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2016 Black Music Honors was an Iconic Success

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC WELCOMED HONOREES, ARTISTS AND MUSIC INDUSTRY TO THE INAUGURAL CELEBRATE THE SOUL: BLACK MUSIC HONORS  New Event Honored Music Legends in Music City Through Tribute and Song Nashville, Tenn. (August 23, 2016) – The National Museum of


The First Time I Heard…Big Daddy Kane

  “It’s ’88, time to set it straight, you know what I’m sayin’?  It ain’t no half steppin’…”  In 1988, Big Daddy Kane finessed his way into the golden era of hip-hop with his debut classic album Long Live the Kane. From his early beginnings as a member of the legendary Juice Crew


The Global Acceptance of African American Music

by Roy “Futureman” Wooten The global acceptance of African American music from classical music to popular music represents a historical journey full of challenges, adversity and political influence. Despite the impressive number of European composers that embraced Afro-American materi


The First Time I Heard…New Edition

“What is that dance that boy is doing? He looks like he’s having a fit.” This was how my father described the popping and locking a little boy was doing in the barbershop one Saturday morning  to New Edition’s new song “Candy Girl.” Much to the delight of this child eager to show us h


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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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