Shana Redmond, Professor of Global Jazz Studies and Musicology, Contributes to Award-Nominated Documentary About Harlem and Music
Redmond lent her voice to a four-part documentary series titled “By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of ‘Godfather of Harlem,’” which was recently nominated for a 2021 NAACP Image Award.
'A song is never just a song': The complicated history behind the controversy over Kate Smith's 'God Bless America' | USA Today
Shana L. Redmond, associate professor of musicology and African American studies at UCLA, discusses the controversy over Kate Smith's 'God Bless America.' More than three decades after her death, Smith became a controversial figure in the world of sports, almost overnight, when her popular rendition of "God Bless America" was cast aside by the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Flyers in April after the organizations discovered that she had performed songs with racist lyrics in the early 1930s.
Shana L. Redmond discusses Beyonce's appearance at Coachella
"On Saturday night, in a performance in front of tens of thousands of people, one of America’s biggest pop stars became the first black woman to headline the Coachella music festival."