Carl Craig Announces ‘All Black Digital’ Live Stream Series

Carl Craig All Black Digital

Carl Craig is celebrating Black History Month with All Black Digital – a streaming series hosted on Beatport and Qwest TV.


Since first finding love for electronic music over three decades ago, Carl Craig has solidified his place among other legendary artists in the scene. Not only has he brought forth the sounds of Detroit from his own mind for the masses to dance the day away to, but also fostered growth for many more artists with his iconic Planet E label as well. Further, Carl Craig has put himself at the forefront as an intellectual leader in the music and arts community, which has become especially important as the world continues to examine global race relations.

This year, Carl Craig is celebrating Black History Month this year by embarking on a multi-week live stream series called All Black Digital. Launched in partnership with Beatport and Qwest TV, it intends to educate and spark deeper discussion on topics that include Make Techno Black Again and AfroFuturism. Additionally, a performance from South Africa’s Constitution Hill, a former prison and military fort that previously held Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi among many others, will take place at the end of the month.

It’s a great honor to return to South Africa and to perform in the motherland of my ancestors. The music I have been making, producing and performing for the past 30 years is an homage and continuation of what was born in Africa and runs through my blood here in Detroit.

I’m so happy to be a part of this event at Constitution Hill and to team up with Qwest TV and Beatport to broadcast. I’ve been a fan of Quincy Jones ever since I could read liner notes, and to bring attention to my brothers and sisters from SA and the good work Bridges For Music does is an icing on the cake.

Carl Craig

The All Black Digital series kicks off on February 10 at 11am EST with the Make Techno Black Again conversation featuring DeForrest Brown Jr., with following conversations taking place on February 17 and February 24 at the same time. These include topics such as AfroFuturism with King Britt and Planet E 30 with DJ Holographic and DJ Minx. The series culminates on February 25 with an African Special featuring guests that are still to be announced, along with a live stream performance from South Africa’s Constitution Hill bringing Villosoul, DJ Zinhle, Da Capo, Shimza, and DJ Buhle to the stage.

Tune in to the All Black Digital series each week via Beatport’s Twitch Channel or Qwest TV.


Carl Craig All Black Digital Schedule

Carl Craig All Black Digital Schedule

  • Feb 10 – Conversation #1 – Make Techno Black Again – Carl Craig in Conversation with DeForrest Brown Jr.
  • Feb 17 – Conversation #2: AfroFuturism – Carl Craig in Conversation with King Britt
  • Feb 24 – Conversation #3 – Planet E 30 – Carl Craig in Conversation with DJ Holographic & DJ Minx
  • Feb 25 – Conversation #4 – African Special – Carl Craig In Conversation with Guests TBA
  • Feb 25 – Live Stream Performances from South Africa’s Constitution Hill ft Carl Craig, Villosoul, DJ Zinhle, Da Capo, Shimza and DJ Buhle

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