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KSUT Celebrates Black History Month with Special Programming

KSUT will offer the following special programming in celebration of Black History Month during February:

BARRELHOUSE BLUES, Tuesday 7-9 PM - During Black History Month, Barrelhouse Blues will explore decades of Black music that had the biggest impact on American culture, including the 1950’s, when Black musicians provided the genesis for rock & roll, and the 1960’s, when Black artists and their music became an important part of America’s mainstream music culture. 

TALES OF THE NEW WEST, Wednesday, February 17, 7-9 PM - This episode of Tales of the New West will be a Black History Month special, with music from Charley Pride, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Valerie June, Rhiannon Giddens, Taj Mahal and many others. The Tales from KSUT Presents segment that night will be a KSUT Session with Shemekia Copeland.

CELEBRATING BLACK VOICES IN MUSIC WITH SUSIE B, February Fridays, 2-3 PM during the  Afternoon Blend -  encompassing Susie B's Friday Matinee and other special treats.

SAN JUAN SUNRISE, Saturday, February 27, 6-8 AM - Stasia Lanier honors Black History Month with a Sunrise featuring the mellower side of Black musicians including Lizz Wright, Leon Bridges, Arlo Parks, Devon Gilfllian, Aretha Franklin, Amos Lee and much more.

STRANGE BREW, Saturday, February 20, 7-9 PM: Jim Belcher celebrates Black History Month with a special brew featuring Fishbone, Living Colour, King’s X, Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke and much more.

Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & the Music of New Orleans, first 3 Sundays of February at 2 PM - Hosted by Haitian-American and New Orleans artist and musician, Leyla McCalla, a founding member of Our Native Daughters & the Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops.  The 3-part audio docu-series, produced by WXPN of Philadelphia, chronicles the history of Haiti and Haitian influences on the music, culture, and community of New Orleans.

CLOSE ENOUGH FOR JAZZ, Sunday, February 28, 7-9 PM - While every episode of CEFJ celebrates the artistry of Black musicians, jazz is Black music and history. Host Bobby Hemenger will elevate the weekly celebration in honor of Black History Month as we wrap up February. 

FRIDAY FEATURED ARTIST, 11:08 AM during Jim's Morning Blend: 2/5 Arlo Parks; 2/12 Femi Kuti & Made Kuti; 2/19 Valerie June; 2/26 Andra Day.

WORLD CAFE, Weeknights, 10 PM-midnight - Hosts Raina Douris and Stephen Kallao will share new and archived interviews with Black artists throughout the month of February; a full rundown of those can be found below. Additionally, John Morrison of Culture Cypher Radio joins Douris on the show for a weekly conversation on the Black roots of rock and roll; these spotlights air on February 5th, 11th, 19th, and 24th.

2/1 – Black Thought from The Roots
2/2 – Steve Arrington from Slave
2/3 – Bettye LaVette (encore interview)
2/5 – John Morrison on the Black roots of Rock and Roll, part one
2/8 – Nana Adjoa
2/10 – Mwenso (encore interview)
2/11 – John Morrison on the Black roots of Rock and Roll, part two
2/12 – Bootsy Collins
2/15 – Bartees Strange
2/16 – 79ers Gang (encore interview)
2/17 – William Bell (encore interview)
2/19 – John Morrison on the Black roots of Rock and Roll, part three
2/22 – Devon Gilfillian (encore interview)
2/23 – Lizzo (encore interview)
2/24 – John Morrison on the Black roots of Rock and Roll, part four
2/26 – Joy Oladokun

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