Post-pandemic life has started in the U.S. with bars, restaurants and concert halls filling with people and it’s bringing the party back to a region renowned for its live music scene.
New version, with r&b vocalist Aloe Blacc, world-renowned percussionist Sheila E., blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland, soul folk duo The War and Treaty, banjo greats Bela Fleck and Silkroad's Rhiannon Giddens, and pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph.
Malian blues rock band Songhoy Blues performing "Barre," an original song from their latest album Optimisme, live outside in Bamako, Mali. Barre—meaning "change" in Songhai—calls on the youth to rise up and take action.
This is the true story of the life of Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, the “Mother of the Blues,” and the subject of the Netflix film starring Oscar-winner Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman.