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  • Celebrate Black Music Month

    Published: June 2019
    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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    The Philadelphia Folk School Virtual Wee Folk/PB & Jammers Music Class!
    Philadelphia Folksong Society
    December 1st, 2020 - January 26th, 2021
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    PFS Digital Concert Venue Presents: Alanna Royale
    Philadelphia Folksong Society
    December 5th, 2020

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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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