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The New York Times "Birth of American Music" podcast is a beautiful piece of storytelling

Nicholas Pipitone

Oct. 31, 2019 at 1:47AM

The podcast, part of the New York Times' 1619 Project, re-examines the legacy of slavery in the United States. This episode, part 3, is a must for every music lover. Dark, inspiring, and deeply moving, it brings enormous perspective to the context behind the beginnings of African American music, its roots in slavery and how elements of the African American has seeped into every genre of music. You may never listen to music the same way again. Listen here.