This Week on MNN

In 1979 President Jimmy Carter designated June as Black Music Month to honor and celebrate Black artists and their contributions to music in the United States. Join MNN Community Members as they talk with icons of the industry. 

Join us Sunday, June 9 starting at 1 PM and Wednesday, June 12 starting at 7 PM on MNN HD (Spectrum 1993)

My Harlem Portraits aims to highlight the incredible work being done by African Americans in their communities and beyond. On this episode host Maria G. Cavenaghi talks with Emmy Award winner and renowned jazz recording artist Alyson Williams. Williams is known for her soulful voice and significant contributions to Jazz and R&B. She shares insights into her artistic journey, the influences that have shaped her music and the challenges she has overcome in her career. Join for this inspiring conversation. 

Sunday 1 PM / Wednesday 7 PM 

My Harlem Portraits airs every Saturday at 12:30 PM on MNN HD

State of the Arts NYC  is a series dedicated to showcasing the vibrant creative scene that New York City has to offer. Hosted by Savona Bailey-McClain, Executive Director and Chief Curator for The West Harlem Art Fund, the show analyzes and celebrates victories in the country’s dynamic creative capital, NYC. In this episode, we meet Jazz Vocalist Tyreek McDole, the winner of the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Competition. Tyreek shares his journey, influences, and what it means to carry forward the legacy of jazz in the modern era. Join us as Savona dives into his artistic process and the experiences that have shaped his career in the jazz world.

Sunday 2 PM / Wednesday 8 PM

State of the Arts NYC airs every other Friday at 9 PM on MNN Culture

Women in Hip Hop w/Jazzie Belle is an exciting new show on MNN hosted by prominent podcaster Jazzie Belle. Known for her influential podcast and exclusive interviews, Jazzie Belle shines a spotlight on the talents and impacts of women in hip hop culture. In this episode, Jazzie sits down with Drew Dixon, a former executive at Def Jam and Arista Records. Dixon played a pivotal role in producing iconic R&B and hip hop hits, working with such acts as The Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, Method Man and many others. Tune in to hear Drew Dixon's unique perspective on the industry, her career highlights, and her experiences navigating the complex world of hip hop and R&B. 

Sunday 2:30 PM / Wednesday 8:30 PM

Women in Hip Hop w/Jazzie Belle airs every Wednesday at 6 PM on MNN Culture