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Shemekia Copeland: a new-generation ‘Queen of the Blues’

Clip: 01/26/2020 | 9m 6s Video has closed captioning.

For some, 40-year-old vocalist Shemekia Copeland might seem out of step with a generation more in tune with hip-hop than the blues. But since her first Grammy nomination at the age of 21, Copeland has been working to push the blues into the 21st century while still respecting its traditions. Tom Casciato recently spoke with Copeland about her past, her music and how she's out to change the world.

Aired: 01/26/20

Rating: NR

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