Carl Craig hosts ‘All Black Digital’ to celebrate Black History Month
To celebrate Black History Month in America, Carl Craig presents All Black Digital, a series of virtual conversations and performances in support of Bridges For Music.
Every week throughout February, Carl will host conversations on topics including Afrofruturism and the African-American origins of electronic music and whitewashing of the genre, culminating in a discussion at South Africa’s living museum, Constitution Hill – the former prison and military fort where world renowned men and women, including Nelson Mandela, were incarcerated – on how African rhythms fed into Black music in America, particularly techno and house music.
Over five episodes he’ll speak with guests including Professor, DJ and composer King Britt, Make Techno Black Again’s DeForrest Brown Jr. and Planet E Communications label mates DJ Minx and DJ Holographic.
The discussions will be streamed on Beatport as well as Quincy Jones’ co-founded Qwest TV, with all money raised going to non-profit organization and music educators Bridges For Music, who use music as a tool for mental health and to teach entrepreneurial skills to students in the creative industries.
In Carl’s own words: “It’s a great honor to return to South Africa and to perform in the motherland of my ancestors. The music I have been making, producing and performing for the past 30 years is an homage and continuation of what was born in Africa and runs through my blood here in Detroit. I’m so happy to be a part of this event at Constitution Hill and to team up with Qwest TV and Beatport to broadcast. I’ve been a fan of Quincy Jones ever since I could read liner notes, and to bring attention to my brothers and sisters from SA and the good work Bridges For Music does is an icing on the cake.”
Check out the full schedule below.