In Conversation: Common & Karriem Riggins of August Greene, with Amazon Music’s Alex Luke

Recording: In Conversation: Common & Karriem Riggins of August Greene, with Amazon Music’s Alex Luke, Mar 14, 2018

Speakers

Alex Luke

Amazon Music

Common

Showtime

Join us for a discussion with Golden Globe, GRAMMY, Academy Award winning activist, actor and artist Common, and producer/drummer extraordinaire Karriem Riggins as they join Amazon Music’s global head of programming and content strategy, Alex Luke, to discuss the creative process surrounding the production, promotion, and making of their debut album, August Greene. The legendary trio and jazz-rap supergroup, which includes Common, Karriem, and four-time GRAMMY Award winning pianist/producer Robert Glasper, released their eponymous first album as an Amazon Original March 9. In this discussion, the group will discuss the influences behind the music, and the various ways artists are working with streaming and new technologies to amplify new releases.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Entry: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate