Black Music Month

Black Music Month

Black Music Month June   On May 31st, 2002, President Bush proclaimed the month of June to be Black Music Month.  Recognition of this critical part of American heritage will be highlighted all month long with various events urging citizens to revel in the many forms of music from gospel to hip-hop. African-American musicians, singers, and composers have contributed an immense amount to our nation’s history. It should be acknowledged and celebrated.  Below are some links to get you started in the exploration of this vast area of musical talents.  We’ve also added a timeline of links that explores important people through biographies and music samples.  Take part in this celebration and learn something new! Black Music Month A Timeline of the People Learning Links for Black Music Month Presidential Proclamation This is a copy of the official proclamation in which President Bush announced that June is Black Music Month.  Read what this celebration is all about. Source:     U.S. Department of State      Archives of African-American Music and Culture The archives of african music and american culture Source:     Indiana University   Musical Styles and Genres The cbmr  Simply click on the genre of music to read a brief definition of its style. Source:     Columbia College Chicago Center for Black Music Research Library Resources The CBMR Library Resources includes research services, bibliographies and music lists, a discography of music by black composers, many musical styles and genres, and selected archival materials. Source:     Columbia College Chicago   The Red Hot Jazz Archive The Red Hot Jazz Archive tells the history of jazz before 1930.  Is a place to study and enjoy the early music of jazz.  Using multimedia technology and combining the best...