John Vettese is a music writer and photographer based in Philadelphia. He is the editor of WXPN's music blog The Key, producer of the audio/video live performance series The Key Studio Sessions, and a contributor to Magnet Magazine.
Philadelphia tastemakers Cherry-Veen Zine and WXPN, with help from PowerCycle Productions, highlight the breadth of the city's local music scene through a series of live stream concerts.
Philly has historically been home to generations of forward-thinking, boundlessly creative Black artists. This year, the Black Music City program celebrated that legacy with a series of projects.
Philadelphia's musicians wouldn't be able to take center stage without an equally robust community of directors and videographers to imaginatively document the work.