Thursday, February 9, 2012

Protest Rally & Concert to be Held on Grammy Night

A while back I posted about the Jazz & Blues Grammy Nominees and discussed how they canceled several categories from the event.

In reality 31 categories were cut (more than I thought), and many musicians are upset about this. Some of the cut categories are "Latin jazz, contemporary jazz, Native American, Zydeco, Cajun, classical, Hawaiian, regional Mexican and world music as well as contemporary blues, polka and other ethnic music categories."

To protest this racist attitude, concerned musicians and community leaders will hold an all star Latin Jazz concert and a protest rally to show their displeasure of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' (NARA) decision to cut these categories., the same day of the Grammy Awards.

You can see the details [here.]

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