Bach, Beethoven and Brown

by Roy “Futureman” Wooten With the recent passing of Prince, I think it should be noted that he was a Rock & Roll meets Funk music protégé of two of the most influential artists of any popular music…Little Richard and James Brown. Little Richard’s showmanship and hard rockin

Art, Primitivism & Classical Music

by Roy “Futureman” Wooten European Classical music’s long lasting appreciation for Black music was paralleled by the European art world’s appreciation for Black art. The major European artists of the modern art world (from Picasso to Monet and Van Gogh) began practicing th

The First Time I Heard…Donny Hathaway

I’d have to say that my earliest memories of hearing Donny Hathaway can be put into two categories: “The First Time I Heard Donny Hathaway” and the “The First Time I Listened to Donny Hathaway.” The first time I heard Donny Hathaway was in his duet with Roberta Flack “The Closer I Get

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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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