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Tales Of The Town

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Tales Of The Town is a podcast about Black Oakland. Detailing nearly one hundred years of Oakland history through the people whose families have called Oakland home for generations, the stories of Oaklanders and their experiences in “The Town” are brought to life through a podcast, album, book, and short film.

Tales of The Town explores the first and second Great Migrations that brought Black southerners to Oakland en masse, Oakland’s historic sports teams and players, legendary musicians, the first Black Student Union at Merritt College, houselessness, gentrification, The Huichin Chochenyo Ohlone people, and much more!

Hosted by People’s Programs’ co-founders and the co-creators of Hella Black Podcast, Abbas Muntaqim and Delency Parham, and produced by award winning documentarian and audio engineer, Maya Cueva – the first episode of the podcast was released Tuesday, September 20th.

Abbas and Delency teamed up with artists from all over the Bay Area to produce 11 original songs and put together a Tales of The Town album. Every artist and producer featured on the album donated their voice and production, and all proceeds from the album go towards supporting People’s Programs. The album features music from artists such as Rexx Life Raj, G-Eazy, P-LO, LaRussell, Guapdad4000 and more! The album is set to release October 21st, 2022.

Press Releases

Tales Of The Town Continues Streak of Defiant Videos with “HOLLA”
J Stalin, Koran Streets, and FULLY are “Black Jacobins” in the First Tales Of The Town Music Video
Tales Of The Town Releases Album with Appearances From G-Eazy, ALLBLACK, P-Lo, Guapdad & Many More
G-Eazy and P-Lo Let Loose on a Party Positive Single from ‘Tales Of The Town’
22nd Jim and Lil Bean “Get Dangerous” in the Latest “Tales Of The Town” Single
Tales Of The Town Returns With “RISEN” ft. Elujay & Jane Handcock
Guapdad 4000 and LaRussell Appear on First Single From Tales Of The Town Compilation Album

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