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Black History Month 2005 Showcase

In honor of Black History month, the Black Rock Coalition presents its fourth annual series of Friday night showcases at BAM Cafe, the restaurant/performance space in the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Hosts Earle Douglas, LaRonda Davis and Darrell McNeill offer up a featured lineup of participating bands, including Jeffrey Gaines, Seal, Zap Mama, David Ryan Harris, Pillow Theory, Brazz Tree, Dah Kah Hip Hop Orchestra, Handsome Boys Modeling School, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Kudu and Ananda & The Acoustic Roots.

Recorded in 2005.


Black Rock Coalition Radio


The Black Rock Coalition was founded in 1985 by guitarist Vernon Reid, journalist Greg Tate, and producer Konda Mason in reaction to the constrictions that the commercial music industry places on black artists. Over the years it has broadened its mission in active support of Black artists who defy convention. These programs are produced and hosted by Earl Douglas, LaRonda Davis, and Darrell McNeill.

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