The Power to…Create

The Power to…Create

Before the popularity of Black-owned music labels, a few high-spirited individuals were the first to embark on owning their own. In the most turbulent of times and in the most unlikely of places, these Black record producers changed the course of music history. Berry...
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...