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LeVar Burton picks his top five songs by black artists </br>for Black History Month

Tonight at 7 p.m. at UWM's Union Wisconsin Room, actor, producer, writer and literacy advocate LeVar Burton will give a talk as part of UWM's Distinguished Lecture Series and Geek Week.

Best known for his role in shows like "Roots," "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and host of the long-running "Reading Rainbow," Burton will speak about “From Roots to Reading Rainbow: The Power of Stories.”

I had a chance to chat with Burton about his top 5 songs by black artists in honor of Black History Month. Listen to the entire interview below.

LeVar Burton's top 5 songs

5. Jimi Hendrix - "Castles Made of Sand"

Jimi hendrix - Castles made of sand lyrics by MelKidwell

Castles Made Of Sand-Jimi Hendrix from Eric on Vimeo.

4. Tower of Power - "Down To The Nightclub"

3. Stevie Wonder - "Too High" (or any song from "Innervisions")

2. Kendrick Lamar - "King Kunta"

1. Dianne Reeves - "Testify"

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