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Lower Dens' Jana Hunter pens op-ed on white privilege in Baltimore music scene

Lower Dens' Jana Hunter pens op-ed on white privilege in Baltimore music scene

Baltimore offers a sense of creative freedom to musicians, but those freedoms are almost exclusively limited to non-black artists, Jana Hunter writes in a new op-ed. Hunter, singer of local band Lower Dens, authored the piece, titled "White Privilege and Black Lives in the Baltimore Music Scene," posted Tuesday on Pitchfork. In it, she addresses the disparity in success between mostly white musicians and bands like hers, Future Islands, Beach House, Dan Deacon and Wye Oak, and the black artists who receive less critical attention. She interviews 25-year-old local musician and DJ Abdu Ali: "Me and my music peers of color have noticed, for one,...

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