‘What’s Within Us’ explores the essence of Black music: its impact on culture, humanity, art, and as a powerful force for change.
Love makes the world go round, but love also goes round itself, in the grooves of the majority of the greatest pop songs ever made.
The film, about the 1969 concerts that became known as Black Woodstock, won both the US Documentary Competition’s Grand Jury Prize and Audience Awards.
How (and why) did musicians make epic music? There's no one answer, as this race through the history of popular music shows.
Some songwriters have a greater ability to pluck classic songs from the ether than others, so what sets the great ones apart from the rest?
From sorrowful mourning to polemical rage, the best Martin Luther King songs deal with the death of the civil-rights icon in moving, revelatory ways.
Music’s myriad subgenres have inspired some of the most enduring documentaries of our age. Here are the 37 best music documentaries of the past 50 years.
‘Strange Fruit,’ covered countless times, has become an influential rallying cry passed down through generations.
June will mark the release with a guided, themed meditation from her home in Brooklyn.
We tapped a host of change agents to discuss the powerful link between women, music, and socio-political movements.
Spanning jazz, country, hip-hop and soul music, the best gospel songs of all time prove that the spirit can move you, no matter what your tastes.
This classic song found Nina Simone highlighting Black happiness and optimism in the face of the tumult and turmoil happening outside her window.
While much of 1965’s ‘Pastel Blues’ is sonically subdued, the album’s 10-minute grand finale is a tour de force.
The power of the protest song looks set to be exploited as politics takes center stage again. That music is used as a means to raise awareness and share a common goal...
'I Put a Spell On You' and 'Pastel Blues' will be out on 180-gram vinyl through Verve/UMe's Acoustic Sounds on November 6.