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Black History Month

Black History Month: Listen to a Special Edition of Swingin' Doors

On Thursday, February 1st, KEXP DJ Don Slack kicked off Black History Month with a special episode of Swingin' Doors featuring all-black artists. Listen to the entire three-hour show here.


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KEXP Suggests

KEXP Suggests: Burger A-Go-Go at the Crocodile 2/24-2/25

Burger Records' annual festival, focused on woman-fronted groups, is hitting the road for the very first time this year! It pulls into the Crocodile this Saturday and Sunday.


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Black History Month Interviews

Damn She Jamaican "Redefines Her Blackness" for Black History Month

Seattle artist Damn She Jamaican explains why she doesn't celebrate the day, the importance of identifying your true self, and she shares some of the artists who influenced her music.


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Black History Month Interviews

Delvon Lamarr of the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Waxes Rhapsodic on John Coltrane for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, local musician Delvon Lamarr of the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio shares the way John Coltrane changed his life for the better.


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Daily Roundups

Tuesday Music News

New music from Father John Misty, Mount Eerie, Alexis Taylor, and more.


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Black History Month Interviews Local Music

Black 365 Days a Year: PSA on Black History Month, Black Future, and Creating Generational Wealth

Seattle electronic/pop songwriter PSA shares her own reflections on digging deeper into black history, creating generational wealth, and her inspiration from both Janet and Michael Jackson.


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Black History Month Interviews

"Black History Month is Black History Day, Every Day": Seattle's Black Stax Talk Influences and Influencing the Future

Felicia Loud and Jace of Seattle's Black Stax talk to KEXP about the artists who influenced them and the legacies we leave behind for the next generation in this interview for Black History Month.


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Features Local Music

Dispatches From a Lake of Fire: Reflecting on Kurt Cobain's Birthday

On what would have been Kurt Cobain's 51st birthday, Martin Douglas reflects on a pivotal moment in his tumultuous young life, watching Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance re-aired shortly after Cobain's suicide.


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Black History Month KEXP Premiere

Read an Excerpt from Larry Mizell, Jr.'s Liner Notes for Digable Planets' Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)

The former Street Sounds DJ shares a part of his interview with Digable Planets and Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler and his experiences that formed the record.


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Black History Month Interviews

Seattle Poet Leija Farr Discusses the Importance of Healing During Black History Month

Local poet and Seattle Central University student discusses the universality of music, celebrating black identity, and importance of taking time to heal during Black History Month.


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Black History Month Interviews

Lalin St. Juste of The Seshen Discusses Afro-Futurism and Finding Her Voice Through Music for Black History Month

Lalin St. Juste discusses embracing afro-futurism, finding inspiration from Maya Angelou, and finding her own voice through music.


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Black History Month Interviews

Celebrating Forgotten Histories: Stas THEE Boss Reflects on Black History Month

Street Sounds Host, Rapper, Producer, and DJ Stas THEE Boss reflects on Erykah Badu, Missy Elliott, and using music to tell stories for Black History Month


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