Roxanne Roxanne | Kennedy-Center.org From the producers of Fruitvale Station and Dope comes this Netflix film that chronicles the journey of Lolita “Roxanne Shanté” Gooden from a fierce teenage battle emcee to Hip Hop legend. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council member and film producer Mimi Valdés, Roxanne Shanté, and more.

From the producers of Fruitvale Station and Dope comes this Netflix film that chronicles the journey of Lolita “Roxanne Shanté” Gooden from a fierce teenage battle emcee to Hip Hop legend. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council member and film producer Mimi Valdés, Roxanne Shanté, and more.

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Jazz album of the month: Wayne Shorter: Emanon review – vivid and sublimely thrilling | The Guardian On a four-part suite joining Shorter’s terrific quartet and a chamber orchestra, his soprano saxophone weaves and slithers around Danilo Perez’s piano variations and the orchestra’s triplet-busy waltzes

On a four-part suite joining Shorter’s terrific quartet and a chamber orchestra, his soprano saxophone weaves and slithers around Danilo Perez’s piano variations and the orchestra’s triplet-busy waltzes

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Watch rare footage of Louis Armstrong play an open-air concert in pre-independence Ghana | Quartz Africa In May 1956, jazz great Louis Armstrong was at the center of a dance party that would become one of the greatest crossover moments across the Atlantic Ocean.

In May 1956, jazz great Louis Armstrong was at the center of a dance party that would become one of the greatest crossover moments across the Atlantic Ocean.

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First look: National Museum of African American Music unveils collection | Tennessean Construction is well underway on the Downtown Nashville complex that will eventually house the National Museum of African American Music, scheduled to open in 2019.

Construction is well underway on the Downtown Nashville complex that will eventually house the National Museum of African American Music, scheduled to open in 2019.

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