My Music Matters Artist Chat with Mathew Knowles

My Music Matters Artist Chat with Mathew Knowles

It’s not every day that you get to sit down with one of the most influential people in music and entertainment and hear their story, and NMAAM is thrilled to have welcomed music executive, best-selling author, and CEO of Music World Entertainment, Mathew Knowles...
Introducing TC Tiyon Christian

Introducing TC Tiyon Christian

GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and producer TC Tiyon Christian has worked with artists such as Brandy, Tamar Braxton, and alongside the late producer Lashawn Daniels. On Juneteenth, in the midst of Black Music Month and the powerful civil uprisings that saw thousands...
A Full Force to be Reckoned With

A Full Force to be Reckoned With

Let’s start with a trivia question: What do late entertainment icons Selena and “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown have in common? The answer: Along with their incredible cultural and social impacts, and millions of records sold worldwide, both recording artists had...
NMAAM Presents: FN2S with Derrick Greene

NMAAM Presents: FN2S with Derrick Greene

Rhythm is essential to music, and the drums play an integral role in all musical genres. Performer, composer, and clinician Derrick Greene joined us on Thursday, May 14 for FN2S: Rhythm & Drums, and taught us about the history of drumming and demonstrated a...
NMAAM Presents: FN2S with Tia Smedley

NMAAM Presents: FN2S with Tia Smedley

For this FN2S, writer, poet, and spoken word artist Tia Smedley joined us for a workshop about the art and craft of writing lyrics. She led the session discussing the importance of storytelling, word choice, and rhythm in bringing song lyrics to life.
The Rise of the Modern Day Griots

The Rise of the Modern Day Griots

The Black Lives Matter movement has shifted many viewpoints of the world we live in. Earlier this month, a back and forth between rappers Noname and J. Cole sparked a debate on Twitter over the responsibilities Black men and women have to both our community and each...
My Music Matters Artist Chat with Lin Rountree

My Music Matters Artist Chat with Lin Rountree

We were thrilled to welcome chart-topping artist Lin Rountree, aka the “Soul Trumpeter,” as our guest for a My Music Matters Artist Chat! With his Billboard #1 hit “Pass the Groove,” Rountree has established himself as one of the most...
NMAAM Presents: #FN2S with Melissa Dupuy

NMAAM Presents: #FN2S with Melissa Dupuy

NMAAM Called all parents with students grades K-8 to join NMAAM for FN2S (From Nothing to Something) featuring banjo and gourd player Melissa Dupuy on Thursday, April 30. On Facebook Live she demonstrated how to play the banjo, and shared insights about the...
Sips & Stanzas Presents: Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

Sips & Stanzas Presents: Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

During a time in which many are electing to remain indoors and practice social distancing, DJs are using their social and digital media spaces to host virtual clubs, curate exclusive playlists, and provide an overall entertaining experience and well-needed distraction...