Rev. Sekou, Adia Victoria, and others gather to discuss inclusivity and the future of Black Americans in Americana music. "The task of the artist at a time of monsters is to remind the people that monsters will not have the last word."
From forward-looking electronic and experimental to new approaches in the ever-evolving R&B scene, from hip-hop and punk to rock and pop, 2019 bestowed an embarrassment of musical riches upon us.
As we head into a brief summer publication break to enjoy the summer sun for a few days, it's the perfect time to take stock of the year in music so far. PopMatters returns to our normal publishing schedule on Monday, 8 July.
Self-taught musician Adia Victoria who sings and plays the blues discusses in this in-depth interview what it took to find a voice that had been silenced.
Silences is an album greater than the sum of its genre-related parts, a masterpiece of musical control and an outstanding next step for Adia Victoria as storyteller and singer alike.