The March 2020 issue of Black Grooves, sponsored by the Indiana University Archives of African American Music and Culture<https://aaamc.indiana.edu/>, is now available at www.blackgrooves.org<http://www.blackgrooves.org>.
In honor of Women's History Month, we're highlighting new releases from female artists across multiple genres and countries. Virtuosic saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin offers a powerful tribute to Alice and John Coltrane on her newest release Pursuance: The Coltranes<https://blackgrooves.org/lakecia-benjamin-pursuance-the-coltranes/>; singer/pianist and Prince protégé Kandace Springs honors some of the greatest female vocalists of all time on The Women Who Raised Me<https://blackgrooves.org/kandace-springs-the-women-who-raised-me/>; Syleena Johnson offers a timely, soulful ode to womanhood on Woman<https://blackgrooves.org/syleena-johnson-woman/>; jazz vocalist Lulu Fall reflects upon her African heritage on Between Two Worlds<https://blackgrooves.org/lulu-fall-between-two-worlds/>; pianist Judith Olson introduces the classical compositions of a noted jazz musician on Urban Counterpoint: The Piano Music of Ed Bland<https://blackgrooves.org/judith-olson-urban-counterpoint-the-piano-music-of-ed-bland/>; jazz vocalist La Tanya Hall explores a wide range of musical gems on Say Yes<https://blackgrooves.org/la-tanya-hall-say-yes/>; and Haitian songstress Moonlight Benjamin offers her latest fusion of rock and Afro-Caribbean music on Simido<https://blackgrooves.org/moonlight-benjamin-simido/>.
Also featured is a review of the new book by ARSC member/media historian Tim Brooks, The Blackface Minstrel Show in Mass Media: 20th Century Performances on Radio, Records, Film and Television<https://blackgrooves.org/tim-brooks-the-blackface-minstrel-show-in-mass-media/>
New gospel releases include Isaac Carree's No Risk No Reward<https://blackgrooves.org/isaac-carree-no-risk-no-reward/> and Rev. John Lee Hooker Jr.'s gospel-blues album Testify<https://blackgrooves.org/reverend-john-lee-hooker-jr-testify/>, while new jazz releases include Music From and Inspired by "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool" Film<https://blackgrooves.org/music-from-and-inspired-by-miles-davis-birth-of-the-cool/> and Brazilian legend Sérgio Mendes' In the Key of Joy<https://blackgrooves.org/sergio-mendes-in-the-key-of-joy/>. Wrapping up this issue is our list of February 2020 Black Music Releases of Note<https://blackgrooves.org/february-2020-black-music-releases-of-note/>.
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