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Dom Flemons 'Black Cowboys' sheds light on prominent but often overlooked pioneers / NPR: Here & Now

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"Black Cowboys" is the new album from multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Dom Flemons, a co-founding member of the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. But it's more than a collection of songs from the Wild West - the record sheds light on the prominent but often-overlooked role African-American pioneers played in westward expansion.

Here & Now's Eric Westervelt talks with Flemons about the music's origins and evolution. LISTEN