Renaissance Bandleader Damien Sneed In A Tribute To Aretha Franklin, Featuring Valerie Simpson And Karen Clark Sheard

Damien Sneed, the multi-genre composer, bandleader, musician, and vocalist, announces a brand-new multi-media touring show for 2022, titled A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with British Pathé.

Cynthia Erivo To Play Harlem Fave Aretha Franklin In Genius: Aretha

National Geographic, with Imagine Television Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios, announced today that Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet,” Broadway’s “The Color Purple“) will star as Aretha Franklin in the next installment of the Emmy-winning global anthology series Genius: Aretha. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness,…