The Americana Music Association will host a special virtual panel this Thursday via the organization's Facebook page to address the ongoing concern about racism in the genre. Black Equity in Americana: A Conversation will begin at 4 p.m. EST and will be moderated by music journalist Marcus K. Dowling.
The panel will consist of some of of Americana music’s top Black artists and creative professionals. Artists Adia Victoria, Kamara Thomas and Rev. Sekou will be joined in conversation with Louisiana Red Hot Records GM and head of A&R Lilli Lewis and Muddy Roots Music Festival organizer Jason Galaz.