This weekend, jazz guitarist Zacc Harris will show how he breaks musical barriers when he debuts a new album at St. Paul's Artist Quarter, sharing original compositions that reflect a variety of influences, but aren't wed to any of them.
Some musicians say it's time to switch to a term like 'Black American Music.'
Salsa singer Frankie Negron relies on a blend of contemporary hooks and tradition -- and the power of his 13-member band, an ensemble that aims to dazzle a crowd with powerful percussion, blaring horns and danceable beats.
Motown may have provided the beats and style that made African-American music appealing to wider audiences. But in James Brown, audiences found raw and unapologetic expression.
When jazz singer Magos Herrera takes the stage tonight at the Ordway, she won't be trying to channel any of the great voices of her genre's majestic tradition, as much as she admires them.
Herbie Hancock has performed around the world in a great variety of settings. But until recently, he's never been interested in the kind of solo piano tour that brings him to the Twin Cities on Friday.
Many don't view the world through our centuries-old prism. That can be a blessing, but it also could be a hardship.
A parent who has felt the slur's sting wants his daughters to know the plain truth about our history.