Detroit: it’s more than the Motor City. It’s also one of the premiere music cities across the nation. Known for Motown Records and Hitsville U.S.A., for being the birthplace of American techno, and as the Detroit Rock City, the sounds of Detroit music span genres and decades. Check out “One Detroit” and “American Black Journal” captivating conversations and stories about Detroit’s musical sounds.
Drey Skonie and The Klouds carry on Sylvia Moy’s Motown legacy at Masterpiece Sound Studios’ cover song contest
Masterpiece Sound Studios recently showcased the power of Sylvia Moy’s songwriting legacy with its cover song contest, crowning Drey Skonie and The Klouds as the first-place winners for their captivating rendition of a classic Motown hit penned by Moy, the late Masterpiece Sound Studios founder.
As the nation reflects on the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and the Detroit Walk to Freedom, an intriguing connection exists between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches and the iconic Motown Records. In an exclusive interview, contributor Cecelia Sharpe of 90.9 WRCJ, delves into this significant link with Robin Terry, Chairwoman and CEO of the Motown Museum.
Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation President Chris Collins and artist Brittini Ward preview this year’s festival and unveil this year’s official festival poster. Plus, Collins gives an update on the huge renovation of the jazz center named for the late Gretchen Valade on Wayne State University’s campus.
‘Almost Famous’ metro Detroit musicians band together to fight childhood cancer with benefit concert
Two local musicians are using their personal journey with cancer to give back to others affected by the life-threatening disease. The Almost Famous band puts on their second annual CURE Childhood Cancer benefit concert after the drummer’s own tongue cancer battle.
Armenians and Armenian Americans have long been a part of Detroit’s rich cultural tapestry, and with them these immigrants brought their unique musical sounds. Now there’s a documentary, “We Thrive,” that celebrates and chronicles the history of Armenian music in Detroit.
In advance of her visit to Detroit for the 2023 Concert of COlors, National Endowment for the Arts Chair Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson sits down with Stephen Henderson to talk about the importance of the arts in building healthy communities and her historic appointment as the first Black Mexican American woman to lead the NEA.
The world-renowned National Arab Orchestra returns to Concert of Colors for its second year. Orchestra Founder and Music Director Michael Ibrahim joins One Detroit to talk about their second Concert of Colors performance and the importance of uniting communities through global music.
Detroit Public Theatre ends eighth season with ‘Passing Strange,’ a rock musical with a powerful message
The Detroit Public Theatre closes out its eighth season with “Passing Strange,” the award-winning rock musical with a powerful message. The musical follows a young Black musician from LA to Amsterdam to Berlin, as he explores different styles of music and schools of philosophy and spirituality, trying to find what he calls “The Real.”
Ahead of her performance at Movement music festival, Detroit DJ Whodat hares her love for house music and talks about being an African American woman in the music industry, and what motivates her to create her unique sound.
Opera meets flamenco in the Detroit Opera’s high-energy performance of Osvaldo Golijov’s “Fountain of Tears.” Mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack, who plays the lead role, talks about the production and its relevance today.
Karriem Riggins announced as Detroit Jazz Festival artist-in-residence with lineup of local jazz masters
The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation has announced its lineup for the annual Labor Day weekend festival, including this year’s artist-in-residence, Detroit jazz drummer and hip-hop producer Karriem Riggins.
Whether you’re a fan of rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, country, or classical music, you’ll find inspiring stories, fascinating facts, and amazing performances that showcase the power and passion of women who have shaped the sound of our times.
Detroit-born violinist extraordinaire Regina Carter has racked up another prestigious musical honor: The National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowship Award.
In recognition of Women’s History Month, One Detroit contributor Cecellia Sharpe talks with a pioneering African American woman in music, Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale, the Godmother of House music.
The Detroit Opera has put a contemporary spin on Handel’s classic 1738 “Xerxes” performance about love and the limits of power. One Detroit producer Sarah Zientarski-Smith got a behind-the-scenes look at the performance.
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