For our last installment of The Brown Liquor Report presents "Black Now" for Black History Month 2017, we discussed the role of the arts (particularly music) in current and past resistance movements.
To discuss these matters and so much more, we invited Wes Felton, one half of the legendary DC-based Cross Rhodes Band with Raheem Devaughn; Alexandra P. Gelbard, a PhD candidate at Michigan State University whose focus is on the sociological study of the African Diaspora, Culture, Music, Race, Religion, Memory, Consciousness, and Structural Interactionism; and Dwayne Heard, Assistant Director of Bands at Morgan State University.
This was by far our liveliest episode to date. Wigs were snatched, tables were flipped like Jesus in the temple, ideologies were vehemently challenged, and there was even some light to moderate twerking during this episode. So, get into this new new, y'all. This one requires a few glasses of Bookers True Barrel Bourbon (neat of course). You know, the good stuff!
Oh, and...The views and opinions expressed on this episode are those of our panelists and do not necessarily reflect the views of the hosts of this here podcast and shit.