Soul Music: An Artistic Revolution

  By Guest Blogger, Jasmine Hockett   The best part of a good movie is when an exhilarating soundtrack gets your heart thumping, your leg bouncing and the unexpected arrival of evoked emotions. There is something about the way an editor places music behind video or pictures

The First Time I Heard…Erykah Badu

  In recounting the first time I heard Erykah Badu, I wish I could say that “it was a stormy night. You know the kind where the lightning strikes? And I was hanging out with some of my artsy friends.” but unfortunately, that was not the case at all.  I was at home in bed recoveri

The First Time I Heard…George Michael

  I wasn’t around for the rock ‘n roll British invasion of the sixties but I sure do remember the impact that British acts had in the eighties. The Police, Culture Club, and Duran Duran, were as much a part of American culture as their American born and bred counterparts. It was

Passion high, deep for state-of-the-art music museum

  Passion high, deep for state-of-the-art music museum by Don Hardin Black music has been a cornerstone of American life since before this country was founded. In just a short while, music lovers around the world will get to explore the many ways in which African Americans contri

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2017 My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon

June 02, 2017

  The Legends Luncheon celebrates music, specifically the impact that African Americans have made on American musical culture. This concept...

MET Summer Academy

June 12, 2017

Registration Information Registration and Fee Deadline: June 5, 2017 Early Bird – $50 off if you register by April 15,...

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.


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