Spotlight on the Artists: Our Picks from Mixtape Submissions

Above: Artist and black album mixtape collaborator Mikaela Brooks sends along this photo, entitled “Love is Essential.”

The black album. mixtape. asks artists across the world to explore and tackle questions about the current moment. We invite you to share a singular work that answers questions and explores the issues that affect us in 2021.

We hope to empower voices in a moment when silence isn’t an option.

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Ain’t Nothing Meek About It: An Unapologetic Love Letter to Black Art Waymakers, featuring Jonathan Norton and Vicki Meek

Spotlight on Vicki Washington with Djore Nance

From Art & Seek: Washington has been not just a mainstay but a foundation in North Texas theater, influencing generations of artists. She started and led two black companies, r.t.w.-reading the writers and Afro-American Artists Alliance. She’s taught at Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet for three decades. She’s acted and directed at companies from Jubilee Theatre to Theater Three. And now her influence has gone national: Her son, Terence Nance, is the director of Random Acts.

Djoré Nance is a singer, actor, musician, composer, music producer, and conductor originally from Dallas, TX. Djoré has been a frequent guest of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. In 2008, Djoré made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Opera Orchestra of New York.

Marty Lamar performs “Children of Freedom”

Artwork by Saint James

From four paintings in the Series and the book, entitled: Healers Orishas Shamans and Deities: The Healing Art of Synthia by Saint James

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