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Burnt Sugar and 20 Years of the BRC

This show features a conversation with Darrell McNeill and Greg Tate, co-founder of the Black Rock Coalition, noted journalist and founder and leader of Burnt Sugar, freeform, improvisational ensemble. the conversation took place on the occasion of an all-star performance at Lincoln Center Plaza on August 9, 2006 commemorating the BRC's 20th Anniversary. This episode also features choice Burnt Sugar cuts.


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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