Black Music Month began in 1979 when Kenny Gamble, Ed Wright, and Dyana Williams developed the idea to set aside a month dedicated to celebrating the impact of black music. Created by music business insiders, the group successfully lobbied President Jimmy Carter to host a reception on June 7th, 1979 to formally recognize the cultural and financial contributions of black music. Since 1979, Black Music Month has grown from a small commemoration to national proportions with events held annually across the country.
We begin the month with my all time favorite artist, musician, humanitarian….
When most people think about Prince, they automatically think Purple Rain.
The album, the movie, the outfits, the motorcycle.
Here is a visual throwback of the Purple One, yet we all know this was just the beginning of the man we now mourn Prince.
Prince was…Prince is Black Music…we will continue to celebrate what we know as musical genius!