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#Throwback cover illustration and design. Go pick up a print. #cfluxsing #art #illustration #design #concept - By @50shadesofblack “A celebration of the vast landscape of African Diaspora Expressionism through music. Listen now. Original artwork by @cfluxsing exclusively for 50 Shades of Black. www.50shadesofblack.com/music #whatisblackmusic #madefromblack #blackmusic #BHM #youareblackhistory” via @PhotoRepost_app

Art by our own @cfluxsing: “THE KING Print is one of my favorite paintings that I created. I just thought about everyone claiming to be King of this and that. Even how some consider Elvis to be the King. Elvis was that to some because he was copying black expression but he was white. Then I thought about the history of music and after “negro spirituals” and gospel… it was the Blues that came next. This was the base for every other music that followed. B.B. King was a pioneer in that. One of the best to do it and still performing. In my mind, he was a KING! I read a book about him at the time and I seen this photo by Brian Smith. B.B. mentioned that some one asked him why does he look like he do(make those faces while playing). His response was “I tell them looks aren’t important, feeling is.”. I just ran with it because from the pic, you can tell he was feeling what he was playing… HEAVY!! He’s playing life. His music altered people lives with his songs, voice and guitar. Hense, the plants growing from the guitar. B.B. King is the KING to me!” R.I.P. to the KING. #Blues #BBKing #TrueKing #cfluxsing #whatisblackmusic

In partnership with our friends at @afronative join us in celebrating AfroNative Artist Marc Cary of Wampanoag and African heritage who is a talented pianist. Marc Cary is a member of the Chappaquiddick Tribe of the Wampanoag Indian Nation of Massachussetts.
As a teen Marc was given the name “Gentle Wind” by the late John “Slow Turtle” Peters, who was Mashpee and the supreme medicine man of the Wampanoag.
Photo credit: Rebecca Meek
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New Orleans meets Montana. Zydeco vs Cajun #whatisblackmusic #zydeco #neworleans #montana

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By the rivers of Babylon where we sat down and where we wept when we remembered Zion. #50shadesofblack #reggae #whatisblackmusic #nature #rasta

Limited edition giclee print of original artwork by @cfluxsing created exclusively for #50shadesofblack Only 8 left. I’m so excited about how this framed print turned out! Soon to be hung at Emory University Center for Ethics. Add to your art collection. Support one of our featured artists and our tireless efforts to empower, inspire, challenge, and ultimately transform our communities. Http://www.50shadesofblack.com/signature-art #emoryuniversity #originalart #whatisblackmusic #atlantaartist #africanart