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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Notes to Self: Music as a Form of Trauma Therapy

The month of October carries with it the feeling of fall, apple orchid visits, and a warm cider on a crisp and chilly afternoon. However, for some, the month of October holds a very different meaning as it marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this month, we take time to recognize the stories and experiences […]

Fighting Injustice with Song: A Brief History of Protest Music in America

Music has always been a representation of what is inside of us. We are complex beings that hold strong opinions, a wide range of emotions, and a very, very loud voice. Throughout history, music has served as a voice for the people in times of need, discomfort, and revolution. As Hope College Concert Series, it […]