Black musicians

Sleep Brown and Big Boi. FunkJazz Kafe Festival.

Jason Orr On How Black Music Can Change the World

As the FunkJazz Kafe Arts and Music Festival celebrates 25 years, founder Jason Orr talks to Colorlines about music, Black culture and why it’s important to live beyond labels.

A Black woman with long hair wearing a neon green jacket performs onstage in front of a blue background.

Afropunk Brooklyn Announces Its 2019 Lineup

Jill Scott, FKA Twigs, Kamasi Washington, Santigold, Leon Bridges and others head to Commodore Barry Park in August. 

Black Artists Pay Tribute To Prince

From Spike Lee’s block party to Erykah Badu’s lengthy Facebook tribute, see how some of your favorite musicians and artists honored The Purple One’s passing.