99 minutes | Apr 12, 2021

S1E121 - Interview: Jarah Michelle McKinney

Show Title: “PRESERVING DETROIT'S LEGACY” Listen + Subscribe NOW The Piper Carter Podcast on #DetroitIsDifferent Episode #121 Interview: Singer, Storyteller, Writer, Dancer, Percussionist, Lyricist, & co-Founder of the women’s oral history vocal group “Hakamma”, Jarah Michelle McKinney is an Archivist & Librarian working as Education Program Producer at The Charles H Wright Museum & is also the new Executive Director at Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC): A nonprofit community-based archive documenting Detroit music through preservation, education, performance, & place keeping. DSC will preserve the musical recordings of Harold W. McKinney (1928-2001). The collection contains numerous audio & cassette tapes documenting the music of “The Baron” from the 1960s to his death in 2001. DSC plans to inventory, digitize, & make accessible the recordings at their soon-to-be-open-to-the-public museum, library, & archive in the heart of the West Side neighborhood where McKinney grew up & later, raised his family. Preserving McKinney’s recorded legacy is part of a larger effort to document Detroit’s rich sonic legacies beyond Motown.  These recordings include broadcasts, live events, studio recordings, evaluation dubs, a metal ‘mother’ for disc album production, concerts, lecture-demonstrations, studio & home rehearsals of various groups of players/singers of original compositions, lyrics, & original lyrics set to cover material, home recordings of archival personal family moments & recorded conversations about the history of the musical development of African American music.  Some of the studio recordings at risk have been released for the mass market as long-playing 33 rpm & 45 rpm discs and CDs now out-of-print. 🎶 Weekly Featured Artist: Gayelynn McKinney ft Michelle Mckinney “Nostalgia” from “McKinfolk: The New Beginning” Available on multiple streaming platforms including: Amazon Music | Apple Podcast | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | IHeartRadio | Pandora | Youtube 3 generations discussing Hip Hop, Social Justice, Politics, Tech, Arts & Culture. Cohosts: Deja + Brittany March + JYR3H Piper Carter is the founder of We Found Hip Hop & Youth Dilla Day, an advocate for Women in Hip Hop, Hip Hop culture, Detroit arts & culture. Support Piper Carter Podcast by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/piper-carter-podcast Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/piper-carter-podcast/98cd226f-6b59-4cff-a1a3-2d201febea19 This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
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