#RecordDet was a podcast and oral history interview public program conducted by Detroit Sound Conservancy from 2014-2016.
Madelyn Washington, librarian, digital management specialist, and Detroit music fan, discusses metadata and the preservation of “Sonic Afro Modernity.”
Rodney Whitaker, bassist and educator, discusses his relationship to Detroit music, the legacy of the Blue Bird Inn, and the impact of COVID-19.
Sarah Wilder, born and raised in Windsor, Canada, is a radio personality and former promoter within the Detroit-Windsor house and techno music scene.
Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, historian, educator, and archivist, discusses his relationship to Detroit music and how he came to found the Michigan Hip Hop Archive.
Melvin “Detroit Soul Ambassador” Davis, musician, singer, and activist, discusses his relationship to Detroit music, his career, and the impact of COVID-19.
Pamela Wise, pianist, educator, and “cultural warrior,” discusses her relationship to Detroit music, the state of music education, and the impact of COVID-19 on her career.
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Marion Hayden, bass violinist and activist, discusses her relationship to Detroit music, the music scene that mentored her, and the impact of COVID-19.
The Blue Bird Inn was an institute for Detroit musicians and a hearth for the Black community. Detroit Sound Conservancy is telling the bar’s story. THE INSTITUTE OF THE DETROIT SOUND Updated 30 April 2020 In 1937, African American Alabama migrant, laborer, grocer, machine operator, and entrepreneur William Dubois (c. 1878-1937) and his wife Pinkie […]