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  • Celebrate Black Music Month

    Published: June 2021

    By: Roberta Johnson 

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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 you're tuning into!

     

    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:

    QUICK VIEW
    MUSIC
    Rock Our for Eli: Benefit Concert for Childhood Cancer
    School of Rock Philadelphia
    October 17th, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    FREE
    Code Black Planet - Wilma Hothouse Short
    The Wilma Theater
    February 5th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    THEATRE
    Hamilton
    Academy of Music
    October 20th, 2021 - October 31st, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    MUSIC
    Vibes & Stuff
    DJ Unown & DJ Skruff
    October 20th, 2021 - December 29th, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    DANCE
    Koresh Dance Company Celebrates 30 Years: TikVAH
    Koresh Dance Company
    October 21st, 2021 - October 24th, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    MUSIC
    Badd Kitti’s Funk Jam!
    HighRise Productions
    September 9th, 2021 - December 30th, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    THEATRE
    MOVIE IN HEAVEN (Stage Drama)
    T.H.U.G Theater
    October 22nd, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    MUSIC
    90s Kinda Love: The Soundtracks
    World Cafe Live
    October 22nd, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    MUSIC
    Django Festival AllStars
    Kimmel Center for the Performing...
    November 6th, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    MusiCore After School Kensington
    Rock to the Future
    August 23rd, 2021 - November 30th, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    MUSIC
    Maceo Parker
    Penn Live Arts
    November 19th, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    THEATRE
    Life Isn't Fair (stage play)
    Thoroughbred Entertainment
    November 21st, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    THEATRE
    English for Criminals: A Comedy Game Show
    Live Nation Philadelphia
    November 21st, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    SPECIAL EVENTS
    NKQ Black Business Convention
    Survive Strive Thrive, Inc
    December 4th, 2021 - December 5th, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    MUSIC
    Black Violin: Give Thanks Tour
    Merriam Theater
    December 11th, 2021

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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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