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Archives: Dwynell Roland

Ten of the many Black Minnesota artists you can support on Bandcamp this Juneteenth (and always)

Juneteenth (June 19) commemorates Black freedom and is recognized as a “time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future.” It is often celebrated with picnics, celebrations, guest speakers, and family gatherings. The origins of Juneteenth date back to June 19th, 1865, acknowledged as the day that the remaining African-American slaves in the Confederacy were […]

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Friday Five: Dessa, DENNY, and more new Minnesota music videos

Dessa – “Fire Drills” In Dessa‘s “Fire Drills,” kids toss dress-up aside in favor of grander adventures. Director Irene Kotnik filmed this video in Berlin. DENNY – “she gonna eat your heart out” Most of us have complicated relationships with the internet. Few of us moreso than DENNY, a Minneapolis trio who warn, “she’ll eat your heart out.” […]

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