Interview with Founder, Publisher-Sugarcane Magazine Melissa Hunter Davis

Interview with Founder, Publisher-Sugarcane Magazine Melissa Hunter Davis

In this episode of "The Truth in This Art," host Rob Lee sits down with Melissa Hunter Davis, the founder of Sugarcane Magazine. Sugarcane is an online journal dedicated to the art of Africa and the African diaspora, covering everything from literature to performance. Melissa is a creative entrepreneur with a passion for all things related to African arts and culture. Tune in to hear about her journey starting Sugarcane, the importance of representation in the arts, and her insights on the thriving creative scene within the African diaspora. Whether you're an avid art enthusiast or simply curious about the intersection of culture and creativity, this episode is not to be missed.

About Sugarcane Magazine

Sugarcane Magazine is a Black art and culture media company. Black culture is the most recognized culture in the world and influences every corner of humanity. With the rise in Black visual art along with music, dance, design, and literature, Sugarcane Magazine controls the cultural currency of Black people. We connect thousands of readers globally with the world’s leading visual and performing artists, with a focus on making the most popular and imitated culture accessible. Started in 2006 by Melissa Hunter, our founder saw the opportunity for media that focuses on the visual and performing arts from Africa and the African diaspora. Today, her vision includes a print publication, video, social media, and our website.

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Rob Lee & The Truth in This Art present "Summer of Soul"

Attention all movie lovers and fans of "The Truth In This Art" podcast (! Host Rob Lee is thrilled to partner with Pratt Library for a four-part Black Cinema series at Pratt Library from March through June 2023, starting with Thompson’s 2022 Oscar-winning documentary, Summer of Soul. Summer of Soul reclaims the legacy of 1969’s Harlem Cultural Festival, which promoted Black pride and culture with musical performances by Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, the Chambers Brothers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, and Sly & the Family Stone.

Join Rob for a night of trivia and conversation as he breaks down movies connected to Black history, culture, music and cinema. The three other films in the series - all directed by Spike Lee -  include The BlacKKKlansman (April 26), Do the Right Thing (May 25) and He Got Game (June 22).

Thursday, March 9 at 5:30pm
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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Melissa Hunter Davis
Melissa Hunter Davis
Melissa Hunter Davis is a creative entrepreneur and the master mind behind Sugarcane, an online destination for artists of Africa and the African Diaspora.

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