17 Jun Taping of WHUT-TV’s Vocal Point feat. LSP’s Kat (06.24)
On Tuesday, June 24th LSP’s Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi will participate a in a panel discussion on the state of Black music from the perspective of consciousness and social awareness. The panel will be part of the station’s, Vocal Point show and will air later that week on Saturday, June 28th at 9pm. Be part of the studio audience. See below.
Show Overview: Black Music 2014: Style, Stance & Substance
Music. It reflects political, social and cultural trends and sets the tone for many of our everyday rituals. It also contributes billions of dollars to the global economy and black music can be credited for a large part of those billions.
During slavery, black music inspired captives to: “Hold On Just A Little While Longer.” In the sixties and seventies, it was sustenance to the civil rights and anti-war movements – inciting and provoking people to action. Voices raised to sing: “We Shall Overcome,” and asked “What’s Going On?” But what of its impact now? As Vocal Point celebrates Black Music month, we’ll discuss the impact of black music today and explore its relevance beyond pure entertainment. In addition to Kat, the panel will also include music writer John Murph and performing artist Bomani Armah.
Audience Participation Information
To be part of WHUT-TV’s studio audience for this provocative discussion, please RSVP at 202.806.3200 or online. The audience must be in place, seated, and ready for taping by 6:30 p.m. that evening. Program wraps around 8:15 p.m. followed by a reception/meet and greet which ends at 9 p.m. There is street parking after 5 p.m., but guests can also park directly across the street from the studios in the Louis Stokes Library lot, free of charge. The program’s initial air date is June 28 at 9:00 p.m.