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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:

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    MUSIC
    An Introduction To Environmentally-Inspired Musical Improvisation
    Media Arts Council
    July 10th, 2024 - August 7th, 2024
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    MUSIC
    LAWRENCE "WEAS" NEWTON – Sings Soul and Jazz
    Gerald Veasley 's Unscripted Jazz...
    July 18th, 2024
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    MUSIC
    🎸🌟 Exciting News Alert! Join Bass BootCamp 2024 Now! 🌟🎸
    Gerald Veasley's Bass BootCamp
    May 10th, 2024 - August 9th, 2024
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    MusicWithMe: a free music workshop for youth + their trusted adult!
    Rock to the Future
    May 10th, 2024 - August 16th, 2024
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    SPORTS
    2024 Night Nation Run - Philadelphia, PA
    Night Nation Run
    July 20th, 2024
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    MUSIC
    GERALD VEASLEY'S ANNUAL LEO BIRTHDAY BASH
    Gerald Veasley 's Unscripted Jazz...
    July 25th, 2024
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    A Harlem Renaissance Murder Mystery
    Without A Cue Productions
    July 26th, 2024 - July 28th, 2024
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Philadelphia Dance Day
    Philly Dance Fitness
    July 27th, 2024
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    KIDS
    Kids U! Camp Registration is Open
    Delaware Valley University
    January 1st, 2024 - August 9th, 2024
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    MUSIC
    RAGAN WHITESIDE with the Gerald Veasley Band
    Gerald Veasley 's Unscripted Jazz...
    August 1st, 2024
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    MUSEUMS
    First Friday: Wayna & BlackStar Film Festival
    The Barnes Foundation
    August 2nd, 2024
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    MUSIC
    Peter White Feat. Gerald Veasley Band
    Mann Center for the Performing Arts
    August 3rd, 2024
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    MUSIC
    JESSY J and the Gerald Veasley band
    Gerald Veasley 's Unscripted Jazz...
    August 8th, 2024 - August 9th, 2024
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    MUSIC
    Bass Boot Camp 2024
    Bass BootCamp EXPO 2015
    August 9th, 2024 - August 11th, 2024
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    MUSIC
    KAREN LINETTE and Gerald Veasley Band
    August 29th, 2024

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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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