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Soft Spoken Member and Other Musicians Share Memories of Black Music Scene in Syracuse


  As Black History Month comes to a close, Syracuse Speaks is sharing some parts of Central New York’s Black History.

WAER’s Chris Bolt explores the connections and history between Syracuse’s Black community and the city's music scene. 


Musicians Marcia Hagan, Reggie Seigler and Isaac Wynn share some of their memories of a vibrant scene with numerous clubs and venues that nurtured and supported Black artists.  But each also has memories of barriers that were tough to cross in Syracuse's racial situation through the years.  

To hear the entire Syracuse Speaks episode on Black History Month, click here.