This week for What Where When-sday, we discuss “The Sound of (Black) Music” with our special guests: co-director Shariffa Ali and producer Jono Gasparro. The musical is an Afrofuturist reimagining of the cult classic “The Sound of Music” through the lens of Black roots music. The production, which uses elements of jazz, gospel, blues, soul, funk and Afrobeat, comes to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center this week.
More highlights include singer/songwriter Miya Folick at the Blue Room tonight and legendary R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! Just Me & You tour stops by the Ryman. Also WNXP Presents Unknown Mortal Orchestra on Monday night at Brooklyn Bowl. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s eight-night residency at the Ryman begins on Thursday night, you can check out a review on their latest record Weathervanes here.
Also starting on Thursday, former WNXP Nashville Artist of the Month Briston Maroney’s PARADISE! music festival taking place at Brooklyn Bowl three nights featuring appearance from Hovvdy, hey, nothing, another former WNXP Nashville Artist of the Month Samia and more. Check out sessions from Briston and Samia here. Find more events happening this week below and anytime at wnxp.org/events.