones, debunking the myth that there's a lack of women producers, and how vast blackness really is.


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Jimmy James Talks About the Common Language of Music for Black History Month

Guitarist Jimmy James of the True Loves and Delvon Lamarr Trio talks about his musical influences, and how music breaks through the language barrier and brings people together.


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Ayron Jones Reflects on Black History Month and Recognizing Progress

Ayron Jones reflects on the Catch 22 of Black History Month, the spectrum of black artists that have inspired him, and furthering progress through recognition in the arts and technology.


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Shana Cleveland of La Luz Shines a Light on the Upcoming New Album, Floating Features

KEXP catches up with Shana Cleveland of La Luz about their telenovela-style new music video, their recent Australian tour, and their upcoming third full-length Floating Features out May 11 via Hardly Art Records.


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Education and Emotion: Industrial Revelation’s D'Vonne Lewis Talks About Black History Month

D'Vonne Lewis of Industrial Revelation shares his thoughts on Black History Month in the classroom, and remembers his grandfather, the late-great local legend, Dave Lewis.


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Gabriel Teodros Explains Black August, an Alternative to Black History Month

Seattle based hip-hop artist and KEXP DJ Gabriel Teodros, who is of Ethiopian and Scottish descent, tells us about Black August and shared insight into an artist who was very influential in inspiring his 2014 album Children of the Dragon.


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Falon Sierra on the Joy of Coming Together During Black History Month

Seattle's own Falon Sierra shares with KEXP the joy she feels during this month, the artists that have inspired her, and offers encouragement for young artists looking to make their own way.


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Damn She Jamaican "Redefines Her Blackness" for Black History Month

Seattle artist Damn She Jamaican explains why she doesn't celebrate the day, the importance of identifying your true self, and she shares some of the artists who influenced her music.


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Delvon Lamarr of the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Waxes Rhapsodic on John Coltrane for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, local musician Delvon Lamarr of the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio shares the way John Coltrane changed his life for the better.


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Black 365 Days a Year: PSA on Black History Month, Black Future, and Creating Generational Wealth

Seattle electronic/pop songwriter PSA shares her own reflections on digging deeper into black history, creating generational wealth, and her inspiration from both Janet and Michael Jackson.


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"Black History Month is Black History Day, Every Day": Seattle's Black Stax Talk Influences and Influencing the Future

Felicia Loud and Jace of Seattle's Black Stax talk to KEXP about the artists who influenced them and the legacies we leave behind for the next generation in this interview for Black History Month.


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