The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire
The Black Wall Street Music Project set during Legacy Fest on Sunday May 30th performance is from 5pm to 7pm
One Tulsa, LLC and its founder Fred Jones is all about unity in the community and today announced more details about the multi-generational, multi-genre compilation album 1921 The Black Wall Street Music Project. The project first envisioned three years ago, recently kicked into high gear, with local artists joining the mission to bring a spotlight to the music and messages of the descendants of the Greenwood community.
To mark the Centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre on May 31st, One Tulsa will preview the album with dual singles highlighting both the violent history as well as the inspiration to be gained by witnessing the spirit of a thriving black community in the time of a segregated America. OmaleyB “Kerosene ft. Steph Simon” and Doc Shaw “The Sun Will Rise Again ft. Lester Shaw and Retsel Shaw” will launch under the banner of The Black Wall Street Music Project on Friday May 28th wherever digital music is available.
The project, which was conceived and polished during months of formal and informal meetings on Greenwood Ave at the Black Wall Street Liquid Lounge Coffee Shop speaks to the widely held idea that it’s time to shine a light on the artists of Tulsa for whom the messages in the music don’t begin and end with the tragedy of the Race Massacre Centennial.
Fred Jones serves as Executive Producer for The Black Wall Street Music Project along with Project Managers Tulsa’s Guy Troupe and music industry veteran Thornell Jones, Jr. Strategic partners include The Hille Foundation, Osage Casinos, The Wayman Tisdale Foundation, and Spirit Bank.
“I truly feel blessed to be alive for such a time as this on Greenwood, as we look to do our part for a “better Greenwood” I sincerely hope and pray that this music project enhances the healing of this great city, state and nation.”
Fred Jones, One Tulsa, LLC.
The Black Wall Street Music Project range from Superstars to virtual unknowns who all share the mission of One Tulsa to promote diversity and inclusion and ending systematic racism through music. Also lending songs to the release are 3X Grammy nominated Taylor Hanson, singer Branjae, Spoken Word poets Kode Ransom, Jerica Wortham, and Sterling Matthews, Blue eyed soul man Dane Arnold from Dane & The Soup, Tulsa hip hop pioneers Dangerous Rob and Playya 1000, newcomer JANNAH, 80-year-old jazz master Washington Rucker, and a posthumous premiere by Wayman Tisdale.