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This is what the NPR’s Pop Tradition Comfortable Hour crew was being attentive to — and what it is best to try this weekend.
Sheryl Lee Ralph successful the Emmy
I completely sobbed watching her speech. She is such a expertise — she’s a type of journeyman actresses who has been round for many years placing within the work, doing unbelievable issues in Black cinema, and never being acknowledged for her work.
To see her stand up on that stage and get her second within the solar was simply unbelievable. I beloved it a lot. — Cate Younger
Kenan and Kel reunion on the Emmys
For each state of affairs that makes you need to write off the Emmys fully, like The Underground Railroad not successful a single Emmy, to circle again to Thuso Mbedu and Sheila Atim’s final massive undertaking The Lady King, is a second like Kenan and Kel reuniting on the Emmys.
For a youngster who sort of grew up within the late ’90s and early ’00s, Kenan & Kel on Nickelodeon was a foundational present. You at all times sort of heard rumors in regards to the potential rifts of their friendship through the years. Like, you already know, had been they speaking? Had been they not speaking?
So to see such an unfiltered, joyful second between them simply felt so pure, and I am sort of hoping this may be an indication of them working collectively sooner or later. I do not want a Good Burger 2, it could possibly be something. — Marc Rivers
IAmTonyTweets’ Little Mermaid music on Twitter
The Little Mermaid trailer for the brand new Disney “reside motion remake” – I do not know the way a lot is definitely going to be reside motion, however no matter – dropped per week in the past. It stars Halle Bailey, who’s a Black performer, and it is nice to see Ariel being performed in that position.
I’ve some quibbles with the trailer as a result of it is tremendous darkish, you may’t actually see something, and the particular results look horrible. However I’ll say within the wake of that trailer dropping, an outdated clip from earlier this summer time began circulating from an internet persona creator who goes by @iamtonytweets on Twitter.
It is mainly him donning numerous wigs to play each Ariel and Ursula within the scene of “Poor Unlucky Souls,” however he remixes it. It simply reveals the creativity that Black folks have, particularly when taking issues we grew up with that was tremendous white, making it actually enjoyable and placing in our personal spin on it.
I doubt that the film goes to be nearly as good as this minute-long tweet, however who cares? — Aisha Harris
The 1,000th Tiny Desk Live performance with Angélique Kidjo and discovering musician Madison Cunningham
The closing credit of The Lady King have a music that options visitor vocals from Angélique Kidjo, the nice legend. She is the topic of our 1,000th Tiny Desk Live performance, which we printed this week.
However talking of the Tiny Desk Live shows, I had a discovery myself watching a beautiful singer and guitarist named Madison Cunningham, who put out an album final week known as Revealer. It’s so, so, so stunning.
She is such a subtly kickass guitarist, and this report comprises one of the vital stunning, tear-jerking ballads I’ve heard in a very, actually very long time known as “Life In accordance To Raechel.” — Stephen Thompson
Extra suggestions from the Pop Tradition Comfortable Hour publication
by Linda Holmes
Mandalit del Barco has a brand new NPR sequence on Latinos in Hollywood. Hearken to the primary piece right here. (You too can learn. However I do suggest listening to the audio she gathered!)
It is an uncommon suggestion, however right here goes: I do not know the way I received on the subject of the 2009 CBS homicide thriller sequence Harper’s Island, however after Twitter helped me bear in mind what it was known as, I had quite a lot of enjoyable visiting its Wikipedia web page and reliving one of the vital actually bonkers community reveals I can bear in mind — together with the episode titles.
We received fantastic, fantastic information this week, which is that expensive buddy of PCHH Brittany Luse would be the new host of It is Been A Minute, which after all was the previous area of expensive buddy of PCHH Sam Sanders. We couldn’t be extra excited, and I commend to you the episode by which Brittany and expensive buddy of PCHH Eric Eddings (look, now we have a variety of associates, okay?) talked about winding down their important podcast For Coloured Nerds as they start new chapters.
As if that weren’t sufficient inside information, the nice Alt.Latino was relaunched this week with Felix Contreras and new host Anamaria Sayre, who our listeners additionally know from conversations about Dangerous Bunny and West Aspect Story, amongst others.
BUT WAIT. As Stephen talked about above, this was additionally the week that the Tiny Desk celebrated its 1,000th — sure, 1,000th — live performance. They’ve come a good distance, actually.
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