CSP Presents The Black Swan Collective: Episode #71

*Apologies for effing up lineup information in first two segments big time*
Now that everyone including me has got our end-of-the-year jollies out of way, let’s get back into it. CupcakKe gets us off to a good start with the release of her new album Ephorize. In addition, we got tracks by Lady Leshurr, Lodyss, and Fousheé. There’s no throwback segment this show, but we do have some good stuff possibly overlooked over the last month. Let’s get 2018 underway.

(Barely Audible) Music Under: “The Black Mother” by Georgia Anne Muldrow as Jyoti
You can find me on Twitter @IndasCorner, Mastadon @IndaLauryn, Tumblr at cornerstorepress.tumblr.com and my blog at cornerstorepress.wordpress.com. You can also check out the podcast I co-host with Didi (@dustdaughter) called Black Girl Squee (@blackgirlsquee) at blackgirlsquee.simplecast.fm as well as the new Inda’s Corner audio essay series also on Mixcloud. You can support me and the show at conceding2kismet@gmail.com.

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CSP Presents The Black Swan Collective: Episode #70

We have one more regular show before the end of the year and issa goodt one! We got tracks by Eckoes, Latasha Alcindor, and Above Top Secret. Our throwback segment is fun and celebrates collaboration of sorts. Let’s get one more in before we say goodbye to 2017.

(Barely Audible) Music Under: “The Black Mother” by Georgia Anne Muldrow as Jyoti
You can find me on Twitter @IndasCorner, Mastadon @IndaLauryn, Tumblr at cornerstorepress.tumblr.com and my blog at cornerstorepress.wordpress.com. You can also check out the podcast I co-host with Didi (@dustdaughter) called Black Girl Squee (@blackgirlsquee) at blackgirlsquee.simplecast.fm as well as the new Inda’s Corner audio essay series also on Mixcloud. You can support me and the show at conceding2kismet@gmail.com.

CSP Presents The Black Swan Collective: Episode #69

That post holiday, weekend lag has kicked in and we’re all recovering before getting back to the grind. We got tracks by Muhsinah, Abra, and Mabel. Our throwback segment is a bit unusual to say the least but says a lot about my tastes. Look for the self love anthems peppered throughout the show this week.

(Barely Audible) Music Under: “The Black Mother” by Georgia Anne Muldrow as Jyoti
You can find me on Twitter @IndasCorner, Mastadon @IndaLauryn, Tumblr at cornerstorepress.tumblr.com and my blog at cornerstorepress.wordpress.com. You can also check out the podcast I co-host with Didi (@dustdaughter) called Black Girl Squee (@blackgirlsquee) at blackgirlsquee.simplecast.fm as well as the new Inda’s Corner audio essay series also on Mixcloud. You can support me and the show at conceding2kismet@gmail.com or find me on Patreon at Inda Lauryn. You can also find Black Girl Squee on Patreon with bonus content.

Inda’s Corner | Come to My Garden: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Minnie Riperton

Like most people, my introduction to Minnie Riperton was her timeless acoustic classic “Lovin’ You,” one of many songs she wrote with her husband Richard Rudolph. And, yes, that now famous high C impressed the hell out of me and made her stand out, especially as an adolescent in the age of Mariah Carey and every other Black female singer of the time who used that high note in the most gimmicky of ways in every R&B song. But I’d soon get familiar with the originator, the one who knew how to best use her operatic training in meaningful ways outside of opera.

But as I became more familiar and grew ever more enchanted with everything about Minnie, I realized something essential that must be said about her legacy: she was so much more than that high note. She was so much more than an R&B diva although it was fair to count her among the best. And unfortunately, she left us far too soon.

EDIT: Mixcloud won’t play the file, so it has been uploaded to Soundcloud.

CSP Presents The Black Swan Collective: Episode #66

TW: the last track on today’s show has a theme of suicide ideation. This weekend, we amplified ourselves with #WOCAffirmation. We have tracks from Shekhinah, Tamara Wellons, and Tank and the Bangas among others. Instead of a throwback segment, we have a sounds like a throwback segment again. We’re making ourselves heard this week.

(Barely Audible) Music Under: “The Black Mother” by Georgia Anne Muldrow as Jyoti
You can find me on Twitter @IndasCorner, Tumblr at cornerstorepress.tumblr.com and my blog at cornerstorepress.wordpress.com. You can also check out the podcast I co-host with Didi (@dustdaughter) called Black Girl Squee (@blackgirlsquee) at blackgirlsquee.simplecast.fm as well as the new Inda’s Corner audio essay series also on Mixcloud. You can support me and the show at conceding2kismet@gmail.com or find me on Patreon at Inda Lauryn. You can also find Black Girl Squee on Patreon with bonus content.