DEEP ROOTS, MANY VOICES

Diversity and Inclusion in American Roots Music

Deep Roots, Many Voices is a project by the Blue Ridge Music Center exploring diversity and inclusion in roots-based music.

The project includes video discussions, a virtual symposium, and associated concerts in our summer concert series.

In the video discussions, we pair two musicians in each episode to talk about issues related to race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, how these issues have been part of their personal stories, and the importance of celebrating diversity in the music world.

These discussions highlight contributions to American roots-based music from the many voices that make up our nation, and give us hope for a rich and diverse musical future.

The discussions are moderated by Blue Ridge Music Center Associate Program Director Marianne Kovatch.

DEEP ROOTS, MANY VOICES SYMPOSIUM

The Deep Roots, Many Voices virtual symposium was held on April 21, 2022.  Click on the link to view symposium videos.

Dom Flemons & Rissi Palmer Part 1
Dom Flemons & Rissi Palmer Part 1
Dom Flemons & Rissi Palmer Part 2
Dom Flemons & Rissi Palmer Part 2
Charly Lowry and Pura Fe
Charly Lowry and Pura Fe
Sam Gleaves and Joe Troop
Sam Gleaves and Joe Troop
Earl White and Tray Wellington
Earl White and Tray Wellington
Joseph Kwon and AJ Lee
Joseph Kwon and AJ Lee
Highlights
Highlights
Deep Roots, Many Voices Symposium
Deep Roots, Many Voices Symposium

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