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MMYYKK picks five Minnesota music videos to make your day

In a new biweekly feature, we’re inviting Minnesota artists to step in and choose five local music videos (including one of their own) that they’re loving right now. Our first curator is MMYYKK, a multitalented artist who’s a member of astralblak and has recently released a solo EP called Science. BLOOD $MOKE BODY, “OSAY” First […]

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Friday Five: Minnesota artists demand systemic change

Art has been a grounding force in the people’s fight for justice throughout history. If you know of a Minnesota music video we should feature in an upcoming post, please let me know: fridayfive [at] mpr.org. Dua Saleh – “Body Cast” Sudanese-American artist Dua Saleh‘s art has never been separate from their activism. On Instagram, […]

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Friday Five: Minnesota musicians address racial injustice and police brutality

In light of the events that have been transpiring in Minneapolis, this week’s Friday Five will focus on local artists’ response to police violence throughout history. astralblak – “What’s The Price?” In a 2016 video, astralblak (fka ZULUZULUU) repeat the question “What’s the price for a young black man’s life?” and illustrate the all-too-common violence […]

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