Black Summer Culture in Brooklyn

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A podcast from Brooklyn Deep goes through the many Brooklyn festivals, street fairs and other summer events that celebrate Black culture. Mark and Veralyn, hosts of the Third Rail podcast, along with guests Zawadi Morris, editor of BK Reader, and Tai Allen, poet and event curator, list and discuss the events, which include:

At 23 minutes, the conversation turns to how these summer events have changed through the years. They talk about admission fees and their impact on authenticity, how gentrification can affect festivals, and keeping longtime events relevant to younger generations, among other topics.

Finally, the last segment, “Tell ‘Em Why You Mad,” starts at 48 minutes into the podcast.

Listen to the latest episode of Third Rail at Brooklyn Deep.

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