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‘1619,’ Episode 3: The Birth of American Music

‘1619,’ Episode 3: The Birth of American Music

Update: 2019-09-0742
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Today on “The Daily,” we present Episode 3 of “1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast.

Black music, forged in captivity, became the sound of complete artistic freedom. It also became the sound of America. Guest: Wesley Morris, a critic-at-large for The New York Times.

This episode contains explicit language.

Background reading: 

  • “The proliferation of black music across the planet — the proliferation, in so many senses, of being black — constitutes a magnificent joke on American racism,” Wesley Morris writes.
  • The “1619” audio series is part of The 1619 Project, a major initiative from The Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. Read more from the project here.
Comments (8)

Vanessa Forsyth

probably my favorite episode!

Sep 12th
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Willian De Sousa Silva

OMG.. this episode puts together two things that I love the most: music and history

Sep 10th
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Nance G.

Great episode!

Sep 8th
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Natalie

Nance G. 👍👍👍

Sep 9th
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loreatha

one of the best episodes so far 👌

Sep 8th
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loreatha

loreatha Hall and Oats... She's Gone listen to it

Sep 12th
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The Rabbit Hole

at 5:59 he butchered the word miracle so bad 😂😂😂😂

Sep 7th
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Thomas Franklin

trsh

Sep 7th
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‘1619,’ Episode 3: The Birth of American Music

‘1619,’ Episode 3: The Birth of American Music