Influential Female Artists: Women’s History Month

Lady Gaga If I ever have the chance to meet an artist, Lady Gaga will be at the top of my list. She can do it all: she has an amazing voice, iconic dance moves, and is one of the best performers of the modern era of music. Lady Gaga is an example of a […]

More Black Artist Music Recommendations

Here’s part 3 of the Black History Month recommendations from HCCS core member, junior Alex Johnson! But if you haven’t already, check out Kworweinski Lafontant’s post about The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and Dr. Jordan VanHemert’s post about Art Blakey and Herbie Hancock! Beyoncé I went back and forth on whether or not to include […]

The Legacies of Art Blakey and Herbie Hancock

Jazz is Black American Music. Black Culture and jazz are inextricably linked–so much so that I like to say that when you are a jazz musician, every month is Black History Month. In this post, I am going to highlight two artists of this great art form: Art Blakey (specifically his group, the Jazz Messengers) […]

Review: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill is one of the greatest rappers of all time, and that’s only a fraction of what she does. She is a soulful singer, a former member of the Fugees, a songwriter and producer, and a woman of faith and values. She’s tied in with reggae roots as well (fun fact: she is Bob […]

Black Artist Music Recommendations: Week 2

Here’s week 2 of Black History Month with more artist recommendations from junior HCCS member, Alex Johnson. But be on the lookout for a special post about Ms. Lauryn Hill from BSU member Kworweinski Lafontant! Cory Henry: Jazz is one of the most influential genres in American music history, and it is a Black art […]

Black Artist Music Recommendations: 2010-2020

February is Black History Month and this year HCCS will be giving you music recommendations each week from Black artists from all-across American History. To kick-off our first week, here are some recommendations from junior HCCS member, Alex Johnson. Kendrick Lamar: Starting off this series is probably my personal favorite artist of all time: Pulitzer-Prize […]

Musical Memory Lane

We are nearing the end of the semester, people. Final papers, projects, and presentations are waiting just around the corner and the time of cramming for exams is here. To help us all during this time, Hope College Concert Series has compiled all of our playlists for you in one space! We have it all: […]

Our Favorite Live Concert Memories

Our Concert Series members have been missing the live concert scene these past few months and we are sure you have too. However, we are excited to announce that on Friday, October 30th, we will be hosting our first live concert of the semester!! This fun Fall Fest event will feature all your favorite student […]

What have HCCS members been listening to? (Part 2)

We are back with the second half of recommendations from our members! Don’t forget to follow us on Spotify @hopeconcerts! Alex: My favorite project from last semester: Circles, by Mac Miller. Mac Miller unfortunately passed away in September of 2018, but he was recording material for this album, Circles, up until his death. Posthumous albums […]

What have the HCCS members been listening to?

Check out some album and song suggestions from 4 members of our team! And, don’t forget to follow us on Spotify @hopeconcerts! Gina Hi everyone! My name is Gina and I’m one of the Co-Directors for Hope College Concert Series! As someone in love with music ranging from Alternative to EDM, choosing just one album […]