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Let's Get Excited: 40 Years Ago, The Pointer Sisters Shook Up the World with an 80s Masterpiece

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Singer, educator and activist Candice Hoyes joins Angélika Beener to discuss The Pointer Sisters' tour de force, Break Out. The triple platinum mega-hit LP was a triumph, becoming one of the most impactful albums of the decade. Candice and Angélika discuss The Pointer Sisters through the lens of race, gender, technology and futurism in hopes of expanding the appreciation of their legacy.

Milestones theme produced by Riley K. Glasper

Recorded at Teal Octopus in Brooklyn, New York

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Angélika Beener is an award-winning journalist, DJ, host and producer. Angélika has contributed her work to Downbeat, TIDAL, The Huffington Post, NPR Music, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and National Public Radio. In addition, she has contributed liner notes to several acclaimed recording projects, including two GRAMMY®-winning albums. A journalist who writes about music and culture at the intersections of race, gender, and generation, her work in public radio has been recognized by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and The New York Association of Black Journalists.