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Ann Delisi’s Essential Conversations: Nabil Ayers @ Third Man Records

October 19, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Limited Seating Available – First Come, First Served

Join WDET’s Ann Delisi at Third Man Records on Thursday, October 19 for a conversation with Nabil Ayers, the son of the famed vibraphonist and funk, soul and jazz musician Roy Ayers. Ayers will join in open dialogue with Ann, discussing his acclaimed memoir My Life In The Sunshine (Viking / Penguin Random House).

My Life in the Sunshine details Ayers’ struggle to connect with his father, and his journey to build an identity of his own despite his father’s absence. The book includes stories about growing up biracial with a single mother, living in Seattle, touring in rock bands, and how a job in a record store led him to become president of the U.K.-based record company Beggars Group, which represents Adele, The National, Radiohead and many others. My Life in the Sunshine has garnered widespread praise since its issue in June 2022, laudited by authors, musicians, and actors alike.

Ayers’ memoir provides a dense foundation for conversation, as it places itself at the intersection of race, class, inheritance, music, family, and love.

Ayers has written about race and music for the New York Times, Pitchfork, Code Switch, GQ, Rolling Stone and other outlets. Copies of My Life in the Sunshine will be available for sale, and Ayers will sign them following the talk.

This is a free, all ages event.


Third Man Records
441 W Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201 United States
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