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Professor Gwendolyn Brown of Fisk University
Gwendolyn Brown is the Assistant Professor of Voice at Fisk University. Professor Brown grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. She attended Fisk University and became part of the legendary Fisk Jubilee Singers. She completed her masters at The University of Memphis and American Conservatory of Music. Professor Brown is also an accomplished opera singer, performing at opera houses around the world, including; Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Washington National Opera, The New Orleans Opera, and many...
Dom Flemons, The American Songster
Grammy Award winning Dom Flemons is a co-founder of The Carolina Chocolate Drops and renowned musician. Recently, Dom released "Black Cowboys" for the Smithsonian Legacy Recordings. “Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys” sheds a light on the music, culture, and the complex history of the golden era of the Wild West. In this single volume of music, the first of its kind, Dom Flemons explores and reanalyzes this important part of our American identity. The songs and poems featured on the...
NMAAM Director-In-Residence John Fleming PH.D
Steven Lewis chats with Dr. John Fleming who serves as the Director-In-Residence for the National Museum of African-American Music. Dr. Fleming discusses his involvement with the civil rights movement, his desire to pursue the clergy, and his decades of work in education and museum development.
Music Journalist and Historian Billy Altman
Billy Altman is a Grammy-nominated music critic whose work has appeared in the "New York Times," the" New Yorker," "Rolling Stone," "Esquire," and "People," A longtime editor of "Creem" and former curator for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he teaches a course in music and culture at New York’ s School of Visual Arts. Billy is also working in the development of NMAAM. Steven chats with Billy about some of his past music museum works, his experiences as a music journalist and some of the...