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Martin Luther McCoy on his passion for music and his tribute to Zumbi of Zion-I

Martin Luther McCoy
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Martin Luther McCoy
I am artist that has his own path to carve at all times.
Martin Luther McCoy

Don’t expect to hear one type of sound when you attend a Martin Luther McCoy concert. The San Francisco artist gives his all, whether it’s neo-soul, funk, rock, or another music genre. Martin has been performing in the Bay Area and beyond since the 1990s. He has shared the stage with such artists as Jill Scott, The Roots and Dave Matthews Band. The singer and songwriter blends rich sounds with lyrics about love and social issues.

This Saturday Martin will perform at the Museum of the African Diaspora at 4 p.m. Follow him on Facebook for info on his upcoming shows.

This interview was co-produced with Porfirio Rangel.

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She is the executive producer and host of the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds as well as the series Sights + Sounds Magazine. Jeneé also covers East Oakland for KALW. Jeneé has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.