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"Unscripted: Conversations with Christian John Wikane" is a series of video interviews produced by filmmaker Sekou Luke and music journalist Christian John Wikane that spotlights the stories of both legendary and innovative artists, their resilience, and creative regeneration. Since launching in May 2020, "Unscripted" has garnered more than 150,000 unique views on the series' YouTube channel in tandem with Christian's headline articles on PopMatters. Season 1 featured interviews with André De Shields, Nona Hendryx, Melba Moore, Ruth Pointer, Valerie Simpson, Kathy Sledge, Bruce Sudano, and Fonzi Thornton, culminating with a special 17-minute film, "Season 1 Extra: Your Greatest Challenge." Season 2 currently features interviews with Joshie Jo Armstead, Cory Daye, Lisa Fischer, Christian Holder, Van Hunt, Rahsaan Patterson, Van Hunt, and Ray Shell. Please visit and subscribe to the Unscripted channel on YouTube here. All artist portraits by Sekou Luke Studio / Rebel Media.

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