Virginia Laurie, Washington and Lee University
The duo formed by icons Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak released a record full of ’70s-inspired bops to their audiences’ absolute delight.
Niall Calvert, Wesleyan University
After being neglected for more than 50 years, unearthed footage from the Harlem Cultural Festival demonstrates the importance of honoring the music of Black artists.
Madelyn Haasken, Bemidji State University
Using beautiful melodies, catchy beats and lyrics that stick with you, this music reflects the struggles of these tumultuous times.
Cynthia Vasquez, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
After falling a little behind the times, its smooth sounds are back to capture the ears and hearts of listeners.
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