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The September 2017 issue of Black Grooves, sponsored by the Indiana University Archives of African American Music and Culture<http://www.indiana.edu/%7Eaaamc/>, is now available at www.blackgrooves.org<http://www.blackgrooves.org>

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we're featuring Afro-Latin music including the Arturo O'Farrill & Chucho Valds collaboration on Familia Tribute to Bebo & Chico<http://blackgrooves.org/?p=17636&preview=true>, Aruan Ortiz's solo piano album Cub(an)ism<http://blackgrooves.org/?p=17643&preview=true>, Chicago band Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat's sophomore release Juntos<http://blackgrooves.org/?p=17673&preview=true>, the Afro-Venezuelan group Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo's debut Lo Lo: Rural Recordings Under the Mango Tree<http://blackgrooves.org/?p=17669&preview=true>, and the new anthology I Try<http://blackgrooves.org/angela-bofill-i-try-the-anthology-1978-1993/> devoted to Angela Bofill, a Cuban American-Puerto Rican singer who successfully crossed over into R&B.

Jazz and fusion releases include the Liberation Music Collective's Rebel Portraiture<http://blackgrooves.org/the-liberation-music-collective-rebel-portraiture/>, Ahmad Jamal's Marseille<http://blackgrooves.org/ahmad-jamal-marseille/>, a 1982 concert led by Jaco Pastorius on Truth, Liberty & Soul<http://blackgrooves.org/two-live-releases-from-resonance-records-the-three-sounds-jaco-pastorius/>, The Three Sounds' Groovin' Hard: Live at the Penthouse<http://blackgrooves.org/two-live-releases-from-resonance-records-the-three-sounds-jaco-pastorius/> from a 1960's concert, Minneapolis band Nooky Jones<http://blackgrooves.org/nooky-jones-nooky-jones/>'s self-titled debut, and Mindi Adair & the Boneshakers' first studio recording The Eastwest Sessions<http://blackgrooves.org/?p=17730&preview=true>.

Funk, rock, rap and soul releases include Starchild Jr.'s (aka Garret Shider) P-funk tribute to his father on Hand Me Down Diapers<http://blackgrooves.org/?p=17633&preview=true>, Living Colour's Shade<http://blackgrooves.org/?p=17724&preview=true>, Big Boi's Boomiverse<http://blackgrooves.org/big-boi-boomiverse/>, and Goapele's EP Dreamseeker<http://blackgrooves.org/goapele-dreamseekers/>.

Wrapping up this issue is our listing of August 2017 Releases of Note<http://blackgrooves.org/august-releases-of-note/>.
**We're seeking volunteer reviewers for fall semester - please email me at the address below for details.

Brenda Nelson-Strauss
Editor, Black Grooves
Archives of African American Music & Culture
Indiana University
2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 180
Bloomington, IN 47408
www.blackgrooves.org
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