Episode 27: “Summer Oasis Festival”

Detroit is making a comeback and so is a nearby small waterfront enclave in Idlewild (Michigan), with a rich history of African-American ownership. Charlie Lewis has an inspiring conversation with Cedric McDougle whose love and work as a producer paved the way to create an enriching music festival that continues to grow and attract fans from around the country. McDougle says, “We can learn so much from the struggles and successes of our ancestors. I feel their spirits leading us to reclaim and maintain our presence in Idlewild. It’s our legacy. It’s our right. It’s our responsibility!”

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