Melanated Moments in Classical Music

Melanated Moments in Classical Music, an award-winning podcast from Classical Music Indy, shines a spotlight on musical works composed by, for, and about Black people.

Melanated Moments is hosted by international opera soprano Angela Brown and music sociologist Joshua Thompson. Angela and Joshua’s chemistry is electric, balancing fun, lively commentary with no-nonsense straight talk. Telling history like it is, Angela and Joshua share a deep commitment to be a voice for Black artists, as Black artists.

For some listeners, Melanated Moments will uncover a hidden trove of classical music they never knew existed. For those with a deep musical knowledge, stories reflecting the cultural context of the African Diaspora will offer a fresh perspective on Black contributions in the world of classical music.