Vega Awards | Canopus Winner

United States

2021

American Descendant of Slavery, The Album

Entrant Company

Terry Blade Music

Category

Audio & Radio (Single)

Client's Name

Terry Blade

Sub-Category

Best Original Music (NEW)

"American Descendant of Slavery, The Album" is the debut music album of Singer-Songwriter Terry Blade. It focuses on the intersectionality of Terry's social and cultural identity as an openly queer, Black-American millennial, who is a descendant of American chattel slavery. The project incorporates original music with historic audio recordings of freed Black Americans (and their descendants) curated by the American Folklife Center of the U.S. Library of Congress. Terry drew inspiration from 2020 Black Lives Matter protests that occurred in the U.S.; his personal life experiences with racial and sexual identity; and Solange Knowles’ album “A Seat at the Table." The album features multiple audio and music genres: (Folk, R&B, Jazz, Retro Soul, Rap, and Spoken Word/Interviews).

Credits

Writer, Performer, Arranger, and Executive Producer Terry Blade
Co-Executive Producer, Publisher, and Supporter Jay Carney
Audio Engineer (Mixing and Mastering) and Co-Producer Vi of Protilius Productions
Visual Artist (Album Cover Art) Michael Vargas
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Entrant Company

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Category

Experimental / Innovative

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Entrant Company

Yamamoto Agency

Category

Lifestyle

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Boehringer Ingelheim

Entrant Company

Confideo Labs

Category

Augmented Reality (NEW)

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Entrant Company

Agent Image

Category

Real Estate