African American Music and the Struggle for Freedom

African American Music and the Struggle for Freedom

African American musicians have established a long tradition of creating music that addresses complex social and political issues such as slavery, Jim Crow, systemic racism, and police brutality. Through personal social activism as well as their art, these musicians...
My Music Matters Artist Chat w/ Nwaka Onwusa

My Music Matters Artist Chat w/ Nwaka Onwusa

For our first My Music Matters Artist Chat of 2021, NMAAM welcomed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame VP of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator, Nwaka Onwusa. The Southern California native who began her curatorial career at the GRAMMY Museum at LA Live is also one of the...
Missy Elliott and the Sonic Revolution

Missy Elliott and the Sonic Revolution

Editor’s Note: Guest Editor Panama Jackson has hand-selected a group of acclaimed writers to curate this special series of personal narratives celebrating Black music, in preparation for the National Museum of African American Music’s January 2021 opening. In the...
Beyoncé is Black Love

Beyoncé is Black Love

Editor’s Note: Guest Editor Panama Jackson has hand-selected a group of acclaimed writers to curate this special series of personal narratives celebrating Black music, in preparation for the National Museum of African American Music’s January 2021 opening. You don’t...
I Fell in Love with A Love Supreme

I Fell in Love with A Love Supreme

Editor’s Note: Guest Editor Panama Jackson has hand-selected a group of acclaimed writers to curate this special series of personal narratives celebrating Black music, in preparation for the National Museum of African American Music’s January 2021 opening....
God Lives in a Juke Joint

God Lives in a Juke Joint

Editor’s Note: Guest Editor Panama Jackson has hand-selected a group of acclaimed writers to curate this special series of personal narratives celebrating Black music, in preparation for the National Museum of African American Music’s January 2021 opening. I remember...
My Music Matters Artist Chat w/ Eric Roberson

My Music Matters Artist Chat w/ Eric Roberson

GRAMMY Award-nominated singer, songwriter, recording artist, and producer Eric Roberson is one of the most widely acclaimed independent artists of our era. Heralded as the “King of Independent Soul/R&B,” this multi-faceted music creator was our guest...