About Us

The NMAAM

As the only museum dedicated to all dimensions of African American music, The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) will showcase over 50 music genres created or impacted by African Americans, honor the legacy and legends of this diverse music and detail the impact this music has on musicians and consumers around the world.

From the time the United States was a colony, African Americans have created, innovated, performed and otherwise participated in the process of music making. In fact, without argument, it can be stated, that African Americans have provided the most significant cultural inputs in the development of American music. The National Museum of African American Music celebrates their tireless efforts and triumphantly boasts of the historical impact made around the world.

As a pilgrimage museum, NMAAM will draw upon a range of music and history enthusiasts to explore and celebrate African American music. The museum will tell the story of genres, instruments and vocalists that have shaped and influenced music around the world providing a platform for a national and global landscape to celebrate and honor the legacy and legends.

Who We Are

The National Museum of African American Music will stand as an international iconic cultural museum dedicated to the vast contributions African Americans have made in music.

What We Do

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NMAAM will serve as a digital repository for the preservation of music and artifacts, a gathering place for artists and a global educational outlet for students.

Mission

NMAAM will be an educational facility, national tourist destination and will tell the phenomenal story of African American music, both nationally and internationally.

Vision

As the only museum dedicated to all dimensions of African American music, The NMAAM will showcase over 50 music genres created or impacted by African Americans.

James Brown Biopic - "Get On Up Screening"

August 1, 2014

Get on up and join NMAAM on opening night to see the James Brown moive.

Cigar Boxes & Guitars Return to Oz for Family Day

August, 9 2014

Family Day at OZ is an annual, full-day event for young people and families, designed to spark creativity and expression.