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How Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts infused one of the greatest...

Victor Coelho, Boston University In an era when rock drummers were larger-than-life showmen with big kits and egos to...

Hip-hop is the soundtrack to Black Lives Matter protests, continuing a...

Tyina Steptoe, University of Arizona The sound of Public Enemy’s 1989 song “Fight the Power” blared as face-masked protesters in Washington, D.C. broke into a...

Did academia kill jazz?

Adam Gustafson, Pennsylvania State University Jazz seems to be experiencing a bit of a renaissance among movie directors – look no further than documentaries such...

African-American Music Appreciation Month: 5 essential reads

Nick Lehr, The Conversation To commemorate African-American Music Appreciation Month this June, California Senator Kamala Harris released a Spotify playlist with songs spanning genres and...

Ella Fitzgerald’s flirtation with reefer songs

Adam Gustafson, Pennsylvania State University “The First Lady of Song” Ella Fitzgerald would have turned 100 on April...

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In a state wrought with racial tension, Jackie Robinson…

In a state wrought with racial tension, Jackie Robinson suited up for his first spring training game Chris Lamb, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Seventy years ago,...