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I Know You Got Soul: Tracing Black Music from R&B to Hip Hop

Mon, Dec 02, 2019 | 1:00 pm

Rashad Grove & Brandi “BRIZ” Lewis-Grove

Monday, December 2, 2019 — 1 p.m.

Rashad Grove is a Film/TV critic, journalist, minister, and a historian of Black Music and religion. His work has appeared on BET, MTV, Billboard, Okayplayer, Udiscover Music, Revolt TV, The Source Magazine, AllHipHop, and The Hip-Hop Archive at Harvard University. He has interviewed Master P, Steven A. Smith of ESPN, Lauriann Gibson host of You Think You Can Dance, Amanda Seales, DJ Paul of Three Six Mafia, Case, Phonte of Little Brother, and many more.

He currently serves as the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Wayne, in Wayne, PA and as Professor of Theology at Eastern University. He’s a graduate of the State University of New York with a BA in African American Studies and from Princeton Theological Seminary with MDiv and MA degrees.

Brandi “BRIZ” Lewis-Grove is an energetic singer/songwriter who resides in New Jersey. Influenced by classic Philly Soul/Funk/R&B, she released her debut EP “Love And Light” (2016), which features production from Walt Anderson, lead singer of Kool and The Gang. Along with her band The Revival, she has performed all over the Tri-state area, including QVC Christmas Parade in West Chester, PA with a crowd of 30,000 people and the Wawa Welcome America - July 4th celebration on the Ben Franklin Parkway. She has opened for Mary J. Blige, Boyz II Men, The Philly Pops, and has sung background for Fantasia. She also is the creator and producer of her own web series/TV show, “The Briz and Rashad Experience” which airs throughout New Jersey. 

Sullivan Hall

Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection
1330 W. Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122