MOBEMinneapolis has always been known for incredible musicians, notably Prince, The Time, Sounds of Blackness, Mint Condition, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Lizzo, everyone from Paisley Park and so many more. In May 2020, this city of music made a different type of news with the killing of George Floyd, which led to global protests and a movement to stand up for Black lives.
Our esteemed panel will share their journeys growing up or working in Minneapolis and their part in that signature sound, music artists taking a stand in social justice issues, the future of music and more. Entertainment journalist Wendy Wheaton will lead the discussion with Gary Hines, leader of Sounds Of Blackness; Stokley, Singer/Songwriter/Producer; Kevin Fleming, Program Director KPFK LA and Owner of The Urban Buzz and Jacqui Thompson, President of the PRN Alumni Foundation.
The session will be Live on Facebook on the #MOBESymposium page,