Eugene “Man Man” Roberts teams up with Roland tonight for “A Conversation with the Black Music Community”
On June 5, at 6:00pm ET, instrument manufacturer Roland and keyboardist Eugene “Man Man” Roberts will be hosting a YouTube livestream titled “A Conversation with the Black Music Community.” The stream is aimed at amplifying the messages of Black artists.
In a statement accompanying the video, the company says, “Roland echoes the call for change heard from every corner of the world, demanding equality, justice, fairness and compassion. Out of deep love and respect for the black community, Roland will give our global platform over to the voices that must be heard so their important message is amplified.”
The event will be hosted by Roberts, who currently serves as musical director for John Legend. He also performs with J. Cole, is part of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, and has collaborated with artists like Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and more. He is a self-described “kind of a keyboard geek,” a Roland artist, and a Philly resident.
Roberts said about the event in an Instagram post, “Sometimes a post isn’t enough! Our voices must be heard! Ive been working hard the last few days on getting us a world wide platform to amplify our voices! And here it is! Please join me as I moderate conversations with musicians, artists, political figures and many more about our daily issues with racism and the steps to make change.”
“A Conversation with the Black Music Community” will be available to stream here.