Berklee Africana Studies celebrates the 50th anniversary of hip-hop with an all-star lineup of performers highlighting the power of Black creative expression featuring local and national artists who have made an impact within the past half century.
Join us for an evening with Boston broadcasting legend Carmen Fields as she discusses her new book Going Back to T-Town: The Ernie Fields Territory Big Band. The book discusses her father, big band leader Ernie Fields, and how he and the band dealt with the issue of racial segregation in the Jim Crow South.
The group is on a nationwide tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of Herbie’s “Head Hunters” album, which was the formative event for the band and the first platinum jazz album in history. Students will present 2-3 selections. Members Bill Summers, Mike Clark, Kyle Roussel, Chris Severin, and Donald Harrison will offer commentary and insights as they reflect on the student performances.