Esperanza Spalding “Black Gold” Video World Premieres on 106 & Park Tonight!!!

| February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Author: Sylvia Burley

Grammy-Award winning artist, Esperanza Spalding, world premieres her brand-new music video, “Black Gold,” off her forthcoming album Radio Music Society (due out March 20, 2012), on 106 & PARK at 6 pm (EST) tonight.  Directed by Pilar Sanz of Rita Clip! Producciones, S.L., the video is geared towards young boys of color.

“So much of our strength is drawn from resistance and endurance,” explains Spalding, “but black pride didn’t just start with the slave trade.  I wanted to address our nobility, going back to our incredible ancestors in pre-colonial Africa.”

She continues, “I remember meetings when I was in elementary school about being strong as young black women, and I don’t think the boys had those meetings.  This song is meant to speak to those young men, and I imagined it might one day be something that a parent could sing to his or her son.”

The Portland, Oregon native’s star has been on a meteoric rise since winning the Grammy Award in 2011 for Best New Artist, the first jazz artist to do so.  Her diverse ethnicity, which includes Welsh, Hispanic, Native American, and African American, is apparent in her Brazilian-themed music.

Spalding is a prolific musician AND teacher becoming, at age 20, one of the youngest professors at the Berklee School of Music.

As also one of the most talented musicians on the jazz scene today, we remain on the edge of our seats wondering what this musical phenomenon will do next.  Check her out later to see!

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Sylvia Burley is a Freelance Writer and Integrated Marketing & Communications Consultant. She writes on various topics including marketing, politics, entertainment, current events, and living green. A native Detroiter, she is a graduate of Michigan State University and loves singing, foreign movies and rollercoasters. She currently resides in Atlanta because she doesn't like the cold.

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