One of the ways African-Americans have shared the pain and the pleasure of the black experience is through music.  


Black artists have been an essential part of almost every genre of music. And black songs are often catalysts for change and enhanced public awareness.


 Maestro Rodgers of Orchestra Noir sits down with host Leah Fleming to talk about black artists throughout the years.

Today, we sit down with Jason Ikeem Rodgers. He’s the conductor of the Atlanta African-American Orchestral group called Orchestra Noir. He shares some of his favorite black artists, including Nina Simone and Ma Rainey.