Homegoings: BLS Special Series With Musicians of Color

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Homegoings is a special series from Brave Little State that features conversations with musicians of color who live in Vermont — about Black grief, resilience and music.

Follow the series here as we release new episodes weekly through June 15.

A black and white image of a person with three blue dots on their forehead, an orange flower crown and yellow lines shining like rays from their face, all against a lime green background
PHOTO: Shanta Lee Gander, Courtesy / GRAPHIC: Elodie Reed, VPR

A conversation with DonnCherie about compassion, artistic authenticity and taking Blackness back.

A black and white image of a person holding a sunflower. Blue hearts are over the persons sunglasses, and little yellow crowns are on the ends of the person's braids. Red background with green outlines around the image of the person.
PHOTO: Myla Jacobs, Courtesy / GRAPHIC: Elodie Reed, VPR

A conversation with Rivan Calderin about BIPOC exhaustion, safety and music as a platform for consciousness.

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PHOTO: Jack Rowell, Courtesy / GRAPHIC: Elodie Reed, VPR

A conversation with Senayit Tomlinson about Black trauma, music and getting through.

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Photo: Brian Glenny, Courtesy / Graphic: Elodie Reed, VPR

A conversation with Bobby Hackney Jr. about Black grief, resilience and music.