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The September 2014 issue of Black Grooves, sponsored by the Indiana University Archives of African American Music and Culture, has now been posted at www.blackgrooves.org<http://www.blackgrooves.org>.
In celebration of Gospel Music Heritage Month, we're announcing the release of video footage related to our 2011 conference "Why We Sing: Indianapolis Gospel Music in Church, Community, and Industry." We're also featuring reviews of recent gospel albums from Brent Jones, Bryan Andrew Wilson, Nancy Jackson Johnson, and Andrea McClurkin-Mellini, plus the gospel-jazz of tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. Other jazz releases include the new double CD-DVD set Ahmad Jamal  Live at the Olympia and Dr. John's tribute to Louis Armstrong Ske-Dat-De-Dat...The Spirit of Satch.
Hip hop releases include BusDriver's Perfect Hair, the new Souls of Mischief album, and two projects that combine hip hop with classical music-Amp Live's Headphone Concerto and Ensemble Mik Nawooj's A Hip Hop Orchestra. Other classical releases include the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's Hallowed Ground (ft. Maya Angelou) and Canadian piano prodigy Daniel Clarke Bouchard's debut Scènes d'enfants, in addition to Billy Porter's Back on Broadway.
Our world music feature is Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars' Libation, currently part of a fund and awareness-raising campaign about the spread of Ebola. R&B releases include Full Force's star-studded With Love From Our Friends, Shaliek's Blood Sweat Tears, Leela James' Fall for You, plus a new blues album from Eddie Cotton, Jr. Wrapping up this issue is our list of August 2014 releases of note.
Brenda Nelson-Strauss
Editor, Black Grooves
Archives of African American Music & Culture
Indiana University
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Bloomington, IN 47408
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