It’s Midday Culture Connection, with our regular guest, Dr. Sheri Parks of the University of Maryland. Today, a conversation about the Neo Soul movement.
But Neo Soul has evolved into something much more than music. Today, the term Neo Soul suggests a lifestyle that's premised on spirituality, self-care, and diet, and that favors beauty-care products made with natural ingredients.
Dr. Sheri Parks is on the faculty of the University of Maryland College Park, and the author of Fierce Angels: Living with a Legacy from the Sacred Dark Feminine to the Strong Black Woman.
Joining Sheri and Tom in Studio A is the singer, producer, holistic-wellness practitioner and arts activist, Navasha Daya. We hear also from Jamyla Bennu, the co-founder and creator with her husband Pierre of Oyin Handmade. Their Baltimore-based company markets an Africa-inspired line of natural beauty and hair-and-skin care products that embody many aspects of the Neo Soul lifstyle. Bennu's conversation with Tom was recorded earlier.