Music has a healing power but also helps us all learn and listen to the stories it tells – and this matters more than ever right now. We are celebrating Black Music Month and amazing Black musicians to lift up not only their voices and words but their influence and work. #BlackLivesMatter
Tune in for songs of empowerment and pride with Spotify’s Black Lives Matter playlist ft. Kendrick Lamar & James Brown & more:
📖Get inside the heads of Black musicians and learn more about their personal experiences:
Don’t forget to shop and support local Black owned book shops
Prince ~ The Beautiful Ones
Common ~ Let Love Have The Last Word: A Memoir
Alicia Keys ~ More Myself: A Journey
The RZA ~ The Tao of Wu
Check out Amazon’s Best Selling Rap & Hip-Hop Autobiographies including Jay-Z and Gucci Mane
📺Grab a seat & binge watch these stellar artist documentaries:
Mix these into your queue along with other important works like 13th, Malcolm X and When They See Us
ReMastered: The Two Killings Of Sam Cooke
The Black Godfather
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool
I Called Him Morgan
Rapture: T.I . Taking a Stand
Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly
EDUCATE & DONATE
Celebrate all artists, whether up-and-coming or established, by taking the time to research and donating to the art of Black music.
BAMA ~ @BAMAORG
BAMA is dedicated to monitoring media and advocating the preservation and celebration of the art form known as Black Music. Spotlighting America’s rich cultural legacy – learn more here @ https://blackama.org/ #BlackMusicMatters
The National Museum of African American Music, NMAAM, set to open in Summer 2020, will be the only museum dedicated solely to preserving African American music traditions and celebrating the influence African Americans had had on music.
Although our building is not yet open, we have been operating as a Museum Without Walls for years, providing educational enrichment for hundreds of Davidson Country Schools students, hosting monthly interactive community programming, and honoring living legends such as Kirk Franklin, Nile Rodgers, and Patti Labelle.