Shana L. Redmond discusses Beyonce’s appearance at Coachella

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“On Saturday night, in a performance in front of tens of thousands of people, one of America’s biggest pop stars became the first black woman to headline the Coachella music festival …arguably the most significant moment in her show — politically and historically — was her rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” … known widely as the “black national anthem.”


UCLA musicologist and associate professor of African American studies, Shana L. Redmond, discusses her extensive study of the song’s history and role, and of perhaps one of the most high-profile, public performances of the song in recent years.


Read the full article at the Washington Post.