Q&A: Seven Questions with Roger Thomas of Naturally 7

July 17, 2018

With a distinct acapella style they call “vocal play, Naturally 7 is a New York based vocal septet that has contributed to America’s soundtrack with their unique style. Featuring...

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Profile: Linda Martell

July 10, 2018

African Americans have contributed to many facets of America’s soundtrack. One area that isn’t discussed as much is the contributions to the country genre. It’s a widely known fact...

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Remembering Jackson Family Patriarch Joe Jackson

July 3, 2018

Joseph “Joe” Jackson, the patriarch who launched the musical Jackson family dynasty passed away on June 27, 2018 after a battle with cancer.  The story of how the Jackson 5...

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Q&A: Melba Moore

June 27, 2018

For decades Melba Moore has knocked down doors, paving the way for African American actresses and singers making her mark on America’s soundtrack. From being the first Black woman to...

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Remembering Prince: Some of the Best Prince Cover Songs

June 19, 2018

You can’t mention contributions to America’s soundtrack or Black Music Month without mentioning the one that lauded the Minneapolis sound complete with a keyboard mixture of rock, pop, funk,...

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A Celebration of Legends Tribute Playlist

June 10, 2018

Celebrating the artists that have contributed to America’s soundtrack is all part of the National Museum of African American Music’s annual Celebration of Legends event. This year’s honorees Charlie...

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A Celebration of Legends

June 5, 2018

The National Museum of African American Music kicked off Black Music Month by celebrating legendary musicians and industry giants during the fifth annual Celebration of Legends Gala at War...

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Profile: Yolanda Adams

May 29, 2018

Inspiration, healing, and encouragement is what you get when your turn on any song by gospel great Yolanda Adams. The award winning artist has carried the torch for contemporary...

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Profile: Keb’ Mo’

May 21, 2018

National Museum of African American Music National Chair Keb’ Mo’ is a musical force to be reckoned with that has contributed to various genres of America’s soundtrack. With 14...

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Profile: Nile Rodgers

May 17, 2018

You can’t listen to music today without hearing some influence from none other than the multi-talented Nile Rodgers. The guitarist, songwriter, producer, and composer has helped to craft the...

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Q&A: Otis Williams of The Temptations: The Emperors of Soul ‘All the Time’

May 2, 2018

For nearly six decades, The Temptations have crafted the foundation for America’s soundtrack, as well as provided the blueprint for groups that followed in their footsteps. From their choreography,...

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Q&A: 112’s Daron Jones & Ginuwine: ’90s Block Party Tour

April 9, 2018

Music during the ’90s made an impressive mark on America’s soundtrack. So much of an impression, that fans of the era are craving the sounds that got them through...

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