A Conversation About Black People, People of Color, and Rock n’ Roll
As part of our Rock Opera 101 concert series, following each show we will be holding a live virtual panel in which we take a deeper dive into the main issues presented during the performance through a stimulating conversation. For Part 1, we will further explore the questions “Who owns American music? How did the erasure of Black people from its history take place?” Viewers are encouraged to participate in the discussion via the live chat.
Charles Jackson – Community Liaison and Diversity Practitioner
Petula Caesar – Director of Community Engagement, Baltimore Rock Opera Society
Jonathan Gilmore – Vocalist, Director and Curator of Rock Opera 101
Femi The DriFish – Writer, Poet, Emcee, Frontman for the Alt/Rock Band The Out of Water eXperience
Fanon Hill – Documentary Filmmaker, Cultural Historian
QueenEarth – Vocalist, Songwriter, Performer