Carnegie Hall Goes Black

Doug E. Fresh and Jessye Norman? Why not?

It would have been fun to see more of these sorts of pop and hip-hop trailblazers involved in the festival but, as they say, it is what it is. Norman’s program is more a tribute to Carnegie’s history with black music than it is a celebration of the whole canon. And so be it. That’s plenty to fill a month.

Kai Wright is a senior writer for The Root.