Music has always been an integral part of the African American experience. Documentaries on the Civil Rights Movement frequently highlight important albums and concerts, and for many people, listening to jazz, R&B, and hip-hop has animated learning about African American history. Amidst the fighting and frustration of the 1965 Watts Rebellion, the aggravation of the 1992 LA Uprisings, and all that ensued in the intervening years, the radio played on, broadcasting music by Horace Tapscott, Sam Cooke, Ice Cube, Elaine Brown, 2Pac, Watts Prophets, and Charles Wright, among many others. Trouble Every Day: LA 1965/1992--an immersive listening environments--is presented in conjunction with No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992 to highlight the music of civil rights struggles.
Trouble Every Day: LA 1965/1992 is organized by Naima J. Keith, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs, CAAM; Josh Kun, Professor of Communication, USC; and artist Genevieve Gaignard.