Black Music Month & Music Education

  Part Two of our Conversation with Black Music Month Co-Founder and NMAAM National Advisory Board Member Dyana Williams   NMAAM has the honor of having one of the co-founders of Black Music Month, entertainment industry veteran Dyana Williams, as a member of its National Ad

The New World of American Classical & Popular Music

by Roy “Futureman” Wooten I want to begin wrapping up my blog series for Black Music Month 2016 by sharing insights to popular music, that were foreshadowed by the Bohemian composer Dr. Antonin Dvorak‘s written words about the importance of Negro melodies. When I reflect on the

Charlie Parker Plays For Stravinsky

by Roy “Futureman” Wooten One night in the winter of 1951, Charlie Parker’s quintet was the featured attraction at “Birdland” and the house was packed even before pianist Billy Taylor‘s opening trio set. There was a good table near the front of the bandstand with a R

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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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