Algia Mae Hinton Passes On

inTheir Adventureson February 9, 2018

Algia Mae Hinton was a national treasure. Guitars and songs and tap shoes were her tools but resilience and joy were her currency. We were deeply saddened to learn of her passing on February 8th, 2018. Born in 1929, Algia Mae came up hard on the farm in eastern North Carolina and raised seven children […]

Diggin’: The Como Mamas – Thank Him Enough

inTheir Musicon February 8, 2018

The Como Mamas are cooking up some sweet gospel music in Como, Mississippi. Here, they express their eternal love and appreciation for their God for continuously providing for them. The live bass and drums only accentuate their raw vocal talent. The Como Mamas recently won an a great honor from the Académie du Jazz in […]

Music Maker Minute: Rufus McKenzie

inThe Artistson February 8, 2018

The Music Maker Minute was created using interviews from the Music Maker Relief Foundation Archive. Each episode features a Music Maker partner artist and their personal experience with race in America to celebrate Black History Month. Music Maker Relief Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to helping the true pioneers of American music by directly […]

In “Our Living Past,” Timothy Duffy immortalizes dozens of Southern Blues icons that he’s met over the course of his 35-year career as an artist and activist. Duffy is the founder and executive director of the Music Maker Relief Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly […]

We’re doing Mardi Gras in Durham style – Boom Unit Brass Band and Paperhand Puppet Intervention kick off with a second line at 8pm from the downtown Bull statue to the Bullpen. March to the Bullpen for a big, brassy, Boom Unit party at 8:30. 8:00 Second Line starts at downtown CCB Plaza Bull statue, […]

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