Sip and Stanzas

This monthly program offers a deeper dive into all things music and culture, with a panel of featured museum and academic experts, artists, and industry insiders.


Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

During a time in which many are electing to remain indoors and practice social distancing, DJs are using their social and digital media spaces to host virtual clubs, curate exclusive playlists, and provide an overall entertaining experience and well-needed distraction for a virtual audience.

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Moguls Behind the Music

NMAAM celebrates Black music year-round, and Black Music Month is a time to commemorate the contributions African Americans have made and continue to make towards defining American music culture. We took this conversation even further with the Sips & Stanzas event, Moguls Behind the Music.

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HALO, Inc.

NMAAM invited you to join our monthly Sips & Stanzas event which featured the HALO Quartet/HALO, Incorporated

Founded by the first quartet of African American singers to compete on the international contest stage of any major barbershop organizations, Harmony’s African American Legacy Organization (HALO) pairs transformative melodies with community-oriented therapeutic interventions to engage their audience in constructive dialogue concerning socio-political issues–especially those pertaining to race.

A Conversation with Alice Randall

NMAAM welcomed New York Times bestselling author, acclaimed scholar, and award-winning songwriter Alice Randall for Sips & Stanzas Presents Black Bottom Saints: A Conversation with Alice Randall. Join us for an intimate talk with this Detroit-born, Nashville-based novelist.

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