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The Black Roots Of Rock And Roll: Part 3

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The Black Roots Of Rock And Roll: Part 3

The Black Roots Of Rock And Roll: Part 3

The Black Roots Of Rock And Roll: Part 3

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Dionne Farris performs onstage during BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors on February 17, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Playlist

  • Death, "Freakin Out"
  • M/A/R/R/S, "Pump Up The Volume" (U.K. 12")
  • A.R. Kane, "Haunting"
  • Dionne Farris, "I Know"

World Cafe is digging into the Black Roots of Rock and Roll throughout February for Black History Month. In this four-part series, music journalist John Morrison helps explore how black artists have influenced – and in some cases invented – rock, decade by decade. This week, we move on from the 1970s, touching on the early punk sounds of the band Death, and into the '80s and '90s with the British proto-shoegaze band A.R. Kane, and Arrested Development's Dionne Farris.

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