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Did you know that Black Music Month has Philly origins? Philadelphia is the mecca of Black Music and it is no surprise that the legendary songwriter/producer and founder of Philadelphia International Records, Kenney Gamble, declared June as Black Music Month!
In 2000, the “Mother of Black Music Month,” radio personality and celebrity media coach, Dyana Williams along with former congressman Chaka Fattah worked tirelessly to get the African American Music Bill passed and official recognition of Black Music Month by the United States government! Enjoy this video of Dyana Williams telling the origins of Black Music Month:
Here at the Phillyfunguide, we are going to celebrate Black Music Month by testing your Philly Black Music knowledge; join us for some trivia fun on Twitter and Facebook @Phillyfunguide! Answers to trivia questions will be posted below! Don’t forget to use the #BlackMusicMonthPhilly to let us know what amazing Black Music Month Events you're attending.
If you or your organization want to be included in all the fun, please don't hesitate to submit your events to PFG!
Need Ideas? Enjoy Black Music Month with these amazing Events!
June is a joyous month of Black Celebration! In addition to being Black Music Month, June 19, 2018, marks the 148th anniversary of ending slavery in America! Juneteenth is a celebration of Black liberation and a reminder of how far we have come!
Celebrate Juneteenth with these selected events around the city!
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Black Music Trivia Answers
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