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 African American Music (NMAAM) was pleased to celebrate six acclaimed honorees and a foundational music label on August 18, 2016. Celebrate the Soul: Black Music Honors, NMAAM’s first branded show of this caliber, was a television taping co-hosted by GRAMMY® award winner, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and GRAMMY® nominated R&B Singer, Ledisi.
This star-studded celebration honored the following music legends:
• Pastor Shirley Caesar
• Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
• Big Daddy Kane
• Dionne Warwick
• Clarence Avant
• Stax Records
The night was filled with live, tribute performances featuring GRAMMY® winning recording artists Eddie Levert, Tina Campbell, Ann Nesby, Deborah Cox, and Andra Day as well as Chubb Rock, Cherelle, Gerald Alston and Stokley Williams. Legendary, GRAMMY® winning groups, The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards and The SOS Band also performed. Presenters included Kirk Franklin, “Big Jim” Wright, Monie Love, Kathy Sledge, Ethiopia Habtemariam and H. Beecher Hicks, III (president and CEO of NMAAM), along with several others.
Black Music Honors will air in Nashville, on WTVF-NewsChannel 5 on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 3:00pm (CST). The show will premiere nationally on the Bounce TV Network, Friday, September 23, 2016 at 9:00pm (EST) and will re-air on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 11:00am (EST). The show will run in syndication on Bounce and Aspire between September 23 – October 9, 2016.
About the National Museum of African American Music
As the only museum dedicated to all dimensions of African American music, The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM), opening in 2018, 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 music has on musicians and consumers around the world. NMAAM will draw upon a range of music and history enthusiasts to explore and celebrate American music and will tell a story never before told, until now.
For more information:
NMAAM ONLINE PLATFORMS:
Website – NMAAM.org
Facebook – theNMAAM
Twitter – @theNMAAM
Instagram – @theNMAAM
YouTube – theNMAAM
BLACK MUSIC HONORS ONLINE PLATFORMS:
Website – blackmusichonors.com
Facebook – BlackMusicHonors
Twitter – @BlackMusicHonor
Instagram – @BlackMusicHonors
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