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On this episode of the Live Like An Acrobat Podcast celebrating Black Music Month, host Shenea Stiletto interviews Xharlie Black, the current musical director, vocal director, and frontman of Cirque du Soleil’s newest original production “Mad Apple” in Las Vegas at the New York New York Hotel and Casino. Xharlie Black is also a producer, composer, and songwriter for the new big record label known as BMG. Coming from a long line of musical talent, Xharlie Black inherited his velvety voice from his great uncle Nat King Cole, and much like his father Edward Cole, who was the musical director for Natalie Cole, Xharlie Black toured the world as co-musical director and drummer for the legendary Nas. He has worked with other greats such as Robert Glasper and Ms. Lauryn Hill, and helped bring musical sensation Alina Baraz to the masses.
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