Sounds of the Black West: A conversation with Dom Flemons

Sounds of the black westThe Tulsa Voice
Jake Cornwell

Folk multi-instrumentalist and Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder Dom Flemons knows the historical black cowboy because he has painstakingly resurrected his existence through the narrative of song. Now in the midst of a successful solo career, Flemons converses with these ghosts of the past through his newest endeavor, Black Cowboys, a thematic album dedicated to the history of African American cowboys and the interchange between frontier expansion and changing city dynamics.

Flemons will appear at Gilcrease Museum on Jan. 30, in conjunction with the exhibit “The Chisholm Kid: Lone Fighter for Justice for All,” highlighting the first black cowboy ever featured in a comic strip.

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