Dr. Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr. has written a book on the fascinating topic of jazz, and the perspective of musicologists as their approach to studying black music history has changed through the years. His new book Who Hears Here? is a collection of essays that celebrates the history of jazz and performers through the ages, using the thoughtful lens of modern perspective on race, sexism, regionalism, and more. The contemporary era of black music inquiry is a thoughtful one that must examine implications of race, sex, politics, world history and movement, and sociology, and his essays on the topic as well as his approach are a delight. … Continue…Episode 166 – An Interview with Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr.
Sumiko Paulson is a polymath of creative endeavors, from short stories and graphic novel drawing through editing, writing, and journalism. They have received awards and scholarships for writing horror novels and stories, and are a clear voice for the narrative and perspective of black writing with a particular twist of adding the erotic to the fearful. … Continue…Episode 146 – Black Women Writing Horror with Sumiko Saulson