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‘Blackberry Jams’ examines how jam band culture and Black liberation work intersect. The 10 episode series looks into the fan culture surrounding the band Phish and a special segment of that fan base; Black Phans.
Presented by Ben & Jerry’s and PRX, the series launches August 31. It is Co-created and co-hosted by Lenny Duncan and Leslie Mac.
“As a well-known Black Woman organizer and strategist, so much of my life is on display––my experiences as a Phan have been life-affirming and a self-care safe haven for me over the years,” said Mac.
“The truth is that my life has been forever altered by this scene. When America abandoned a 13-year-old Black Queer boy to its streets, a Day-Glo bus filled circus-jam-packed with dreams of revolution rescued me,” said Duncan.