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Adored by audiences and critics through the years, Brooks gets behind the pop fandom and the cultural image-making and puts plainly in front of the readers gaze how Black women musical artists are, by their very nature, revolutionary cultural figures.
Zulu music exists in multitudes: mbaqanga, maskandi, marabi, kwaito, jazz, isicathamiya (choral), etc. Much of Zulu contributions to music shares a shwabada, a Zulu term that means spiritual lineage.
The thread between structure and consciousness weighs on the mind of Sebastián Maria, the Colombian-American composer, producer, and DJ based in New York City.
Coming from White Plains, Beans has been doing things his own way since the mid-90s. His unique style is multi-dimensional and its not the typical boom bap hip hop, its an approach thats his own artistic identity.
Batish celebrates hybridity, while also recognizing its costs.