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Charlotte is known for banking and football. But what can be said of the Charlotte music scene? Join award-winning host Joni Deutsch for Amplifier, the new music podcast from WFAE, where we shine a light on the artists who call Charlotte home. You just might find a new favorite song along the way.

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Charlotte is known for banking and football. But what can be said of the Charlotte music scene? Join award-winning host Joni Deutsch for Amplifier, the new music podcast from WFAE, where we shine a light on the artists who call Charlotte home. You just might find a new favorite song along the way.

    ‘You Need My Urban Community’: DJ Fannie Mae on Inclusive Beats And Charlotte’s Music Heartbeat

    ‘You Need My Urban Community’: DJ Fannie Mae on Inclusive Beats And Charlotte’s Music Heartbeat

    DJ Fannie Mae talks about the power of music in breaking down barriers and creating a stronger, more harmonious city in Charlotte.

    • 39 min
    Can Charlotte Music Survive COVID-19? We Ask The Experts.

    Can Charlotte Music Survive COVID-19? We Ask The Experts.

    David “Dae-Lee” Arrington (FAIR PLAY CLT) and Rick Thurmond (Music Everywhere CLT) created the Charlotte Music Community COVID-19 Relief Fund.

    • 35 min
    At-Home To Online: Bold Music Lessons On The Pivot (And Power) Of Music During The Coronavirus Pandemic

    At-Home To Online: Bold Music Lessons On The Pivot (And Power) Of Music During The Coronavirus Pandemic

    Charlotte-based Bold Music Lessons on pivoting to virtual music instruction during the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 28 min
    ‘Reggae Is More Than A Genre’: JAHlistic On Peace, Love And Finding ‘Jah’ In Charlotte

    ‘Reggae Is More Than A Genre’: JAHlistic On Peace, Love And Finding ‘Jah’ In Charlotte

    For Charlotte Latin reggae band JAHlistic, the word "Jah" is a mantra: to be fully, transparently and wholeheartedly authentic in both life, love and music.

    • 25 min
    ‘Value The People Closest To You’: Brit Drozda On Finding Meaning Through Music

    ‘Value The People Closest To You’: Brit Drozda On Finding Meaning Through Music

    The coronavirus hasn't put a stopper on creativity. Singer-songwriter Brit Drozda started the “Charlotte Music Challenge" to benefit local music venues.

    • 34 min
    Count On It: Math Rock Band Cuzco Shares Its Exponential Growth In Charlotte

    Count On It: Math Rock Band Cuzco Shares Its Exponential Growth In Charlotte

    Math rock band Cuzco recounts its Charlotte music experiences and the story behind the band's debut full-length album.

    • 26 min

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