My Life in the Sunshine: Intersections of Family, Music & Race
Location: UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St.
In writing for the New York Times, Pitchfork, GQ, Rolling Stone and more, author and music executive Nabil Ayers has explored the complex and overlapping topics of race and music. His acclaimed memoir My Life in the Sunshine details his struggle to connect with his father, famed vibraphonist and funk, soul and jazz musician Roy Ayers. The book chronicles his experiences as a biracial kid with a single mother, touring in rock bands, owning a record store becoming president of the U.K.-based record company Beggars Group, which represents Adele, The National, Radiohead and many others.
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