"Optimistic" by The Sounds of Blackness: The New Black National Anthem?
June 18, 2024

"Optimistic" by The Sounds of Blackness: The New Black National Anthem?

Jay RayJay RayCo-Host

In this episode, DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray explore the timeless impact of 'Optimistic' by The Sounds of Blackness, a song that's been uplifting our spirits since 1991. They discuss the song's significance in Black music history, its continued relevance today, and why it could be considered a new Black National Anthem. Additionally, the hosts delve into the broader contributions of the Sounds of Blackness and the role of gospel music in Black culture. Tune in for an enlightening conversation that intertwines musical history with themes of community upliftment and resilience, especially as we approach Juneteenth.

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