Interview with Rob Fields

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Fields, Rob; Orjuela, Fernando
Fernando Orjuela interviews Rob Fields during the AAAMC conference, "Reclaiming the Right to Rock: Black Experiences in Rock Music."
Indiana University, Radio and Television Services
Archives of African American Music and Culture
Bloomington; Indiana; United States
Reclaiming the Right to Rock: Black Experiences in Rock Music
Archives of African American Music and Culture
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2 video files (mov, 35 min., 30 sec.) : sound, color ; 9.40 GB + 1 transcript (8 pages)
Self-described "Black rock evangelist" Rob Fields writes about Black rock and Black culture on his blog Bold as Love, which focuses on exploring, celebrating and evangelizing the growing music genre known as Black rock, Afro-punk or urban alternative (URB ALT). In conjunction with his blog, he runs a live event series, Bold as Live, which creates new opportunities for audiences to discover Black rock through shows, lectures, and discussions. He has worked professionally in the Black rock scene since the early 1990s, when he became Director of PR for the Black Rock Coalition. Following this, he went into artist management, working for Capitol Records and representing alternative Black artists such as trombonist Josh Roseman and M-Base cofounder Graham Haynes. With his background in marketing, Rob's interest lies in providing context for audiences (particularly Black audiences) to understand and enjoy what they're hearing in Black rock, and to help Black rock artists find ways to make Black rock matter in the marketplace. Rob has been a guest several times on NPR, and was a panelist at the 2009 SXSW Music Conference.
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Other: DVF 1036; Other: DVF 1037

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