The September 2017 issue of Black Grooves, sponsored by the Indiana University Archives of African American Music and Culture<>, is now available at<>

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<>, Aruan Ortiz's solo piano album Cub(an)ism<>, Chicago band Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat's sophomore release Juntos<>, the Afro-Venezuelan group Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo's debut Lo Lo: Rural Recordings Under the Mango Tree<>, and the new anthology I Try<> 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<>, Ahmad Jamal's Marseille<>, a 1982 concert led by Jaco Pastorius on Truth, Liberty & Soul<>, The Three Sounds' Groovin' Hard: Live at the Penthouse<> from a 1960's concert, Minneapolis band Nooky Jones<>'s self-titled debut, and Mindi Adair & the Boneshakers' first studio recording The Eastwest Sessions<>.

Funk, rock, rap and soul releases include Starchild Jr.'s (aka Garret Shider) P-funk tribute to his father on Hand Me Down Diapers<>, Living Colour's Shade<>, Big Boi's Boomiverse<>, and Goapele's EP Dreamseeker<>.

Wrapping up this issue is our listing of August 2017 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
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