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Arising to This Moment: Bettye LaVette’s “Blackbirds”

When Bettye LaVette sings “to be free,” the recent Blues Hall of Fame inductee opens a door and steps into the light.

LaVette’s new album Blackbirds is inspired by the African American women she sees as her musical forerunners. The concluding track, “Blackbird,” the Beatles song she has performed in concert for a decade, crowns the record.

Ram on … (link to CultureSonar article)


By Katie Kapurch

Katie Kapurch writes about popular culture and literature. As a scholar of the Beatles and other major phenomena, she offers fresh insights when it comes to the topics of gender, sex, sexuality, and race.

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