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All-black orchestra appears in a rap video

Mar 20, 2017

Maestro Jason Ikeem Rodgers is currently the Founder and Music Director of Orchestra Noir, the Atlanta African-American Orchestra.

The idea is to reach an audience that's usually out of reach.

Migos’ rap song “Deadz” includes an all-black orchestra.

"The orchestra’s appearance in the video signifies opulence, and Orchestra Noir says their participation is a way to reach young African-Americans, an audience who may not routinely frequent orchestra concert halls."

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