A Candid Conversation on Race and Music

A Candid Conversation on Race and Music


As conversations on racial equity continue in Minnesota, The Current brought together some of the Twin Cities' black artists, scholars and media personalities to talk about some of the issues African Americans face in the local music scene and to work on creating more opportunities for their voices to be heard. Hear the program Sunday, July 23, at 10 p.m.

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Seven things we learned from the ‘Purple Rain Deluxe’ liner notes


“The Revolution will be heard,” yells a chorus of voices in “Wonderful Ass,” one of the new songs on Purple Rain Deluxe: Expanded Edition. They were indeed; Revolution members guitarist Wendy Melvoin, keyboardist Lisa Coleman, bassist BrownMark, keyboardist Dr. Fink, and drummer Bobby Z backed up Prince during his most commercially successful period, from about 1983-86.…

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Giveaways

The Current Sessions®

Angelica Garcia performs in The Current studio

Angelica Garcia performs in The Current studio

When it comes to making music, Angelica Garcia describes herself as a bit of a recluse. Now touring in support of her album 'Medicine for Birds,' Garcia embraces the new experience of studio recording and of performing in front of people. 'It's been great, and it's really helped me grow as a person,' Garcia says. Listen to Angelica Garcia's recent in-studio session at The Current, hosted by Sean McPherson.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Greatest albums made by women

Joni Mitchell Blue

Earlier this week, NPR published a list of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and the present. So what songs would you like to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break off of albums created by women?

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