Did you ever dream of being in a band? For many people of color, women, and gender-nonconforming kids, it can be hard to find role models or mentors in music who have similar life experiences.
MPR News reporter Brandt Williams sits in for Kerri Miller on a conversation about the importance of representation in music. Williams is joined by two musicians who are working to break down barriers: P.O.S and Sam Stahlmann.
Guests: P.O.S— Rapper and member of Doomtree
Sam Stahlmann— Co-executive director of She Rock She Rock
Songs played on the show:
"Eruption"— Van Halen
"Cult of Personality"&mdash Living Colour
"The Opener"— Camp Cope
"Bring the Noise"— Public Enemy and Anthrax
"A New Wave"— Sleater-Kinney
"Famous Friends"— Kitten Forever
"Politicians in my Eyes"— Death
To listen to the full conversation use the audio player above.