Bill Traylor

Documentaries about African singer Angélique Kidjo, choreographer Bill T. Jones and jazz musician Thelonious Monk are scheduled for season 15 of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange.  The new season is different from previous ones because it focuses on one theme by singling out Black art for the first time. TheContinue Reading

De La Soul

Dave Jolicoeur aka “Trugoy The Dove” of De La Soul died at age 54 on February 12th. De La Soul emerged with “Me, Myself and I” in 1989 and it set off the debate in rap about sampling and gave George Clinton’s career a second life thanks to their useContinue Reading

Burt Bacharach

Songwriting legend Burt Bacharach died of natural causes on February 8th at age 94. Bacharach was responsible for some of the most memorable pop songs of the 20th century many co-written with Hal David. Dionne Warwick became a star in the ’60s singing “Don’t Make Me Over,” Anyone Who HadContinue Reading