Who Owns Race? Who Owns Music? Who Owns Memphis?

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

This hit Broadway musical "Memphis" is drawing lots of attention, crowds and even some presidential admirers, with first lady Michelle Obama bringing Sasha and Malia to NYC to catch the show recently. The play takes place in the underground dance clubs of the 1950's in Memphis, Tennessee and examines the interplay between culture, music and race.

The cast were all present for a panel discussion at WNYC's Jerome Greene Space where Celeste moderated a discussion on race, ethnicity and culture. She spoke with the show's writer, Joe DiPietro and the stars, Montego Glover and Chad Kimball.

I mean, music is something that we all share as human beings. It's the one common denominator. Wherever in the cosmos this idea that segregation might end in part because of music—I think that's just the perfect solution.

—Chad Kimball

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Was at the interview, I thought it was exceedingly well done, and very informative. I thought the passion that Joe, Chad and Montego was very apparent.

Apr. 06 2010 01:00 PM

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