the black album. mixtape. block party.
Regina Taylor, August 2021
Regina Taylor’s the black album. mixtape. block party.
A virtual presentation and award ceremony celebrating the black album. mixtape. collaborators and their work.
In an effort to reexamine, redefine and reimagine what it means to teach and educate our youth, and allow our young artists to create and produce work that speaks truth to power. Regina Taylor swiftly pivoted and turned to digital programming; thus, the black album was born. How do we give voice to people – particularly students – who need to speak about the shifts and changes happening in our world? How do we connect people in a time of isolation? How do we give our young people an opportunity to speak truth to power at this moment? These were some of the questions Regina explored to generate content for the black album. 2020. resistance. and the black album mixtape.
You can view the full event here.
Regina Taylor – Director & Executive Producer
Transcend Streaming – Streaming Producer
Shanjala Irving – Stage Manager
Ashley Oliver – Stage Manager
Alana Zalas – Production Assistant
Gard O’Berg – Digital Marketing Associate
Theaster Gates, Rebuild Foundation – Block Party Partner
Featured guests included:
Tharmella Nyahoza, Sage Anderson, Karen Earl, Joi Henry, Ryan Henry, Yolan Henry, Ivvy Hicks, Mark Kendall, Dr. Renee Metthews & Keith Williams.
Block party featured artists included:
Alexandria Carrington, Bobby Daye, Rhett Goldman, Mark Hirsch, Leon Jones, Caleb Mosely, Fabrae Nicole, Wilfredo Rivera, Nya Smith, John Tyler, Ben Woods, Monique Haley, Simone Stevens, Margaret Murphy-Webb, Shea Glover, Joe Cerqua, Jordan Ross, Sim Carpenter, & Margaret Nelson.
Mixtape Awards Judges:
Dr. Carol ADams, Dr. Michael Brownlee, Melanie Clemmons, Roberto Conduru, Zenetta Drew, Blake Hackler, Terry Loftis, Aja Martin, Kristina Nielson, & Vickie Washington.
Mixtape Partners included:
Atlanta Black Theater Festival, National Associate of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, National College Resources Foundation, New York Stage and Film, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Repertory Theater of St Louis, Yellowbrick Impact, Howard University Musical Theatre Program Marty Lamar, Spelman University, UNT Dallas School of Human Services; Constance Lacy, DePaul University, Columbia College Chicago, & Jenesse Center.