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A Nü Sound playlist showcasing some of today’s rising Black artists

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Nü Sound created RISING SUN, a playlist highlighting today’s rising Black artists spanning the United States, UK, and Sweden. Ranging from punk to R&B and everything in between, RISING SUN is a genreless playlist that highlights essential Black artists in today’s music landscape. Featured tracks from Tora, Sudan Archives, The Childlike Empress, Bakar, Hope Tala, Yola, and many more musicians shine bright on this curated playlist. 

Listen here to RISING SUN:

Just because Black History Month is almost over doesn’t mean the end of celebrating and commemorating Black history and culture. While you’re listening to RISING SUN, consider checking out and donating to the following organizations that promote BIPOC artists!

Organizations that support BIPOC artists:

ART ADMINISTRATORS OF COLOR 

“The Arts Administrators of Color Network (AAC) is an arts service network that focuses on networking and community building through the arts. We are advocates and continue to fight for equity in the arts through collaboration, forums, and outlets that provide a voice for arts administrators and artists of color where there may not be one.”

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY AND PERFORMANCE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC 

“NASPAAM exists as a non-profit professional organization whose members give freely and tirelessly of their time and service.  The organization is dedicated to promoting, performing, and preserving all facets of African- American music.”

BLACK ART FUTURES FUND

“Black Art Futures Fund (BAFF) provides general operating support for small Black-led arts & culture nonprofits or fiscally sponsored projects with an operating budget of $500K or less.”

BLACK ARTISTS + DESIGNERS GUILD

“The Black Artists + Designers Guild (BADG) was founded in 2018 by Malene Barnett, an artist based in Brooklyn, NY, to combat the lack of representation of Black talent and culture in the design industry.”

SPHINX ORGANIZATION 

“Sphinx was founded in 1997 by Aaron P. Dworkin with the goal of addressing the underrepresentation of people of color in classical music. The name Sphinx, inspired by the mythical creature and legendary statue, reflects the power, wisdom, and persistence that characterize Sphinx’s participants, as well as the enigmatic and interpretive nature of music and art.”

CHICAGO WEST COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER 

“Chicago West Community Music Center was formed to provide high quality music instruction and community performances to reduce the music-related achievement gap between minority and non-minority students, and between economically disadvantaged students and their more advantaged peers.”

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC

“The National Museum of African American Music is the premier global destination for music lovers of all generations and inspires, educates, and transforms your appreciation of American music.”

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEGRO MUSICIANS

“For almost a century, the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. has been a champion for African and African-American music and musicians. Our organization is concerned with the performance and preservation of uniquely African-American music, while acknowledging and providing opportunity to the Black composer and performer.”

HARMONY PROJECT 

“Harmony Project provides high quality music instruction and social support to children year-round at no cost. Through our network of world-class instructors, college success programming, and continuous opportunities for advancement, we motivate youth to achieve their greatest aspirations and cultivate the human potential of our communities Long Beach to Pasadena, Inglewood to Boyle Heights.”

BKLYN BOIHOOD

“Our mission is to create spaces where black, brown queer and trans bois* and our communities can cultivate stories, dreams and creative work.”

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