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Smokies podcast miniseries wins national award

Smokies podcast miniseries wins national award

A podcast of the Great Smoky Mountains Association, the miniseries “Sepia Tones: Exploring Black Appalachian Music” won the award for Outstanding Public Engagement during the 2023 Public Lands Alliance Partnership Awards.

Funded by the African American Experiences in the Smokies Project in collaboration with Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the miniseries shines a light on the contributions of Black musicians to the songs of Southern Appalachia. Hosted by Dr. William Turner and Dr. Ted Olson, “Sepia Tones” features interviews with musical guests and scholars to highlight this significant influence, which is not widely known to the general public.

The PLA Partnership Awards program is designed to celebrate the best in public lands partnerships, recognizing leading-edge achievements in the preservation of public lands and the enrichment of visitors. “Sepia Tones” is distributed through GSMA’s podcast “Smoky Mountain Air.”

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