The Global Acceptance of African American Music (Demo)

The Global Acceptance of African American Music (Demo)

by Roy “Futureman” Wooten The global acceptance of African American music from classical music to popular music represents a historical journey full of challenges, adversity and political influence. Despite the impressive number of European composers that embraced...
The First Time I Heard…New Edition (Demo)

The First Time I Heard…New Edition (Demo)

“What is that dance that boy is doing? He looks like he’s having a fit.” This was how my father described the popping and locking a little boy was doing in the barbershop one Saturday morning  to New Edition’s new song “Candy Girl.” Much to the delight of this child...
Black Music Month & Music Education (Demo)

Black Music Month & Music Education (Demo)

Part Two of our Conversation with Black Music Month Co-Founder and NMAAM National Advisory Board Member Dyana Williams NMAAM has the honor of having one of the co-founders of Black Music Month, entertainment industry veteran Dyana Williams, as a member of its National...
Charlie Parker Plays For Stravinsky (Demo)

Charlie Parker Plays For Stravinsky (Demo)

by Roy “Futureman” Wooten One night in the winter of 1951, Charlie Parker’s quintet was the featured attraction at “Birdland” and the house was packed even before pianist Billy Taylor’s opening trio set. There was a good table near the front of the...