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    Celebrate Black Music Month

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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:

    Philly 360° Legacy: Dyana Williams on Black Music Month

    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!

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    MUSIC
    Raven Lounge Open Mic
    PhillyLocalIMPACTLive!
    March 5th, 2019 - December 31st, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Ultimate Music Quizzo Through The Decades hosted by Johnny Goodtimes
    World Cafe Live
    September 18th, 2019
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    MUSIC
    Unscripted Jazz Summer Line Up at South Jazz Club
    Gerald Veasley 's Unscripted Jazz...
    June 27th, 2019 - September 27th, 2019
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    MUSIC
    Pecola Breedlove & The Freedom Party - Philly Poetry Events
    Pecola Breedlove & The Freedom Party
    April 2nd, 2019 - December 20th, 2019
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    MUSIC
    Rediscover the Mansion
    Willows Park Preserve
    September 21st, 2019
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    MUSIC
    Tall Trees Music and Arts Festival
    Elysium Creative Group
    September 21st, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Rock to the Future’s Annual Used Instrument Sale
    Rock to the Future
    September 21st, 2019
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    MUSIC
    Sweet Honey in the Rock
    Annenberg Center for the Performing...
    September 21st, 2019
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    MUSIC
    An Evening with Cookie Rabinowitz
    The Living Room
    September 21st, 2019
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    MUSIC
    Lonnie Holley + Moor Mother
    Bowerbird
    September 22nd, 2019
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    MUSIC
    Blues Project
    Sellersville Theater 1894
    October 2nd, 2019
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    THEATRE
    Eat Your Beats
    Hard Rock Cafe
    September 13th, 2019 - December 14th, 2019
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    MUSIC
    BJ The Chicago Kid
    World Cafe Live
    October 15th, 2019
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    MUSIC
    Moonchild
    World Cafe Live
    October 17th, 2019
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    MUSIC
    Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward
    Sellersville Theater 1894
    October 18th, 2019

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    This feature is brought to you by vice president of audience engagement, Roberta Johnson. She is a musician, an art lover, and a vivacious knitter. 
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