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Memphis musicians continue protests in tradition of ‘message music’

By , Daily Memphian Published: August 22, 2020 4:00 AM CT

Adopting Stax Records' approach to tackling Black liberation through song, several local artists responded to recent protests with lyrical activism.


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Jared Boyd

Jared Boyd

Jared Boyd is an arts and culture columnist at The Daily Memphian and program manager for WYXR 91.7 FM. His friends call him "Jay B.," and you can, too.

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