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[ARSCLIST] April Issue of Black Grooves
The April 2009 issue of Black Grooves has now been posted at www.blackgrooves.org<http://www.blackgrooves.org>.
This month, in our ongoing series on black rock, we're featuring Living Colour's new DVD/CD The Paris Concert, recorded in July 2007. We're also reviewing two wonderful new gospel releases: I Got Two Wings, a book and companion CD about "the two-winged preacher and electric guitar evangelist Elder Utah Smith" by Lynn Abbott, and the new Israel Houghton CD The Power of One. Other reviews include hip hop icon Grandmaster Flash's first release in twenty years, The Bridge: Concept of a Culture; political rap artist Paris's recent release Acid Reflex; and the Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop, by English lit professor Adam Bradley (which, by the way, references both Grandmaster Flash and Paris). Wrapping up this issue is Heavy D's latest project, the reggae oriented Vibes; India.Arie's Testimony Vol. 2; the new compilation Classic Protest Songs from Smithsonian Folkways; and a reissue of the live 1963 Atco recording Apollo Saturday Night. Last but not least, see our plug for 2009 Record Store Day, to be held April 18.
Seeking reviewers for summer 2009: if anyone is interested in contributing reviews for the May, June, and July/August issues of Black Grooves, please contact me at the address below. Students may be especially interested in taking advantage of this resume building opportunity.
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