Have You Heard: Fathers of the Movement

Have You Heard? On Father’s Day,  NMAAM took a moment to salute some of the musicians we like to call the Fathers of the Movement: The Godfather of Funk, George Clinton; the Father of the Blues, WC Handy; the Father of Gospel, Thomas A. Dorsey; one of the...

Have You Heard: Juneteenth

Have You Heard? Juneteenth is the day the Emancipation Proclamation reached enslaved African Americans in Texas in 1865-2 years after slavery was abolished in the United States. We celebrated a few of the Texas-born artists whose music makes up the soundtrack of...

Have You Heard: Rock with It

Did you know Rock music is rooted in Black musical and cultural expression, and for this installment of our “Have You Heard?” series we’re paying respect to African American artists who embody the spirit and the sound of rock n roll....

Have You Heard: Get Lifted

Have You Heard? Did you know that NMAAM’s Wade in the Water gallery traces gospel music’s origins all the way back to the 1600s? This “Have You Heard?” gives praise to the artists whose music grounds, comforts, and empowers.

Have You Heard: For the Culture

Have you heard? As NMAAM continued the celebration of  Black Music Month 2020, we had to give it up for the culture with a nod to the youngest genre of Black music, hip-hop. The National Museum of African American Music pays tribute to hip-hop’s past, present,...

Have You Heard: Music of the Diaspora

Have You Heard? In this video series, NMAAM celebrated artists, moments, and movements that shaped Black music and global pop culture. Let’s take a trip around the world with Music of the Diaspora: Emma Donovan (Australia), Omar Lye-Fook (UK), Fela Kuti...

Have You Heard: Proud!

Have You Heard? In this video series, NMAAM celebrated artists, moments, and movements that shaped Black music and global pop culture. We shined the spotlight on a few of our LGBTQ+ trailblazers, representing everything from blues to bounce to hip-hop. Proud: Ma...

Have You Heard: Soul Power

Have You Heard? In this video series, NMAAM celebrated artists, moments, and movements that shaped Black music and global pop culture. Today, it’s all about Soul Power: James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, Jill Scott, Martin Luther (One Nation Under A...
My Music Matters Artist Chat with Brian Courtney Wilson

My Music Matters Artist Chat with Brian Courtney Wilson

NMAAM welcomed gospel recording artist Brian Courtney Wilson as our guest for a My Music Matters Artist Chat. September is Gospel Music Heritage Month, and we’re excited to chat with this singer, songwriter, and host of the Breathe Again with Brian Courtney...