black music month

By WURD Radio In honor of Black Music Month, WURD Radio host Tiffany Bacon interviewed musicologist, pianist, composer and University of Pennsylvania professor Dr. Guthrie Ramsey about the history of “Freedom Music” and its impact on Black culture and community.  Hear the interview in full below, listen to our Songs of Freedom playlist and share [...]
This Black Music Month, as the city starts to reopen and we embrace the spirit of Juneteenth, WURD Radio celebrates Songs of Freedom. All month long, we’ll share stories behind some of the most recognizable classics and spotlight artists producing music about Black liberation.   Loading… THE WURD WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Black Talk Media sent straight [...]
In June of 2020 WURD Radio will present a Celebration of Black Women In Music and Literature. The month-long celebration will run throughout June and will highlight Black women musicians, authors, and their work which is often at the center of cultural preservation and movement building. The series will highlight the work of Maya Angelou, [...]

WURD Speaks Black Music Month celebration examined the music of our struggle — yesterday and today — artists who carried the torch in times past and those who continue to keep the torch lit. We know that music has played a pivotal role in every movement for Black liberation. Today is no different. This interactive event […]

WURD Speaks Black Music Month celebration examined the music of our struggle — yesterday and today — artists who carried the torch in times past and those who continue to keep the torch lit. We know that music has played a pivotal role in every movement for Black liberation. Today is no different. This interactive […]

In recognition of Black Music Month, we bring you a conversation about message music — protest music, socially conscious music, whatever you want to call it — and the roots of Philadelphia-raised rapper ARSIN. After an upbringing in a rough neighborhood known as The Bottom — where, by his count, 45 friends of his friends have […]

Sara Lomax-Reese, our president and general manager, and Dr. James Peterson, Director of Africana Studies at Lehigh University, speak with NBC-10’s Vai Sikahema about WURD’s Black Music Month 2015 panel discussion, WURD Speaks – Black Music Matters: The Blue-Eyed Soul Takeover?

Join 900AM WURD for our next WURD Speaks event where we tackle the tough issue of cultural appropriation.


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