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African-American Music Appreciation Month

Originally created by President Jimmy Carter on June 7th1979, the month of June is set aside to appreciate the musical contributions of its African-American musicians, composers, singers and songwriters. This holiday was calledBlack Music Month.

In 2009, President Barack Obama updated the holiday by renaming it African-American Music Month with these statements:

"African American music exemplifies the creative spiritand is among the most innovative and powerful art the world has ever knownSongs by African American musicians span the breadth of human experience and resonate in every corneranimating our bodies, stimulating our imaginations and nourishing our souls"

"As a long piece of American culture, music offers a vibrant soundtrack to the story of our people and our Union. At times, when words alone could not bring us together, we have found in melodies and choruses the universal truths of our shared humanity. African-American musicians have left an indelible mark on this tradition, and during African-American Music Appreciation Month, we can pay special tribute to their extra-ordinary contributions".

  • Beyonc Knowles won 6 Grammy Awardsin 2010, the most wins for a female in one night in the history of the event.

  • Music composer/producer Quincy Jones has the most Grammy-nominated artist in the history of the awards with 79 nominations and 27 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991.

Monday, 25 June, 2018
 All Day Event



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