BTAR Zuly Inirio Shares Five BIPOC Led Classical Music Podcasts to Listen to in 2022
If you’re looking for a new podcast about classical music from a different lens, check out these podcasts that are not only bringing great commentary to the classical music landscape but also highlight BIPOC artists, composers, and administrators.
Melanated Moments in Classical Music is a new podcast that shines a spotlight on musical works composed by, for, and about people of color. Melanated Moments is hosted by international opera soprano Angela Brown and music sociologist Joshua Thompson. For some listeners, Melanated Moments will uncover a hidden trove of classical music they never knew existed. For those with a deep knowledge of the genre, stories reflecting the cultural context of the African Diaspora will give a fresh voice to black contributions in the world of classical music. https://bit.ly/33GKyDI
A weekly discussion about the ever-changing world of classical music. Hosts: Tiffany Lu, Kensho Watanabe, and William White. https://bit.ly/3AkxIXC
Classical music taken out of the ivory tower and into the town square. Podcast hosted by Chris Arkin and Sridhar Bhagavathula. Eavesdrop on Chris Arkin (trumpet, piano) and Sridhar Bhagavathula (flute) as they have freewheeling, entertaining conversations about classical music and other broadly related topics. This podcast is informative and accessible to all, whether one is a student, an aficionado, or a layman. All ears welcome! https://bit.ly/33GLmIK
Classically Black Podcast shows listeners the world of classical music through the eyes of Dalanie and Katie: two Black classical musicians on the rise looking to share their perspective with a new and interesting twist. Classically Black Podcast centers Black voices and challenges ideas of what the field of classical music looks like. Additionally, by including humor and references to popular culture, the hosts aim to make classical music more approachable to listeners who are not classically trained. At its core, Classically Black Podcast was created with the purpose of showing Black musicians that even in an industry that so clearly lacks diversity, they are visible and their voices matter. https://bit.ly/3AizFnC
Classical music has been misappropriated as a musical genre and a culture rooted in the aesthetics of Western Europe. TRILLOQUY is the weekly podcast hosted by Garrett McQueen and Scott Blankenship built to decolonize the traditional definitions and conversations surrounding classical music. https://www.trilloquy.org/