Tracks In The Stacks

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Intimate Concerts & Interviews

In the era of masks, social distancing, and virtual events, we worked together with Hip Hop artist Kevin “Rowdy” Rowsey to produce intimate concerts and interviews with select musicians from the Tracks Music Library collection.

Interested in throwing a watch party? Get in touch.

Filmed at Chapel Hill Public Library
Audio by Threee Corners
Video by Vertex Theory
Photography by Omar Roque



Austin Royal


A.yoni Jeffries




A.yoni Jeffries

About A.yoni Jeffries

Austin Royale

About Austin Royale

About the Host | Rowdy

Kevin “Rowdy” Rowsey is a National Recording Artist, Writer, Actor, and Educator based in the North Carolina Triangle Area. Rowdy has been featured on BET, NPR, PBS Kids, and has given a TEDX talk on the importance of Hip Hop Culture. Rowsey is a U.S. Hip Hop Ambassador through the U.S. Department of State and the Next Level Hip Hop Program. On stage Rowsey is part of the national collective No9to5 Music, and plays with a live Jazz Band (J) Rowdy & The Night Shift which was nominated for a 2017 Carolina Music Award. They’ve been able to share the stage with the likes of Rakim, Busta Rhymes, Ari Lennox, Childish Major, Snow Tha Product, Murs, 2 Chainz, Juicy J, and a plethora of other national recording acts. Currently Rowdy is the founder of two triangle area cyphers – The UNC Cypher (UNC-CH) and the Med City Cypher (Downtown Durham). He also holds the position of Program Director at the Downtown Durham – Afrofuturist Teen Center Blackspace. Through UNC Greensboro’s Masters of Arts in Teaching Program Rowsey continues his mission to spread southern hip hop at a national and international level through performance, writing and educational workshops inspiring the culture through the craft.

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Tracks In The Stacks Booklist

Interested in the book titles on the set? Chapel Hill Public Library has curated a custom booklist on Black musicians, performers, comics, and more.

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