Hear Me Roar! Celebrating Black Women Songwriters

Hear Me Roar! Celebrating Black Women Songwriters

When we think about the iconic voices of popular music, Black women singers certainly come to mind. From Gertrude “Ma” Rainey to Ella Fitzgerald to Aretha Franklin; Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, and H.E.R.; Nina Simone, Missy Elliot (the first woman in hip-hop inducted...
Hear Me Roar! Celebrating Black Women in Classical Music

Hear Me Roar! Celebrating Black Women in Classical Music

When NMAAM opens Labor Day Weekend, it will be the first of its kind museum to explore the complete history of African American music. With exhibits featuring artifacts and interactive experiences that take visitors as far back as the pre-Emancipation era and right up...
Hear Me Roar! Celebrating Black Women Who Rock

Hear Me Roar! Celebrating Black Women Who Rock

It’s no secret to anyone who knows anything about the history of popular American music that rock n roll is a direct descendant of the African American musical tradition, rooted in gospel, the blues, and R&B. Even the most casual cultural observer could rattle off...