The Black Legacy Project will travel to the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas in May 2022, exploring the rich history of folk music and Black and White race-relations in this famous mountain region. While largely known for its lush natural landscapes, as a haven for country artists and music lovers, the wildly popular eponymous Netflix series, and for being the home of “Walmart,” the Ozarks provides rich opportunities to explore the roots and contributions of Black and White folk music to today’s musical soundscape. In addition, the Ozarks was the site of historic acts of racial exclusion, expulsion, violence, and segregation, of which some local communities are seeking to reconcile and overcome. These attributes are what brings the Black LP to the region. Read more here.
BLACK LP OZARKS COORDINATOR