This Thursday, Watch ‘Black Equity in Americana: A Conversation’
This Thursday, August 20 at 4 p.m. ET (3 p.m. CT), the Americana Music Association will present Black Equity in Americana: A Conversation, which will give Black musicians and industry veterans a chance to accelerate racial equity in Americana, one of our nation’s most essential musical genres.
The live Zoom panel will stream to the Americana Music Association’s Facebook page, and will be cross-posted to Underground Music Collective. The panel, which will be moderated by decorated music journalist Marcus K. Dowling, will feature a group of Americana music’s top Black artists and creative professionals. These esteemed panelists will engage in an honest and restorative dialogue, aimed at creating a more significant presence for Black artists and industry leaders across the genre.
The panelists for Black Equity in Americana: A Conversation include:
Adia Victoria, gothic blues artist
Jason Galaz, Organizer, Muddy Roots Music Festival
Kamara Thomas, acclaimed singer, songwriter, and storyteller
Lilli Lewis, artist and General Manager/Head of A&R at Louisiana Red Hot Records
Rev. Sekou, musician, theologian, and activist
Learn more about Black Equity in Americana: A Conversation by following this link.