S.2 Ep.15 – Nathaniel Star: African American music history and performance

On this episode we hear a recording soul singer and songwriter Nathaniel Star discussing the rich history of African-American music and performing his original songs. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Katie read Vox by Christina Dalcher ( we mentioned the VA Festival of the Book event featuring Christina Dalcher)

Abby listened to A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Next, we hear a recording of an event that took place at the Northside Library on Tuesday, February 19. Nathaniel Star, a soul singer and songwriter discusses the rich history of African-American music and the artists who influenced his own unique sound. He also performs some of his original songs.

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