“AAAMC Speaks,” a new documentary series that centers around the legacy of the Black music community, will premiere on YouTube February 12, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST, featuring material from Indiana University’s Archives of African American Music & Culture (AAAMC).
In each 20-minute episode, Tyron Cooper, Ph.D, Associate Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies and director of the AAAMC, brings the collections alive through interviews with music industry icons, current professionals, and academics.
The debut episode features Eddie Gilreath, a 50-year industry veteran and executive for top record labels such as Motown, Warner Bros, Geffen, and Island Records who has worked with top musicians in multiple genres including The Jackson Five, U2, and Aerosmith.
Future episodes feature composer and musician Evelyn Simpson-Curenton, alto saxophonist Michael Burton, IU’s own Portia Maultsby, and avant-garde jazz and hard bop double bassist Reggie Workman. New episodes will go live monthly during IU’s 2021 Spring semester.
RSVP to the premiere here.
Watch a trailer for the episode here.
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