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Yoshi’s Pulls Anniversary CD Due to Lack of Racial Diversity in Artist Roster

According to a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle, the famed jazz club Yoshi’s in Oakland, Calif., has pulled the release of its 10th anniversary CD, Live at Yoshi’s: Anniversary Compilation, due to the absence of African-American artists on the disc.

Yoshi’s undertook the project in March with a short deadline in May to commemorate the club’s tenth anniversary. As a result, club owner Kaz Kajimura and artistic director Peter Williams hastily assembled the album from recordings of live performances at Yoshi’s.

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