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Friday, June 5, 2020: Darryl Westly, Brandy and more

Today on q: artist Darryl Westly, pianist Michael Shand, singer-songwriter Brandy, poet and author Joshua Bennett, poet and essayist Jenny Zhang.
Artist Darryl Westly, pianist Michael Shand, singer-songwriter Brandy, poet and author Joshua Bennett, poet and essayist Jenny Zhang. (Submitted by Darryl Westly, @michaelthehandshand/Facebook, Getty Images, Rog Walker, Submitted by Jenny Zhang)

Today on q, with host Tom Power:

  • New York painter Darryl Westly shares his experience joining the protests against racism and police brutality.

  • Pianist Michael Shand talks about virtually accompanying Keedron Bryant, the 12-year-old boy who went viral for his protest song inspired by George Floyd's death.

  • Grammy Award-winning R&B legend Brandy discusses the themes of her forthcoming album B7, her first new album in eight years.

  • Writer Joshua Bennett recites his poem Mike Brown Is a Type of Christ.

  • American poet, essayist and novelist Jenny Zhang talks about her new collection of poetry, My Baby First Birthday, how a Facebook post inspired its title, and why motherhood is a driving theme.

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