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The First Time I Heard…N.W.A.

My recollection of the first time I heard a rap song is pretty similar to most.  It was the Sugar Hill Gang with “Rappers Delight”.  However, I didn’t really notice rap music until Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five’s “The Message”.  I had never heard anyone describe the streets t...

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2015 My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon

The National Museum of African American music celebrated Black Music Month by honoring a star-studded lineup of music industry trailblazers on June 19, 2015 during the My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville. The luncheon, in i...

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Engage and Become Part of the Rhythm!

The African American History Foundation of Nashville has launched the Rhapsody-n-Rhythm Campaign with a goal of raising $25 million for construction, endowment and initial operations. You play a critical part in this vision.

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Ramsey Lewis, TPAC, NMAAM

NMAAM presents Ramsey Lewis live in concert in partnership with TPAC on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8pm. Purchase your tickets! Click the image above for more information.

Our Team

Kevin Lavender is Managing Director and Head of Corporate Banking of Fifth Third Bank. He previously served as Senior Vice ...Read More