Interview with Kandia Crazy Horse

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Crazy Horse, Kandia; Garofalo, Reebee
Reebee Garofalo interviews Kandia Crazy Horse during the AAAMC conference, "Reclaiming the Right to Rock: Black Experiences in Rock Music."
Indiana University, Radio and Television Services; McAlpin, Michael
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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1 video file (mov, 33 min., 37 sec.) : sound ; color ; 8.88 GB + 1 transcript (8 pages), 1 videocassette (HD miniDV : sound, color)
Raised on a variety of music, from P-Funk to Supertramp, electric guitar evangelism to country and western, D.C. native Kandia Crazy Horse has worked as a rock critic for over a decade. Crazy Horse began writing, in her words, "simply because I could ‘speak so well’ like Colin Powell; read and write; and had a favorite band throughout the '90s that got awful press and a lot of disdain: the Black Crowes. As a New Southerner with a brain, I figured it was my job to champion them because they made great Black music." The Brooklyn-based writer was formerly the music editor at Creative Loafing in Charlotte, N.C., and has contributed to numerous publications, including Paper, Harp, Village Voice,, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian . She supported Afrofuturism by editing Rip It Up : The Black Experience in Rock 'n' Roll (2004), noted for being "an eclectic mix of interviews and essays on Black rock 'n' roll--filled with fascinating information and provocative ideas." Crazy Horse was the 2008-2009 Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies at Princeton University, where she taught the course "Roll over Beethoven : Black Rock & Cultural Revolt," and organized and mounted a Southern rock symposium titled Radio Free Dixie-- or, De Dirty South Brokedown . Crazy Horse challenges Black readers to take pride in the history of Black rock, to "attempt to conserve it, don't just fritter it away and then lament it being lost forever after."
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Other: DVF 1027

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